Most people have questions about hypnosis: is it magic? Does hypnosis put you to sleep. Forget what you’ve seen on TV or in movies – real hypnosis is nothing like that. You can’t be “made” to do anything, and you always have free will.
Hypnosis is presently taught at many major medical schools including Harvard Medical School and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. All branches of the military, the Secret Service, and many law enforcement agencies around the world have used hypnosis for decades. Hypnosis has been part of the healing arts since the 1800s. Top athletes and corporate executives use hypnosis and custom suggestions to sharpen their focus, increase self-confidence, and overcome performance problems.
A hypnotist does not diagnose, treat, or cure disease. While a doctor of psychology treats psychological problems, a licensed counselor works with personal problems like marriage and family issues, and a psychiatrist is an MD who can prescribe drugs and who treats psychological conditions that require medical attention, a hypnotist trains their client how to break bad habits and overcome anxiety by helping them refocus their mind.
Hypnosis is not a practice that deals with medicine or psychology. Hypnosis is the art and science of suggestion and focus, which is completely different, even though we frequently work closely with physician referral when requested.
Hypnotists have no need to diagnose, treat or cure disease because we don’t provide services for any psychological or medical condition or disease. In fact, being psychologically and medically sound is a prerequisite to participating in our programs.
Success using hypnosis assumes only that you currently lack a workable strategy to relax and achieve your goals. Hypnosis motivates and encourages you to overcome barriers and see your situation differently… maybe more differently than you ever have.