Hypnotherapy & NLP

Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective clients generally have questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and the best way to initially answer your most frequently asked questions is by answering the ones I hear most often here on this page. If you would like to learn more, you can always schedule a FREE, no obligation discovery call with me by accessing my scheduling calendar here.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is best described as a very deep state of relaxation. Hypnosis is a normal, natural, healthy state of mind. It is a naturally occurring body defense mechanism. Hypnosis appears spontaneously as a protective mechanism in humans when they are frightened, disoriented, or in situations of severe mental or physical stress.

 

What is a Clinical Hypnotherapist?
A Clinical Hypnotherapist is really a specialist in hypnosis, using the healing state of hypnosis to work with problems or conditions that the client wishes to change. The Hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to enable the client to achieve a state of mental, physical and emotional relaxation.

 

What Happens in Hypnosis?

When in hypnosis, the conscious mind (that busy, critical, analytical part of the mind) takes a rest. Hypnosis allows people to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (sometimes referred to as the unconscious) mind and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.

 

What does Hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis can be likened to the feelings we experience just before waking completely from sleep or just as we drift off to sleep. Some

people say it feels like daydreaming. When in hypnosis, people experience a state of complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation. In itself, this is a very healing state. Dr. Milton Erickson M.D., a leading American Hypnotherapist, described the process of clinical hypnosis as "a free period in which individuality can flourish".

 

Can Anyone be Hypnotized?

Virtually anyone can be hypnotized - some more easily than others. Like anything else in life, the more people practice self-hypnosis, the more easily they can slip into that wonderful relaxed state. The depth that people reach in hypnosis varies between individuals. It is not necessary to achieve a very deep level of hypnosis to bring about change to habits or conditions that are having a negative impact either mentally, physically or emotionally. Everyone can be hypnotized, all you need to do is follow your hypnotherapist’s instructions and have a reasonable attention span.

Would I be asked to do something against my will?

No! Absolutely NOT! This is the most common misunderstanding associated with hypnosis. This is probably tied in with another misconception that the hypnotherapist has control over the client. This is not the case. People will not do or say anything under hypnosis that they would not do normally. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis - the hypnotherapist is only your guide. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. This fear most likely comes from TV and movies.

When I'm Hypnotized, am I unconscious?

No. When in hypnosis, the conscious mind takes a rest. Hypnosis allows the client and hypnotherapist to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (or unconscious mind) and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits, or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.

 

How many sessions will it take?

This is hard question to answer accurately as every person and every condition is different, however as a general rule of thumb a condition or behavior change may take 2 to 5 sessions. Many conditions or behavior changes can be dealt with in a single session. If someone comes with a multitude of changes they wish to make, often this will take longer as you work on one issue at a time; sometimes it can be likened to peeling an onion until we get down to the underlying core issue while resolving each obstruction along the way.

 

Is a Doctor's Referral Necessary?

A referral is usually not necessary. A medical referral is advisable before hypnosis in cases where the problem may have a  predominantly physical cause or if the prospective client is seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist for more complicated issues. In these cases, and if the physician or other licensed medical professional does refer their patient for hypnosis, the Hypnotherapist will work in conjunction with your licensed medical professional.

 

Will my personality be changed?

No! What hypnotherapy does is to help bring out the best in you. This means that you will change by leaving behind any habits or baggage you no longer need or want and thereby become a stronger and happier person. Hypnosis will not put something into you that was not there in the first place. It just helps you to uncover your strong and good qualities, which you may not even have known you have.

 

How safe is hypnosis?

This is one of the first questions I am usually asked by a prospective client. Hypnosis is a normal, naturally occurring, healthy state of mind. It is totally DRUG FREE. There has never been a single documented case of harm resulting from the use of hypnosis. Leslie Le Crone, psychologist and authority on hypnosis, states: "As to self-induction, many thousands have learned it and I have yet to hear a report of any bad results of its use".

In his book Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Dr William S Kroger states, “Platonof, an associate of Pavlov, who used hypnosis for over fifty years in over fifty-thousand cases, reports as follows: 'We have never observed any harmful influences on the patient which could be ascribed to the method of hypno-suggestion therapy, or any tendency toward the development of unstable personality, weakening of the will, or pathological urge for hypnosis'".

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective clients generally have questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and the best way to initially answer your most frequently asked questions is by answering the ones I hear most often here on this page. If you would like to learn more, you can always schedule a FREE, no obligation discovery call with me by accessing my scheduling calendar here.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is best described as a very deep state of relaxation. Hypnosis is a normal, natural, healthy state of mind. It is a naturally occurring body defense mechanism. Hypnosis appears spontaneously as a protective mechanism in humans when they are frightened, disoriented, or in situations of severe mental or physical stress.

 

What is a Clinical Hypnotherapist?
A Clinical Hypnotherapist is really a specialist in hypnosis, using the healing state of hypnosis to work with problems or conditions that the client wishes to change. The Hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to enable the client to achieve a state of mental, physical and emotional relaxation.

 

What Happens in Hypnosis?

When in hypnosis, the conscious mind (that busy, critical, analytical part of the mind) takes a rest. Hypnosis allows people to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (sometimes referred to as the unconscious) mind and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.

 

What does Hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis can be likened to the feelings we experience just before waking completely from sleep or just as we drift off to sleep. Some

people say it feels like daydreaming. When in hypnosis, people experience a state of complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation. In itself, this is a very healing state. Dr. Milton Erickson M.D., a leading American Hypnotherapist, described the process of clinical hypnosis as "a free period in which individuality can flourish".

 

Can Anyone be Hypnotized?

Virtually anyone can be hypnotized - some more easily than others. Like anything else in life, the more people practice self-hypnosis, the more easily they can slip into that wonderful relaxed state. The depth that people reach in hypnosis varies between individuals. It is not necessary to achieve a very deep level of hypnosis to bring about change to habits or conditions that are having a negative impact either mentally, physically or emotionally. Everyone can be hypnotized, all you need to do is follow your hypnotherapist’s instructions and have a reasonable attention span.

Would I be asked to do something against my will?

No! Absolutely NOT! This is the most common misunderstanding associated with hypnosis. This is probably tied in with another misconception that the hypnotherapist has control over the client. This is not the case. People will not do or say anything under hypnosis that they would not do normally. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis - the hypnotherapist is only your guide. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. This fear most likely comes from TV and movies.

When I'm Hypnotized, am I unconscious?

No. When in hypnosis, the conscious mind takes a rest. Hypnosis allows the client and hypnotherapist to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (or unconscious mind) and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits, or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.

 

How many sessions will it take?

This is hard question to answer accurately as every person and every condition is different, however as a general rule of thumb a condition or behavior change may take 2 to 5 sessions. Many conditions or behavior changes can be dealt with in a single session. If someone comes with a multitude of changes they wish to make, often this will take longer as you work on one issue at a time; sometimes it can be likened to peeling an onion until we get down to the underlying core issue while resolving each obstruction along the way.

 

Is a Doctor's Referral Necessary?

A referral is usually not necessary. A medical referral is advisable before hypnosis in cases where the problem may have a  predominantly physical cause or if the prospective client is seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist for more complicated issues. In these cases, and if the physician or other licensed medical professional does refer their patient for hypnosis, the Hypnotherapist will work in conjunction with your licensed medical professional.

 

Will my personality be changed?

No! What hypnotherapy does is to help bring out the best in you. This means that you will change by leaving behind any habits or baggage you no longer need or want and thereby become a stronger and happier person. Hypnosis will not put something into you that was not there in the first place. It just helps you to uncover your strong and good qualities, which you may not even have known you have.

 

How safe is hypnosis?

This is one of the first questions I am usually asked by a prospective client. Hypnosis is a normal, naturally occurring, healthy state of mind. It is totally DRUG FREE. There has never been a single documented case of harm resulting from the use of hypnosis. Leslie Le Crone, psychologist and authority on hypnosis, states: "As to self-induction, many thousands have learned it and I have yet to hear a report of any bad results of its use".

In his book Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Dr William S Kroger states, “Platonof, an associate of Pavlov, who used hypnosis for over fifty years in over fifty-thousand cases, reports as follows: 'We have never observed any harmful influences on the patient which could be ascribed to the method of hypno-suggestion therapy, or any tendency toward the development of unstable personality, weakening of the will, or pathological urge for hypnosis'".

 

Hypnotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Prospective clients generally have questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and the best way to initially answer your most frequently asked questions is by answering the ones I hear most often here on this page. If you would like to learn more, you can always schedule a FREE, no obligation discovery call with me by accessing my scheduling calendar here.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is best described as a very deep state of relaxation. Hypnosis is a normal, natural, healthy state of mind. It is a naturally occurring body defense mechanism. Hypnosis appears spontaneously as a protective mechanism in humans when they are frightened, disoriented, or in situations of severe mental or physical stress.

 

What is a Clinical Hypnotherapist?
A Clinical Hypnotherapist is really a specialist in hypnosis, using the healing state of hypnosis to work with problems or conditions that the client wishes to change. The Hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to enable the client to achieve a state of mental, physical and emotional relaxation.

 

What Happens in Hypnosis?

When in hypnosis, the conscious mind (that busy, critical, analytical part of the mind) takes a rest. Hypnosis allows people to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (sometimes referred to as the unconscious) mind and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.

 

What does Hypnosis feel like?
Hypnosis can be likened to the feelings we experience just before waking completely from sleep or just as we drift off to sleep. Some

people say it feels like daydreaming. When in hypnosis, people experience a state of complete mental, physical and emotional relaxation. In itself, this is a very healing state. Dr. Milton Erickson M.D., a leading American Hypnotherapist, described the process of clinical hypnosis as "a free period in which individuality can flourish".

 

Can Anyone be Hypnotized?

Virtually anyone can be hypnotized - some more easily than others. Like anything else in life, the more people practice self-hypnosis, the more easily they can slip into that wonderful relaxed state. The depth that people reach in hypnosis varies between individuals. It is not necessary to achieve a very deep level of hypnosis to bring about change to habits or conditions that are having a negative impact either mentally, physically or emotionally. Everyone can be hypnotized, all you need to do is follow your hypnotherapist’s instructions and have a reasonable attention span.

Would I be asked to do something against my will?

No! Absolutely NOT! This is the most common misunderstanding associated with hypnosis. This is probably tied in with another misconception that the hypnotherapist has control over the client. This is not the case. People will not do or say anything under hypnosis that they would not do normally. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis - the hypnotherapist is only your guide. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. This fear most likely comes from TV and movies.

When I'm Hypnotized, am I unconscious?

No. When in hypnosis, the conscious mind takes a rest. Hypnosis allows the client and hypnotherapist to tap into the storehouse of information that lies in the subconscious (or unconscious mind) and make positive changes to thought patterns, habits, or the effects of traumatic incidents that are having a negative impact either mentally or physically.

 

How many sessions will it take?

This is hard question to answer accurately as every person and every condition is different, however as a general rule of thumb a condition or behavior change may take 2 to 5 sessions. Many conditions or behavior changes can be dealt with in a single session. If someone comes with a multitude of changes they wish to make, often this will take longer as you work on one issue at a time; sometimes it can be likened to peeling an onion until we get down to the underlying core issue while resolving each obstruction along the way.

 

Is a Doctor's Referral Necessary?

A referral is usually not necessary. A medical referral is advisable before hypnosis in cases where the problem may have a  predominantly physical cause or if the prospective client is seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist for more complicated issues. In these cases, and if the physician or other licensed medical professional does refer their patient for hypnosis, the Hypnotherapist will work in conjunction with your licensed medical professional.

 

Will my personality be changed?

No! What hypnotherapy does is to help bring out the best in you. This means that you will change by leaving behind any habits or baggage you no longer need or want and thereby become a stronger and happier person. Hypnosis will not put something into you that was not there in the first place. It just helps you to uncover your strong and good qualities, which you may not even have known you have.

 

How safe is hypnosis?

This is one of the first questions I am usually asked by a prospective client. Hypnosis is a normal, naturally occurring, healthy state of mind. It is totally DRUG FREE. There has never been a single documented case of harm resulting from the use of hypnosis. Leslie Le Crone, psychologist and authority on hypnosis, states: "As to self-induction, many thousands have learned it and I have yet to hear a report of any bad results of its use".

In his book Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Dr William S Kroger states, “Platonof, an associate of Pavlov, who used hypnosis for over fifty years in over fifty-thousand cases, reports as follows: 'We have never observed any harmful influences on the patient which could be ascribed to the method of hypno-suggestion therapy, or any tendency toward the development of unstable personality, weakening of the will, or pathological urge for hypnosis'".

 

Hypnotherapy

Jan Ferguson, CCHt, MNLP

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified NLP Master Practitioner
Certified NLP Trainer

Copyright © 2020-2022, by Jan Ferguson - All RIghts Reserved

(615) 866-0736

Jan Ferguson

Business & Personal Communication Strategist

Copyright © 2020, by Jan Ferguson - All RIghts Reserved

(931) 324-2400

Jan Ferguson

Business & Personal Communication Strategist

(931) 324-2400

Copyright © 2020, by Jan Ferguson

Jan Ferguson, CCHt, MNLP

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified NLP Master Practitioner
Certified NLP Trainer

 

Copyright © 2020-2022, by Jan Ferguson - All RIghts Reserved

(615) 866-0736

Jan Ferguson, CCHt, MNLP

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Certified NLP Master Practitioner
Certified NLP Trainer

(615) 866-0736

Copyright © 2020-2022, by Jan Ferguson

Hypnotherapy helps with:

Smoking Cessation

Over Eating

Nail Biting

Headaches

Exam Nerves

Anxieties

Panic Attacks

Phobias
Simple Depression

Mood Swings

Relationships

Hostility

Anger

Resentments

Worry

Guilt

Grief

Compulsions

Hypnotherapy can improve:

 

Exam performance

Memory

Study Recall
Sports Focus

Public Speaking

Personal Growth

Confidence

Performance
Assertiveness

Relaxation

Communication

Goal Setting
Personal Power
Releasing the Past

Hypnotherapy

helps with:

Smoking Cessation

Over Eating

Nail Biting

Headaches

Exam Nerves

Anxieties

Panic Attacks

Phobias
Simple Depression

Mood Swings

Relationships

Hostility

Anger

Resentments

Worry

Guilt

Grief

Compulsions

Hypnotherapy can improve:

 

Exam performance

Memory

Study Recall
Sports Focus

Public Speaking

Personal Growth

Confidence

Performance
Assertiveness

Relaxation

Communication

Goal Setting
Personal Power
Releasing the Past

Hypnotherapy helps with:

Smoking Cessation

Over Eating

Nail Biting

Headaches

Exam Nerves

Anxieties

Panic Attacks

Phobias
Simple Depression

Mood Swings

Relationships

Hostility

Anger

Resentments

Worry

Guilt

Grief

Compulsions

Hypnotherapy can improve:

 

Exam performance

Memory

Study Recall
Sports Focus

Public Speaking

Personal Growth

Confidence

Performance
Assertiveness

Relaxation

Communication

Goal Setting
Personal Power
Releasing the Past

Schedule your FREE Discovery Call
Schedule your FREE Discovery Call
Schedule your FREE Discovery Call

Introduction

Hi, my name is Jan Ferguson CCHt, MNLP. I am a a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, a Certified NLP Trainer, and a Certified Master Life Coach specializing in communication and time-management.

 

With my extensive training and experience, I can help you overcome your obstacles and reach your goals, easily and effortlessly.

 

Please feel free to contact me and book a complimentary consultation. We can explore the available options and design a plan for your future.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified in the following areas: Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, NLP Trainer, and Master life Coach.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified as a:

Clinical Hypnotherapist through an independent review board at the International Board of Clinical Practitioners, member number 11886.

Clinical Hypnotherapist through an independent review board at the International Hypnosis Federation, member number 14782.

Ericksonian Hypnotist through an independent review board at the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member number 1617.

Hypnotist through an independent review board at the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member number 4140.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified as a:

Master Practitioner of NLP through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 3987.

NLP Trainer through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 3240.

Practitioner of NLP through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 5990.

Master Life Coach through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 4178.

Life Coach through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 7530.

 

Introduction

Hi, my name is Jan Ferguson CCHt, MNLP. I am a a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, a Certified NLP Trainer, and a Certified Master Life Coach specializing in communication and time-management.

 

With my extensive training and experience, I can help you overcome your obstacles and reach your goals, easily and effortlessly.

 

Please feel free to contact me and book a complimentary consultation. We can explore the available options and design a plan for your future.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified in the following areas: Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, NLP Trainer, and Master life Coach.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified as a:

Clinical Hypnotherapist through an independent review board at the International Board of Clinical Practitioners, member number 11886.

Clinical Hypnotherapist through an independent review board at the International Hypnosis Federation, member number 14782.

Ericksonian Hypnotist through an independent review board at the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member number 1617.

Hypnotist through an independent review board at the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member number 4140.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified as a:

Master Practitioner of NLP through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 3987.

NLP Trainer through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 3240.

Practitioner of NLP through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 5990.

Master Life Coach through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 4178.

Life Coach through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 7530.

 

Introduction

Hi, my name is Jan Ferguson CCHt, MNLP. I am a a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Master Practitioner of NLP, a Certified NLP Trainer, and a Certified Master Life Coach specializing in communication and time-management.

 

With my extensive training and experience, I can help you overcome your obstacles and reach your goals, easily and effortlessly.

 

Please feel free to contact me and book a complimentary consultation. We can explore the available options and design a plan for your future.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified in the following areas: Clinical Hypnotherapist, Master Practitioner of NLP, NLP Trainer, and Master life Coach.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified as a:

Clinical Hypnotherapist through an independent review board at the International Board of Clinical Practitioners, member number 11886.

Clinical Hypnotherapist through an independent review board at the International Hypnosis Federation, member number 14782.

Ericksonian Hypnotist through an independent review board at the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member number 1617.

Hypnotist through an independent review board at the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member number 4140.

 

Jan Ferguson is board certified as a:

Master Practitioner of NLP through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 3987.

NLP Trainer through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 3240.

Practitioner of NLP through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 5990.

Master Life Coach through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 4178.

Life Coach through an independent review board at the American Union of NLP, member number 7530.

 

JAN FERGUSON, CCHt, MNLP

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer

(615) 866-0736

JAN FERGUSON, CCHt, MNLP

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer

(615) 866-0736

JAN FERGUSON, CCHt, MNLP

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
NLP Master Practitioner & Trainer

(615) 866-0736