FAQ

Does hypnosis really work? Isn’t it just for things like quitting smoking?

If done right: it’s extremely effective! And it’s an amazing way of facilitating much deeper work. You can read some testimonials here.  We don’t have a lot of reviews online because we don’t push our clients to share something sensitive and personal. The issues we specialize in are often very private. We don’t offer quick wins like smoking cessation or enable extreme dieting. We are always working to challenge stigma around therapy and talking about therapy but it’s not for everyone.

At JQ Hypnosis we have a success rate of over 90% getting clients the results they want. Everyone can benefit from hypnosis. Yes especially those overthinkers out there! We have worked with clients with Schizophrenia, ADHD, Autism and even Deaf clients. No personality, disability or health condition is a barrier to hypnosis. Please be aware however that sessions at JQ Hypnosis are not designed to diagnose or treat any mental or physical disability or health condition.Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis than others- who and why continues to evade clinical researchers. It is a common myth that passive people respond better. Sometimes those who are the most controlling in their daily lives are the most suggestible.

People put up the biggest walls when it comes to their most intimate thoughts, desires and fears. A skilled hypnotist will adapt to whomever they are working with to get the best from that person so things can flow freely.

What insurance do you accept?

Unfortunately we cannot accept insurance. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not licensed professions in New York state, so while some plans do cover hypnotherapy, this is only for states in which it can be billed. Some places offer hypnosis as an adjunct to traditional behavior therapies and that therapy can be billed to insurance companies but there are no minimum education or experience requirements for the hypnosis element of the treatment At JQ Hypnosis we believe that hypnosis is an extremely powerful healing tool in its own right, that requires years of graduate study and hundreds of hours of clinical supervision, as is required in many other parts of the world. It is an investment to pay out of pocket but as hypnosis is so much faster and more efficient than traditional therapy alone, it may still work out cheaper if you are making co-pays. We always try and work with clients on payment plans or find a solution if finances become a problem during a course of sessions. We are super approachable! Talk to us.

How many sessions do I need?

Hypnosis is a brief intervention, achieving outstanding results very quickly. For certain simple goals as few as two sessions is all it takes to make lasting change. Most clients have multiple things they wish to work on or that impact their primary reason for coming. They benefit from ongoing support as the changes they make play out in their lives. This gives them real life tools that they can apply to any future situations that arise. The average is 6 sessions. Check out our rates page for package offers.

Will I lose control?

No. While stage hypnosis utilizes many similar techniques to clinical or holistic hypnosis, the difference is that trust and doing exactly what the client wants is our main concern. Its actually like being more in control. The more you engage with hypnosis to quieten the mind and cut through the lies we tell ourselves and the conditioning we are exposed to, the more you are able to focus on what truly matters to you: gaining a far greater sense of control. As your guides in this process we are simply teaching you a more effective way to talk to your subconscious mind and in turn train your conscious habits with expert help. You will always feel good and safe when you are with us at JQ Hypnosis.

Will I remember my session?

This depends on the depth of trance. You will certainly remember all of your first session but depending on the issue being dealt with, you may be taken to a deeper state of trance where you forget all or part of your session but this is not common. We will always discuss the depth of trance with you and ensure we communicate with you thoroughly throughout the process to gain ongoing consent. If you don’t respond, then you’re asleep and you’re paying for a nap! At JQ Hypnosis we make sure this never happens. We continually monitor your trance level and bring you up or down depending on what you need.

Do you record the sessions?

Some clients request this and we are happy for you to record your session but for copyright reasons please do not share this online. If you would like a recording to listen to regularly to reinforce your sessions, we offer custom recordings designed and paced for this purpose.

What can I expect from my first session?

There will be a detailed analysis that builds on your free consultation. This will involve a conversation about the issue and some probing questions. If you can’t bring yourself to talk about it then just share what you can and we will do the rest. We will be observing a multitude of things to build a picture of how your unique mind works so that we can pick the techniques that work best for you. There is no one size fits all at JQ Hypnosis. There are hundreds of hypnotic techniques and strategies and ways to approach your goals the key to the easiest and fastest route to success is finding the right fit for you. We will then do short hypnosis session based on our observations – no more than 15 minutes – so you get a feel for it. It will be light and enjoyable. Like a gentle guided meditation made just for you.

Are all your services accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes. Though the restrooms unfortunately are not. I hope to find a fully accessible space and am always looking. Please drop me an email to let me know your accessibility requirements and I will do everything I can to make it as smooth a process as possible. If you need extra time for sessions this will of course be provided free of charge. There is space in the rooms for PAs or caregivers and also a waiting area with white noise machines for privacy.

I have a religious practice. Will hypnosis conflict with my beliefs?

I will always work sensitively in a way that honors any religious or cultural beliefs you may have. You are the expert on your personal faith and if it is important to you, I ask that you share that with me. If you would like to keep it private, that’s also completely fine. There are many different approaches to hypnotherapy. It can be very clinical and scientific or it can be influenced by things like buddhist, yogic or shamanic practices. The approach that best fits you is what you get. The goal is to communicate in a deeper, easier and more caring way with your subconscious mind. There is no reason why this would replace or interfere with your religious or cultural practice.