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Frequently Asked Questions

What is hypnosis? 


Hypnosis is a state of relaxed focus.  Hypnosis is perfectly natural and safe.  When you drift off to sleep, you briefly pass through a natural state of hypnosis, and you do the same thing in the morning when we wake up.  It’s that fuzzy mental place when you are neither fully awake nor fully asleep.  You are also in a hypnotic state when we are driving on an open highway and you suddenly “awake” and wonder how much time has passed and how you have managed not to have an accident.  Being engrossed in a TV show, listening to music, or reading an article or book can also produce hypnosis.


Your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist will assist you in learning how to achieve this state, and she or he will guide you to a level of hypnosis where your subconscious mind is receptive to suggestions.  These suggestions will enable you to use the power of your own mind make the changes in your life that you desire.


Hypnosis can help you change old (often destructive) habits and behaviors and provide you with the motivation to do the things that you have been unable to fully accomplish or that you may have been putting off.


Hypnosis has been used by medical professionals for hundreds of years, and hypnosis has been sanctioned by the medical community for over 50 years as a way to help patients overcome chronic pain, create anesthesia, and heal psychogenic illnesses.  For example, hypnosis has been shown to help mothers experience pain-free childbirth, and hypnosis and self-hypnosis have demonstrated effectiveness in reducing stress and stress-related illnesses.


We urge you to read the Frequently Asked Questions page of this website that will hopefully dispel some of the myths about hypnosis and hypnotherapy that have been created by television and Hollywood.  In the end, hypnosis is a tool that can help you take back control of your life just like it has helped millions of other people regain control of their lives.


At the Louisville Hypnosis Academy, we utilize a systematic, highly effective, and proven type of hypnotherapy called 5-PATH®.  On top of the education and certification that is required to become a Certified Hypnotherapist, 5-PATH® Certified Hypnotherapist undergo extensive additional training, and they must pass a rigorous additional examination.  The 5-PATH® 

program is used by selected professional Certified Hypnotherapist throughout the United States and in many countries around the world.


Your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist will also be a 5-PATH® Certified Hypnotherapist.


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What is hypnotherapy? 


Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis.  Therapy can be defined as anything that is done to move someone toward health and wholeness.  Thus, hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to help you move toward health and wholeness.


Hypnotherapy is also used to help you reach goals--many times when all else has failed.  


Self-hypnosis may also be part of your hypnotherapy program.  Ask your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist if using self-hypnosis is recommended to help you reach your goals.


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Are hypnosis and hypnotherapy safe?


Hypnosis is very safe.  Hypnosis is very similar to having a daydream.


Usually, Hypnosis is a very pleasant and relaxful experience.  It is a time when you are able to let go of the thoughts of your conscious world and focus on the issues in your life that you want to change.


Scientist, medical professionals, psychologists, and hypnotherapists have been using hypnosis for over 200 years, and no one has ever been hurt by simply going into hypnosis.


Will I be under the control of the hypnotherapist?


Absolutely not! Although your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist will guide you into the relaxed state known as hypnosis and give you hypnotic suggestions, he or she CANNOT make you do anything that you do not want to do.  While you may have seen "stage hypnotist" on television and in movies, we can assure you that when you are in the state of hypnosis you will always be aware, and you will NEVER do anything that is contrary to your own will.


Can I be hypnotized?


With the help of a Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist, virtually everyone of normal intelligence and a willingness to follow simple instructions can be hypnotize in order to improve the quality of their lives.  This includes children, teenagers, and adults of all ages.


Who will hypnotize me?


Your hypnotherapist is a highly qualified professional; in fact, he or she is a Certified Hypnotherapist.


In addition, your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist has received extensive training and achieved additional certification in the 5-PATH® advanced hypnotherapy system.  Rest assured that she or he will treat you with respect, and that your visits will be completely confidential.


Your Certified Hypnotherapist is bound by a strict code of professional ethics, and he or she is also a member of the 5-PATH® International Association of Hypnosis Professionals, the American Association of Professional Hypnotherapist, and is recognized internationally as a Hypno-1%er™.


We suggest that you call and speak to a Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist directly so that you can learn more about hypnosis and hypnotherapy.  This will allow you to become more familiar with the programs offered and allow us to answer your questions.  We are here to help, and there is never a charge for the initial telephone consultation with a Certified Hypnotherapist at the Louisville Hypnosis Academy.


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5-PATH® International Association of Hypnosis Professionals Click Here

American Association of Professional Hypnotherapist Click Here

What is meant by being a Hypno-1%er™ Click Here


Will hypnosis and hypnotherapy succeed when nothing else has worked?


Hypnosis is one of the fastest growing fields that facilitates and promotes human change, improvement, and achievement.  As Certified Hypnotherapists we are working with people who are frustrated because nothing else has helped them reach their goals.  Many time, they have tried every other avenue that they could think of without success.  We use hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and teach self-hypnosis so that people like you will succeed in making important changes in their lives.


Did you know that many of the most successful professional athletes, Olympians, and Olympic teams use hypnosis to help improve their performance, and many entertainers have used hypnotherapy to move beyond stage fright?  Now you can use hypnosis too.  Whether you are trying to overcome an old problem, habit, or behavior or simply want to grow to a new level of personal achievement (such as improving your academic performance or golf game), hypnosis and hypnotherapy at the Louisville Hypnosis Academy can very possibly help when all else has failed. 


Hypnotherapy can also be used as a complementary treatment for some medical and psychological issues.  When medical issues are involved, we can consult with your doctor (with your permission, of course) to make sure that using hypnosis is appropriate for your situation.  Such medical matters may include pain management, stress related illness and any issue that has been labeled psychogenic in origin.


How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?


There is not a single answer to that question.  On average, most clients need 5 to 6 sessions to achieve effective and long term results.  Some clients require fewer sessions and some require more.  After speaking with you, your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist will be able to provide an estimate of the number of sessions that will be required to make sure you have the most positive outcome.


How long does each session last?


There is not a single answer to that question.  Generally, on average, each session lasts betweeen 40 and 60 minutes, and each session consists of two parts: (1) a pre-hypnosis interview, and (2) hypnosis itself.  It is possible that some sessions may extend beyond 60 minutes or be shorter than 40 minutes (for example, but its nature, session two is often shorter than some of the other sessions).  Your Certified Hypnotherapist is trained to determine how much to cover in each session, and session length varies depending on a number of individual factors.    If you had a no-charge consultation (either by phone or in person), you should plan to be in or office between 40 and 60 minuties for each session.  If you did not have a no-charge consultation, the first session will normally last longer than 60 minutes, since some things that are covered in the no-charge consultiaton will be addressed during the interview portion of the first session.


What is the cost?


If you are shopping for hypnotherapy services, you will likely find other hypnotherapist who have lower fees; however, we do not believe that any can match the level of experience, effectiveness, and overall value offered by the Louisville Hypnosis Academy.  When considering hypnotherapy, we urge you to seek out the very best--not the cheapest.  Here are some things that set the Louisville Hypnosis Academy apart, and we hope that you will consider these if you are comparing hypnotherapy services and costs:


  • Above all else, the Louisville Hypnosis Academy wants you to succeed.  Your Certified Hypnotherapist will work with you as you one-on-one to develop the most effective plan to help you achieve your goals.
  • The Louisville Hypnosis Academy offers over 31 years of outstanding experience.
  • The Louisville Hypnosis Academy offers the highly effective nationally and internationally recognized 5-PATH® system of hypnotherapy.
  • Your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist is recognized as a Hypno-1%er™, which means that he or she is among the very best in the world.
  • The Louisville Hypnosis Academy will help you reach your goals in the fastest and most economical way possible.


The cost of hypnotherapy can only be estimated after you speak with your Certified Hypnotherapist.  There are many factors related to cost of hypnotherapy such as the issue or issues that you want to work on, the estimated number of sessions required to achieve the best possible results, the appropriate length of each session, and many other factors.  After discussing your particular situation with your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist, you will be provided with a cost estimate.  Many of our programs have special discounts available that will be explained to you by your Louisville Hypnosis Academy  Certified Hypnotherapist.


Remember, there is never a charge for an initial telephone consultation after which you will have all of the information necessary to make an informed decision as to whether hypnotherapy at the Louisville Hypnosis Academy is right for you.


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Is hypnotherapy covered by medical insurance?


Generally, hypnotherapy services are not covered by medical insurance because hypnotherapist do not diagnose or treat illnesses, disease, or injuries.  Hypnotherapy provides individuals with a recognized and effective method of achieving self-improvement and overcoming unwanted habits and behaviors.  You should consider hypnotherapy as a wise investment that you make in yourself in order to improve the quality (and very possibly the length) of your own life.


Is hypnotherapy guaranteed to work?


Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are powerful tools that can enable you to rid yourself of unwanted habits and destructive behaviors.  Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can also provide strength, and hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be the catalyst that enables you to make positive changes in your life.  These facts are well established.  But, for hypnosis and hypnotherapy to be effective you must truly want to change, and you must be willing to follow simple instructions.  In other words, hypnotherapy is a cooperative effort between you and and your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist.  For this reason, no hypnotherapist can guarantee a specific outcome just as a medical or mental health professional cannot guarantee that their patients will get well.


That said, hypnosis and hypnotherapy have an outstanding track record of success for clients who truly want to make changes in lives and are willing to work with their Certified Hypnotherapist and follow elementary instructions.  Many times, hypnosis and hypnotherapy produce highly positive results when other types of efforts have failed.  If you have questions about this aspect of hypnotherapy, we urge you to talk with your Louisville Hypnosis Academy Certified Hypnotherapist. 


Hypnosis can be your tool for success!


We encourage you to call our office and speak with a Certified Hypnotherapist about the services provided by Louisville Hypnosis Academy.  We enjoy answering your questions.  It is part of what we do.  We are anxious to help you, and at the Louisville Hypnosis Academy, there is NEVER a charge for the initial telephone consultation with a Certified Hypnotherapist.


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Please note that the Louisville Hypnosis Academy is not a medical facility and we do not diagnose or treat illnesses, diseases, or injuries.  Hypnosis and hypnotherapy enables you to use the power of hypnosis in your life to make the changes you desire; however, a few of our services require a referral from a physician or mental health professional (although most do not).  Your Certified Hypnotherapist will tell you if a referral is needed.

* As noted above,the Louisville Hypnosis Academy is not a medical facility and we do not diagnose or treat illnesses, diseases, or injuries.  Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can be used to help you alter the perception of pain and often reduce or, in some cases, eliminate it.

Please note: Hypnosis and hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to help you achieve outcomes that you have not be able to achieve on your own.  While many of our clients experience outstanding positive results, we cannot guarantee any specific outcome.  Of course, this is true in any situation where a professional is trying to help you.  For example, physicians cannot guarantee that you will get well, teachers cannot guarantee that you will learn, and lawyers cannot guarantee that you will win your case.  What we can guarantee is that your Certified Hypnotherapist will do his or her very best to help you experience the positive outcome that you are seeking.

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