Jan Klein, MA, CHT, PLLC

F.A.Q.'s

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HYPNOSIS

WHAT IS CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY?

During hypnotherapy, the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed, neutral state, while the subconscious mind remains awake and receptive to suggestion.  Clinical hypnotherapy is an education - communication process to a person's mind and allows his/her conscious and subconscious minds to believe the same message.

HOW DOES THE MIND ACCEPT HYPNOTIC SUGGESTIONS?

Hypnotic suggestions bypass the intellectual mind called the "conscious", and zero in on the subconscious.  When given a new suggestion that is within the bounds of a person's belief system and moral orientation, the subconscious mind accepts it literally as a new reality.

WHY USE CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY?

Clinical hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that has many positive features that make it feasible to use almost anywhere and at any time.  What makes it desirable for both physicians and patients is that the utilization of hypnotherapy means that medication is not required.  That means no unwanted or undesirable side effects. No special dietary restrictions.  Cost wise, hypnotherapy is inexpensive when compared to long term use of medications.   

HOW DOES CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY HELP PEOPLE?

The ability to reprogram emotional attitudes and reactions is a latent talent within every human being.  Clinical hypnotherapy is the most functional and reasonable way to train life-long attitudes, rather than suffer lifetime of emotional accidents the conscious mind is unable to change.

 
IS CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY DANGEROUS?

NO!  The induction of clinical hypnotherapy is never dangerous to the subject, although personal disappointments may arise because of unrealistic expectations or preconceived misinformation.

 

ARE THE RESULTS OF CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY PERMANENT?

Suggestions stay with some individuals indefinitely, others need reinforcement. The effects of clinical hypnotherapy are cumulative.  The more the techniques are used and post-hypnotic suggestions are brought into play, the more permanent the results become.  Self clinical hynotherapy training and reinforcement tapes can be used for home use also provide additional reinforcement.

IS CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY MEDICALLY APPROVED?

YES! The American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have approved hypnotherapy for use by professionally responsible individuals.  The British Medical Association also adopted clinical hypnotherapy as a viable therapeutic tool in 1958. (The same year as the AMA).

 
HOW POWERFUL IS THE HYPNOTHERAPIST?

Hypnosis is a consent situation in which 10 percent of the effort is the therapist and 90 percent is the client’s.