Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural, psychological state experienced as trance. Hypnosis can be induced in an individual or an entire group. In general, hypnotism is a highly effective technique in solving problems or creating rapid change.
Among other things, hypnosis is a valuable tool in stress reduction. It can help develop emotional strength and is a powerful aid in behavior modification. In hypnosis, suggestions are given which are designed to automatically lead you to positive, worthwhile outcomes mutually agreed upon before the hypnotic induction.

You have been in a hypnotic state many thousands of times while driving, reading, watching television, listening to music, or daydreaming. You didn’t notice it because hypnosis is a natural state of mind for all human beings. A hypnotist will induce this state and maximize its effectiveness.

Hypnosis is a means of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. It is a natural state of mind experienced as a trance. Hypnosis can be induced through the interaction of one individual speaking to another, or to an entire group as (group hypnosis); we can also learn to self-induce trance as in (self-hypnosis). Hypnosis, with its myriad of applications, is a highly effective science in solving problems. It’s a valuable adjunct to standard medical care and psychotherapy; and probably the lowest-risk procedure available from the standpoint of contraindications. 

Hypnosis can bring about a major change in motivation, self-confidence, relaxation, physical discomfort, creativity, habit control, and many other problems or difficulties in achieving goals. Yet few procedures are less understood, or more plagued by misunderstandings. Hypnosis is neither strange nor mysterious. The truth is, you drift in and out of the hypnotic or trance state, daily. It goes unnoticed because it seems so natural and normal. And that, is exactly what hypnosis is, one of the natural states of mind that everyone experiences. 

What is a trance?

A trance is a natural state occurring whenever your attention is narrowly focused and relatively free of distractions. Your attention may be focused either internally (on self-talk, daydreaming, meditation, etc.) or externally (on a task, reading, a movie, engaged in an art form, intently listening to a speaker, etc.). Attention is narrowly focused so that other environmental stimuli are ignored for the length of the session. 

How will I feel when I’m hypnotized?

Hypnosis is very relaxing. You certainly will not be asleep or unconscious during hypnosis, you will be relaxed, but mentally aware.

Can I get stuck in hypnosis? Is it safe?

Just as you willingly decide to go into hypnosis, by the same token, you will decide to come out of it.  Hypnosis is very safe when an ethical, competent, and qualified NGH Certified Hypnotist practices it. 

Can everyone be hypnotized?

Everyone can be hypnotized provided that they want to be.   Hypnosis is not something one person “does” to another. We are all born with the ability to enter and utilize trance. Your development of this skill can be enhanced with the guidance of an experienced hypnotist. 

Will I remember anything after the session is over?

You will remember everything your subconscious mind deems safe and beneficial. Your session will be recorded so that you can review it.

Is it possible to make me do negative things?

People can be manipulated into doing negative things with or without hypnosis. You wouldn’t do anything in a hypnotic state that you wouldn’t do in your waking state.

How is hypnosis different from sleep, meditation or guided imagery?

They are all “trance states”. Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, a changed or focused state of awareness, concentration, and perception. What separates hypnosis from meditation and guided imagery is the reinforcement of goals, the fact that relaxation is not a prerequisite as well as the use of post-hypnotic suggestion.

What is Life Coaching and Why See a Life Coach?

Life coaches work with functioning individuals who are looking to reach set goals. Whether it is for work, personal, or family situations, coaches act as unbiased thinking partners and hold their clients accountable.

Issues for Which You May Wish to Consider Working With a Coach:

  • Personal and Professional Stress and Anxiety
  • Inability to break unwanted habits
  • Lack of fulfilling social life
  • Dissatisfaction with your job
  • Blocked creativity


Hypnosis coaching is an integral part of the NGH Hypnotism Certification Training. NGH Certified Hypnotists “Coach, Teach, Guide, and Train While the Client is in a Self-Hypnotic State”, a technique designed for everyday people with everyday problems. Hypnosis coaching (or as we like to call it “Coachnosis” is focused on discovering individual solutions for problems or conflicts. We guide you through uncovering professional and/or personal goals and innate resources.

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