Frequently Asked Questions


Does hypnosis really work?

Yes, it works! All of our case histories are documented. We have hundreds of notarized testimonials for you to view right in our centers.

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How does hypnosis work?

Our minds work on two levels, conscious and subconscious. You think, make decisions and act mainly with your conscious mind. The subconscious mind, however, is what controls our habits. Hypnosis helps you achieve a deeply relaxed state where your subconscious can focus on and visualize the positive changes you would like to make in your life. You’ll then be empowered to consciously choose behaviors that will enable you to achieve your goals.

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Can I be hypnotized?

Everyone can be hypnotized. In your free consultation, you and your interviewer will determine if our hypnosis services are right for you.

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I was hypnotized before, but it didn’t work.

There are many different methods of hypnosis. You can share your past experience with your interviewer and together you will determine if our hypnosis is right for you.

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Will hypnosis work for me?

Almost anyone can benefit from our services. During your free consultation, a trained staff member will ask you a few simple questions to determine if you can achieve your goals with our hypnosis system. If hypnosis is right for you, your cooperation and a reasonable commitment are all that are needed for you to get excellent results with Positive Changes Hypnosis.

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How will I know I’m hypnotized?

Many people actually can’t tell the difference between a hypnotized state and a “waking” state. In fact, you may simply feel deeply relaxed. Most people enter into a mild hypnotic state several times a day without realizing it, such as when driving a familiar route without thinking about it or when “zoning out” while watching television.

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Can I be too strong-willed to be hypnotized?

Many people believe only weak-minded or gullible people can be hypnotized. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the reverse is true – intelligent and strong-willed individuals are generally very successful with hypnosis. However, success with hypnosis has little to do with willpower. Rather, it relies on your ability to use your imagination, listen and follow directions.

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Is hypnosis safe?

Hypnosis is 100% safe. You’re in control at every moment and you can stop at any time. The only side effect is you may find you have less stress in your life!

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What are the qualifications of your hypnotists?

All Positive Changes hypnotists go through extensive professional training and are certified by the Society of Psycho-Linguistics. This training is approved and certified by both the American Board of Hypnotherapy and the National Guild of Hypnotists. At our Positive Changes Etobicoke location we have a medical doctor who is a hypnotherapist.

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Will my insurance cover this?

Some people have extended health care plans through their company. You would need to check with your company to find out. It is possible to have OHIP cover 2/3 rds the cost of your sessions when working with Dr. Gates who is are on staff medical doctor at our clinic. This makes seasons very affordable so you are able to reach your goals.

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Can hypnosis help me with any other problems?

Hypnosis is effective for a wide range of applications, including stress relief, accelerated learning, success motivation, pain management, sports performance, sales mastery, phobia release, better golf scores, coping with cancer, improve relationships and much more.

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