Will the hypnotherapist be controlling me?
No. When some people think of hypnosis they become concerned that they will become controlled to do what the hypnotherapist tells them to do, but this is not true. When a person is in a hypnotic state they are in a hyper-attentive, conscious, and relaxed state. They are free to ignore, give themselves a different suggestion, and decide whether or not to explore what is being suggested.
Will I have to revisit unpleasant or traumatic experiences?
No. Hypnosis does not require that you go back to any negative experiences or trauma. For this reason, hypnosis is very helpful for clients that have experienced any kind of trauma or unpleasant experiences. Rather, the hypnotherapist must reframe the memory in a positive way and give the client a positive experience in the present, and a suggestion for the future.
Can hypnotherapy give me a competitive edge in business or professional environments?
Yes. Athletes have long known the power of hypnosis and its effectiveness is now being recognized in business. It can help you gain specific abilities to help you advance in your career, or start a new business. Most of your obstacles have to do with a feeling or impression you have of yourself, therefore we can use hypnotherapy to help you overcome fears of public speaking, lack of concentration, lack of sales skills, lack of confidence and much more. Essentially, hypnosis can help you gain power over your own mind so that it can be a tool to your advantage, rather than an obstacle.
Are appointments in-person, virtual, or over the telephone?
We offer appointments in-person in our office in North Vancouver, telephone appointments, as well as appointments via a secure online video platform. Your initial 30-min free consultation will be a telephone or online video appointment, you can select whichever you prefer when you book, but appointments after that can be in-person if you would prefer that.
Will insurance cover my appointment?
If you have an extended health insurance plan you may be able to use your benefits to cover part or all of your appointment cost. Plans can vary, so please check if your policy provides coverage for counselling services provided by either a Registered Clinical Counsellor or a Certified Canadian Counsellor. If you do, you can be reimbursed for your appointment cost through your insurance company at the rate that is detailed in your plan.