I work with clients in a series of one to five sessions. Some
clients are able to resolve their issue in one to two sessions
while others benefit from the full five sessions.
My Manhattan office is located on Fifth Avenue between 20th & 21st
street. My office is in a commercial building in a suite
of therapy offices. If you have any questions you may ask
the doorman and he will direct you to my office on the Fifth
Floor. Please press the buzzer by my name and I will
buzz you into the waiting area. You may remain in this waiting
area until I call you into my office.
During your initial 2 hour session we will spend the first
30-45 minutes discussing your issue and reviewing your intake
form. I will explain the process of hypnosis to you and
answer any questions you have. The remainder of the session
will be used for your hypnosis. You will make yourself
comfortable, either sitting or reclining in my reclining chair.
I will play music softly in the background and give you verbal
suggestions to relax. You simply follow
my suggestions and allow your mind and body to relax, which
guides you into a natural state of trance. I deepen this
trance through additional verbal suggestions. Hypnotic
trance is very comfortable and relaxing. This may feel
similar to the state you experience as you are about to drift
off into sleep.
While you are hypnotized, most people remain aware of the
sound of my voice and awareness of the room around them. During
this level of trance your senses are heightened. A smaller
number of clients will go into a deeper level of trance in
which the sound of my voice may come in and out. Either
level of trance is fine.
Although hypnosis may sometimes feel as if you are sleeping,
you are not. I make sure that you are in the correct
level of trance for optimal results. I am able to detect
your level of trance through your breathing, responsiveness
to suggestions, skin tone, and body movement. I may occasionally
ask you to indicate that you hear the sound of my voice by
moving your index finger on your right or left hand. This
allows me to gage the level of trance without interrupting
your trance state.
I make a tape for you during this initial session and suggest
that you listen to this tape as you sleep for three weeks.
This reinforces all the suggestions from this session.
At the end of this first session I leave a few minutes for you
to emerge from trance and reorient yourself. I will answer
any questions and review your session as needed .
Follow up sessions
Follow up sessions are 1 ½ hours. During your
follow up sessions we will review your progress and briefly
discuss your experiences of the previous week.
Most of the follow up session will be spent in hypnosis. During
your follow up sessions I use a variety of tools depending
on your issue, including direct and indirect suggestion, regression,
parts therapy, forgiveness therapy & Neurolinguistic Programming
(NLP). You may be speaking during these techniques as
this is an effective method of releasing limiting beliefs,
releasing negative emotions and creating healthy new behavior
I normally recommend sessions to be scheduled about a week apart
but this is flexible and can be adjusted as needed based on scheduling