Frequently Asked Questions

1) What is hypnotherapy? Our life reflects our unconscious programming. This is because the job of the subconscious is to create reality out of its program, for example to prove the program is true. So if you have negative programming in your unconscious, Dr Lipton says 95% of the time you will recreate those negative experiences in your life. During a hypnotherapy session the hypnotherapist provides counselling and communicates with the client while in hypnosis to help the client shift sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can work at a deeper level helping to not only understand one's habit, problem or past trauma but also help a person eliminate negative emotional triggers associated with the issue, shift negative belief patterns and help encourage positive changes in one's behaviour. By being in a highly relaxed state of mind a person is much more open to suggestions for change, a person can develop better control over his or her emotions and develop a deeper sense of awareness. 

2) What is the difference between regular therapy and hypnotherapy?  The difference between a regular talk therapy session and a hypnotherapy session is during talk therapy the therapist is helping the person logically understand the problem and a way to comfortably deal with the situation.  During a hypnotherapy session the therapist works with the logical mind (the conscious mind) AND the emotional brain (the unconscious mind) For example a person may be afraid to drive and consciously know that they are capable of driving yet that person's unconscious fears are preventing the person from getting behind the wheel. Hypnotherapy can help the person eliminate the underlying triggers and fears and the client may be able to drive again. Hypnotherapy can assist clients to achieve goals they never thought they could possibly achieve, work on symptoms related to anxiety and depression, and help a person eliminate a bad habit or phobia.

3) What is a Family Healing Session? 

Family healing sessions provide support to all members of the family who are impacted by various stress, arguments, patterns and trauma. Virgina Satir describes family therapy as “necessary to address family pain and heal family wounds.” These sessions are designed to explore the dynamics of your family and give you and your family new tools to increase everyone’s awareness of the issues, improve lines of communication and develop a deeper understanding of accepting and honouring each person within the family. What is unique about Lisa’s family healing sessions is that she will provide exercises and techniques within her sessions to help clients manage emotions using meditative tools. This is especially helpful with families dealing with teenagers. The initial consultation is three hours in a group session and if necessary it may be recommended to see members of the family individually. ​

4) How does hypnotherapy help children?

Children live more in their imagination much more than adults do and can often times be much more open to change. Hypnotherapy involves using one’s mind to imagine situations and follow exercises while being in a hypnotic state of mind. Children often talk about enjoying this form of therapy as opposed to talk therapy because they find it much more fun and enjoyable. By learning how to use the power of their minds to change unwanted habits, thoughts and feelings or triggers associated with negative experiences children develop a new level of confidence and self-awareness.

Hypnotherapy can be beneficial in helping children overcome a number of issues:

  • Bedwetting (Enuresis)

  • Nail biting

  • Insomnia

  • Divorce

  • Hyperactivity

  • Concentration issues

  • Phobias

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger management

  • Getting on with siblings

  • Problems with new partners

  • Exam nerves

  • Eating issues

  • Confidence

  • Dyslexia

  • Allergies

  • Asthma

  • Athletic ability

  • Attitudes

  • Compulsive behaviour

  • Creativity enhancement

  • Physical coordination

  • Fear of medical people

  • Friendlessness

  • Grief and loss

  • Headaches

  • Illness

  • Insecurity and lack of confidence

  • Learning problems

  • Low self-esteem

  • Memory problems

  • Nervousness and nervous habits

  • Nightmares and sleepwalking

  • Pain

  • Performance anxiety

  • School problems

  • Shyness

  • Sleep disorders

  • Speech difficulties

  • Stealing

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Thumb-sucking

  • Uncontrollable anger

  • Vandalism

  • Weight issues

     CONTACT Lisa:

     e-mail:   familytieshypnotherapy@shaw.ca

    *all e-mails will be responded to within 24 hours

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