Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When you come in for your session, make sure you are open to success, and that you expect this to work. Do not come in hoping it will work, or wondering if it will work. The best attitude to have is I KNOW this will work, without any doubts at all. We tend to move in he direction of our most dominant thoughts, so why not take advantage of that fact and come in with the right attitude.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I'd want to know more about hypnosis, so that there would be no misconceptions in terms of what hypnosis is and what it is not. I would want to know that as a client I am in control at all times and the hypnotist cannot MAKE me do anything I do not want to do.
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. It is critical that people who seek assistance from a Hypnotherapist have a desire to actually make the change they are calling about. For example, if someone really does not want to stop smoking, then there is not much I can do to assist them. Go inside and make sure you are ready to make the changes. Then when you come in the door, come in with the attitude that says, Hey, I know this is going to work for me. With that attitude, you have no choice but to be a success.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. Not only do I spend time talking, but I also spend time with my clients in hypnosis, and I do not watch the clock. Many hypnotists limit their sessions to 1 hour, I have found that many times we may talk for an hour before we begin hypnosis. I also offer some extended hypnosis sessions that will start with 1.5 to 2 hours of talking before we begin entering into the hypnotic state.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy helping people and discovering new and exciting ways using hypnosis to accomplish this task. While it can be challenging when someone calls with a new issue I have never thought about in terms of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, I am always open to to the challenge, and have learned to adapt as a hypnotist so that I can help the people who contact me for hypnosis, regardless of the reason they have called.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Many people email me and want to cut to the chase and ask how much does this cost? This is not something I [prefer to discuss on the phone so that I can make sure they get the whole story and not just a number in an email.
It is important to have rapport with clients and this is a good way to start that process. I also know that when someone calls me, it means they are serious about making positive changes in their life.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis that can make it challenging for people to enter into hypnosis. I discuss these before we start, and they all seem to point to the same thing, control.
It is important to understand that the client in in control, and that they will not do anything that goes against their own morals and values. Every person who comes into my office has complete control, and if they wanted to they could get up and walk out at any time they desire. This includes before they enter into hypnosis, as well as during the hypnosis portion of the session.