Frequently Asked Questions

If you are in the process of learning about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, you probably have some questions, such as “What Is Hypnosis?” In addition, there are a lot of myths, misunderstandings, and inaccurate assumptions about hypnotherapy in today’s media and society in general. On this page, we will address the questions that we are asked most often by new clients. If you have any questions that are not addressed here, please feel free to give us a Call (813) 919-5884. Thank you!

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind we all experience several times each day. Like when we day dream or star of into space. When we watch a great movie or read a great book and everything around us seems to fade away. When you reach a destination and you do not remember most of the details of the trip.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is using hypnosis to give instructions to your subconscious mind in a way that creates the positive change you desire in your behaviors, thoughts and life.

Is Hypnotherapy Expensive?

We provide effective and affordable group sessions as well as individual appointments. Please call (813) 919-5884 for more information.

How Long Does Hypnotherapy Take?

The number of sessions that you will need depends greatly on the issue that you are looking to improve with hypnosis and how much progress is made in each session. At Tampa Hypnosis Center, we have seen effective change in habits, beliefs and actions in as little as 2 or 3 sessions. However, such results can not be guaranteed, since we are dealing with the complexities of the mind and emotions.

Will I Remember My Hypnotherapy Session?

Hypnosis is like dreaming or daydreaming. The subconscious mind records everything. While accessing the subconscious you may notice a heighted sense of focus, like watching a good movie or reading a good book. As everything else around you seems to disappear. Consciously you may or may not remember every detail, your subconscious will remember your hypnotherapy session.

Is Hypnosis Dangerous?

Since hypnosis is a naturally occurring state of mind that most people slip in and out of several times a day, it is not dangerous. I have never met or found any research of anyone being stuck in hypnosis.

Can Hypnotherapy Be Used To Reduce Pain?

Assistance dealing with chronic pain is one of the major uses of hypnotherapy. Hypnosis can help you control your reactions to pain, both physical and psychological. In some cases, hypnosis is recommended as the most effective form of pain management. Highly respected medical institutions like the Mayo Clinic and Stanford University have conducted clinical studies showing the effectiveness of hypnotherapy as a pain management technique. Hypno-Anesthesia was often used in the battle field during WW1.

Will I Lose Control?

No. Your hypnotherapist can not make you do anything against your will. Your hypnotherapist is only your guide, helping you access your own subconscious mind and make changes. You are always in control during your hypnotherapy session.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the state of being totally aware and attentive to yourself. Hypnosis is a fundamentally mindful activity, because the hypnotherapist is helping you to access your subconscious for positive change.

Does Hypnosis for quit smoking really work?

Hypnosis won’t cause you to stop smoking right away. All it really does is to reduce and eventually eliminate your cravings. After that, it becomes quite easy to stop smoking on your own. But for those wondering if it really works, studies have shown that it is actually one of the most successful ways to stop smoking.

How Effective is Hypnosis for Weight loss?

Hypnosis may be more effective than diet and exercise alone for people looking to lose weight. The idea is that the mind can be influenced to change habits like overeating. Researchers concluded that hypnotherapy can enhance weight loss.

Does Hypnosis work for anxiety?

yes, hypnosis can be an effective tool for managing anxiety. Well, in many cases,anxiety is learned subconsciously. Research has shown that hypnotherapy can help relieve stress, fear, and anxiety. It can also be used to help in coping with the symptoms of panic disorder.