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What is hypnosis?

We have all experienced some form of light hypnotic trance. If you have been so engrossed in a book or a movie and became totally unaware of your surroundings or if you have driven a car to your destination without remembering the journey you have experienced spontaneous trance.

Most people are familiar with stage hypnosis. Ironically this form of entertainment perpetuates the myth that hypnosis takes away the ability to control oneself. Actually hypnosis is a way of teaching how to have more control over your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958 as a safe, natural and effective tool that is helpful for a variety of issues.


What can I expect?

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.  The participant allows him/herself to be guided by the hypnotist into a deeply relaxed state of mind. In this state distractions are blocked out and the mind is focused and receptive to guidance in a positive direction.

The initial session includes some discussion to identify the problem or goal and clarify the desired changes as well as hypnosis.  Techniques are tailored to specific needs as each client is different. Three to six sessions are recommended to affect change.

The simple yet effective tool, Emotional Freedom Technique, often described as "accupuncture without needles", may be offered as needed. Instruction in the use of EFT is currently offered at hospitals and other wellness centers to balance emotions, for stress management and to help resolve other issues. For more information about EFT visit emofree.com.

Clients experience the sessions as relaxing and enjoyable. Results are dependent on several factors: readiness to change, number and frequency of hypnosis sessions and regular use of custom self-hypnosis audio recording.

Sessions are held at:

The Garrett Hypnosis & Wellness Center 3020 N. Kimball 60618

Please take advantage of our complimentary parking lot approximately 60 feet beyond Wisner St just south of the wellness center. Most street parking is now by permit only.

Plan on two hours for the initial visit ($160) and subsequent sessions of one and 1/2 hours ($120) at a rate of $80 an hour (effective 1/1/2015).


What are Lili's qualifications?

Lili Betancourt      Lili Betancourt is a NGH Board Certified Hypnotist - Of its 15,000+ members, the National Guild of Hypnotists has designated only the top 2% with this title. The NGH was rated #1 hypnosis organization by Congress in 1993. Membership in the NGH requires qualified ongoing training and holds its members to a strict code of ethics. In addition to the NGH certification, Lili Betancourt completed  Professional Training in Self Acceptance Training in 2000 and 2005 with Cherie A. McCoy, the country’s leading practitioner of SAT.  Lili has completed Level 3 EFT training with EFT Master Gwyneth Moss.  Lili is also a member in good standing of The Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis. Lili offers compassion and understanding derived from working through many of her own issues with the help of hypnosis. She is a mother of three and has been married for 33 years.

Lili Betancourt is not a psychologist, social worker or medical doctor. Her scope of practice does not include evaluation, analysis or drug prescription. Any evaluation or need for such services should be sought through a licensed health care professional .


How do I start?

Appointments can be made by calling (773) 329-1105.
Lili can also be contacted via email: lili@lilibetancourt.com


I'd like my entire office to take one of your classes but it's tough to schedule everyone, what can I do?

Classes such as Body Wisdom, Dream Board Magic and Emotional Resilience can be presented by request at a special group rate.



I have some questions not listed in your FAQS

You may contact me by phone or email if you have questions or if you would like to discuss your issue. When you are ready to schedule your initial session email me to request your intake forms. Please take time with your responses to supply as much detailed information that would be helpful in achieving your goal. Be sure to return your forms 48 hours before your first appointment. Your initial session will include some discussion to identify the problem/goal to clarify the desired changes and EFT and/or hypnosis. Regular use of a customized self-hypnosis audio recording is required to affect lasting change. Daily use of your audio recording will reinforce your in-office hypnosis sessions. The best time is right before sleep but you can use it anytime you are able to close your eyes and relax. Your recording will be emailed to you following a hypnosis session. Running time is approximately 30 minutes. Your recording may contain a combination of relaxation techniques, guided imagery and positive suggestions tailored to your issue. Techniques are tailored to specific needs as each client is different.

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