• Is hypnosis dangerous?

    No. This is probably the most frequently asked question. Well it is like this: The hypnotic state is a naturally occurring state which we experience every day. At least twice a day. Namely when we wake up and when we fall asleep. But also during the day we are in hypnotic states, when reading, watching TV, when we are in thought, when daydreaming. Even when doing yoga or planning and talking to ourselves internally, we reach the hypnotic state and in a kind of trance we rethink and program things. We program ourselves and plan.

    The only thing that is different in intentional therapeutic hypnosis is: I guide you to imagine something. For example: What would that be like for you to relax now, how would that feel? How would you breathe then, feel your muscles…

    Instead of hypnosis, the word trance is often used. The word trance definitely has a less prejudicial effect in contrast to hypnosis. It comes from the French and means "transition". Which also reflects what hypnosis is: something that creates a transition from the conscious to the unconscious within us.

    Because hypnosis is a normally occurring everyday state, there are therefor no negative side effects.

  • What is hypnosis?

    The word hypnosis comes from the ancient Greek and means sleep.
    However, hypnosis is not the sleep that we normally know, but rather a sleep-like state.

    You are between the waking consciousness and sleep.
    Hypnosis also called trance stimulates the right side of the brain. That is, the part of the brain that is responsible for your inner perception. For example, for your feelings and emotions, which then trigger certain behavior patterns in you. 

    The hypnotic state is usually an intense physical and mental recovery state with focus inward. Your conscious mind is not as active as usual. 

    Hypnosis is a normal and everyday phenomenon that takes place within us. All beliefs of yours are created by your own self-hypnosis and by your environment within you. You believe in it and are convinced that it is so. Your beliefs have also manifested in this way. 

    Daily you find yourself in a trance for a short time. While driving, reading a book, or watching television, etc. 

    It is important to understand that hypnosis is not only a state, but above all a process. An inner process, which is stimulated.

  • What is hypnosis not?

    Hypnosis is not a miracle or magic cure that can heal all ailments. Or trigger change with the snap of a finger.

    Hypnosis is not a truth serum as it is made out to be in Hollywood comedies. 

    Hypnosis is also not losing control or taking it over other people. 

    Much more, in hypnosis you regain control over your feelings, your behavior, your thought patterns. Or, in short, regain control of yourself by having access to your unconscious, which you do not have in full wakefulness.

  • What is the difference between stage hypnosis and therapeutic hypnosis?

    It is important to distinguish well between stage hypnosis and applied therapeutic hypnosis. 

    In therapeutic hypnosis, you use your imagination and the trance state to stimulate previously discussed tweaks, changes or healing. You always maintain control over what you want and what you don't want. If the therapist would suggest something that does not fit or is not right for you, your subconscious mind protects you. Either you become brightly awake or skip the suboptimal suggestion or stimulation. Or you put it right for yourself internally or change it within yourself so that it is right and fits for you. 

    In show hypnosis, however, you are tricked. As so often in today's advertising, too. The hypnotist selects first of all people who want to present themselves and be there. Then he makes another selection and chooses those who respond best to him and his tricks.
    Next he surprises you mentally or in your mind and creates a brief moment of confusion, uncertainty, being surprised or uncertainty. Your mind is looking for solutions and at that moment he gives a solution, namely his suggestion.
    You follow this suggestion for the time being as it makes sense at that moment and he then continues to exploit this with further successive suggestions and suggestions. This until the desired show effect is accomplished. 

    There are thus some who have learned to trick you in this state. If you don't want that, avoid them. Or just don't sign up for such stage shows.

  • What is self-hypnosis?

    Self-hypnosis is also basically nothing more than a type of meditation. More specifically, a meditation using suggestions from your own thoughts. 

    It is a good method to get the trance state, in which we are anyway from. And you take advantage of this state.
    The Tibetan word for meditation means "becoming familiar with" and the Sanskrit word for meditate means "cultivating the self." Self-hypnosis does just that. 

    Through self-hypnosis, your analytical thinking becomes more relaxed. Access to the subconscious part in you is possible.What many do not know, we already use self-hypnosis unconsciously every day. There are different types of self-hypnosis:
    - The easy daydreaming, which everyone knows
    - The conscious relaxation with visualizing
    - And also the deep relaxation with suggestion and imagination
    - The being superfocused (known especially in sports) 

    With regular practice and regular use, various stages of self-hypnosis can be achieved. Success and change are possible. 

    Every hypnosis is ultimately also a self-hypnosis!

  • How much does a session cost?

    The single session in my hypnosis practice costs 170.- CHF.
    It lasts one hour (60 minutes). 

    After a short preliminary talk and some hypnotic exercises or explanations, I support you to go into the trance and hypnosis that is right for you. To allow the desired change to manifest in you.

    After a short preliminary talk and some hypnotic exercises or explanations, I support you to go into the trance and hypnosis that is right for you. To allow the desired change to manifest in you.

  • Do I lose control in hypnosis?

    No. Hypnosis as I use it is meant to help and support you. Above all, to support you so that you have more control again. This is especially regarding your unconscious processes, which are out of balance. You can always talk to me in hypnosis or open your eyes or distinguish between what you are doing and what is good for you and what is not.

  • Can anyone be put under hypnosis?

    Yes. Because this is what happens every day through advertising, your social environment and through what you experience.
    You evaluate, put experiences, experiences and thoughts internally and connect these things with your feelings and inner evaluations and words. New neural networks are continuously created in your brain. Each of us has eventually become what we are through hypnosis/self-hypnosis. 

    All your self-confidence, but also your doubts and fears, have been integrated, accepted and implemented by you so in the form somehow and sometime. Be it consciously or unconsciously, intentionally or unintentionally. 

    Further, if someone claims, "You can't hypnotize me!", she or he is absolutely right. Each person himself, is the only person who is able to do so. 

    Our imagination creates our reality. The firm inner conviction of being hypnotized or just not being able to be hypnotized then becomes just this, your reality. 

    With mental illnesses or people who strictly refuse to go into hypnosis, it is hardly possible to put them into hypnosis.

    If you are open and want to try out what hypnosis is and what it is not or what it can do for you and you are ready for a positive change, then it makes perfect sense to try hypnosis. Even if you have doubts about whether it will work for you, it can wonderfully bring about the changes in you that you have long desired.

  • What happens if I don’t come out of hypnosis?

    Many people wish for this to happen. They wish for this permanent state of trance or just hypnosis. They book long trips to Tibet or Zen monasteries to experience this and to meditate. This with the aim to enjoy and reach deeper and longer hypnosis states and to stay longer there in the mental world. 

    There is no such thing as getting stuck in hypnosis. It's usually some story people tell themselves. Often out of sensationalism. An unconscious falling asleep in hypnosis, however, there is. Afterwards, you simply wake up again normally. Often more relaxed and refreshed than usual.

  • Do I do willy-nilly or stupid things under hypnosis?

    No. Many people think of hypnosis as being controlled by others. Or being at the mercy of it. Or one even remembers numerous stage shows and Hollywood comedies or cartoons where the hypnotist snaps his fingers and you are at his mercy. This is not so in therapeutic hypnosis. 

    You can move, talk, laugh, lie, open your eyes and wake up and more during hypnosis. 

    Therapeutic hypnosis is the opposite of being at the mercy of others. You learn to be in control again and to get back the power over your mind and body.
    And also over how certain unconscious unfavorable processes should proceed in the future. You have the wheel in your hand.

    I as a therapist only give suggestions. You yourself can decide and choose what and how, and especially whether, you want to implement something in you or not.

  • What does hypnosis feel like?

    Similar to just closing your eyes now. And relax. Over time, you can imagine in yourself inner colors, emotions or sounds. Or even perceive entire images and inner films and processes. Possibly even feelings associated with these inner imaginings. This is what hypnosis feels like. Sooner or later you can go a little deeper or stay on this level of your imagination. 

    In guided professional hypnosis you are guided to change certain inner images or experiences, an inner process is stimulated, which then also translates into reality in your real life. 

    You can also open your eyes and remember anything mentally experienced at any time after a hypnosis session, if you want to. 

    Hypnosis feels good: relaxing, inspiring, resources are replenished and activated, and more.

  • Does hypnosis have unwanted side effects?

    No, your mind and subconscious protect you.
    Your inner self filters out statements and suggestions that are not beneficial and not suitable for you. You can think anything and also think and analyze clearly in hypnosis if you want to. If any discomfort arises, you can always open your eyes and interrupt or say that. 

    There are people who say that hypnosis is harmful to children, epileptics, pregnant women, diabetics, and others. This is not true. 

    Even with children, you can use the world of hypnosis wonderfully. Of course, with the appropriate sensitivity. 

    Pregnant women also use hypnosis more and more (the so-called hypno-birthing). And also for anxiety, pain and the like. 

    For diabetics, it is important to pay attention to the length of hypnosis. So that no hypoglycemia takes place. As a therapist, I adapt to my clients. 

    For infarct patients, it is important to be careful not to cause unnecessary stress during hypnosis. 

    And with epileptics, you avoid certain situations during hypnosis, which you have discussed together beforehand. 

    The most significant side effect in hypnosis, which is but very very positive, is: Your mind and body can relax wonderfully and also refuel energy and zest for life.

  • Hypnosis is manipulation, or is it?

    If you look up the word manipulation in the dictionary, it roughly translates as having something in your hand

    And that's what hypnosis is all about, that you have it in your own hands again in the future. Namely your problem. That means that you take control again over what has slipped away from you. By this I mean, for example, manipulating your fear, blockage or bad habit so that it no longer has this big unwanted effect on your life than it did before. 

    An unwanted manipulation on the part of the therapist, you can easily bypass by leaning into the suggestion or opening your eyes and addressing it.
    Simply reject what you do not fully like. You can do this at any time. You can also get up and walk away at any time if you want to. Hypnosis is not something supernatural or occult that is meant to manipulate you. Although that is suggested from time to time by the movie industry or stage shows. 

    Our thoughts affect our body and our emotions. In hypnosis you take this knowledge and you take the time to call some positive effects into your life through imagination. In case of negativity and malicious manipulation, your inner alarm bells go off and you automatically protect yourself.

  • I mean, I’m not hypnotizable, is that the case and will it stay that way?

    If you are convinced that "I am not hypnotizable" or "I can't be hypnotized", then this is true in your world at the moment and it is completely okay. After all, this is also an active very strong self-hypnosis: "I am not hypnotizable".

    However, if you are reading a book or watching a movie and you manage to dive into or feel into what is happening, then I have to tell you that you are very much hypnotizable.
    So if you can experience this happening in the book or movie in one way or another, that is proof that you too are hypnotizable. Your imagination is in tact and has an effect on you and your inner world.
    So use this productively for yourself! Let yourself be professionally hypnotized, so that the things in your life, which are no longer in harmony, can change and harmonize again. Dissolve the things you do not want and strengthen your resources, talents, skills and strengths.