Frequently Asked Questions
Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming or you driving on an extended road-trip and your mind and body seem to go into auto-pilot?
You are completely awake, but your senses are magnified. You can actually hear the crashing of the waves or smell the sweet nectar of the lilies in your mind. You are still aware of your surroundings, in control of yourself, but you have chosen to ignore the immediate world and let your mind float off into a much more pleasant place. That, my friend, is hypnosis in its simplest form.
That being said, here are the most frequent questions people have about hypnosis.
- What is hypnosis and what does it feel like?
- How does hypnosis work?
- Is it safe to be hypnotized?
- Do people ever get “stuck” in a hypnotic state?
- Are there any dangers of being hypnotized? Can my hypnotist manipulate me into doing things against my will?
- Will I say or do anything embarrassing like I’ve seen people do on TV shows?
- What will I feel like after? Are there any side-effects of hypnosis?
- When I “wake up” am I going to remember any of this?
- Am I hypnotizable?
- If hypnosis is so simple and great, why don’t more people use self-hypnosis and receive hypnotherapy sessions?
- Who long does a session last?
- Ok, how do I get started?
Q: What is hypnosis and what does it feel like?
A: Hypnosis is a basically a meditation process. Who would have thought closing your eyes and drifting away into a daydream could be considered therapeutic! Isn’t that something we’d get in trouble for in school? The human mind is very susceptible to suggestion and visualization, making hypnosis a very real option in therapy intervention. And because your body is on auto-pilot and allowed to be in a complete state of relaxation and peace, hypnosis is a pleasant experience for most.
Of course the experience is going to differ from one person to the next, and their reason for induction, but the overall feeling can be one of euphoria.
Q: Does hypnosis work?
A: Let’s look at a few facts. Milton Erickson, a 20th century founder of hypnotherapy, actually began to popularize the practice with his studies and methods. The American Medical Association and American Psychological Association both recognized hypnosis as a valid form of treatment in 1958. Then in 1995 the National Institutes for Health, part of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, recommended hypnotherapy for treatment of chronic pain. If hypnosis didn’t work, I can’t imagine these well-known institutions endorsing it! You have organizations like The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis who are currently working on their 60th annual conference. With 60 years and still going strong, you can be confident the benefits of hypnosis are real!
Flammer and Bongartz, German researchers from Konstanz University, handled a meta-analysis on the efficacy of hypnosis reflecting a 74% success rate for patients in a combination of studies to include more than 6,000 patients. (Flammer & Bongartz, “On the efficacy of hypnosis: a meta-analytic study“, Contemporary Hypnosis, 2003, pp179 – 197.) Pretty amazing results!
Q: Is it safe to be hypnotized?
A: Hypnosis is a completely safe form of therapy. As with anything in life, there are associated risks to be weighed in making this decision. Your therapist wouldn’t recommend this treatment if he/she didn’t feel it was appropriate, and hypnosis is not recommended for sufferers of schizophrenia and/or serious clinical depression.
Q: Do people ever get “stuck” in a hypnotic state?
A: Many clients may have a fear of getting “stuck” in a hypnotic state. If this were the case, we would be in a world of danger when our minds shift to auto-pilot while driving! Hypnosis is simply tapping into the brains’ suggestive sensibility by audio stimulation.
Even if your therapist drops dead on the floor next to you while you are in trance or your CD player comes unplugged in the middle of the session, your mind and body will know when it’s time to emerge from this state. Similar to daydreaming in biology class, your mind knew when it was time to snap out of it. The monotonous tone of the teacher in the background stopped or the environment shifted in one way or another. The superficial level of your trance-like state during hypnotherapy isn’t going to allow for a deep sleep, contrary to popular myths of the entertainment industry.
Q: Are there any dangers of being hypnotized? Can my hypnotist manipulate me into doing things against my will?
A: Hypnotherapy utilizes the power of suggestion, yes. But in over 200 years of documented hypnosis history, dating all the way back to Austrian physicist Franz Mesmer, there isn’t one single documented case where a patient has been injured. You, the patient, are still very much in control of your actions.
If your therapist made a request that your mind told you was inappropriate, illegal, or went against any of your moral convictions, your mind could instantly remove itself from the trance-like state. Likewise, your mind will not allow someone to coax you into falling down a flight of stairs or even worse. You know it will be painful and could cause injury, so your mind stops you from doing such.
Q: Will I say or do anything embarrassing like I’ve seen people do on TV shows?
A: We’ve all seen the shows, perhaps even been to a live-show, where subjects were lined up on stage and coached by words like “you’re falling deeper and deeper”. The next thing you know the hypnotist snaps their fingers and the subjects are dancing about in the aisles of the audience clucking like a chicken or beating their chests like King Kong.
Let me fill you in on a little secret: These people are willing. They have come up on that stage by their own will. Your mind makes the choice of what to and not to do, and these subjects are more thrilled by the curiosity and laughs they will receive than worried about how silly they may look. We are looking at the more clinical, purpose-driven type of hypnosis. In hypnosis more geared toward positive outcomes, such as help with addiction, analgesia and tapping into or “awakening” the creative center of your brain, your hypnotist is concerned with keeping you safe, comfortable and relaxed. The hypnotist will not be not concerned with the suggestion of comedic antics and stage-side ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd, as his main focus is to help you, the patient.
Q: What will I feel like after? Are there any side-effects of hypnosis?
A: One of the many benefits of hypnosis versus conventional medicine is the lack of side effects. No nasty pills to choke down and you don’t have to take another pill to cover the adverse affects from the first one. No headaches. No blurry vision. No ringing of the ears. Nothing. Our products only contain healthy suggestions that can unlock your ability to write!
Q: When I “wake up” am I going to remember any of this?
A: I’m sure we’ve seen on TV where a hypnotist will tell the subject once they awaken from the hypnotic state, they will have no recollection of the preceding events. Most hypnotists – Dr. Jay included – want you to be aware of the entire session.
You are aware of everything around you and will remember most, if not all, of the session when we are finished. The goal here is for you to remember how to access that part of your brain again, how to reach that inner feeling of relaxation and euphoria, thus allowing you to successfully attract the woman of your choice!
Q: Am I hypnotizable?
A: Now I’m sure you’re wondering if there are people who simply cannot be hypnotized. Everyone is hypnotizable. Everyone! If you can reach a level of relaxation and serenity, you can be a success with hypnosis. Remember the daydreaming and auto-pilot events? The big difference lies in thinking you were hypnotized and actually being hypnotized. Take the test and see for yourself!
There are a limited number of medical conditions you should get prior consent from your medical professional prior to hypnosis. As I mentioned before, serious mental illness such as severe clinical depression or schizophrenia sufferers are not typically recommended to undergo hypnotherapy. Also, epilepsy patients should definitely seek the advice of their neurologists before utilizing this treatment.
Q: If hypnosis is so simple and great, why don’t more people use self-hypnosis and receive hypnotherapy sessions?
A: It constantly amazes me why more people have an aversion to attempting self-hypnosis or get hypnotherapy sessions. Putting this into more relative terms, why don’t people take daily vitamin supplements or abstain from fatty, cholesterol raising foods? Just because something is good for us, we don’t always comply. In today’s day and time, people are busy. Our day-runners are packed and our agendas are full. Daily life and responsibilities sometimes seem to get in the way of our own personal growth, not to mention our own routines we are comfortable with, and reluctance to try something new. We know that having 10 minutes of quiet time could be beneficial, but we seldom take that moment to enjoy the serenity of just BEING instead of constantly moving and DOING. Try sitting in the middle of your bed, legs crossed, TV off and the room quiet, without interruption to clear your mind. You’ll be surprised how challenging it is!
Hypnosis is simple. In today’s culture, we are conditioned to believe the more complex and complicated the answer, the better the chances of benefits and rewards. The truth is, activities do not necessarily need to be difficult to work. For instance, your dentist recommends flossing after eating for obvious reasons. Simple, yet effective. Your doctor recommends daily exercise for heart health. Sit ups or a 20 minutes walk around your block is, again, simple, yet effective.
Because of the negative hype hypnosis receives from pop culture and Hollywood movies, we tend to think of hypnosis as a joke or losing self control. When you see that hypnotist on stage urging people to run from an oncoming swarm of bees or use their invisible net to catch imaginary butterflies, it doesn’t leave a very settling impression of hypnosis. Quite the contrary, when used properly hypnosis is not only beneficial, but it allows its subjects to gain a better understanding of personal control and growth. So are you ready yet?
The International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis advocates hypnosis in almost every venue for a countless surplus of medical facets. Dentists have even been known to use hypnotherapy for their patients, and for some, the dentist office is mainly associated with pain and needles. Hypnosis has been successfully used to help those wishing to stop smoking, weight management, eyewitness recollection, pain and anxiety relief and so much more. Most of us have done the crash diets without rewards. We have subjected our bodies to pharmaceutical interventions for anxiety and pain with many unpleasant side effects from the chemicals ingested. We continually search for the most complex and expensive answer when hypnosis offers such a simple and natural remedy. Frankly, I am baffled.
Q: Ok, how do I get started?
A: Upon completion of your order, you will receive your listening instructions along with the product itself. You will want to find a comfortable placed when you will be free from interruptions for about 30 minutes. Headphones are ideal, although you can listen through speakers as well.
Q: What happens if I fall asleep? Will I wake up?
If you fall asleep while using the hypnosis audio, it means you were very relaxed or very tired when listening. Enjoy the short power nap – it’s on us.
It is absolutely normal to fall asleep and YOU WILL WAKE UP just like you would from any nap. Let us suggest that you use audios 1,2,3,5 which are the shortest audios, sitting up or in meditation pose, and audio #4 when you lay down to go to sleep or take a short nap. They are arranged to be most effective that way.
Q: What happens if I don’t remember hearing it all consciously?
Even if you don’t remember everything, or anything, that was on the audio that you listened to, your subconscious (unconscious mind) did. It hears absolutely everything and the messages often go directly to the subconscious without conscious memory. This happens due to level of trance induction, or due to falling asleep. There are absolutely normal reactions to hypnosis. If you want to know what the audio is saying – listen to the audio ONCE while awake and standing. This will give you conscious confirmation of the positive material going to your subconscious mind.
Q: What happens if my mind wanders off and I miss part of the session?
If your mind wanders off during the hypnosis audio – not to worry. This is not unusual. Even if it wanders to the point you don’t remember everything, your subconscious mind did. It hears everything and the messages still go directly to the subconscious without you consciously listening. If you want to know what the audio is saying – listen to the audio ONCE while awake and standing. This way you’ll know what the audio says, and even if you don’t pay attention, while in trance – the programming will still bypass conscious mind and go directly in to your subconscious mind and work for you.
Q: When is the ideal time to listen to it? Before going to bed, in the morning, in the car?
There are many theories about when the best time to listen is. Our belief is that there are 3 times appropriate to listen:
- When you first awaken in the morning, after going to the bathroom, lay back down and listen to the audio before you wake up to start your day.
- The second-best time is the afternoon after you have eaten a LIGHT LUNCH. Do not load up on food as it will not be comfortable to be processing food into needed energy while in a trance state.
- The very best time to listen is when you are ready to go to sleep for the night, because it activates dream stimulation that helps solve problems, and give you insightful guidance (something called intuitive action steps) which will lead you towards your goal.
- Audio #3 is a long sleep hypnosis process that works best – and you should use it after preparing for sleep. Make the volume like a whisper and sweet dreams.
Q: Can it be harmful to me? Are there any side effects?
There are no side effects for any normal person anywhere. It is not recommended for people with severe psychiatric disorders unless performed under the direct guidance of a licensed psychiatrist. Other than that – it’s a HOUSTON – THIS IS A GO! And, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Undergoing hypnosis for personal growth and self-improvement has never shown to have any negative impact and hypnosis as therapy are recognized by the American Medical Association, the British Medical Association, and organizations in Holistic Health, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture.
Q: Who long does a session last?
They’re about half and hour long each. Also, we’re not the usual “10+ CD-s long program” that you get on other similar products. We distilled every session each so the hypnosis will have maximum effects. Each session works like a power-booster.
Q: How does the hypnosis session actually work?
In simplest language, you will get comfortable, and be directed to close your eyes and follow instructions to relax yourself. Then you will be given suggestions, instructions for positive visualization some educational instruction, motivational suggestions, and no hocus-pokus. Your subconscious will help you follow the instructions and make the sessions successful so that within a short period of time the new Ideal You – the expert in playing the Direct Game – emerges.
Q: Some of the things I hear don’t make sense.
Often there are sounds in the background which cover words or phrases, suggestions or concepts, aimed to reach your subconscious. Some people are sensitive enough to hear them, most people – are not. Some words or strange phrases come from variations of hypnosis principles These are not errors but are powerful often we employ strong hypnotic techniques that are triggers for the mind to reach deeper states of relaxation and become more open to positive suggestions.
Q: How often should I listen to the program? Should I listen to do hypnosis in sequel?
Solid mental training is the essence behind mastering any skill, any sport or any area of expertise. Hypnosis isn’t any different.
Look at it as a sport. The more you train the better results you get. Besides training you also have to learn the skills – that’s why it’s better to listen to all the 5 sessions in sequence for a full workout. So keep listening to the hypnosis sessions as often as you can, without burning yourself out. Keep it up and you will feel the results, then you will determine your own way in which to listen to them.
Q: Should I do multiple sessions on a day?
If you feel like one particular part of your game is bellow par focus on that and listen to it several times per day.
Q: Is there a way to accelerate the program?
Yes, we recommend that you do this if you are going into rapid gaming or vacation playing and you don’t have the necessary preparation period of 60-90 days. Take 3 days off and bring in take-out food. Listen to audios from morning to night each day; use all audios at least 7 times each before going out for your first active gaming.
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