Dr. Natalie Candela
Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation, in which your senses are heightened, and the mind becomes open to positive suggestions. During hypnosis, you remain awake and conscious. Even in the very deep state of hypnosis, you are likely to hear everything that is being said as it is being said, but may forget it like a dream once you return to full consciousness.
Can I be hypnotized?
Yes, you can. Everybody can be hypnotized. If you have ever gotten "lost" in the moment while watching a movie, or have missed your exit of the highway after "blanking out" for a moment, you have been hypnotized. And if nothing like that has ever happened to you, you have certainly gone through a hypnotic state if you have ever fallen asleep.
Can hypnosis force me to say something I don't want to share or do things I don't want to do?
No. While in hypnosis you will not lose ability to make decisions and can always come out of the hypnotic state if you are asked to do anything that goes against your personal beliefs or values. Most of us think of stage hypnosis as an accurate depiction of the hypnotic process. However, hypnosis on stage is done for the show; hypnosis in a clinical setting never requires a person to perform any embarrassing tricks. The goal of hypnosis therapy is to empower people.
How effective is hypnotherapy?
A study conducted by the American Health Magazine (2007) reported the following recovery rates for different types of therapy:
• Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
• Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
• Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
What is the difference between behavioral hypnotherapy and QHHT?
Behavioral hypnotherapy is an effective tool for making certain changes in behavior (for example, lose weight, stop smoking, reduce anger) or general improvements (for example, increase sports performance, become more focused). Depending on the client and the changes sought, at least several sessions are typically recommended to make lasting improvements.
Quantum Healing or QHHT is an approach that calls on higher consciousness to provide needed information and/or deliver healing required by the client. It can address many aspects of one's life at once and may only require one session.
What should I expect in a QHHT session?
A QHHT session lasts 3-4 hours. We will spend the first 1-1.5 hours talking about your life and reviewing your questions. After that, you will lie down and go into hypnosis for about 1.5-2 hours, during which you might view several past lives, receive answers to your questions, and obtain healing. After hypnosis, we will spend about 30 minutes reviewing the information that has come through while you return to a fully awake and non-suggestible state.
How should I prepare for a QHHT session?
Write down and bring with you a list of questions you would like to have answered. Questions can relate to your professional life, personal relationships, health, life purpose, universal knowledge, or anything in between. Wear comfortable clothing. Make sure to eat something about an hour before the session. Bring a small protein snack with you to avoid a drop in blood sugar.
Can hypnotherapy be done remotely (online)?
Yes. I work with clients remotely as much as in person. Hypnotherapy conducted remotely is just as effective as that done in person. Online sessions are held on Zoom. [Note: Only QHHT sessions must be conducted in person (per the requirement of the certifying body.]
Most people walk through the world in a trance of disempowerment.
Our [hypnotherapists'] work is to transform that into a trance of empowerment.
Dr. Milton Erickson