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What is hypnosis? 

The definition of Hypnosis is the by-pass of the Critical Factor of the Conscious Mind and the establishment of acceptable selective thinking. In other words the subconscious mind is our organic computer, storing the beliefs and programming we've picked up along this journey in life. Hypnosis allows us the opportunity to reprogram and let go of beliefs that are blocking or preventing us from achieving the changes we desire.


What are some of the benefits of hypnosis?

Essentially any condition caused or influenced by the mind can be addressed using hypnosis. Many successes using hypnosis to mitigate or alleviate conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions, pain, and myriad other issues have been documented. 

Clients I’ve worked with have claimed success from hypnosis in losing weight, lifting depression, clearing asthma and allergies, eliminating panic and anxiety attacks, improving or releasing acute and chronic illnesses, and helping bring more peace and calm into their lives. The potential benefits of hypnosis are virtually unlimited. It is important to note that hypnotists are not medical professionals and do not diagnose or practice medicine. Hypnotists simply access and activate the part of our minds which enables healing on a variety of levels. 

For medical or mental conditions, a referral from a medical professional is required.


Is hypnosis safe? Can I be controlled or made to do something against my will? 

Hypnosis is completely safe and the participant is always in control. You are aware and you hear everything during this state. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis; your hypnotist is simply a guide. You have control over what you say and do while in hypnosis. The number-one priority of the subconscious mind is to take care of you, so you’ll only take suggestions that line up with your moral beliefs and goals.


How does the type of hypnosis you do differ from what I’ve seen stage hypnotists do? 

Stage hypnosis is for entertainment. The people who volunteer want to relax and have fun, otherwise they wouldn’t volunteer. Therapeutic hypnosis is designed to help people live healthier, productive, and enjoyable lives, and is done in a respectful, professional manner.


Who can be hypnotized?  

About 97% of the population can be hypnotized provided that they want to be hypnotized and their fears have been eliminated; exceptions can be those with IQs below 70, the senile, and hard drug addicts or individuals under the influence of large amounts of alcohol.


What does it feel like to be hypnotized? 

There are no certain physical feelings that go along with the state of hypnosis because hypnosis is a state of mind or consciousness not a physical state. Relaxation is not a requirement in hypnosis but people tend to report a very pleasant feeling of extreme relaxation. Some people feel a heaviness or lightness in their limbs and some experience a slight change in body temperature during hypnosis. Almost everyone experiences a time distortion, so a two-hour session can feel like a much shorter time. Overall, most of Sharon's clients report a sense of well-being and peace.


How long does it take to correct an issue?  

Our minds operate much like an organic computer, and hypnosis gives us the tools to change the software or programming quickly. The client’s willingness and desire to change and their belief in the process are important factors, so the number of sessions will vary between individuals. Irrespective of expectations of positive results on the part of the client or hypnotist, the bottom line is whether the desired results are being achieved in the client’s life; if not, the necessary work hasn’t been done. 

Hypnotists are going well beyond the smoking cessation and weight-loss issues addressed by predecessors and applying hypnotic tools to unexplored areas.

Sometimes people expect changes to happen quickly and lose faith in the process when results aren’t achieved in a few sessions.

Ms. Svenson has seen amazing results in one or two sessions, but counsel those who need longer to keep the faith and focus on the progress they do make. If it takes a couple of months to resolve issues suffered for years and years, it’s a bargain. Many clients sign up for one to ten sessions, but it isn't unusual for clients to work with her more intensively over a period of months for major health issues or for a variety of concerns. 

Sharon has many clients who continue to come back off and on over the years to utilize the process to achieve new goals, fine tune, and create an even more joyful healthy life. 


What does the hypnotist do to stimulate the healing?

Ms. Svenson says she often plays the role of a detective and lawyer, first looking for beliefs the clients hold that might be blocking them from what they want, then acting as their representative arguing the case to the subconscious mind to release the negative beliefs so goals can be achieved. Sharon works to bring out your inner guidance and wisdom, works with the positive beliefs that are working for you, and uses a variety of methods to help you release the negative beliefs that don't. All kinds of tools can be used in the hypnotic process, from regression, positive suggestions, imaginative healing journeys, reframing events, and Ultra Height; the list is only as limited as the hypnotist's imagination. 


Why choose hypnosis over other forms of treatment?  

Hypnosis is your mind’s natural learning state, so it is completely safe. It requires no drugs, needles, herbs, or supplements, and therefore no added costs. Issues can often be resolved in a matter of hours, weeks, or months, as opposed to years - or not at all. Further, hypnosis can address the cause of issues, rather than only the symptoms.


How can Svenson Hypnosis offer sessions for so much cheaper than chain hypnosis centers?
Does she really have the needed experience and  training to address my issue(s)? 

Because Sharon doesn't have large overhead costs such as advertising, employees or benefits to pay, and because her business is within her home, the client is paying mostly for her time, training, and experience.

Sharon’s training went beyond a few days or a week or two of courses. She has taken over 300 hours of course work, completed required testing, and spent a year of practice sessions working with individuals before she recieved her certification. She is trained in not just one area, such as smoking cessation or weight loss, but to work on the whole person. Issues often cross over into many other areas of the client’s life and need to be addressed on the whole. For instance, a goal to lose weight might bring up other issues of self-love or worthiness. Releasing of other issues or problems along the way to achieving the client’s primary goal, creates a greater chance for long-term success.


Can Hypnosis really work over the phone? 

Yes, it can be just as effective as in person. In fact, it can sometimes be easier for the client, as the client often feels more relaxed and comfortable within their own home. Sharon has done phone sessions with clients in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New York and the United Kingdom. Cell phones and Skype can make it a very affordable option. All the client needs are acomfortable spot to sit or lie down, headphones or speaker phone, and an uninterrupted time period for the duration of the session. It can be nice for the client to have a quiet place to sit or lie down, but it isn’t a requirement for success. So if Ms. Svenson doesn't recommend phone sessions due to the nature of your issue(s) she will let you know if she has any recommendations of a hypnotist in your area.


What is your training?

Sharon Svenson is a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and she has been practicing in Garden Valley, Idaho since 2006, offering workshops, recordings, and private sessions in-office and by phone. Sharon received her training from Gerald Kein, of Omni Hypnosis, an institution which has produced some of the best hypnotists practicing today, including Brian Weiss, M.D., Psychiatrist and Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami; and Stephen Parkhill, author of "Answer Cancer." She continues to pursue education in her field and has received extra training and certification in: Attention Deficit Disorder, pain control, children's motivation, learning enhancement, weight control, smoking cessation, emergency hypnosis, stress management, non-organic male impotence, hypnotherapy for A.I.D.S patients, hypnosis for cancer, painless childbirth, hypnosis for depression, phobia removal, hypnotic breast enhancement, and Ultra Height. She holds a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

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