WHAT TO EXPECT
When coming in to see me for a Hypnotherapy session you can expect the first session to be six main steps:
The first part of your beginning treatment you will be filling out intake forms and we have a chance to say our meet and greet and direct you to the restroom if needed.
The second stage of the hypnotherapy session is the process of taking as much time as needed to understand what is on the presenting issue is. I will work with you as extensively as needed, usually between thirty minutes to an hour, to understand your history and what went into the development of the problem(s) at hand. I’ll be asking you as many questions, in as many different ways as possible, so that I understand your goals of our therapy.
Once we have a clear understanding of the issue and how it developed, I will then explain how everything we have discussed has affected you subconsciously. I will as well explain the road to improvement and the solutions we have in front of us to use.
The third part of the session is for teaching you about the state of hypnosis and the subconscious mind. Often this part of the process is filled with helping to dispel fears and myths about the hypnosis process. I have found many times that people have misunderstandings about the nature of hypnosis.
From there I explain to you what the four areas of mind are: primitive, subconscious, critical, and the conscious mind -- and how hypnosis works within the mind-physical body connection.
The fourth part of the hypnotherapy session I used for testing your unique type of subconscious receptivity. We call this your suggestibility. We go through a few different types of suggestibility tests, for discovering what is the best way to tailor suggestions for your mind type. The suggestibility tests are both physical responsiveness tests as well as an in-depth questionnaire. All of this helps me to understand if your mind is most receptive to literal suggestions or if you respond better to inferred or indirect suggestions.
The fifth part of the hypnosis session is dedicated to working together to get you into the state of hypnosis. This is called the induction process.
Once in the state of hypnosis we move into the sixth stage of your hypnosis session: the deepening exercises. This is where we will be assisting your subconscious mind-body to relax more deeply and strengthen your receptivity to positive suggestions.
Once you are at an optimal state of hypnotic depth, I then begin what is called the suggestive therapy at the subconscious level. This happens while you are in a comfortably relaxed state of hypnosis, listening to my words and following the process internally. The hypnotherapeutic process is interactive between you and I and you are aware of what is happening; not asleep or “out cold” as many people mistakenly think about being in the state of hypnosis.
I use as much repetition and use of positive suggestions to get the new ideas and or ways of feeling deeply into your subconscious.
Once we complete all the ‘in-state’ positive suggestion work together, then I count you out of the state of hypnosis. From here we take a little time to discuss post treatment support, homework or elements of the session that may need to be reinforced before you go.
Lastly we take care of rescheduling your next treatment. If I don’t have a client right behind you I’ll typically walk you out with any final comments that may come to mind.
Before Session Directions
Before a Hypnotherapy session there are a few things to keep in mind. One, if you’d like to do things before hand, all of the pre-session intake forms are found here on the site and you are welcome to download them and print them, fill them out and bring them with you. If not, just come in 5 to 10 minutes early if possible and let me know you will be filling out all intake forms upon arrival. I will make sure to have them ready for you to fill out once you get to my office.
The second thing we want to keep in mind is making SURE to eat a solid square protein-oriented meal before you come in! This stands for every session, but especially the first session. Eating a solid meal allows your mind and body to have the most suitable connection for doing subconscious growth work in hypnosis. My treatments are always between 1 and 2.5 hours, and we are utilizing a lot of mental reflective energy as well as communicative energy. So EAT super good before you come in.
ORANGE COUNTY- 3151 Airway Avenue #L1 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
SANTA MONICA - 2001 S Barrington Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca. 90025
LOS ANGELES - 9061 Crescent Drive, Los Angeles, 90046
HOURS OF OPERATION
Tuesday, Thursday, & occasionally Saturdays from 11am - 10pm
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 11am - 10pm
Post Session Directions
Screening for Hypnotherapy Clients
As Clinical Hypnotherapists we operate under the guidelines of vocational or avocational self-improvement. As Hypnotherapy has grown over time, so too has its applications. As a professional Hypnotherapist, with a ten year general practice, I have helped people of many varying presenting issues. On some occasions a client will have a presenting issue that is tied to a previous medical or psychological diagnosis from another professional. In this situation I will need the contact information for your primary care physician that diagnosed you or prescribed your medication. This allows me to send them a medical referral letter to have signed stating consent to see you and become your Hypnotherapist. If this is the case for you, when we get in contact for your pre-session scheduling consultation, please have your Doctors information ready.
Before scheduling your Hypnotherapy treatment please contact me so we can discuss your presenting issue and your history. I look forward to speaking with you and possibly helping you.
RIGHT OF REFUSAL
As a Hypnotherapist I reserve the right to decline working with clients who have presenting issues or goals for the therapy that do not fit with my morals or principles, or that are outside of my scope such as schizophrenia. I have had people ask me to help them with some of the most outlandish stuff and that is not what I am in business to participate in.