Hypno On the Hill
Seattle, WA 98122
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy FAQs
Where are you located?
Hypnotherapy sessions are held at 2366 Eastlake Avenue E in the Areis Building.
HypnoBirthing® classes are held at the Center for Birth in Eastlake, Seattle Home Maternity Care in Columbia City, Fremont-Wallingford and at Issaquah OBGYN on the Eastside.
How long is a session and what do you charge?
Sessions generally take between 1 and 2 hours and are hard to predict. Unlike most practitioners, I charge per session instead of per hour. I do this because I have found that people often feel pressured by the hourly rate for fear of “running over” and therefore incurring an extra charge. Charging per session allows us the flexibility to take as little or as long as we need, up to the full two hours. You will find my rates are competitively priced against the hourly rates of other practitioners.
Is there anyone who cannot be hypnotized?
No. However, because control lies completely with the client it is possible for a person to, on one level or another, choose for it not to work. The best way to ensure results is to come in with an open, willing mind, and to be sure that you are genuinely committed to making a change.
Can you make me do something embarrassing?
Contrary to popular belief, I cannot make you bark like a dog or cluck like a chicken. Nor do I have the ability to make you do anything you do not wish to do. Hypnotherapy is a process which is designed to help and nurture, not to humiliate or degrade. My role as a hypnotherapist is to guide you on a very personal journey, and every step I take exists within the rapport we build together.
Will I talk about things that are private? Will I tell you something I've never told anyone?
Once again, I cannot make you say or do anything which you aren't willing to say or do. As with any kind of process which explores deep, meaningful, or painful issues, sessions can become emotional and often things which have been private or deeply buried for a long time are brought up. This is, however, a large part of the healing process. And I reiterate, the only things you will say in a session are things which you, yourself, are willing to discuss. Like any form of therapy, hypnotherapy is private and confidential. I maintain the same client confidentiality as any other practitioner.
Could I stay frozen in one position and never come out of it?
No. You are completely in control during every moment of a session making this common myth impossible.
Will I remember anything from my session?
Most clients remember almost all of their session. People generally feel fully present, though very relaxed. You may find you come in and out a bit, as you would when lying down for a nap, but people tend to remember the vast majority of what they experience while in session.
Is hypnotherapy going to interfere with my religion?
No. Rather than “surrendering” to suggestions made during hypnosis, you will be relaxed, aware, responsive, and fully engaged with heightened creativity and focus.
Why should I choose you over a traditional hypnotherapist or a larger hypnotherapy center?
Unlike traditional hypnotherapy which relies solely on the power of suggestion, transpersonal hypnotherapy goes to the root of the problem, clearing it out at the source. Suggestion-only based hypnotherapy practices create what I like to call a "powerful band-aid" for the problem, which oftentimes will "fall off" at some point in the future. Through transpersonal hypnotherapy we can heal the problem completely, instead of simply covering it up.
As for larger hypnosis centers, many will cost you significantly more in the long run, and often you will receive less personal attention from your therapist. At Hypno on the Hill you are my only focus during the time we are together. There are no hidden fees and nothing you must purchase from me in order for the hypnotherapy to "work".
Are you LGBT friendly?
My practice is open to anyone looking to make a positive change in their life, regardless of age, race, gender, religion or sexual preference.
I want to forget something - can you help me do that?
No. It is unethical for a hypnotherapist to agree to aid in amnesia. Not only that, making you forget whatever it is that is causing you grief will not change any emotional damage which may have been caused. It is far better to work through the incident than to forget it.