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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I secure an appointment and do I need a referral?

    Please call our office at (905) 844-0864 where you can book your appointment. If your call is not answered by staff, leave your name and phone number and you will be contacted. It is not necessary for you to be referred by your doctor.

  • How soon can I be seen?

    This will depend on our current scheduling - as well as your flexibility regarding the time of day you can attend. We make every attempt to keep our waiting time to a minimum and new patients can generally be seen within a week.

  • What are your office hours?

    We generally see new patients Monday to Thursday, from 9:00 - 4:30 and on some Saturday mornings.

  • What does a consultation involve and how long will to take?

    You will require approximately 45 minutes of your time. Your initial appointment is strictly a consultation and assessment after which further appointments will be decided upon.

  • Where are you located?

    We are in Oakville just south of the Queen Elizabeth Way off Trafalgar Rd. Specific directions and a map can be viewed on this site.

  • What types of problems do you deal with?

    The scope of our practice is actually very vast. However, the following are some of the more common problems - anxiety, depression, psychosomatic illnesses, chronic and acute pain conditions, insomnia, headaches, stuttering, weight problems, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol addictions, cancer, marital and family dysfunction, and work-related issues - to name a few.

  • Are any of your services covered by OHIP?

    Yes, Dr. Chong is a Physician and therefore his services are generally covered. We will therefore need you to bring your Health Card with you for your first appointment. However, there are certain restrictions with respect to Weight Loss Therapy. Please discuss this with our office.

  • Does Hypnosis really work?

    Yes. In fact, sometimes the results can be dramatic. However, there are many variables involved in the final outcome of therapy. These include a person's own desire for change, the skill of the operator, the client's personal history, current stress-factors etc. Each person's case is unique - even though there may appear to be 'likeness', i.e. two people with migraine headaches.

  • Will I be put out - or to sleep?

    One of the major misconceptions about hypnosis is that people will lose conscious awareness. In hypnosis, the subject is alert and aware of everything at all times and hears everything the hypnotherapist says. While consciousness is entirely suspended in natural sleep, it is definitely present in hypnosis.

  • Can people be made to do odd and crazy things?

    If you have witnessed stage hypnosis you may have perceived that the hypnotist's commands were irresistible. It is important to remember that the stage hypnotist is an entertainer which is very different to the field of Clinical Hypnotherapy.

  • Will I be in control?

    Yes, very definitely. The ability to be hypnotized is a subjective experience. Most experts agree that all hypnosis is 'self-hypnosis'. Although the hypnotherapist guides and develops the hypnotic state, the ability to be hypnotized rests within the subject who is always in control.

  • Can I become stuck in a hypnotic state?

    There is no danger of this occurring. Since the subject holds the control, terminating the hypnotic state is easily done.