Frequently Asked Questions

Hypnosis is possibly as old as mankind.
The old myths and misconceptions about hypnosis have given way to proven, scientifically sound applications. Today the use of hypnosis is seen in a variety of fields including: medicine, dentistry, law enforcement, professional sports, and education.
Most people have a limited understanding of the positive results that can be achieved in a professionally controlled hypnosis session. We would like to dispel some of the myths and answer the most frequently asked questions about hypnosis.
How does hypnosis work?
Our minds work on two levels - the conscious and the unconscious. We make decisions, think, and act with our conscious mind. The unconscious mind controls our habits. In the relaxed state known as hypnosis, we can communicate directly with the unconscious mind. This is why it is so quick and easy to change habits of a lifetime with hypnosis.
Will hypnosis work for me?
Generally speaking, every normal person is "hypnotizable". That is, people with an IQ of at least 70, and no severe mental disorders. Therefore, virtually anyone can achieve successful results using hypnosis.
How will I know if I am hypnotized?
Most people can't tell the difference between the hypnotized and the waking states. Some people feel relaxed and lethargic, others feel lightness. One thing that people do notice is an inexplicable change in their daily behaviors.
Is hypnosis safe?
Hypnosis is completely safe. You are aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. Hypnosis is not sleep, nor can you get "stuck" in a state of hypnosis. You can't be made to do something against your will! Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable experience.
How does hypnosis help me to kick the smoking habit?
Because smoking is a habit, it is controlled by the unconscious mind. Since hypnosis and NLP work directly with the unconscious, this is the only method that makes sense! We can help you effortlessly transition into the healthy lifestyle of a happy non-smoker - it only takes one hour to quit.
How many sessions will I have to sign up for, and how long are the sessions?
One Session, One Hour! With our system, you only come for one session, which lasts one hour. That's it! Other smoking cessation programs may require several sessions, supplements, prescription medications, or NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy). With us, one session is all you'll need to be a nonsmoker.
Is the cost of the smoking cessation session tax deductable?
Yes! Check with your tax professional.
What happens if, for whatever reason, I make the mistake of smoking again, even if it's in two years?
Our service is guaranteed. Check our Guarantee.
How soon can I begin realizing the benefits of being a nonsmoker?
Immediately! The first thing you notice is how great you feel about yourself for being a nonsmoker. Within 48 hours, nicotine is eliminated from your body. Within a few days you notice that good food tastes even better. Within a few weeks to six months, your circulation improves. After one year, your risk for heart attack becomes half that of a smoker. The benefits keep accumulating, day after day, month after month, year after year.
How much does a smoking cessation session cost?
Very little, especially when you consider what smoking is costing you. Besides the cost of cigarettes, consider how much more money you are spending on things like dry-cleaning, insurance, and many other related costs. If you want to stop smoking, the cost to stop won't matter. When you decide to be a nonsmoker, it will be like giving yourself a raise of a few thousand dollars per year or like making an investment that keeps returning 400 to 1,000%, year after year. When you stop smoking, you will save more than just money, you will add several good years to your life.
How effective is the smoking cessation system offered by San Francisco Hypnotherapy?
Very! In a double blind study conducted over more than two years, 85% of the people quit smoking after just one session. That is why we can offer a Service Guarantee. Our system is the most effective smoking cessation system available.
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