Some of my clients intially worry that they may not be able to experience hypnosis. And, if they are coming to me for help with a problem that they have not been able to solve, the last thing they want to experience is more failure.

The hypnotic trance is unique for each person. It's impossible to explain what it feels like, even though we naturally go in and out of trance-like states every day. Ever "zone out" in front of the television or while reading a good book? Or, have you driven your car on a familiar road and arrived, without conscious memory of the trip? These are examples of those natural trance states.

I tell my clients that our time together involves learning certain processes in order to access those states. It's relatively easy for them to do: they just need to follow my instructions. But, like anything new, it takes a bit of practice for most people and they usually get the hang of it quite quickly.

I like to think of the stages of learning like this: when we operate in a way that is not productive or might even be harmful to ourselves, we are in a state of unconscious incompetency.

At some point, we realize what's going on and decide to make some changes. This is the shift into a state of conscious incompetency.

If we are able to progress, we can become consciously competent. We are working hard, actually making changes in mindset, behavior, habits, etc.

Our desired goal through hypnosis is for you to become unconsciously competent. This is what my clients refer to as being effortless; things just go the right way without them having to think about it.

Learning hypnosis is exciting. It will change the way you feel about yourself and your life. Once you learn a few basics about self hypnosis, you can use it in all areas of your life, for the rest of your life!

Consider me your guide.