What is Hypnosis and How Does it Work?

Have you ever zoned out while driving a vehicle? Your mind was free to wander while your subconscious took over the task of driving. This is called “highway hypnosis” and it is very common. We can easily go into this state of consciousness when we fall asleep, when we wake up, and when we daydream.


Hypnotism is a very natural state that we already access several times a day. It is simply a state of consciousness in which the mind is more suggestible. Hypnotic suggestions from an experienced professional can lead you into this natural, familiar state to facilitate positive change, manage pain, or to simply relax.

Benefits of Hypnosis Include:

  • Increased motivation and confidence
  • Improved communication skills
  • Better decision making abilities
  • Increase in focus and concentration
  • Deeper understanding of personal issues
  • Altered states of consciousness

Hypnosis Can Be Life-Changing

The following information describes issues that I specialize in, but we can work together on a wide range of other topics. During your session, I may teach you practical skills that can help you outside of my virtual office including self-hypnosis, meditation, and EFT (emotional freedom technique).

Stress Management
Life can be challenging and stressful. This creates tension in our bodies, which may manifest as chronic illnesses over time if we aren't careful enough to find ways of relieving the root of the stress. Let's find out what you're believing right now before these false beliefs lead your life down an unhealthy path!
Confidence & Self Esteem
When it comes to our self-esteem and confidence, we may not be able think of a better time than now. We'll reevaluate old ways of thinking that will help you program your mind with a healthier perception about yourself.
Pain Management
Imagine being able to manage your chronic pain without relying on medications with heavy side effects. Hypnosis is a well-documented and proven method for relieving acute physical discomfort, which means it can be an excellent option when dealing more severe cases of hurt or injury!
Overcoming Fears & Apprehension
When we associate something with a feeling, the brain fires off all the signals as if that thing is really happening, even if you know in your mind that it is illogical. We can reprogram that at your own pace from a place of gentleness and safety.
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Healthy Eating Habits
We struggle with weight for a lot of reasons, many of which are emotional. Let's change your relationship with food. I'll work with you to create an individualized program that gets to the root of why you go back to old habits, and replace it with a healthier perspective and action plan for the future.
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Spiritual Consciousness
A combination of hypnosis and meditation techniques for energetic clearing, emotional blocks, bliss consciousness, and spiritual journeys.
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As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.

PROVERBS 23:7

Frequently Asked Questions

Hypnosis feels like you are more relaxed and focused. It is a state of concentration and relaxation that allows someone to focus on a particular thought or idea. People who are hypnotized feel like they are in control the whole time.

Many people report feeling very relaxed and calm when hypnotized. You never lose consciousness when in a state of hypnosis. It’s similar but not quite as deep and dreamlike as sleep. You can still think clearly while floating on this sensation!

Yes, distance hypnotism is effective. It’s a form of hypnosis that doesn’t need the person to be in the same physical space as the hypnotist. Instead, the person is hypnotized remotely, often through video chat.

Distance hypnosis is an excellent option for people who want to try hypnosis but don’t feel comfortable meeting with a hypnotist in person. It’s also a good option for people who live far away from a hypnotist or who can’t travel due to health reasons. And since distance hypnosis is done remotely, it’s also convenient and affordable.

As a general rule, hypnosis is not against any religion. It can be a handy tool for self-reflection and personal growth, regardless of religious beliefs.

I grew up in the Bible Belt in rural Tennessee, so here’s an added comment for my local concerned friends.

Hypnosis is a natural, mundane, familiar state of consciousness. It does not “open a door” to negative influences.

If that were the case, then you’d have an “open door” as you fall asleep, as you wake up, when you daydream, when you zone out while doing a chore, when you get lost in good music, when you are gazing at an autumn bonfire, when you quietly enjoy the sounds and sights of the ocean waves…I could go on and on!

It is that place of quiet “flow.” You may be surprised to find that a light state of hypnosis feels suspiciously similar to a good worship service at church, a meditative state of prayer, or even the state of consciousness required to exercise spiritual gifts.

No. If you are in a very deep trance, you might feel relaxed and not want to come out of it. But, it is infrequent and only happens when someone is in a deep trance state.

If you feel stuck, relax and allow the hypnotist to guide you back out of trance. Most people will wake up on their own after a few minutes, but if not, the hypnotist can help guide you back to ordinary consciousness.

Hypnotism is a cooperative process between you and the facilitator. It’s like floating on your back in a swimming pool. Most people can float on their backs in the water with some practice.

The biggest hurdle for many people is “letting go.” Even though our minds are overthinking it, it is the same for bringing yourself into a relaxed state of hypnosis. Relaxing and quieting the chatter in your mind is easier than you think. We will test different techniques until we find one that you respond well to!

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A certified consulting hypnotist will guide you on a journey of self-discovery and to unlock the power of the subconscious mind. 

Start your journey towards achieving better mental health today by booking a hypnosis session. 

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