Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of focused awareness, with a bypass of the critical factor of the mind. It is these two things that create a state of heightened suggestibility.
It is an inside job and natural state whereby judging and analyzing part of the conscious mind leads you into a state of heightened suggestibility. This, in turn, makes it easy to make profound changes. Hypnosis dates back to 3000 B.C. and is a proven method for rapid change. Go to our Services page to learn more.
Are Skype and distance treatments available?
Unlike traditional treatments, distance treatments are becoming more mainstream and have evolved as the practice of alternative healing methods enter the digital age. Practitioners may now offer various healing modalities in order to expand their reach to many more individuals across the U.S. and on a global scale. Services can be provided via phone as well...guiding people through challenges using technology. I personally will not conduct hypnosis over the phone—only via Skype or in office. My coaching services are handled effectively via Skype, phone and/or in office. In some situations, individuals feel more comfortable communicating openly in ways other than in an office environment, and time/travel may also be a factor. Studies indicate distance treatments can be as effective as face-to-face sessions and are also known to reduce anxiety in those prone to this condition.* Please note that we do not file insurance, and my clients pay for my services personally in a way that protects their privacy and actually assists them in giving more value of the important inner work we perform together.*
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Most people experience hypnosis very effectively. However, there are a small group of people who
may not due to rare unusual circumstances that are actually correlated with intelligence.
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy: What's the difference?
Hypnosis is often recognized for its use by performers in entertainment; however, with highly trained certified individuals, hypnosis has much broader applications when used in helpful practices:
1.Hypnosis used by a trained and certified person for specialized uses
(Consulting Hypnotist or Master Hypnotist)
2.Hypnosis used by a licensed mental health practitioner for therapeutic/medical treatments
What exactly are your Life Coaching modalities?
Both our spiritual development and CBC life coaching packages involve a collaborative partnership on a journey for meaningful changes. The client must be genuinely interested in their expectations while facing fears and desires.
Your initial complimentary phone consultation will speak volumes as to which coaching method will best serve you.
Please know that coaching is not therapy, and coaches do not treat or otherwise counsel those with mental illness. Life coaches are certified to work with clients and address their current situations to
help the client make concrete plans for goal achievement. You can expect the following from our coaching modalities:
* Foster spiritual understanding and development
* Create meaningful life change
* Reveal and then capitalize on your strengths
* Examine your excuses
* Align your thoughts to uproot limitations
* Discover new goals and ways to achieve them
* Develop a more optimistic outlook
* Engage in self-discovery to make better decisions
* Receive support during changes to reduce fears
* Relationship counseling
Are you asleep during hypnosis?
When hypnotized with Laura, you are fully awake and aware of where you are and what is happening; however, some people think they are not, while at the same time having internally focused awareness in an extremely relaxed, pleasurable state. Many people don't realize they are hypnotized, as they have misconceptions from trance stage shows. Hypnosis does not mean sleep. Clients who do go to sleep—as they may feel tired in general upon session arrival—will still benefit.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis that is conducted by a trained facilitator or therapist is considered a safe, complementary and alternative treatment. Hypnosis is not appropriate in people with mental illness, and Laura is not a mental health practitioner.
How effective is hypnosis?
Research shows that hypnosis can help with many different challenges, from anxiety to teeth grinding and everything in between. Many studies have been conducted in the areas of pain control, addiction, stress, weight reduction, insomnia and so much more: as hypnosis affects anything the mind in fact does—in what seems like magical ways! For information on Laura's coaching methods and past/future life regressions and projections, visit the Our Services tab.
How can I prepare for my session?
*Avoid stimulants up to 6 hours prior to your session (e.g., caffeinated drinks, cigarettes, most medications, etc.). Remember that this program is suited only for psychologically healthy individuals, and no vigorous activities should be performed prior to the session.
*Wear comfortable clothing
*Come with an open mind
*Have a light meal or snack before appointment time
*Enjoy the experience
"I have had the pleasure of working with Laura in dealing with several rather overwhelming life changing events. One a job loss and the second the loss of my son after a 2 year battle with terminal cancer.
With understanding and empathy, Laura helped me navigate the emotional roller coaster I faced dealing with these challenges. Having "interviewed" several therapists prior to Laura and with clarity that she is not a medical practitioner, upon meeting with her I felt an immediate spiritual connection and I felt from our initial meeting that she was the one I could trust and work with.
I can honestly say she saved me from the emotional battle that I was fighting.
I recommend Laura without hesitation to anyone who is dealing with emotional problems or just needs that extra "push" to help them thru their issues.
To Laura...Thank you and God Bless." ~ Chris Supra
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