Frequently Asked Questions
My method of hypnotherapy uses therapeutic relaxation and direct suggestion; this is very much like a guided relaxation process that has the addition of hypnotic suggestions. Most people today have begun to accept that relaxation, breathing and meditation techniques all help to combat stress and aid us in managing those stress levels. Hypnosis is just another one of these techniques that I use to aid my clients to deeply relax and explore the deeper layers of the subconscious that are usually inaccessible in the normal conscious state, in order to affect change. It is a natural state that we enter into when we are relaxed or day dreaming.
Modern research shows it does, and quite effectively, too! People seek out a hypnotherapist to help them calm their nerves, release old habits and behaviors that no longer serve them, and improve their overall well-being.
Yes. The misconception persists that there are people that cannot be hypnotized. Everyone goes into trance.
In a calm and peaceful environment I will be able to help you achieve a state of complete relaxation.
Hypnosis is completely relaxing and common sensations can include feeling heavy or light. Others have described the feeling as though they were in a comfortable meditative state. Almost invariably it’s described as a pleasant experience. Some people feel a sense of personal freedom, where they are carefree to let go and relax even more into their unique sensations.
Definitely not. Our professionalism and strict code of ethics means that you need not worry at all. You will never feel ‘out of control’, you ultimately, decide what you want to do or not do. During your hypnotherapy session, you will have full awareness, as well as be in complete control, and you can stop the session at any time you want.
Again, definitely not. Hypnotherapy has nothing to do with either mind control or implanting false memories.
No, you will be able to drive and return to work/home immediately after each session.
Bring all of yourself: your love and inspiration, as well as your sorrows and your fears. Leave absolutely nothing out. Your desire to develop and nurture your well-being is perfect preparation.
Your follow-up sessions will also take place in person, over the phone or skype for one hour each.
With each additional hypnotherapy session, we will continue to reinforce and strengthen the areas of your life that you most want to work on and improve, and assure your long-term success.
Reiki is the laying-on of hands – it is a simple, natural and safe method of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. Today’s stressful lifestyles are particularly draining on our energy and cause many of our diseases, illnesses and daily aches and pains. Reiki is a very soothing and relaxing treatment geared towards channeling life-force energy back into your body to restore your sense of well-being and to assist in any self-healing that may be needed.
Chakras are the energy centers of activity that receive, assimilate and express life-force energy into our bodies. They are responsible for our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual functions – body shape, glandular functioning, emotional state and behavior. Due to stress, trauma and illness, one or more of our Chakras can become unbalanced, preventing us from having a sense of true well-being and our life-force energy to flow optimally. Reiki is an ideal treatment for opening and balancing your Chakras.
A pendulum is used to check the chakras and then specific chakra balancing oils are placed on the body. During the session I will place my hands directly on a clothed recipient. The recipient can either be seated or lying down depending on which type of Reiki session they have asked for.
One can feel deeply emotionally relaxed, giddy, excited, or absolutely nothing. One might cry, laugh, yawn or do nothing at all. One may see images or have past events or worries flow through their mind or nothing at all. One may receive guidance or answers to questions, thoughts or worries that have been on their mind or nothing at all. One can feel it as a hot or cold sensation, a breeze, a chill, a tingly sensation, a pulsation in an area, or one feels nothing except my warm hands. Because we are all different it is best to say expect everything and yet nothing at the same time. Almost everyone feels relaxed at the end of the sessions, due to the fact that their energy has been rebalanced. Reiki will generally feel how the receiver needs it to feel.
I recommend receiving a session at least once a week. I know that not everybody can, so as often as you can, is the recommended amount. What you need to keep in mind is that, the more often you receive Reiki, the more healing energy your body is receiving and helping it heal itself quicker; physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Yes, a pregnant lady can receive Reiki. In fact Reiki will help strengthen her bond between her baby and herself. Not only will she be receiving Reiki but her unborn child as well. It can help in a pregnancy by alleviating morning sickness, reducing stress and tiredness. It stimulates the babies’ healthy development and strengthens the bond between a mother and her baby. It keeps the mind, body and spirit in balance reducing the chances of postnatal depression. Reiki can help couples who are finding it difficult to conceive a child by reducing stress and stimulating both the females’ natural reproductive cycle and the males’ production of sperm. It accelerates the recovery time of the mother and baby after birth. It is especially good for caesareans sections and healing the various scars and stitches often associated with childbirth. It can be used to treat cradle cap, colic and wind in newborns.
Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the bloodstream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens; sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens; it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.
Reiki is not a religion based healing and does not require a belief system to work. The only requirement is that the person is willing to accept help. In its simplest form, Reiki is the use of hands with the positive intent to bring about healing and willing for Reiki energy to flow. A skilled Reiki practitioner can bring healing to a recipient regardless of distance.
A massage benefits the mind, body and spirit. Massage relaxes taut muscles, aids lymphatic drainage, releases toxins and benefits the “whole” in many other positive ways. Physical and emotional stress can be reduced through therapeutic touch and a myriad of other restrictive problems can also be alleviated. Massage can create instant improvement in the quality of sleep and concentration, improve circulation and waste removal and encourage deeper, more relaxed breathing.
If you’ve never had a massage before, it’s one of the few things in life that is both extraordinarily good for you and feels great during the session and after. Sometimes a bit of pressure on a sore muscle may be uncomfortable temporarily, but you are encouraged to communicate with me at all times to let me know how I can best help you feel better. I’m here to help!
You will be properly draped at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. I will leave the room while you undress, relax onto the table and cover yourself with a clean towel.
We will discuss the desired outcome of your session, and this will determine which parts of your body require massage. A typical full body session will include work on your back, arms, legs, feet, hands, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals (male or female) or breasts (female). Only lymph drainage involves a light stomach massage, which I will confirm if you are ok with. No sexual services offered.
I use a carrier oil of coconut or grapeseed with essential oils added, to permit your muscles to be worked on without causing excessive friction to the skin. I do have unscented options if you prefer or are allergic.