Everything you have been taught about hypnosis is probably wrong. This is due to how pop-culture and mass media has portrayed hypnosis. Most of what is portrayed couldn't be further from the truth. The FAQ will answer most of your questions regarding hypnosis, and correct false information. If you have questions not answered here, please send me an email. Thank you!
Mark Pearlscott, CH, NLP
Frequently asked questions
Is hypnosis "mind-control"?
Can you make me do something against my code of ethics or morals?
No. Since hypnosis is a voluntary process, and the client is always in control, their morals and standard behaviors remain intact and functioning.
What is trance?
Trance is a state of hightened awareness and focus of the mind. It is different than sleeping, as the client is still actively participating in the whole process.
Is experiencing trance natural, or normal?
Yes! The trance state is very natural and normal. In fact, we go through the state of trance every night when we are transitioning from awake to sleep states. We also go through it again when transitioning from sleep back to the awake state. So, you go into trance at least twice everyday of your life.
What is the difference between conscious and unconscious?
When we talk about hypnosis, we are making a distinction between the conscious and the unconscious states of mind.
How does hypnosis work?
How much control does my unconscious mind have over me?
Every experience causes an imprint on our memory.
Our unconscious manages 90% of what we do, regardless of if we are wake or sleep.
Very little is conscious, except where we place our attention/focus.
Our conscious can only handle 4-5 pieces of information simultaneously.
The unconscious mind can process 200K times more data then the conscious mind.
The human brain can simultaneously absorb 11 million units of information. We are only consciously aware of a maximum of 40.
99 percent of what we see is projected from our memory. Only 1 percent comes is added by the sensory organs (such as touch, seeing, hearing, smell and taste).
Conscious ideas were already ideas of the subconscious by 1/3 of a second ahead of the conscious mind.
Is there shipping?
There is no shipping involved as the program is provided as a digital file. You will be provided with a way to download the hypnosis program to your personal computer or device.
What is your return policy?
There are no returns.
The price of a hypnosis session is a little more than expected...?
I can appreciate that the cost may be more than what some can afford. For those who can, these programs can be re-played over and over again. As you do so, the power of the program gets stronger and stronger, and the new behaviors get further ingrained into the brain.
What does trance feel like?
It is different for everyone, but I can tell you my experience. When I went to a hypnotist for some help, I felt as if I just listened to her talk for a few hours. I felt normal through the whole process, like I normally feel when sitting relaxed in a chair. So I thought nothing happened and I wasted my time.
I've heard some people can't be hypnotized. Is that true?
No, it is false. Hypnosis is a natural pheomena that we all go through multiple times per day.
Why should I only listen to the programs by headphones?
Each hypnosis program utilizes the auditory range from full left to full right of the stereo signal. When you listen through regular speakers, your orientation to the speakers matters greatly for what your listening experience turns out to be. These programs are made in a specific way. It may be that we purposefuly move a sound from the right ear to the left ear, and we want you to experience it that way. By listening to it via headphones, you are listening to it in the way that it was intended to be listened to. That way, you can get the most benefit from your trance experience.
Can I listen to these programs in my car?
No! Absolutely avoid listening to it in a car! If the program is playing through the car stereo, or if the driver has the headphones on, then driving will likely be impared. Serious injury or death may occur due to an accident or collision.
How do I use my purchased program? What file format is it?
The hypnosis program is an MP3 audio file, and will be provided by digital download. It can be played by any player that takes MP3s. Simply find a safe spot to listen, sit or lie down, put on your headphones, close your eyes, and hit play. Relax and follow the instructions and suggestions provided.
What payment types do you accept?
All major credit cards are accepted.
What if I want an in-person or Zoom appointment?
I do provide those services as well.
How often should I listen to the hypnosis program I downloaded?
The program is designed to be listened to many times. Each time you listen to it, it reinforces the process of moving you forward, toward your goal. Listening to it multiple times intensifies the over all result of the process, enhancing the result.