1. Do I have to be diagnosed before I decide to come in for sessions?
No, you do not. Did you know that your mental and emotional states can affect your physically health and well-being? Perhaps you tried everything: exercise, eating healthy, taking your vitamins or even seeking medical advice from a doctor for your physical ailments, yet you’re still not feeling well. Why wait until your quite ill, or diagnosed to seek professional help? Be proactive in your own wellness; save yourself money and time!
2. What is counselling?
Counseling is the process that occurs when a client and therapist explore difficulties which may include the stressful, intellectual experiences and/or emotional feelings of the client. Through the sessions, client gain clarity and different helpful perspectives that can enable the client to focus on feelings, experiences or behaviour, with a goal to facilitating positive change.
3. What is music therapy?
Music Therapy is the use of music in a therapeutic form conducted by a credentialed and licensed professionals. Music is used purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health and well-being while addressing human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social and spiritual domains.
4. What can I expect during music therapy sessions?
Depending on the goals and your needs, you may be engaged with physical (hands-on), cognitive and emotional processes.
5. How does the music work?
Music also engages and activates more parts of the brain as compared to other activities to help balance and engage in brain functions that may not be used when in a certain state of mind.
6. Do I have to have any prior musical skills to benefit from music therapy?
During music therapy based interventions, you are not expected to have any prior musical skills, just your willingness to participate at the level you can.
7. What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis when mentioned in conversation, elicits varied responses in people. And most of these responses are due to misconceptions about how this modality actually works.
8. What can I expect during hypnotherapy?
Please do not have expectations of going to sleep when in induction or to feel as if you don’t know what you are doing when engaged in the music induction/hypnosis processes. You do not require any pre-existing musical skills or knowledge.
9. What is music induction?
Music Induction is a form of hypnotherapy and relaxation process.
10. What can Induction or hypnotherapy do?
In their simple form, induction and hypnotherapy creates a state of relaxation and increased concentration and way into the subconscious mind. In this state, the Conscious Critical Mind becomes an observer, and allows direct communication with the Subconscious mind.
11. How does music induction/hypnotherapy work?
In the music induction/hypnotherapy state, the therapist is able to assist you to make changes at the Subconscious level, which is empowering and creates lasting changes!
12. During hypnosis, will I be in control?
You won’t do or say anything in the induction/hypnosis state that you would not normally say or do. You are in control at all times. You will know everything that is going on around you and what your music therapist is saying and what you are thinking, doing or saying. In fact, some people will think they have not been in the induction state or hypnosis because they are expecting something odd to be happening to them. Do not expect a lack of consciousness or amnesia. You may feel that you are unaffected by what is being said, but in fact; you will be directly affected because the Sub-conscious mind is listening and making changes at a very deep level.
13. What can music therapy and clinical hypnotherapy do for me?
Music Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy is about self expression, imagination, creation & creativity. Together, you and your Therapist will create new positive feelings, pictures, images, sights, sounds, smells, and emotions to replace specific negative ones that you might have gathered up, unknowingly, over the years. The brain cannot tell the difference between what it has actually seen or experienced and what your Therapist will help you to create in your Sub-conscious. Your professionally trained Therapist is your guide, your facilitator and your partner.
14. What therapy form is suitable for me?
Each individual’s experiences and needs are different. After consultation, a plan is formed and an open discussion is conducted to tailor and determine the best and effective form of therapy to be implemented.
15. How can I have a successful and effective session?
The success of your session will be enhanced by your willingness to participate, to use your imagination and by your desire to allow yourself to go into the deep state of calmness during induction and commitment to the sessions during and outside of sessions when assigned work to do.
16. How can I attend the sessions?
For your convenience, we offer in person sessions, phone or even online video conferencing sessions.
17. How many sessions do I need?
To make life long lasting changes it doesn’t happen overnight. Research has shown that on average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — 66 days to be exact. And how long it takes a new habit to form can vary widely depending on the behavior, the person, and the circumstances, thus the number of sessions required per individual will vary.
18. How often will I attend sessions?
Consistency is a key factor to progress. Regular weekly sessions are recommended. Depending on what needs to be worked, sometimes frequency of sessions can be increased to twice a week.
19. When do sessions end?
Sometimes clients think that they cannot have a conversation with their therapist about ending therapy. This is not true! The primary goal of therapy is to develop the confidence and skills to navigate life’s challenges—or at least the challenges that brought you to therapy. This doesn’t mean that you won’t ever need to seek support but that you feel comfortable making decisions that benefit you and your situation and that you’re clear on what your options and choices are. Ideally a conversation is brought up by either the client or therapist to wind things down so that a proper review can be made to the client’s progress and to discuss a plan for moving forward on your own successfully.
20. How can I pay for sessions?
If you have extended health care (please double check with your own company’s coverage) or a wellness/health spending account, sessions could be partially covered. If you do not have coverage, for your convenience we accept cash or credit payments.
21. Cancelling of sessions
A full 24 hours notice is required for cancelling appointments. If you cancel with less than 24 hours before your appointment time, you will be charged the full amount of your single session and no refund or make up session is given. Clients who fail to show up for a scheduled appointment (“no show”) are billed for the full cost of their scheduled session as well.
22. What happens if I cancel more than 1 session?
Life circumstances may arise which make attending sessions on an ongoing basis difficult or even impossible. Clients who cancel 3 or more consecutive appointments or 4 or more appointments a year are asked to take a 6-month break from therapy sessions. Your commitment and active participation will effect the benefits and progress of the sessions.
23. How much do initial phone consultation cost?
Initial consultations can be set up and conducted via phone. This is a FREE 30 min phone consult. This is an important process, to answer any questions or concerns you may have. This is also to see if there a good fit between the client and therapist to ensure for success of what the client wants to achieve.