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  • If you’re new to Robb Wellness, you will receive intake paperwork via the Practice Better patient portal.  Please fill out prior to your appointment.
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  • At the time of your appointment, find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.  If possible, recline with your head supported.
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  • Headphones or earbuds are recommended.

Most Frequent Questions about Hypnotherapy

A qualified clinical hypnotherapist has the capabilities to help alleviate or transform a multitude of symptoms and problems. Most commonly I treat stress and anxiety, weight gain, pain, fears and phobias and sport performance issues.  Schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if hypnotherapy will work for your issue.

Yes, this really works over video chat.  Because I’m guiding you into hypnosis using my voice, we will get results as long as you are able to hear me. 

You cannot get stuck in under hypnosis.  If we get disconnected, you will naturally come out of the trance after not hearing my voice for a few minutes.  Simply sign in again and we will continue your session.

A state of relaxation and/or a level of concentration that the average individual reaches daily.  Self-hypnosis is accomplished most often when one is “absorbed” in a TV program, experiencing repetition (highway driving), or daydreaming. “Hypnotherapy” is a form of guided relaxation using concentration where the ideas expressed (suggestions) by the therapist ar generally experienced more clearly, which in turn creates new awareness.  Depending on one’s motivations, there may be a shift in attitude about specific subject matters (habits and stressed). The only requirement for getting therapeutic results is that the person has a conscious desire to change, or in other words, is in agreement with the suggestions.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH

No. Hypnosis cannot detach the ego. As a general rule, if the client were given a suggestion he or she did not agree with, he or she would simply refuse, laugh at it, or awaken (regain normal awareness).  In stage hypnosis, the volunteers are usually under the influence of alcohol and have come to the show for the purpose of relaxing, acting silly and having a good time, therefore, they are easily encouraged to do so.  Because inhibitions are often reduced under hypnosis, the subject is more likely to experience their inner character traits and motivations.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH

No.  If one undergoing hypnosis wants to remember, he or she will.  In some cases, if the client wants to forget something, amnesia can be produced with a post-hypnotic suggestion, but it wears off as quickly as the subject wishes. Although, a certified hypnotherapist can help a person transform a memory which may be causing problems.  The mind contains unconscious memories, which generally are responsible for our decisions, attitudes, feelings and behaviors.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH

Yes, provided one has normal physiological and psychological functioning and therefore the ability to concentrate and relax.  As long as a normal human being is willing, he or she may undergo hypnosis.  Insusceptible people are simply not willing.  There is a positive correlation between one’s willingness to relax and concentrate and the ability to undergo hypnosis.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH

No.  One should not expect to go to sleep.  Hypnosis is a hyper-state of awareness that feels very relaxing. One is completely aware of everything that is occurring in the surrounding environment as well as that which is happening in the inner mind.  Hypnosis is a state of consciousness located somewhere between awake and asleep. Some fatigued people may go out of hypnosis by falling into natural sleep, simply because they were tired, but then they may need to be awakened; if a person is trying to recall a memory under hypnosis, he or she can’t do so while sleeping. On the other hand, if a person is listening to self-hypnosis tape and he or she falls out of hypnosis into sleep, the suggestions will likely still be effective.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH