What is hypnotherapy and can it help me?

Far from the theatrics you may have seen on TV or at the comedy club, hypnotherapy is an amazing tool to help clients deal with various concerns including fears and phobias, sports performance issues, weight loss, stress and more.  

At Robb Acupuncture and Wellness, a consultation is first done with the session scheduled for a later time to allow time to tailor the session to the your specific needs.

Also, check out the Total Emotional Detox Program.  This 7-9 session program frees you of blockages, releases unconscious patterns of anxiety and self sabotage and releases deeper emotions that may be contributing to bad habits and negative thought processes.

Schedule a free consultation or dive in and schedule your full hypnotherapy consult

Did you know hypnotherapy can be combined with acupuncture?

Think of the physical reactions you had the last time you were extremely stressed or how exhausted you felt after taking an important test in school.  Robb Acupuncture and Wellness believes that the mind and body are one machine and should be treated as such.  Acupuncture and hypnotherapy work wonderfully together to ensure that the mind is getting the same attention as your body.

The Most Frequent Questions

  • First and foremost, make an appointment for your hypnotherapy consultation.
  • Please complete any paperwork you receive via email.
  • At the time of your consultation, click the button in your confirmation email or sign into your patient portal. We will discuss what you want to work on so that your session can be tailored specifically to you. 
  • We will then make an appointment for your session which is usually the next day but can be a time that works well for you.
  • If doing your session via telehealth, again sign into your patient portal at the time of your appointment,  please turn off your phone and find a comfortable spot where you will not be disturbed and can recline with your head supported.  Feel free to put on some relaxing music.

Hypnotherapy has the ability 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

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have nothing to do with religion or any religious beliefs.  Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that each of us go into every day while daydreaming or when “zoning out”.