Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the hypnotist that will be working with me?
Patti is a certified hypnotist through the International Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy. She also holds certification as a Stress, Anxiety and Worry Hypnotist through the American Board of Medical and Clinical Hypnotherapy. She has additional certifications in Hypnosis and ADD and Sports Performance through the American Hypnosis Association. Other education includes a Masters Degree from Loyola University, Baltimore, MD. She enjoys working with children, teens and adults. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1nVWdZKaR8
Will I be asleep?
No. To an observer, however, you will appear to be asleep. You will be in a deep state of relaxation when in a trance. Since all of your senses are magnified, you are actually more alert and aware of your surroundings while you are in hypnosis. You are in complete control at all times.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
You will feel a profound sense of relaxation and comfort. It is an extremely peaceful feeling. Most people experience different bodily sensations ranging from limbs feeling very heavy, tingling sensations or a feeling of floating. Some even deny they were hypnotized because it feels so comfortable and "normal".
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes. Any person of at least average intelligence and ability to focus can be guided into a deep state of relaxation.This does not include those who have a serious mental disorder or who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Above all, the person must be willing. The natural defenses in your mind will prevent you from entering the alpha stage if you do not participate. Hypnosis is a natural and safe process that can be effectively used with children, teens and adults.
What is hypnosis used for?
See the home page of this website for a list of possible uses.If you have other needs, kindly contact me and we can discuss the details. Hypnosis is not meant to take the place of regular physician visits. I do not diagnose, treat, or offer medical advice for any illnesses.
Do you work with clients wih addictions?
Yes. Hypnosis is very effective to assist with addictive behaviors. I also suggest to those with serious addictions to seek the assistance of a qualified counselor.Click here for a highly qualified and experienced counselor who specializes in addictions: ttp://www.jdcounselor.com/
How many sessions does it take to see results?
The results vary among individuals. It is very common to experience positive change with only one session. Reinforcement sessions may be necessary to see continued positive changes. It also depends on the issues being addressed. Issues that have been a concern for more than 6 months typically require multiple sessions. Reduced rates are offered for clients who come back for follow-up sessions. It is suggested that Anxiety and Stress Reduction clients visit at least monthly. Weight-Loss clients typically visit twice a month until goals are reached. Average smokers require from one to three sessions to become smoke-free.
How do I get the most out of my session?
It is suggested that you come to your session wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Avoid large amounts of caffeine or sugar products before your session. Do not worry about performing or doing anything correctly; simply enjoy the experience and you will be amazed at the results!
Do you make house calls?
I only make house calls in rare circumstances.If you live in Howard County, MD and have a serious reason that you or a loved one is unable to visit my office, please contact me. I will consider your request if it does not disrupt appointments already scheduled.
Do you give clients a tape or CD?
No. My approach is to have clients visit my office to participate in one to one , personalized sessions. Discounts are given for reinforcement sessions.
Do you accept insurance? No
What is your cancellation policy?
I require a 24 hour notice for all cancelled appointments. Cancellations without a 24 hour notice or no-shows will be charged 50% of the current rate for the missed appointment. For clients who have two or more cancellations or missed appointments,payment in advance is required for additional appointments.
What if I have more questions?
Please look on the upper left of this page, click on the 'Contact Us' link. I am usually able to respond within twenty four hours.
Payment is required at the time of service.
Cash, credit cards and checks are accepted as payment options.