What is Hypnosis and How Does it Work?

Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis

Does hypnosis really work?

Yes! Hypnosis uses guided relaxation and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance.

You’re conscious and present when you’re listening to your customized hypnosis recording which means you can relax even more while listening.

Our minds are like an iceberg. 

The conscious mind is represented by the tip of the iceberg, comprising 10% of its total.

The subconscious mind is represented by the rest of the iceberg that lies underwater, and represents 90% of its total.

The definition of hypnosis is a focused state of attention. That’s all it is. Someone observed this focused attention in people and gave it the name hypnotism or being in a state of hypnosis.

You’re are already hypnotized every day naturally as you focus your attention:

You’re still conscious and present in the state of hypnosis, and you’re totally in control the entire time, plus there is no right or wrong way to do it – it’s not a test. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis because you’re the one focusing your attention. 

When you’re focusing your attention, as we all do every day in some way, it creates a window of opportunity for positive changes.

And that’s what hypnosis does. It helps your mind work for you instead of against you. 

If you haven’t reached your goals yet I want you to know that it’s not your fault. 

You have unhelpful patterns, emotions, and subconscious beliefs that have formed a blueprint in your mind that are keeping you stuck and running you on autopilot.

Its kind of like your brain is a computer and it’s running the wrong program. It’s just doing what it’s told to do.

That’s not your fault, and it can be fixed. 

What does hypnosis feel like?

​This is different for everyone. You will typically feel conscious, in control, and aware when hypnotized, but many people also feel quite relaxed. Hypnosis is not relaxation, it’s focused attention. That being said you may move in and out of feeling relaxed, with thoughts that pop up in your head about what’s for dinner. This is all quite normal and part of the process. Regardless of that, your subconscious mind is open to receiving helpful suggestions towards the change you want to make. 

Is hypnosis safe?

It has been accepted by the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychological Association. It’s very safe and it’s highly effective. 

The only time it’s not safe is if you’re listening to your recording in a situation that requires your full attention like driving, cooking, etc. This is because your hypnosis recording is commanding your attention when you should be placing your attention on the task at hand. 

​How will I feel when I’m hypnotized?

You will feel in control and aware. You may also feel relaxed and peaceful. 

Can you get stuck in the hypnotic state?

No. However, you may feel so relaxed from your customized hypnosis recording that you don’t want to emerge when it completes. That’s all right. Simply open your eyes when you feel ready. 

How does hypnosis work with the mind?

Your conscious mind is the most limited part of your mind and represents just 10% of the capacity of your mind. It’s the rational and analytical part of the mind, and this is the part of the mind that most people use to try to accomplish their goals. It’s like trying to accomplish your goals with your arms tied behind your back. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect example of this. 

Your subconscious mind is the largest part of your mind and represents 90% of the capacity of your mind. It is the imaginative, literal, and feeling part of your mind and it is where your internal blueprint lies. 

Your internal blueprint is your ingrained beliefs and emotions that have formed from your past experiences since the time you were a baby until now. And this internal blueprint typically lies outside of your conscious awareness. It drives your current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that have gotten you your present life results. 

Your critical factor is a filtering mechanism within your mind that filters all of the incoming information, and files only the things that align with your internal blueprint. 

The state of hypnosis (remember it’s a state of focused attention) allows the critical factor to be bypassed so the subconscious mind can receive new information (suggestions based on your desired goals) which then creates a new internal blueprint, which creates new beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and behaviors which gets you what you want. 

Can I be hypnotized?

Yes, most everyone can be hypnotized unless you have a brain injury or disability that totally prevents you from focusing your attention then you can be hypnotized. Additionally, each individual moves in and out of light and deep hypnotic states while being hypnotized. You don’t have to be in a deep state of hypnosis for change to happen. Your subconscious mind is quite happy to help you make changes even at the lightest state of hypnosis. 

Can being hypnotized make me do things I don’t want to do?

No. You can’t be made to do anything that you don’t want to. A great example of this came from a famous stage hypnotist from the UK. He had a regular participant that came on stage and did everything he asked her to. She barked like a dog, clucked like a chicken, etc. until he asked her to dance and she outright refused. Perplexed, he carried on with his show and later asked her why she did everything else he ever asked her to do, but when he asked her to dance she refused. She told him that dancing was against her religion. So you see, no one can ever make you do anything that you don’t want to in the state of hypnosis. If you’d like to bark like a dog and cluck like a chicken, let me get my popcorn first. 🙂

What will my custom hypnosis recording/s be like?

It will start off with an induction to help you focus your attention, then there will be suggestions that are customized to your challenges and desires, and then you will emerge. 

Your custom hypnosis recording/s are paired with music with binaural beats to help entrain your mind to a hypnotic state which accelerates your results. The music has an even cadence to help you relax more to achieve better results. 

Each custom hypnosis recording is usually about 45 minutes and comes in mp3 format. 

How long will it take to receive my custom hypnosis recording?

Once you joined one of our programs you’ll be sent paperwork to electronically sign via email. You’ll be sent a custom hypnosis questionnaire to fill out. 

Once I have your questionnaire, I will have follow up questions. I will reach out to you by phone or by email to write you the best hypnosis script possible to get you what you want.

This is an involved process as I get to your root issues. There’s nothing worse than painting over a dirty fence, and many times custom hypnosis recordings are created and only skim the surface – never addressing the root causes of your issue. That won’t do. 

This process takes a few days because I like to mull things over and make tweaks to your script until it feels just right. Then I record it and edit it. This process typically takes between 7 to 10 days after I get the questionnaire and all the follow-up questions answered. While you’re waiting you’ll go into your online learning program and start the process of learning to help yourself or reach your highest aspirations.  

Once I have your finished recording/s I will send you a link to download your recording to your devices. Make sure you save your recording because I do purge my past client recordings periodically. 

How long will I have to listen to my custom hypnosis recording to get results?

You will need to listen to your recording for a minimum of 30 to 60 days to see the maximum benefit. You can listen to it up to twice per day, and it’s designed to go along with the programs I offer that have the online learning component. This is what will get you the best result possible. 

Is hypnosis evil?

No. This is a common teaching and it’s erroneous. The state of hypnosis is a normal and natural human state. Remember, the definition of hypnosis is simply a focused state of attention, and there’s nothing evil about focusing your attention.

Many pastors practice many of the principles of hypnosis without even realizing it.

Here’s how:

  • They do an induction by reading passages of the bible which focuses the member’s attention.
  • They use repetition of speech of a single message, known as a direct drive technique from a hypnotic perspective, to embed a suggestion into the subconscious mind. 
  • They engage the imagination and emotion which are the language of the subconscious mind. 
  • They “future pace” the members to see out into the future of a better time for more peace and comfort. 
  • They bypass the mind’s filtering mechanism, the critical factor, when they raise their voice to command the member’s attention.

Yet, the members of the church don’t view their pastor as evil. 

If someone were to be hypnotized with a strong belief that it was evil, and they said they experienced x,y,z afterward, that’s simply their minds beliefs coming out after the session.

It’s usually coupled with strong emotions which can be a scary experience for the person.

It simply means that there is more work to do to uncouple beliefs that are frightening someone so they can feel safe in the way that God made them – with the ability to focus their attention. 

Hypnosis is safe and has been endorsed by the American Medical Association since 1958.

It simply works, so why not invest in yourself?

You may be thinking “I’ll get to it tomorrow”, but tomorrow is today now.

You may be thinking that other people can be helped but not you. Rest assured, your mind works just like everyone else’s, and science has demonstrated the effectiveness of hypnosis. 

You may feel like you need to think about it before purchasing your program. 

Typically when people say they need to think about it, that means that there is a fear or subconscious belief that is sabotaging them from getting what they want.

This is your subconscious mind running you on autopilot. It means that there may be a core belief that you aren’t worth investing in, that you don’t deserve happiness, that it’s not safe for you to change or some other belief.

This is exactly why you need the program!

Your program will help address these beliefs, so you can get everything you want out of life and feel amazing.

You may be concerned about making a financial investment.

Money may be a concern for you, as it is for many people. 

I’ve priced your program in such a way that you receive all the value, with an investment that is affordable for most individuals, and at an investment level that will help you take your program seriously.

There is a cost to you continuing with your problems.

By keeping your problems, they flow out into all areas of your life; finances, relationships, emotionally, physically, and your overall well being.

You may feel afraid to change because you’ve been this way for so long.

This is normal. It can feel really scary to let go of emotions that have defined your core essence of being, and beliefs that have defined who you’ve believed yourself to be for such a long time.

I personally went through this, and I found myself hanging onto my crappy emotions and beliefs because I didn’t know who I would be without them, or how I would feel.

My clients have also experienced this as well. Again, this is normal, and what you will find is that you can change and feel good too.

When you were a toddler and you were learning how to walk, you fell down and got back up to finally master the skill of walking.

When you let go of those unhelpful emotions, thoughts, and beliefs, you are like a toddler learning to walk. You may fall down occasionally, but you get back up and put one foot in front of the other to find your footing.

Before you know it, you’re walking everywhere and giving your mom and dad all sorts of trouble. 😉

When you release what isn’t serving you any longer, you are free to explore a new you.

You may think that things are okay the way they are right now.

Your life can always be much better than it currently is now.

Have you ever heard of the Richter magnitude scale?

It’s an earthquake scale that measures the amplitude of waves recorded during an earthquake.

Your life, even if you think it’s good now, is like an amplitude wave.

With an earthquake, once the wave increases past a certain point, the earthquake becomes increasingly stronger and is felt so much more.

This is what can happen in your life too. Your productivity and reaching your goals can increase dramatically when your Richter Scale jumps past a certain point.

The life you thought was “good” can become exceptional.  This allows you to reach even greater goals. Goals you thought weren’t even attainable.

Would you like help to raise your prices, master the sales conversation, and to have your business support your unique needs as an empathic entrepreneur? 

Let’s connect. I’ll ask you some questions and I’ll share how I can help once you book in your free call. And you can relax because there’s no obligation to you. Click here now to book in your free Quantum Leap call.