FAQs

How would I feel when I am being hypnotized?

Depending on the level of depth of hypnosis, you may have a range of pleasant sensations such as profound relaxation, clarity, calmness and heightened awareness. You may find it easy to visualize scenarios formed by your imagination as suggested by the hypnotist.

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Will I lose consciousness during hypnosis?

No. You are fully conscious during hypnosis. There is a chance that you may fall asleep, where hypnotism may not be effective. However, with a good hypnotist, she will keep you focused so that you will not drift into deep sleep. In any case, falling asleep is normal and harmless during a hypnotism session.

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Can I be made to do things against my will?

No. You cannot and will not be made to do things against your will. You do not lose control of your free will during hypnosis. Added to the security of this, hypnotists affiliated with reputable organizations like NGH abide by the Code of Ethics, which dictates strict guidelines that protect the clients’ rights.

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Are there any side effects to being hypnotized?

Self-hypnosis a very natural process and occurs frequently even without our conscious knowledge when we are “in the zone”. There are no known ill-effects. Hypnotism is very safe when performed correctly by a trained hypnotist. Most clients report an overall sense of wellness after their first encounter with a professional hypnotist. However, hypnotism is not suitable for everyone. Persons who have severe mental disorders or traumas should consult medical professionals who can best address their issues.

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Is it possible that I cannot be hypnotized?

Most people can be hypnotized. Clients may differ in their ease or depth of becoming hypnotized. And since there is no real correlation between the depth level of hypnosis and the efficacy of the sessions, almost all clients can benefit greatly from hypnotism.

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Is hypnotism guaranteed to work?

As with all modalities related with health and wellness, there is no guarantee for improvement. In our experience, hypnotism has been found to help with various everyday issues that are otherwise difficult to overcome, such as smoking cessation, stress management etc.

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How long is each session? What goes on during each session?

Each session is one hour. The client may have a consultation period which includes a self-help training session (~15 min). This is followed by hypnosis session (~45min). The first visit will include a proportionately longer consultation period.

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How does Follow Yourself Hypnosis ensure that I receive the best service possible?

At Follow Yourself Hypnosis, we customize service to your needs. This is not the same as buying a hypnosis CD online or finding a generic script on YouTube. As a client of Follow Yourself Hypnosis, customization to your uniqueness is highly regarded. Dr Chan typically spends more than an hour writing each hypnosis script prior to seeing a client. Click here for more info.

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How long does it take to resolve an issue?

The time required for resolving an issue can range from one session to numerous sessions over several weeks. Various factors contribute to success or failure. Most issues take at least 4 to 5 sessions over a few-week-period to see significant improvement.

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How much do hypnotism services cost? Does Follow Yourself Hypnosis accept insurance?

Hypnotism services around the United States typically range from $60 to $400 per session. Follow Yourself Hypnosis services range from $75 – $90 per session. When a client signs up for a 4- to 5-session package, it costs less than $75 per session. Since hypnotism is not a medical therapy, we do not accept insurance.

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What do I do if I have to cancel an appointment?

A 24-hour notice is required for cancellation or postponement of an appointment. If no-show occurs, the session fee will have to be paid in full. In any case, we appreciate your utmost cooperation in informing us well ahead of time when you wish to cancel.

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What can hypnotism be used for?

Hypnotism can be applied to weight loss, smoking cessation, improvement of athletic performance, resolving personal conflict, improvement of self-confidence, improving academic performance, eradication of annoying habits etc. For more applications, click here.

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Can hypnotism replace medical therapy?

Hypnotism is not meant to replace medical treatment or therapy. Dr Chan is NOT a healthcare provider.

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What is the difference between a ‘hypnotist’ and a ‘hypnotherapist’?

The terms ‘hypnotist’ and ‘hypnotherapist’ are used interchangeably in some states such as Alabama where regulation of terminology is not stringent. The more updated terminology is ‘hypnotist’, which suggests that hypnotism is NOT a medical therapeutic modality. Click here for more info.

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What is the difference between ‘self-hypnosis’ and ‘hypnosis’?

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. A hypnotist cannot think your thoughts for you or carve out your goals for you. She listens to what you wish to accomplish and then uses her training to guide you. You become proficient at tapping into your subconscious mind, thereby empowering yourself to achieve your goals. Click here for more info.

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What is the difference between ‘meditation’, ‘guided meditation’ and ‘hypnosis’?

All these modalities involve similar types of brain wave patterns and similar brain and neurotransmitter activities. Hypnotism is structured and goal-oriented. Meditation does not usually involve goal-setting but is similar to the first phase of hypnosis where the client achieves profound relaxation. Guided meditation is very similar to hypnotism. In hypnotism, a specially trained is guiding you to achieve your goals and is usually personalized and carried out in a one-on-one setting. Guided meditation often less customized and personal.

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More questions? Ask Dr Chan at chuisien@followyourselfandbe.com