Frequently Asked Questions about Hypnosis

  • How is hypnotherapy different than a hypnotist show? 

While both use hypnosis, however, hypnotherapy uses relaxing techniques to help you go into hypnosis. Then we use techniques that help you become your best self.

  • Do you lose control in hypnosis?

You are in complete control, you are open to suggestions and can reject any suggestions that is not believable (think of stage hypnotists).

  • Does hypnosis really work?

Scientists and researchers around the world have come together to provide us with facts and figures about hypnosis.


Stop Smoking – Hypnosis is 3 Times as Effective as Nicotine Patch and 15 Times More Effective Than Willpower(Source: New Scientist, University of Iowa, How One in Five Give Up Smoking , Journal of Applied Psychology, October 10, 1992).

Weight Loss- 60 females, at least 20% of whom were overweight were involved in a clinical study, where treatments included group hypnosis, individual hypnosis and maintenance suggestions. An average of 17 lbs was lost by those that were hypnotized, compared to just 0.5lbs (225grams) in the control group who were not hypnotized.
(Source: Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment , Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492).

Addiction- ".....the use of hypnosis in the treatment of drug addiction shows a great deal of promise. Without the use of a long-range program utilizing hypnosis, the rate of success is around 2%. Success rates in programs employing hypnosis have consistently been between 60% and 70%.” (Hartman, B. J.J ournal Of The National Medical Association (1972). study “The Use Of Hypnosis In The Treatment Of Drug Addiction”. Thankfully, an increase in our understanding of addiction and its treatment has helped increase these success rates even further, making hypnotherapy a powerful alternative treatment (