Will I be asleep? No. To an observer, however, you will appear to be asleep. You will be in a deep state of relaxation when in a trance. Since all of your senses are magnified, you are actually more alert and aware of your surroundings while you are in hypnosis. You are in complete control at all times.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized? You will feel a profound sense of relaxation and comfort. It is an extremely peaceful feeling. Most people experience different bodily sensations ranging from limbs feeling very heavy, tingling sensations or a feeling of floating. Please note that hypnosis is NOT the same as being sound asleep. You will not be asleep.
Can anyone be hypnotized? Yes. Any person of at least average intelligence and ability to focus can be guided into a deep state of relaxation.This does not include those who have a serious mental disorder or who may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Above all, the person must be willing. The natural defenses in your mind will prevent you from entering the alpha stage if you do not participate. Please note the goal must be agreed upon by the client. Goals are not what a parent, guardian or spouse wants; it is always only about the client! Hypnosis is a natural and safe process that can be effectively used with children, teens and adults.
Do you work with youth/teens? Yes. I am a retired teacher of 32 years and enjoy working with youth/teens. Children can benefit from the process of hypnosis from the age of 8 and up. My specialty is teen sports performance, increase focus and reduction of anxiety and fears. The consultation portion of the first visit includes the parent or guardian. The child must be willing to spend time alone with me during the hypnosis session while the parent waits in the waiting area of Nourishing Journey Wellness Center. There is a nice café for you to wait in.
Do you specialize in smoking cessation? No, but I can refer you to someone who does. How many sessions does it take to see results? The results vary among individuals. It is very common to experience positive change with only one session. Reinforcement sessions may be necessary to see continued positive changes. It also depends on the issues being addressed. Reduced rates are offered for clients who come back for follow-up single sessions. It is suggested that Anxiety and Stress Reduction clients visit at least two times each month, depending on the severity and individual details. I have a 4 session reduced rate package for this purpose.
Weight-Loss/Body Positivity clients typically visit twice a month until goals are reached. Please ask me about my unique 7 week coaching/hypnosis program if you would also like life affirming life coaching as well as hypnosis. It comprises 7 coaching/hypnosis two hour sessions over a 14 week period.
Please note that if the issue being addressed through hypnosis has been a concern for six months or longer, multiple sessions are typically necessary.
How do I get the most out of my session? It is suggested that you come to your session wearing comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Please avoid large amounts of caffeine or sugar products before your session. Do not worry about performing or doing anything correctly; simply enjoy the experience and you will be amazed at the results.
Do I have to have a PayPal account to secure my appointment? No.After you decide on your day and time via a phone call to me, you will pay on the website. After clicking on this link, the two options are PayPal, or the use of any Credit or Debit card. I also accept payment via Zelle and Venmo under the name of Michelle Dubreuil Macek.
The firm policy is that an Initial Consultation and Hypnosis Visit must be paid in full when the appointment is reserved.
Where is your office? I am currently offering ZOOM sessions. I normally would work out of Nourishing Journey Wellness Center in Columbia, Maryland right off rt 32. Directions are on the Contact page.
Do medical insurance companies cover hypnosis? Traditional Health Insurance companies do not cover hypnosis services.
What is your cancellation policy? I require a 24 hour notice for cancelled appointments via text, email or phone call. Cancellations without a 24 hour notice or no-shows will be charged the current rate for the missed appointment. Exceptions will be made if a weather-related problem interferes with the safety of arriving to my office for a reserved appointment time.
What if I have more questions? Send me an email here: Contact Inquiries will be responded to within a 48 hour period of time.