Q: Can I be hypnotized?
A: If you want to be hypnotized then I can hypnotize you.  If you don't want to be hypnotized then no one can hypnotize you.  All hypnosis is, ultimately, self-hypnosis. 
Q: Where are you located?
A. We have offices in Georgetown, TX and in Austin, TX.  We offer services over Skype and we also offer concierge services.  

Q: Do sessions over Skype or the telephone really work?
A: Yes!  In fact, most of my business is over Skype and the telephone.  Hypnosis is a subjective experience and you will get out of it exactly what you put into it, either in person or from a remote location.  I have worked with multiple clients all over the country and the world via Skype and telephone and they have all reported outstanding results with issues ranging from pain to anxiety to weight management.
Q: How many sessions will it take?
A: Read  our blog post about this here.  The number of sessions will vary according to any number of factors.  Although most clients receive immediate relief, we recommend four sessions.  This includes the three week course in self-hypnosis that, when learned and practiced, increases the longevity of the results and gives the client a tool to use for life.  (It's interesting to remember that during the 1950's and 1960's, professional hypnotists would often see clients for 15-20 sessions!)   
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Individual sessions are generally around $200 per session.  Concierge rates will vary depending on the program level, but most concierge plans make me available 24/7/365.  Although some people like to price shop for services, we advise against that.  Read out blog post on that topic here. We do offer group rates, so if you'd like to get together with some friends, we encourage you to do it!  Behavioral change often works best when using a buddy system. 

Q: What are Concierge Hypnosis Services?
A: Concierge Hypnosis Services place me on a retainer, which make me available to you 24/7/365 - Anywhere in the world.  An initial face-to-face meeting is required before we enter in to a concierge relationship.  After you choose to retain my services, I will be available for services based on the level of plan you choose.  

Q: Will it work for what ails me?
A: At the Mottern Institute for Mind-Body Wellness, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the most up-to-date, evidence based practices in the field of hypnosis.  We review the research literature for evidence of what works and bring that knowledge to the work we do with our clients.  One of the best places to find if previous research has been done on your problem is to Google hypnosis and your specific issue (e.g., hypnosis tinnitus).  You will probably be surprised that hypnosis has been used to work with your issue.  If you can't find anything, that's okay.  Give us a call and we'll be happy to schedule a free initial assessment to discuss your issue and how hypnosis can help.  Read our blog posts on how hypnosis works with various problems on our blog
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: The Mottern Institute for Mind-Body Wellness (formerly Knoxville Center for Clinical Hypnosis) has been in business since 2009.  We have hypnotized hundreds of clients during that time.  We are also very active in presenting and publishing on the subject of hypnosis.  Ron's latest article on hypnosis can be accessed here
Q: There are other people out there who have been doing this longer than you.  What makes you different?
A: 1)Experience.  While there are those who have been doing hypnosis for longer, that doesn't mean they have as much experience.  Experience is based on the number of clients with which one has worked.  We've used hypnosis with hundreds of clients, giving us quite a bit of experience.  2) Continued Education & Training.  We are an active member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, which requires a number of Continuing Education Units each year to remain an active member.  Not only does this provide us with professional networking within the field of hypnosis, it keeps us up-to-date on advances and trends within the professional hypnosis community.  3)Reality Therapy Certified.  One of the major things that differentiates out practice form others (even those with more experience) is that we are Reality Therapy Certified and use that in all of our hypnosis work.   
Q: What is your success rate?
A: For those clients who follow our suggestions, our success rate is 100%.  For those who choose not to follow our suggestions, the success rate is lower.  Hypnosis helps bring about behavioral change but we can't make anyone do anything they do not choose to do.  While the suggestions to help you are there in your subconscious mind when you leave the hypnosis session, you can always choose to override them and do something different.  This is called free will.  In spite of the fact that clients are always in control of their Total Behavior and have voluntarily come to receive hypnosis, many will consciously resist suggestions for improvement.  It has been my experience that this resistance usually creates bad reults for the clients choosing that behavior.  In fact, these clients usually go 180 degrees in the direction opposite from that which was suggested.  This is another reason that we recommend the four sessions - to help clients work through any resistance they may have. 
Mens sana in corpore sano - A sound mind in a sound body    
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