Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about hypnosis

Can you get stuck in hypnosis?

No, you cannot get stuck in hypnosis. Hypnosis is a completely natural state of mind that you go in and out several times a day. No one has ever failed to come back from self-hypnosis.

Can I still drive after the session?

Yes, absolutely. After the session you are completely alert again.

Are my secrets still safe during a session?

Hell yes. In hypnosis you are always completely present. You can always choose not to say something, you can even lie. You may even decide to open your eyes and walk away. Your subconscious mind is there to protect you. Also during a hypnosis session!

How many sessions do I need?

The number of sessions needed can differ per therapeutic goal, but also per therapeutic goal per person. It depends on the degree of complexity: how many emotions are involved, how many problems do you want to tackle, is it a physical problem or an emotional one? Generally, people need 2 to 4 sessions. This can be more or less depending on the individual and the problem.

How is it possible that so few sessions are needed?

In hypnosis we don’t work with analyzes or diagnoses. We work with the subconscious part of the mind and ask the subconscious what is the cause. A change in your subconscious mind has a very deep effect. Normally we don’t have that easy access to our subconscious mind. Hypnosis helps with this and because of this we can realize changes very quickly (sometimes even in 1 session!)

How does hypnosis feel?

It may sound very strange, but hypnosis feels like nothing. Hypnosis is a state where you go in and out every day. Have you ever been in the car and missed your turn because you were deep in thought? We call this highway hypnosis. Hypnosis can be felt differently at different times. Most people experience it as a deep relaxation. But feeling relaxation is not a condition for being in hypnosis. People can be deep in hypnosis without being aware of it. I will explain more about this during the session.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

In principle, anyone can be in hypnosis. Hypnosis must be allowed. If there is fear or doubt, the hypnosis can be blocked. So think carefully before you book a session whether you are really motivated. Ultimately, the key to success lies with you!

Can I record the session so that I can still listen to it at home?

At School of Joy no audio recordings are made during sessions. Sessions always take place within the context of the moment. It also does not add to the result of the session. You can learn self-hypnosis and then you get access to free audio files that you can listen to at home.

I have a problem that is not on the website, can I still make an appointment?

You may want to book a session for something that is not mentioned on this website. The best thing to do is contact me and we can discuss together what is possible.
Can I get the treatment reimbursed with my insurance?

Although School of Joy is affiliated with two professional associations, the treatments are in principle not (partly) reimbursed by most insurance policies. For hypnosis, your motivation is very important, part of that motivation is also the degree to which you are willing to invest in yourself.