FAQ

WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?

Hypnosis is a powerful state of focused awareness that can be used to uncover and dissolve the root cause of many issues people suffer from everyday. Hypnosis allows you to access all the healing resources inherent within the subconscious mind, promoting natural healing from within. Hypnosis has been sanctioned and used by the medical community since 1958 to help patients overcome chronic pain, create anesthesia, and heal psychogenic illnesses.

HOW DOES HYPNOSIS WORK?

Hypnosis works by achieving a level of focused awareness, and at the same time bypassing the analytical aspect of the mind. Another way to describe the analytical aspect of the mind is that it is a comparing mechanism. When new information is introduced to the mind, the comparing mechanism compares the new information to what it already believes is either true or false. This is a protective aspect of our mind.

 

This is why changing habits by willpower alone is so difficult. We often already believe we can not change, so thinking about making the change happen (using willpower alone) is ineffective. Hypnosis is powerful because with focused awareness the analytical aspect of the mind is bypassed, and new, healthy and beneficial suggestions can be made directly into the subconscious, without the comparing mechanism rejecting these new beliefs. So the change we want to achieve in our life is accepted by the subconscious mind as true, and we see results quickly.

IS HYPNOSIS SAFE?

Hypnosis is safe–it's a perfectly normal and common state of mind we go into naturally everyday. You enter hypnosis regularly when daydreaming, watching a good movie, or reading a book. During these activities you remain consciously aware and in complete control, just as you do when a professional hypnotherapist assists you in entering into a state of hypnosis.

WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?

Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis. Hypnosis is used to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are discovered, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking, subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy.

CAN I BE HYPNOTIZED?

Yes of course! You've already been hypnotized anytime you watched an enjoyable movie, or read a good book. Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind that everyone has already experienced. Actually, it's such a normal state of mind that most people don't realize they are hypnotized. All you need to do to go into a state of hypnosis when meeting with Ohana Hypnosis is be willing and able to follow gentle instructions for reaching a state of focused awareness.

IS HEALTH INSURANCE ACCEPTED?

Currently health insurance does not cover hypnosis. We gladly accept HSA cards, credit card payments, and PayPal.

ARE CONSULTATIONS VIRTUAL?

Yes. We are based in Fargo, North Dakota and provide services to everyone in the United States via Zoom. Hypnosis works best when clients are in a comfortable and familiar environment, distraction-free. We recommend using a headset with microphone attached to your computer (preferred) or phone, making sure your connection is stable (ie: you have enough data on your cellphone plan for the month), keeping your phone on the "Do Not Disturb" setting, placing a note over your doorbell, and finding peace indoors, away from distractions (ie: children, pets, etc.).

GETTING ZOOM READY

Zoom Instructions: Please read before your appointment.
 

• Visit http://zoom.us
• Setup a free Zoom account.
• Install the Zoom software on your computer (works best on a computer, rather than a cellphone).

 

Your Appointment Time:

• Settle into an environment where you will be comfortable and undisturbed for at least 90 minutes, +/-15 minutes.
• Please silence your cell phone.
• Click your personalized Zoom link in your confirmation email.
• Turn "on" your video and audio.

 

Best Practices:
• Use a desktop or laptop computer for online Zoom meetings.
• Login at least 5-minutes early to ensure you can connect properly to Zoom.
• If Zoom is unavailable or we get disconnected, please have your phone handy & we will give you a call to finish your session.