Answers to questions you want to know!
Most people that we work with have the same questions. Below you will find the most common ones.
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Q: How do you work with people?
A: We teach people how to take control of their lives by using a straight forward, down to earth and simple process. Along the way people gain tools and resources to help move themselves out of the struggles that aren’t serving them.
Q: Is this therapy?
A: No, this is NOT therapy. There is no "therapizing" you, we work with a combination of hypnosis, coaching and NLP / HNLP to help people easily make positive shifts to move forward within a very short period of time.
Together we will rewrite a new story and literally rewire your brain to assist you towards your goals. The results? You break free from what has been holding you back and gain confidence within a very short period of time!
Q: Is Mark a Therapist?
A: Mark is NOT a Doctor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst or Therapist. He is a Certified Therapeutic Coach, Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Certified Consulting Hypnotist.
As a Hypnotist he does not involve himself in treatment of or work with pathology as defined in the Diagnostic Service Manual-IV developed by the American Psychiatric Association. The Coaching & Hypnosis profession addresses itself as to the improvement of living style emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Consulting Hypnotists do not “cure” illness but can help to increase comfort with illness and pain through stress management and post hypnotic suggestion. Hypnosis & Coaching is a practice that seeks to help clients determine and achieve personal goals. As a Hypnotist/Coach Mark does not diagnose or treat illness, disorders or diseases.
Q: Do you work with children or teens?
A: At Healing Artistry Therapies we only work with adults 25 years old and up. We have a network of professional hypnosis & coaching colleagues all over the world and would be happy to recommend them to you if you ask.
Q: Do you work with weight loss or smoking?
A: At Healing Artistry Therapies we do not work in those areas of hypnosis. We have a network of professional hypnosis & coaching colleagues all over the world and would be happy to recommend them to you if you ask.
Q: I want to work with Mark to break free, but don't live locally. Is there a way we can still work together?
A: Absolutely! Mark has worked with people all over the world! It doesn't matter where you are, hypnosis works just the same! Many people from the tri-state area come to work with Mark one on one in person. Other people who live further out work with Mark virtually via the phone, face time and/or through Skype.
**Currently we are not offering in person sessions. All sessions are conducted virtually to keep everyone safe during the COVID pandemic.
Q: How long does each session in the program take?
A: The Discovery Call is 30 minutes. Most sessions are anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes, give or take depending on what we need to accomplish during that particular session. Generally many people find that sessions tend to go faster and easier as we progress threw the program.
Q: What are the typical results?
A: Although results vary and no guarantee can be made -- Most clients notice positive shifts from the very first session and each consecutive session we reinforce and work on other components with the issue at hand.
Q: Are people ever not successful?
A: To be honest, yes, some people aren't successful. We can usually tell at the initial meeting and we don’t accept those clients into our programs. We only work with people who are motivated and ready to create positive changes.
Some people, for what ever reason aren't ready to hear a new perspective or follow directions or do their work. They are generally unsuccessful.
Truthfully, hypnosis works if you want it to work, are open to it working and are willing to do your own personal work in & out of sessions. The more effort a person puts in the better the results they will get. It’s like if someone buys a gym membership and doesn’t go...it won't be very effective will it?
Q: Do you always do programs or do you ever do single sessions?
A: At Healing Artistry Therapies we don't believe in "magic pills" or "band-aid" approaches. We do things properly for your success. A "one & done" approach will make you feel relaxed & a bit better granted, but it will not help you in the long run.
We are into long-term solutions rather than quick-fixes.
For most of our clients the changes are instantaneous, for others the change requires a little more work and takes a bit longer. Everyone's process is different. Anyone telling you they can help you in only one session just wants your money.
Our programs are fast, effective and many of our clients hate to see them come to an end. After a client has completed their initial program they will be given the option for continuing "Peak Performance Options" which includes a single session option.
Q: How much do your programs cost?
A: As I'm sure you can appreciate every person is different with a different set of specific needs, as such we have different programs to suit those various needs.
In all honesty, as we don't yet have a complete picture of what is specifically going on for you and what you will be needing we are unable to accurately quote you until we speak further during your Discovery Call.
Q: How can I purchase this investment in myself?
A: Our programs are affordable for most people because we offer secure automated payment plans.
Q: Does insurance cover my Hypnosis & Coaching program?
A: Currently the field of Hypnotherapy is where the Chiropractic profession used to be. We are in the process of working towards being able to accept insurance, but currently we can not accept it.
Q: What about the hypnosis part of things?
A: You probably already know that most people who use hypnosis are helped by it. Hypnosis Works and it is my hope that one day it will be the #1 go to for helping people across the globe! Aren’t you glad you found it!?
Hypnosis is a powerful & proven tool used to effectively help people in many areas of their lives. It’s not evil, scary or magic, it’s a natural state of mind that everyone can use and it’s science.
Q: During hypnosis am I “blacked-out” or like a zombie under mind control?
A: During hypnosis you are 100% in control. We can’t make you go into hypnosis or stay in trance if you choose not to. If a person doesn't allow themselves to go/stay in trance than what we do will not be effective. It's really a cooperation between you and your hypnotherapist.
You aren’t “blacked out” You are aware of everything that is going on at all times. Most people feel like they are relaxing and just listening to me talk. You are very aware of the process & could pull yourself out of trance at any time. It feels so good though with tons of benefits and most people ask to go back into trance.
Q: Will I be asleep?
A: Nope. Hypnosis looks like sleep because your eyes are closed and your very deeply relaxed but you're actually in a state of laser focus and hyper awareness. You are in-between sleep & wakefulness. In this state your blood pressure naturally goes down and your energy levels naturally go up. Fun fact! -- One hour in hypnosis is equal to having napped for 12 hours and most people feel great during and after!
Q: What brain wave does hypnosis operate on?
A: There are five main brain waves:
Beta (14-40Hz) – The Waking Consciousness and Reasoning Wave
Alpha (7.5-14Hz) – The Deep Relaxation Wave
Theta (4-7.5Hz) – The Light Meditation And Sleeping Wave
Delta (0.5-4Hz) – The Deep Sleep Wave
Gamma (above 40Hz) – The Insight Wave
In hypnosis we are accessing & balancing between the Alpha & Theta.
The Alpha wave is accessed in deep relaxation (usually when the eyes are closed). It's a lovely daydream or light meditative state. Your imagination starts to heighten, visualization, memory, learning and concentration begin to perk up. The mind begins to open to suggestion. It's the gateway to your subconscious mind
The Theta wave is where we spend most of our time while in trance. It is the realm of your subconscious. Your mind’s most deep-seated programs are at Theta and it is where you experience vivid visualizations, great inspiration, profound creativity and exceptional insight. It is at the Alpha-Theta border where the optimal range for visualization and hypnosis or reprogramming of your mind begins. It’s the mental state which you consciously create your reality. At this frequency, you are conscious of your surroundings however your body is in deep relaxation & profound changes can occur.
Q: What if I get stuck while in trance?
A: All hypnosis is self-hypnosis really. So why would you get stuck in a state that you put yourself into? You wouldn't and you can't. You can NOT get "stuck" in hypnosis or die. It’s impossible.
Q: Will I cluck like a chicken or do silly things or tell you
my deep dark secrets?
A: We have found NO therapeutic value in clucking like a chicken, so don't plan on that. People do those things on stage for a few reasons.
1. They know it’s for entertainment.
2. They agree and volunteer for it.
3. The people that get chosen to do those fun things would probably do those things with or without hypnosis any way.
The truth is you will not do or say anything that goes against your free will, core values, morals, ethics and beliefs. Your mind protects you from from that.
Q: What is Hypnosis any way?
A: If you are worried about being able to go into trance, please don't be. Hypnosis is a natural relaxed state of mind that you put yourself in and out of every single day. Have you ever driven somewhere and gotten from point A to point B and zoned out the trip? Have you ever day dreamed? Have you ever woken up in the morning, then fallen back to sleep and thought you only slept for five minutes and in reality you were out for 20 minutes? Have you ever watched a movie and it made you laugh or cry? These are all examples of natural trance. Accessing the hypnotic state is as easy as breathing.
The unconscious or subconscious mind as many people know it, is where your memories, emotions, thoughts, behaviors, patterns, solutions, insights, and beliefs reside. It is the driving force in who you are and what you do.
In order to release what is holding you back and facilitate the changes you desire, you will see the greatest success by directly accessing your unconscious mind. In our sessions together we will figure out what you truly want and then speak directly to your unconscious mind to achieve it! That’s why our work together works so well and so fast!
We hope this has answered some of the questions that you may have been thinking of!