• About Hypnotherapy

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Common Questions

What is Hypnosis?

In hypnotherapy relaxation is used to quiet our conscious thoughts, allowing communication with the subconscious mind. This relaxed but wakeful mental state is referred to as the hypnotic state or trance state.

Trance states are natural and we drift in and out of them throughout a typical day. Daydreaming and being absorbed by a media are examples of trance states we commonly experience.

What is Client-Centered Hypnotherapy?

Client-Centered Hypnotherapy means Hypnotherapy that is tailored to you. The goal of Client-Centered Hypnotherapy is client empowerment, and whenever appropriate sessions are recorded so the client can bring the experience home. In client-centered hypnotherapy, clients are also trained in self-hypnosis – a powerful tool they can use on their own to reinforce the changes they are creating in their lives.

What does it feel like to be hypnotized?

Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation of mind and body, much like the time right before we drift off to sleep. People often find it so blissful they tell me they “didn’t want to come back” into regular waking consciousness!

Hypnotherapy safe and gentle, clients remain in control during the experience, and are able to talk, move positions, and come back from trance whenever they desire.

What is the difference between the conscious and the subconscious mind?

The conscious mind is the home of logic, our egos, and a few recent memories. The subconscious mind stores habits and patterns, fears, emotions, creativity, the body system, and the memory bank. The subconscious mind is much more powerful than the conscious mind, and controls many more of our behaviors than most people are aware of because we tend to rationalize our behaviors with the help of the conscious mind. This is why when you plant seeds of change in the subconscious the results are so transformational, and many times more effective than other forms of talk therapy.

If I come in for a problem, will we be searching my past for the cause?

If you feel you have experienced difficult or even traumatic events in your past that have contributed to your problem, we can explore therapy options that involve your past. Such options can be extremely therapeutic as stuck emotion is released, and the past is “rewritten” in your subconscious. However, if you don’t want to experience things from your past, you don’t need to. Events from the past created feelings at the time, and those feelings created your subconscious beliefs. We can erase those negative or limiting beliefs and replace them with more positive empowering beliefs without delving into the past.

How many hypnosis sessions will it take to reach my goal?

That depends very much on the issue, and it depends on the client. Smoking cessation typically 1-3 sessions.

I offer programs that can be purchased as a package at a discount to you and tailored to your needs. Packages range from 3 to 10 sessions. Some people do their work very quickly and others need more support through their process. If you need more sessions to complete a package program they will also be offered at the same discounted price. For more specifics, feel free to call for a free consultation. (541) 659 – 2179

Will I remember everything afterwards?

That depends how deep in hypnosis you are. Studies show that lighter states are just as therapeutic as deeper ones, and these are the states where we work best together. I check in regularly with clients, asking them questions about their experience to monitor how they are doing. It’s unlikely you would not remember part of a session but if that were to happen you will still absorb the suggestions deeply.

Will you put me to sleep or make me do strange things like a stage hypnotist?

My therapeutic training does not include any of the techniques used by stage hypnotists. I’m not very knowledge about stage hypnotism, but my understanding is that “stage hypnotism” is mostly an illusion created by planting “volunteers” in the audience. During the experience of hypnotherapy, you will be aware of everything that is happening and hear what is being said to you. Although there are extremely deep trance states that can be achieved that is not our goal, and it is extremely unlikely that you would slip into such a state on your own. If that were to happen I would pull you back up so we could continue working.

Could a hypnotherapist make me do or believe things that are not in alignment with my morals?

No. If you were given suggestions that did not align with your morals, you would instantly “pop out” of hypnosis. “Popping out” of hypnosis and back into waking consciousness happens occasionally if the therapist unknowingly choses an image or metaphor that has a negative connotation for the client.

This is one of the most beautiful things about this kind of therapy. Your unconscious mind is the deepest, wisest part of you, and will reject suggestions that do not align with your highest purpose.

If my subconscious is so wise, why would it hold limiting beliefs?

Your subconscious is your connection to spiritual experience and guidance. Another way of saying this is that it is the home of your highest self and your connection to direct divine experience. However, it is also linked to the primitive parts of your brain and has evolved over the millennia to help you cope with life in the wild.

In its efforts to help us learn lessons that will increase our chances for survival, the brain does two things that no longer serve us in modern, civilized life:

  1. To seek the cause of negative experience within our own behaviors, i.e. to “blame ourselves” for negative experience.
  2. To weight the memories of negative experiences much more strongly than positive experiences.

(These functions make perfect sense in a wild setting where we must learn from our mistakes to avoid being eaten by a saber tooth tigers!)

Unfortunately negative experiences from birth, childhood, and adolescence often leave people with imprinting that holds them back from the truest and most beautiful expression of their life’s purpose.

Example: “I am terrible at speaking in front of large groups, I’ll never do that again!” This is an example of a belief that doesn’t have to be true.

I’ve tried before and it didn’t work. Could it be that I can’t be hypnotized?

It’s extremely unlikely that you can’t be hypnotized. The most common reason for failure to induce trance is a poor personal connection between therapist and client. The ease with which people slip into trance varies but studies show that light trance is equally effective as deep trance.

If you are interested in working with me, please call (541) 659 2170 for a free consultation and see how you feel. A good match between therapist and client is very important. In the unlikely case that we can’t achieve trance, I offer a money back guarantee.

Are the effects of hypnotherapy permanent?

The effects are cumulative and continue to create positive change long after the initial work is done, and often no follow up is needed. However depending on the issue reinforcement is may be necessary. Sometimes it is enough to do this at home with a recording from one of our sessions but sometimes people need or want to come back in person.

Does insurance cover hypnotherapy?

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Does my Health Savings Account (H.S.A.) cover hypnotherapy?

Yes, typically H.S.A. accounts do cover hypnotherapy. Check with your human resource department prior to your session to be sure. Special invoices are provided upon request.

Why should I choose Rebecca Lorang, CHt as my hypnotherapist?

My first goal is client empowerment. This means connecting you with your ability to heal yourself and/or reach your highest potential through better integration of your subconscious wisdom. While some Hypnotherapists simply play prerecorded sessions, every single session is tailored to my clients needs, using imagery that speaks to them. Whenever appropriate I record the session live so you can bring the experience home and listen to reinforce our work and reduce the number of times you’ll need to come back to reach your goal.

What are the rates?

Please call (541) 659 – 2170 for current prices. Prepaid discount packages are available, as well as pay as you go. I also offer a free phone consultation to see if hypnotherapy is a good fit for you.