Even though some people associate hypnotherapy with coming to my office in Ogden Utah, and many people choose to fly in from across the country to work with me, the convenience of telephone or Skype sessions makes it easy to get started right away.
Over the phone, I can utilize your verbal feedback for confirmation of hypnosis (Yes you can talk during hypnosis!). So you essentially tell me how you are feeling. For example, I might ask, “If ten represents the deepest state of hypnosis you can imagine, do you feel deeper than a three?” Although many people go deeper and surprise themselves, for most of what we will do together, you don’t need more than a two out of ten in terms of subjective hypnotic depth, which almost everyone can accomplish on a first session, even over the phone! In short, to make lasting hypnotic changes, hypnotic depth is relatively unimportant.
I also use a number of advanced hypnotic techniques like Neuro Linguistic Programming ( NLP for short) and EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) that work best in a “wide awake” trance.
– William Wood, Master Practitioner and Trainer of Hypnosis & NLP