Where do I start?
An initial consultation interview and a completed questionnaire
is required for you to decide if you want to work with me, and for
me to decide if I am the right person to work with you. During the
initial consultation we will do an intake interview and discuss
goals and treatment. If we are both comfortable with the interaction,
we will either continue on into the first treatment session with
no additional delay, or set the appointment for the first session of hypnosis and
complete the paperwork and payment for the minimum 2-session treatment
You will be given a CD with a relaxation induction
to listen to a few times before our first session if you desire. This will help
you to become comfortable with my voice and my style so as to make
our sessions more effective.
It IS possible to do the initial consultation by phone and the
questionnaire by mail or email, but a live interview is preferable.
If you wish to interview by phone and mail, please make contact
with Saqra, and include a list of times it would be best to contact
you for your phone interview.
Initial consultation is to be pre-paid and is non-refundable,
but does not obligate you to further treatment.
Initial Consultation $25/30min
What is the minimum cost for a treatment plan?
Minimum standard session plan begins at $125
That includes the initial consultation, plus 2 one-hour sessions.
(I am of the opinion that NO problem can really be effectively treated
without a follow up session to assess results, eliminate ineffective
suggestions, and reinforce effective suggestions) 2 session
minimum, pre-paid and non-refundable.
Some types of problems do require additional sessions for effective
treatment, and there will be a discussion of additional sessions
Regular session rate is $50/hour, prepaid and non-refundable
at the beginning of each session over the minimum treatment plan
.How long do these things take?
The following issues usually take 2-3 sessions for results: Smoking
Cessation, Stress Management, Athletic Performance, Physical Discomfort,
Learning & Memory, Performance Anxiety, Childbirth Preparation,
Grief Counseling, Enhancing Creativity
The following issues usually take from 2-5 sessions for results:
Phobias, Depression, General Anxiety, Weight Control, Self Confidence,
Panic Attacks, Surviving Sexual Abuse, or working with another undescribed
Informational Hypnosis takes 2 sessions: Past-Life Regression,
Self Hypnosis Instruction, Memory Recovery, Finding Your Inner Guide
Is there any alternative to live consultation?
Yes. There is also available the alternative of a custom session
CD/tape based on your questionnaire answers.
Note that a custom CD means you will be treating the problem
without complete diagnosis by a hypnotherapist. In other words,
the CD can not be as targeted specifically to the client as a live
consultation can be, and therefore it is less likely to reach the
underlying problems in some more complex conditions. Of course,
you also have a complete session for the condition that you can
play again and again, but you must be aware of the less targeted
nature of the custom CD type of treatment. CDs usually run approximately
30 to 45 minutes and come with directions for use. Allow 3 weeks
Custom session CD $110 pre-paid, non-refundable. Includes
postage within the US.
INITIAL CONSULTATION QUESTIONNAIRE
City, State & Zip:
Home Phone: Work
Are you seeking a personalized CD or office appointment?
Your Age: Gender:
Describe current health and medical history (if pertinent):
Current medications: (please list, if pertinent)
Have you received psychotherapy, alternative therapy, or other
counseling? (If yes, please provide details of reason for therapy
and results obtained.)
Have you ever been hypnotized before? (if yes, describe experience)
Purpose of Hypnosis (Describe your problem and/or goal):
How long have you had this condition/problem/goal?
Describe your expectations of hypnosis:
All information about you will remain strictly confidential.
Successful, lasting results may require several hypnosis sessions.
You may be asked to practice self-hypnosis or listen to a reinforcement
audio tape. You are responsible for actively cooperating with, and
participating in, the success of your program. Saqra Raybuck
shall not be held accountable for the results you attain. You may
be referred elsewhere for treatment, or have your hypnosis program
terminated if Saqra Raybuck deems it appropriate.
Continuing to contact Saqra for assistance acknowledges you have
read the above and additionally have answered as honestly and
thoroughly as possible.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT HYPNOTIC SESSIONS
THE INTAKE OR PRE-INDUCTION INTERVIEW
An intake interview is done on the first visit. Demographic information
is gathered, including family and medical history, general life-style
information and whatever else (the client) or I feel is pertinent
or necessary. The interview is similar to any other counseling interview.
Occasionally, a complete, in-depth interview takes an entire session,
although every effort is made for you to experience the beneficial
quality of the hypnotic state. Sometimes a first session will include
During this interview both written and verbal information about
your issues is gathered. Information such as when the issue is a
problem. when it is worse or better, how it affects you, how would
you like it to be. As you define the issue I listen for the presence
of secondary gains that might be present (but unknown to you) to
bring that possibility to your attention. An example of a secondary
gain in a health condition could be the desired attention or freedom
from unwanted responsibilities.
I'll also look at the possibility that you've come to "change"
for someone else. It's important that you understand that for lasting
change to take place your decision to undertake hypnotherapy must
If you are seeing a hypnotherapist for the first time,
you probably do not know what to expect; and might have misconceptions
about the process. For instance, you may feel very relaxed, or you
might feel very alert and may question whether you've been hypnotized.
During our pre-induction interview, I will explain how hypnosis
is an interactive experience between us. And that we will build
the trance together. (All hypnosis is self hypnosis). I will also
explain how your subconscious will lead you to just the right depth
of trance to accomplish your goals. This is also the time to find
out what type of induction will suit you best and what suggestions
will be appropriate for you. We'll establish trust, build rapport,
build your sense of positive expectation and correct any misconceptions
you have. Each subsequent session begins will begin with a pre-induction
interview to determine the goal for that particular session.
SETTING REALISTIC, POSITIVE GOALS
Next, positive goals are set. Together, we'll identify a goal
that is realistic, believable and achievable. For instance, rather
than "I don't want to be nervous in front of crowds."
for your goal... We'd re-phrase the goal to say something like,
"I will be calm and confident in front of crowds." When
composing self-suggestions, remember the subconscious mind doesn't
recognize a sense of humor, sarcasm or negatives. Hence, "I
don't want to be nervous," can translate to, "I want to
There are many types of inductions and trance deepeners for various
kinds of hypnotherapy. Over several sessions, inductions can become
instantaneous or rapid because positive expectation and post hypnotic
suggestions for trance have been established. However, typical inductions
can last from 10-30 minutes and incorporate several induction styles.
Hypnosis sessions can be authoritative or permissive. Initially,
I will choose the method that best suits your personality and needs
and program direct suggestions while you are in trance. During this
kind of session a client interacts little, if at all, with a hypnotherapist.
Another form of hypnotic session can make use of ideomotor responses.
In this type of session, your issue or problem may be unknown to
us both. I will lead you through your issue and elicit feedback
about the process using "yes or no" questions to which
you respond verbally or by ideomotor response (body talk -- raising
a finger, nodding your head, etc.). The process always includes
post hypnotic suggestions to promote change in the future. Ideomotor
responding is very useful when working with an issue that you are
not comfortable talking about out loud.
In interactive hypnosis, the hypnotherapist and the client converse
back and forth. The client is involved the entire time in creating
the desired experience or state of being in the subconscious mind;
and is communicating his or her experience to the hypnotherapist.
Mental rehearsal is also part of this interactive intervention.
The session always ends with post-hypnotic suggestions to anchor
new behaviors or perceptions.
THE REFRAMING PROCESS
The reframing process is a rapid and long lasting way for a client
to process and reframe old beliefs, emotions and patterns of behavior.
The result is a shift is in the structure of the subconscious and
using the various protocols listed below, a client can actually
experience a new state of being with the reframed experience becoming
a part of their inner realities.
The post-hypnotic suggestions are programmed as part of the intervention.
The purpose of the post-hypnotic suggestion is to enable you to
use solutions discovered and experienced during trance to change
responses and behaviors in the future, when they are needed.
A post hypnotic suggestion empowers you by accessing resources
in the subconscious mind without the continued need for the hypnotherapist.
A hypnotherapist's primary role is to facilitate a bridge between
the client's conscious and subconscious.
Mental rehearsal is simply a way of checking the efficacy of
the post-hypnotic suggestions and determining whether or not the
processes were completed. Basically, we find out if we have located
and addressed the core issue. You'll know success has been achieved
if you are able to imagine yourself in a situation that previously
triggered undesirable responses and you are now able to invoke the
newly anchored response. The goal is to be able to imagine yourself
able to actually experience the new response.
EMERGING FROM TRANCE
After "awakening" suggestions are given, you will appropriately
emerge, remember, and feel wonderfully refreshed from the hypnotic
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