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I love answering this question!

I won't go on and on about the subject BUT for many many years, movies and sources have portrayed it as a person staring at a pocket watch swinging back and forth or looking into a crazy turning tunnel that would honestly make me lose my lunch. The person then drifts off into the world of sleep and wakes up not knowing what happened. 


This is NOT what hypnosis is.

Hypnosis is a state that everyone reaches many many times over their lifetime. Whether it be by watching TV and 'zoning out' or highway hypnosis where you suddenly wonder if you missed your turn off. 

Hypnosis is a relaxed state where your hypnotist will use techniques intended to move you toward health and wholeness.

You are completely aware and awake, just very relaxed. You may emerge from hypnosis at any time you feel and if you do end up falling asleep from being too relaxed your hypnotist will wake you, because no work can be done if you're asleep.

After your session you can remember everything, however sometimes it may be a good idea to tape the session for better recall. It may seem a little dream like but you are now on your way to a more healthy and happy you!

Remember to get lots of rest after and drink water. Your mind will be processing the new information and needs to be in tip top shape!

If you have any questions about it please send us an email at:

Hilary Leehane B.Des CH MH

Les Smith J.D. LL.M. CH MH



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* DISCLAIMER: Results may vary from person to person. We guarantee the very best service using current information and appropriate hypnotic techniques for your situation. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not meant to diagnose or treat any disease, but rather it is intended to provide information, education, and motivation that will help to you live to your best potential and guide you toward being more effective in helping yourself.