Sessions Content

Your First Session

Your Client Folder

Each new client is given a “Client Folder” containing an introductory letter and various educational documents about both hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

At the time of our first session, you will also be given an extensive Life History Questionnaire. This questionnaire is designed to help me understand you as a unique person.  Considering that no two individuals are alike, your completed Life History Questionnaire enables me to custom tailor your program of hypnotherapy to match your individual needs.

Once completed, your Life History Questionnaire is to be emailed to me before our second session.  In this way, I can learn about you as a person, your life experiences, the personal growth and development experiences you have explored to date, and your goals, aspirations, and expectations.

Education, Hypnosis, Deepening, and Conditioning to Re-Hypnosis

At the start of your initial session, I will discuss your use of your client folder.  We will review and complete certain forms.  I will educate you in considerable detail about hypnosis and self-hypnosis, test your suggestibility, conduct an in depth hypnotic induction, take you through a number of hypnotic deepening exercises to increase your physical and emotional relaxation, and as well to increase your responsiveness to re-hypnosis during subsequent sessions.

Our initial session concludes with a summary of the session’s content and an opportunity for questions and answers.

Between Sessions 1 and 2

Between our first and second sessions, I review your Life History Questionnaire.  I also create a case specific second session agenda, including case specific post hypnotic suggestions as well as a case specific guided imagery visualization exercise to be used during our second session.

Your Second Session

Second Session Content

Our second session begins with your having an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about our first session as well as about the information contained in your client folder.  We then progress into a review of your Life History Questionnaire, inclusive of your answers to questions I feel need clarification.  This includes reviewing, documenting, and making sure I understand your goals and objectives.

Following the above, I conduct a hypnotic induction, wherein I am able to communicate case specific post hypnotic suggestions and conduct a guided imagery visualization exercise or exercises.  Following this you are awakened from hypnosis, making sure you are no longer in a state of heightened suggestibility.

Each session ends with a review of the session’s content, including questions and answers.  In this way, we make sure that we are on an equally understood path.

Your Third and Subsequent Sessions

Sessions Content

At the beginning of each session, I conduct a progress review, in terms of the progress you are making toward meeting your goals and objectives in a timely manner.  I too have goals on your behalf.  My first goal is to assist you in achieving your goals and objectives in as few sessions as is professionally responsible.

During each session, I conduct a hypnotic induction.  Following said induction, I communicate case specific post hypnotic suggestions and conduct one or more guided imagery exercises. Following this you are awakened from hypnosis, making sure you are no longer in a state of heightened suggestibility.

Each session ends with a review of the session’s content, including questions and answers.  In this way, we make sure that we are on an equally understood path.

Your Final Session

Session Content

At the time of your final session, we have final progress review as to your accomplished goals and objectives.

This is the session where clients are taught self-hypnosis in the form of two different approaches.  The first approach involves eye fascination, whereas the second approach involves the use of keywords.  After being hypnotized, using each approach, a client is observed demonstrating their ability to initiate self-hypnosis and thereafter to awaken himself or herself from the hypnotic state.

Three sets of self-hypnosis handouts are given to the client.  These function as easy to read lesson plans for future use.

This session ends with a review of the session’s content, including questions and answers.  In this way, I am able to make sure that my client both understands and is comfortable with the self-hypnosis process.

Payment Information

Health Insurance and Insurance Payment:

To the best of my knowledge, the services of a hypnotherapist are not covered in part or in full by health insurance in any of the 50 States.

I have received payment by way of workers’ compensation medical care spending accounts, established a part of an award at the time of case settlement. These accounts are not common.

Reduced Fees:

Reduced fee services are available on a limited basis.

Payment:

I accept payment only by way of cash or check.

Cancellation Policy:

If you do not keep your scheduled appointment, and you have not notified me at least 24 hours in advance, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.