How long will it take for my mental state to improve? You will notice an immediate positive result before you even leave the session. It will increase over time and you will begin to notice that you have made unconscious changes to your daily routines especially at the one week and three week marks after your session with Denis.
Will I remember what happened during the session? You will be conscious of what is happening during the entire session. If fact, if you start to doze off Denis will make sure to keep you aware of your surroundings. The idea that you will sleep during a session is actually counter-productive.
Does Denis still do business or life coaching? Yes, Denis is still taking a few clients on an annual basis for an upfront fee and will meet with you 12 times in a year at your own pace. Many clients love working with Denis because they don't have to pay separate fees to a life coach, business coach, hypnotherapist, communications coach, speech coach, etc. Denis has the capacity and experience to help in all of these areas, but he is picky on who he takes on as a client because of his time availability. Check with him if you are interested.
Is a weak minded person more susceptible to hypnosis? No, intelligence has nothing to do with susceptibility to hypnosis. In fact because of the way he explains each step of the process while doing it, Denis has noticed that the more aware and attentive a client is the more susceptible they are to hypnotism.
Will I go to sleep during hypnosis? No, you will not go to sleep in fact it is better for you to stay awake during the session. At most you will enter a VERY light form of sleep, but Denis will work his magic to keep you awake and aware.
Can an "insane" person be hypnotized? Persons who are clinically insane are typically out of touch with reality and have difficulty concentrating. The ability to sustain concentration and the ability to follow instructions are necessary prerequisites to being able to be hypnotized. Thus, clinically insane persons can be very difficult subjects. Nevertheless, there are clinical practitioners who specialize in working therapeutically with this population, and some of these practitioners do have the training to use the hypnosis tool effectively and therapeutically in selected cases.
Does the hypnotherapist "take control" of the client's mind during the session? No, you will have complete control of your faculties during the session.
What are some of the benefits of Hypnosis? There are many benefits and uses for Hypnosis. To mention but a few of the more common uses:
Will I need follow-up hypnosis appointments? In most cases no. Denis was trained by one of the best in the neuro-linguistic and hypnosis industry and was trained to handle most situations in just a single session. The only exceptions are with weight loss and smoking secession.
What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is a guided meditation. The relaxed state can be monitored on an EKG when your brain wave change from a Beta to Alpha stage. BTW, Alpha waves are produced when we watch TV. That is why we so easily remember the music or sound-bites from TV commercials.
What is unique about Denis? Denis has enough flexibility with his background and experience that he will quickly assess your needs and help you with the best method for your particular situation. He has years of experience as a high-end business coach, communications coach, he trains other speakers, and has access to a myriad of NLP, non-verbal and hypnosis tools. While hypnosis is his tool of choice in most cases he is not limited to just plain hypnosis alone. You will love his ability to identify your needs quickly.
Is Denis certified as a clinical hypnotherapist? Denis is board certified as a clinical hypnotherapist through the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners (IBCPonline.com).
Can a person be hypnotized against their will? No, you must have a desire to be hypnotized. You will have total control during the entire session.
I've been told by another hypnotist that I can not be hypnotized. Is this true? Denis had had many clients ask him this. Because of his clinical hypnotherapist training he has not yet had someone who did not go into an Alpha wave rest in hypnosis who wanted to. Denis will explain each step of the process to you while he is doing it so there is no mystery or theatrics.
What is the best age for being hypnotized? People can be hypnotized at any age. However, on the average, the years between 12 and 20 are a developmental stage when pre-adolescents, adolescents, and young adults are most fantasy prone and capable of employing that trait to benefit from hypnosis. Nevertheless, children can be helped to solve their problems with the tool of hypnosis as can middle aged and older people.
Is deep Hypnosis necessary? For most purposes, deep Hypnosis is not necessary. In a therapeutic setting, a light degree of Hypnosis is all that is necessary for experiencing the therapeutic benefits of Hypnosis. Denis typically does not need to or aim for Deep Trance. You are awake and aware of everything that is going on, but very relaxed.
What is Self Hypnosis? This is Hypnosis induced by a person by himself without the help of a hypnotist. Some experts say that all Hypnosis is Self Hypnosis since the hypnotist is in actuality not doing anything to the subject, but rather guiding the subject into the hypnotic state of consciousness with the subject’s permission. Because the subject permits it to happen, he is really hypnotizing himself with the assistance of the hypnotist. If you have a few extra minutes at the end of your session Denis can teach you a self-hypnosis technique that you can learn if about 5 minutes or less.
What can Hypnosis "cure"? Hypnosis by itself is not a "cure". It is a tool to be used in therapy or treatment by a professional who is qualified to render that treatment. Medical treatments must be supervised by a medical physician. Similarly, psychological treatments for emotional or psychological problems must be supervised by a qualified psychology or mental health practitioner.
What can't be treated with hypnotherapy?
Serious psychiatric or mental health problems are referred to a qualified psychotherapist or psychiatrist. Medical problems with the physical body must always be treated by a physician, who can, at his or her discretion, prescribe hypnotherapy for pain control, hypnoanesthesia or relaxation.
Drug addiction, family dynamics disorders, clinical depression and other such problems need to be treated by doctors and psychiatrists, who can, at their discretion, prescribe hypnotherapy as a supplementary treatment.
What forms of payment will Denis accept? Company check, cash or credit card. Denis will often allow you to make a donation of his regular fee to his non-profit organization, the YESplace.org and then provide the session to you at no additional charge. Ask him if you are interested in doing this.