1)What does Reiki mean?
“Reiki” is made up of 2 words, “Rei”, meaning “Spiritually Guided” and “Ki” meaning “Universal Life Force”

2)How does Reiki work?
Reiki works with the universal life force energy which is the vital life force within every living thing. The Reiki practitioner acts as a channel for directing the Reiki energy to where it is needed in and around the body in the energy field.

3)Do you have to be religious?
Reiki is not a religion and one does not have to follow any religious order. However, Reiki is spiritual in nature.

4)What will I feel?
Some people feel a slight tingling, warmth or coolness at times. This is the energy moving within and around the body. Clients are almost always relaxed and feeling so much better after a session.

5)How many sessions are needed?
This would depend upon the issue(s) for which one is coming. Long term issues or deep issues require more sessions, closer together. Once balance is achieved, a maintenance program is suggested for continued well-being.

6)What is it used for?
Reiki is used for almost any issue ranging from stress, grief, fear, insomnia, forgiveness, assistance in undergoing chemotherapy, pre and post-surgery, spiritual advancement, inner work and so much more.

7)How long does a session last and what does it involve?
Sessions generally last about 50 minutes. Clients are reclined on a
table similar to a massage table. Sessions can be conducted with the 
client on his/her back for entire session, or the client may turn over 
while the practitioner works on the client’s back. If needed, it can be
done with the client seated.

8)Do I have to remove my clothes?
Clients remain fully clothed. Comfortable clothes are suggested as well as removal of shoes while on the table. 

9)Is there any preparation?
There is no special preparation required to receive Reiki. One may wish to refrain from heavy meals within an hour or two of a session so as to be more comfortable. If one is so inclined, any spiritual practices one already engages in to open up to receiving healing may be practiced beforehand.

1)What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the bypassing of the critical mind in order to give the subconscious mind, which accepts thoughts and feelings without filtering, positive suggestions for improved behavioral change.

2)Can anyone be hypnotized?
Anyone of average intelligence can be hypnotized as long as he/she is willing. A person's motivation is important as change is always up to the individual.

3) Will I do something I may regret while under hypnosis?
No, you are always in control, can emerge from hypnosis when you want, and would not do anything against your morals or values.

4)What does it feel like to be in hypnosis?
Being in hypnosis feels very relaxing, almost in a day-dreamy state. You will still be aware of your surroundings but your concentration will be focused upon the hypnotist's words.

5)Does hypnosis work?
Yes. Hypnosis has been used in medical settings such as with dental patients who cannot undergo anesthesia. It has been used by celebrities for everything from morning sickness to public speaking to enhanced sports performance. Its benefits are becoming more widespread and acknowledged in various fields.

6)How does hypnosis work?
By relaxing the body and the mind, one is guided into alpha and theta brain wave states where new information is communicated to the mind, accelerating learning and creating behavioral changes. Hypnosis used powerful resources available to the individual.

7)What is it used for?
Hypnosis is used for a wide array of issues. Some include smoking cessation, weight management, stress management, forgiveness, improved athletic, musical or academic performance, procrastination, fears, insomnia and pain management.

8)How many sessions are required?
Four sessions are generally recommended as it takes that time to change habit patterns. Depending on the issue and the individual, that can vary.

9)Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes, you will be given recordings to listen to each day, as well as self-hypnosis exercises which are taught during the session.  

10)Why would hypnosis for weight loss be beneficial?
Most people who have tried dieting know that the effects are rarely long-lasting. Hypnosis works to address the underlying cause of the weigh issue which is usually rooted in emotional issues. By changing the thoughts behind the eating, one can make permanent changes in the way one eats.  

11)Why would hypnosis for smoking cessation be beneficial?
Hypnosis helps make it easier for one to give up smoking which is usually associated with relaxation or some other erroneous behavior or feeling. By
 changing the thoughts behind the behavior, the behavior changes.

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