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Hawaii Hypnosis Center's Frequently Asked Questions

Motivation not Procrastination
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level
of thinking we were at when we created them."  Albert Einstein

How Does Hypnosis Work?

The subconscious mind controls habits, memories, feelings, emotions, body functions, and the autonomic nervous system. Hypnosis allows access to the subconscious to change the emotion behind the behavior to respond differently.

Why Should I Choose Hawaii Hypnosis Center?

Experience Matters, in fact it can make the difference between success or failure. Hawaii Hypnosis Center has served thousands of people in Honolulu since 2006. Clients refer family, friends and co-workers. You want a hypnotist with the experience needed to get client success. Ask questions. Check Yelp reviews.

Choose whether you want to work with a female or male hypnotist, depending on your comfort level. Multiple clients can be seen at the same time, saving families and couples time. We offer couple, family, military, student and senior discounts. We have been screened by HMSA Insurance as one of their 365 Alternative Providers. Conveniently located in the Ala Moana area in the Tropical office building, our clients appreciate easy parking, public restrooms, waiting area and our stressless chairs. We passionately care about helping you reach your goals. We take the time to discuss your issue and provide the best strategies to get results. We are certified by several accrediting organizations because we believe in being experts in our field. We are committed to this profession, full time, focusing on hypnosis. Our state-of-the-art "insight therapy" provides advanced techniques which are not available elsewhere on the island. Check out our third-party 5 Star Reviews.

How will I know if I am hypnotized?

Everyone experiences hypnosis differently so we fully explain and answer any questions before we begin so you have the appropriate expectation. The zombie like state portrayed by Hollywood is not accurate. Hypnosis doesn't "feel"... it is rather a powerful state of mind.

Can Hypnosis be used to control others?

No. Everyone has freewill and control over their own mind. Learning how to access and control your mind empowers you to make the changes you seek.

What is the difference between meditation and hypnosis?

Many people find it difficult to quiet the mind in meditation. In hypnosis your concentration and focus are heightened to allow you to bring about positive change. In Hypnosis is it ok to have those thoughts, in fact you can find out how those thoughts are actually helping you.

What has scientific research about hypnosis shown?

Brain scans (EEGs) show brain wave activity in the learning area of your mind while in hypnosis. Interesting fact: In ancient Greece and Egypt, people would go to sleep in temples where high priests would whisper words of healing, and the people would leave feeling healed and rejuvenated.

What about hypnosis myths and misconceptions?

One misconception in stage or street hypnosis is that the hypnotist controls the person’s mind and actions. In reality, the volunteer enters hypnosis and chooses whether to go along with the entertainer. Another misconception is that you surrender your free will. Hilgard’s (1977) work at Stanford indicates that the hypnotized subject monitors and protects themselves from violating their ethical and moral standards. Hypnosis is a heightened state of concentration and focused attention, similar to meditation. You do not lose your personality or free will, nor do you become a "zombie".

What exactly is an “altered state of mind”?

An altered state of mind is what some call hypnosis. Accord to the Mayo Clinic (12/03) "The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.

Is hypnosis counter to my religious beliefs?

Hypnosis is neither anti-religious nor pro-religious. Today, most religious organizations accept the ethical use of hypnosis. Included are Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and most Protestant Christian Churches as well as Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and others. Hypnosis is not associated with any of the world religions. A professional and ethical hypnotist respects the faith of clients and will not use it inappropriately to influence a person's religious beliefs.  

In the Christian faith, Jesus taught that we should help people to live life to the fullest and to relieve suffering whenever possible. Hypnosis is a means to help people live a better and more abundant life and to reduce and/or eliminate pain, addictions, anxiousness, fears, phobias, addiction, anger smoking, excess weight, etc. so that they can reach their full potential.

What is past-life regression and how is that different from an age-regression? 
Past-life regression is mostly used for "entertainment" purposes. At times hypnotists use what is called an age-regression which is a technique to look back at one's current life and see where a particular issue or problem began. By understanding where problems begin we have more information about how to resolve them. With a skilled hypnotist these advanced techniques can provide useful insight.

Will insurance pay for hypnosis?

Insurance companies do not accept hypnosis, as hypnosis is viewed as alternative treatment similar to acupuncture, massage or chiropractic. Clients pay out of pocket or use their Flexible Spending accounts to pay for hypnosis (i.e. Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, etc.) Check with your Tax Consultant as the Stop Smoking Program may qualify as a Medical Expense under Schedule A of Form 1040, U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (for those who itemize deductions). Many clients purposely seek out private pay remedies such as hypnosis to avoid being labeled with a clinical diagnosis billed through their insurance company which could be disclosed and affect their future insurability and career choices. Many people find that hypnosis is more affordable and a good value when they call to get a quote.

What is the cost? Do you take credit cards?

The price depends on the goal you are working to achieve. Most things resolve in 1 to 3 sessions. The best way to determine price is to call and ask. We have some discounts available which we can discuss over the phone. We take all credit cards and cash. We don't take checks.

Do I start with a free phone consultation?

We are happy to answer questions over the phone to make sure we are a good fit. Phone calls are no obligation and free. You will not feel pressured in any way. Hypnosis is not for everyone and we don't take every client unless we believe we can help them. If anything, you will feel like you have just met someone who truly cares about you and is interested in helping you with your issue whether we feel we can recommend you for hypnosis or refer you out.

Service Guarantee

It is unethical for anyone in the services field (lawyers, doctors, hypnotists, teachers, alternative care providers) to guarantee services. This is because of the human factor and your own free will. Doctor's and psychologists can't guarantee that you get well. Teachers can't guarantee that you will learn and lawyers don't guarantee you will win your case. What we can guarantee is the use of our elite skills and experience in combination with the most advanced hypnosis techniques that are appropriate for you and your issue. We promise to do our part 100% and ensure the proper environment for you to be able to give your 100%. 

How long are sessions and when are you available?

Sessions run anywhere from 60 minutes to 2 hours depending on the issue. We value your time so you will always be given our best estimate of how much time to allow from one session to the next. We do not maintain office hours but rather we schedule around clients so appointments can be scheduled on Saturdays, weekdays and evenings. Occasionally we can schedule a same day or next day appointment...depending on how busy our client load is for that week. Always call first to see if we are in the office or available for a same day appointment.

*Individual Results Vary. Call to find out if hypnosis can help you.


The information provided on this site is for informational purposes. Nothing contained in this site is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. This site and its services do not constitute the practice of medicine. Users should always seek the advice of a physician with any questions regarding their health or medical conditions. Never disregard, avoid, or delay obtaining medical advice or following the advice of a physician because of something you have seen or read on this site. Please consult a physician before beginning any program or making any adjustments in your healthcare, diet, and /or lifestyle. Do not remove yourself from any prescribed medications or treatments without consulting your doctor.  Hypnosis is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease. We do not imply, suggest or claim these comments represent a typical result as results vary depending on age, gender, lifestyle, physical activity and individual commitment and motivation to achieve a desired result. Be sure to check out third party sites for additional client reviews and testimonials.

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