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Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis? 

Hypnosis is a natural state where the mind is slightly relaxed and more open to positive suggestions. It can be compared to a time when you are deeply into a movie or book, perhaps to the point where you don’t hear someone call from the other room. Have you ever driven home at night, when traffic is light and you go for miles over highways, through town, through intersections and then when you pull into your driveway, you don’t even remember the ride home? That is a state of a mild trance that is very similar to a hypnotic state. Most of us go through cycles like this several times per day.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

If someone can pay attention, follow simple instructions, and they want to be hypnotized, they can be. It is possible to “fight” being hypnotized and in that case, the person will not allow themselves to be hypnotized.  In cases like this, Dr. McEvoy can work with you through guided meditation where a relaxed state will prepare you for hypnosis.

Can you get “stuck” in hypnosis?

No. You cannot get stuck in hypnosis anymore that you can be stuck in a light nap. Questions like this get asked due to old movies or TV programs where someone is stuck in a trance when the hypnotist dies and the person cannot break the trance. This is the stuff of Hollywood, not real life or real hypnosis. 

Is hypnosis mind control?

No. Hypnosis is a state where your mind is relaxed and open to positive thoughts. You will never do anything under hypnosis that is against your morals or ethics. 

How is your program different?

Each week we perform a formal hypnosis session that lasts about 1 hour. There is a hypnosis induction and then instructions are given for healthy eating, overcoming junk foods and emotional eating, preparing healthy foods, enjoying your meals, etc. We then have a training session that covers meal choices, nutrition, boosting your metabolism, and how the body works to burn fat rather than store it. We then end the program with a motivational hypnosis session.

Are there any follow-up sessions?

Follow up sessions are held every other month. After you have completed the program, if you need a follow-up session you can register for $97.

If you have any other questions, please contact us by calling 860-438-8788.

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