"Any uncertainties I harbored about the use of hypnotherapy were resolved within my first meeting with Anita. At all times I felt safe, calm, and that my privacy was completely protected."
C.M., Southern Vermont (more client success stories)
Hypnosis is a natural, relaxed state of increased mental awareness.
It is a state of mind you pass through on your way into unconscious sleep every night, and pass back through as you wake up every morning. You will experience dynamic changes so easily and quickly with hypnotherapy, that you'll wish you'd tried it long ago.
Frequently asked questions about hypnotherapy:
Q. Can anyone be hypnotized?
A: Anyone who wants to be hypnotized can be. If you are motivated to change and enjoy being relaxed and focused, hypnosis is for you.
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The only power a hypnotherapist has is the power to help you access your own subconscious mind. Think of them as a tour guide. They point you in the direction of great spots in your mind and if you choose to go, you can.
Many people are still apprehensive about hypnosis. What the average person knows about hypnosis they learned from TV or the movies. They may think that when in hypnosis a person is unconscious and unaware, or that the hypnotist can control them and make them tell their deep, dark secrets. Nothing could be further from the truth! What Hollywood paints as a picture of hypnosis has nothing to do with what really happens in a professional hypnosis office. You are in control at all times.
Q: Is Hypnosis safe?
Anita Germain is a Certified Hypnotherapist (CH) and is on the State of Vermont Roster of Allied Mental Health Practitioners.
||The British Medical Association approved the use of hypnosis.
||The Catholic Church approved the use of hypnosis.
||The American Medical Associations (AMA) sanctioned the official use
of hypnosis by physicians.
||The American Psychiatric Association (APA) also approved hypnotherapy
for use by professionally responsible individuals.
"Believing in hypnosis and the process involved has made unimaginable transformations in my life." Michael Ludwar, Williston Vermont (more client success stories)
Learn more about:
Sessions relating to Stop Smoking, Weight Loss
Anita Germain’s education in her Bio.
The National Guild of Hypnotists Code of Ethics.
The Science of Hypnosis.
For a look inside my office click here.
Mayo Clinic 2005. James Stewart, MD
“Despite substantial variation in techniques among the numerous reports, patients treated with hypnosis experienced substantial benefits for many different medical conditions.” Read more: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/inside.asp?AID=888&UID
Q. What is Hypnosis?
A: Hypnosis is a natural, relaxed state of increased mental awareness.
It is a state of mind you pass through on your way into unconscious sleep
every night, and pass back through as you wake up every morning.
Through deep relaxation and hypnotic techniques most people easily reach this pleasant, natural state. You are fully aware of what is going on around you, but your mind is in a restful state. Your mind is able to focus in a very specific way. This allows the conscious mind and subconscious mind to communicate. You are able to access your most dominant thoughts, whether they are conscious during your waking state or not. By being in hypnosis, you are able access your beliefs about yourself and your self-image. A certified hypnotherapist can help you rapidly “clean house” of beliefs that are no longer serving you well. In hypnosis, you are totally relaxed and you are still in control. You will be aware of everything that is said and you will remember it afterwards.
While in hypnosis you have total control whether you accept or reject the suggestions offered.
Q: Can hypnosis be done in conjunction with other kinds of therapies or treatments?
A: Yes. Hypnosis can even enhance the effectiveness of other treatments or protect against the negative effects of some medications.
Q: How do I get the most out of hypnosis?
A: If you are motivated to change, we will work together to accomplish your goals. Hypnosis accelerates the process of change, whether it be pain removal, stopping smoking, losing weight or some other concern. Hypnosis is powerful when a client makes a commitment to the process of uncovering the root cause of a problem, and then developing a subconscious understanding that manifests in new, healthier behaviors and emotions. Hypnosis often requires multiple sessions, but not always. Hypnosis gives you the chance to “clean house” so to speak and move on to positive changes.
Q. Does insurance cover hypnosis?
A: Insurance companies seldom cover hypnosis services. I read somewhere that fifty percent of the causes of mortality in this country are related to modifiable behaviors: smoking, eating, sedentary lifestyles, all of those and more. Sadly, medical insurance is willing to pay for extremely expensive surgery once someone with these behaviors becomes acutely ill, but often unwilling to cover the relatively low cost of using hypnosis to make the changes that could prevent surgery in the first place.
Check with your provider as in some instances infertility, smoking cessation and other concerns are covered. You should expect to pay in full for your sessions. You will receive a detailed invoice so that you may pursue reimbursement if you like.
Q. What is a typical visit like?
A: Read about Office Visits here.