Julien Willm,
Certified Hypnotherapist

Hong Kong
(+852) 8193-1868
Canada +1 (709) 330-0642

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958, and it is also recognized by the British Medical Association. It has been safely used by many professionals in medicine and psychology for the past 200 years.

2. Is it true that we go in and out of hypnosis many times in a day?
It is true. What most people do not know is that hypnosis is a common daily occurrence. An example is when a person continuously says to himself that he cannot do something, he has just hypnotized himself. Imagine what will happen if he keeps reinforcing this idea to himself over and over again.

3. Can you give examples of naturally occurring states of hypnosis?
You enter a lift. You were so engrossed in your thoughts (a different state of consciousness) that when the lift door opens, you went out, only to discover that you have not reached your desired floor.
You watch a movie and you begin to cry. You have hypnotized yourself that the story is real (the movie is just a movie, it is not real).
You were driving along a highway and you missed your chosen exit. You were engrossed (a different state of consciousness).

4. While under hypnosis, will I lose consciousness?
One of the major misconceptions about hypnosis is that the subject will lose conscious awareness. In this altered state called hypnosis, the subject does not lose awareness or fall asleep. The subject is alert and aware of everything at all times and hears everything the hypnotherapist says. While consciousness is entirely suspended in natural sleep, it is definitively present in hypnosis. Hypnosis, then, is not sleep. The brain waves of a hypnotized person, even in deep hypnosis, are those of one awake and not of one asleep.

5. While under hypnosis, will I do odd and crazy things?
If you have witnessed a hypnotism show, you can see how one might leave the performance with that impression. The perception is that the hypnotist’s commands are irresistible. Stage hypnotists are entertainers. To put on an entertaining show, the performer must invoke in the volunteer subjects outrageous and farcical behavior. Hypnotherapy is used for serious purposes, so naturally the subject will not be made to crow like a rooster or engage in any other buffoonery, as in stage hypnosis. The subject is always aware of everything at all times and is always in control.

6. While under hypnosis, will I surrender my will or lose control?
This myth has been perpetuated by novels, popular magazine stories, TV and movies. Many people believe that hypnosis is a surrender of the will to the all powerful hypnotist. Since the ability to be hypnotized is a subjective experience, nothing could be further form the truth. Most experts agree that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Although the hypnotist guides and develops the hypnotic state, the ability to be hypnotized rests within the subject. The subject is always in control.

7. While under hypnosis, will I reveal all my secrets?
The answer is simply no. Hypnosis is wrongly presumed to be a truth serum that renders the hypnotized person incapable of lying, and robs the subject of the ability to keep embarrassing secrets confidential. While in hypnosis, a person will not spontaneously begin talking, or reveal any intimate secrets they would not tell while in the waking state

8. Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
There is no danger of the subject being brought out of hypnosis. Since the subject holds the control, there is no difficulty in terminating the hypnotic state.

9. Will Hypnosis weaken my will?
The will is not weakened or changed in any way. Subjects are always in control and cannot be made to do anything against their will. Subjects are not dominated by the will of the hypnotherapist.

10. Can I become addicted to hypnosis?
A person cannot become addicted to hypnosis and it cannot become habit-forming as a drug can. Subjects can resist hypnosis at any time, no matter how many times they have been hypnotized.

11. Can repeated inductions weaken my mind?
No, repetitive hypnotic induction does not weaken the mind.

12. Can I be hypnotized against my will?
Absolutely not! Hypnosis is not a clash of wills. It is a condition of trust and cooperation between the subject and the hypnotherapist.

13. Do I need to believe in reincarnation for regression therapy to be effective?
No. The mind functions beyond current beliefs to cause change. A belief in karma, spirituality, or past lives is not necessary for the therapy to be effective.

14. What if my memories are "false" memories?
The most widely expressed criticism among skeptics of this type of therapy is whether the past life experiences really occurred or not.   If the story someone creates in their mind causes a greater understanding of one's self and leads to resolution, then that is what really matters. Trying to prove if every detail of a memory is entirely true isn't our goal. We each have our own 'story' that needs to unfold. We would not question the validity of our dreams, which cannot be proven and are subject to our individual interpretation. Therefore, why would we treat our "past life" memories differently? It is the life change that follows therapy that is important, not the authenticity of the scenes being played out.

15. What if I can't remember anything?
You will be carefully guided every step of the way. We are skilled and experienced in taking people on this remarkable journey into their deep past. If you cooperate with our gentle instructions, it is almost certain that you will remember.

16. How should I prepare for my regression session?
Your intent is important to your success. Come to your session with an open mind, ready to receive and face whatever information will be most helpful.

17. What i I discover I was someone famous?
One common misbelief is that all people who experience past lives have been famous historical personalities. Those of us using Regression Therapy regularly know that this is almost never the case. Most past life experiences are quite mundane and even the ones containing exciting or dramatic events are usually experienced by ordinary characters.  Most patients have the experience of having lived as a peasant, farmer or servant for example. Ordinary lives have lessons too.

18. How long does a session last? How many session will I need?
Each session is different and personalised to answer your needs. Session usually last 1 hour for hypnotherapy, and 2 hours for regression therapy.
Therapeutic goals will be set after an initial assesment. It usually takes 1 to 6 sessions to address an issue.
Expect to leave relaxed, rested, and refreshed!

Feel free to contact Julien to discuss in all confidentiality how he can help you!

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