When the average hypnotist( who is not a licensed counselor) is asked “what can hypnosis help with?”, they promise the world. I have reviewed every hypnotist’s website in DFW and the results are scary, very scary. They say that hypnosis can help with alcohol/ drug dependency, ADD, Depression, diagnosed anxiety disorders, and even mental illness. Let me give you a quick list of things that only a licensed mental health counselor/psychologist/psychiatrist can legally address. Hypnotists are generally not licensed mental health workers. People that are certified for hypnosis work, and are not licensed mental health workers, have their legal limits of what they can work on.

What Can Hypnosis Help With? What Needs To Be Answered First Is, What Can It Not Help With?

The following can only be treated by a licensed mental health worker.

  • Diagnosed Depression (Sometimes people think they are “depressed” and they are not technically. If you have been diagnosed with depression though, hypnosis alone is not a solution for you).
  • Mental Illness (I think this goes without saying they need to be seeing a licensed mental health worker)
  • Alcohol and Illegal Drug Addiction (This is a chemical addiction that needs to be addressed by a counselor/psychologist in addition to hypnosis)
  • ADD ( This is a mental disorder and is out of scope of practice for a hypnotist to work on directly)
  • Diagnosed Anxiety Disorder ( If anxiety has been diagnosed it is a mental disorder and is out of scope of practice for a hypnotist to work on directly)
  • Suicide Prevention(I think this goes without saying they need to be seeing a licensed mental health worker)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- This is a diagnosed disorder and would not fall into scope of practice.
  • Any Diagnosed Disorder Or Mental Illness

You can still work with a hypnosis professional on these issues in some cases if you do not work directly on the problem and have the consent of a counselor/physiologist. Instead sometimes we work with someone on self esteem(feeling better about their own self worth) to help them while they are working with a counselor. The benefit to this is multiple approaches, which I have seen produce more success if the person is committed. Remember some counselors use hypnosis so these areas would be open to them. Ask your hypnosis professional if they are licensed if you want to work on these areas.


What Can Hypnosis Help With? First We Must Understand What The Hypnosis Process Is.

Before I tell you what hypnosis can help with, I want you to know a drawback of hypnosis.

To be successful using hypnosis you must commit to the process, but when you do, life becomes easier.

Every hypnotist has their own approach, but our approach has three main components.


In the sessions we work with you one on one to teach you hypnosis. All hypnosis is self hypnosis, we do not do anything “to you”. It is a skill and anyone can go into this beneficial state of mind. These sessions are not just to help you believe deep down what you need to believe to achieve your goal and discover you motivations to take action. These sessions are also to take out the trash. The trash are the mental blocks between you and your desired outcome. Lets face it, if you knew how to solve this yourself, you would have. Sessions are really the magic of having a skilled hypnotherapist there with a massive toolbox to resolve many blocks and traumas from the past that you have. Some of these blocks may have troubled you for decades. When you have beliefs about the world and a limiting identity created from past limitation, it is a recipe for frustration. This frustration is relieved by getting to the bottom of the issue through resolving internal conflicts, regression to resolve emotions in past traumas, and release ties to old negative relationships. These are just a few of the tools we use to help people take out the trash that the people who raised us burdened us with.

Hypnosis Reinforcement Recordings Listened To Daily/Twice Daily

Unlike many practitioners and online hypnosis recording peddlers, we do not give generic hypnosis recordings. Generic recordings guess what the root cause is, or do not address it at all. When someone comes in for weight loss, it isn’t weight they need help with most. In some cases it may be personal boundaries. I have had many clients who have weak boundaries that prevented them from allowing time for themselves to do the things they need to do to lose weight. This recording well help them condition their mind with the most powerful self development tool known to man, hypnosis. This recording is designed to be listened to daily for 90 days. If you listened to a recording that helped address the negative self talk you have in your own head and turn it into motivation instead, how would you feel? The answer is so amazing that you start to behave in ways that is congruent with your new beliefs about your own capability and self worth.

When you notice these new behaviors you will be even more inclined to continue. Blocks may come up in the real world and those are addressed in session.


Every session we prompt your subconscious to give you the best physical real world action step to achieve your goal or habit. After all we do live in a physical world. Conditioning the mind and removing blocks would not matter if you don’t take concrete actions.

The whole point of hypnosis is to believe what you need to believe about yourself/ your goal and remove limitation so you can take ACTION easier.


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What Can Hypnosis Help With?

  • Achieving Business Goals
  • Becoming A More Effective Employee
  • Public Speaking Effectiveness
  • Self Confidence
  • Anxiety (when it is not a disorder)
  • Stress Reduction
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Weight Control/Loss
  • Phobias (Fear Of Flying Etc)
  • Fears/ Flashbacks
  • Sleep Problems
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome(All physical problems have a mental component)
  • Working With Cancer Patients On Mindset (While working with a doctor simultaneously)
  • Sports Performance
  • Hypno-birthing (an all natural method of pain free child birth)
  • Improving Musical Performance
  • Reducing Test Anxiety
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Surgery Preparation
  • And almost anything besides the things mentioned in the beginning of the article.


Since We Answered What Can Hypnosis Help With? The Question is What Are The Benefits Of Doing Hypnosis With A Professional.

  • Help resolving unconscious limiting patterns of behavior- sometimes we only think of the problem not the mind conditioning from the past that must be there in order for us to act out in this way.
  • Stress reduction which is a wonderful bonus of hypnotherapy
  • Motivation to accomplish the goal you have
  • Self-Empowerment- Accessing your highest self for increased intuition.

 Initially started hypnotherapy with the goal to get rid of a phobia (from an animal). I’m not completely fearless of it however I don’t obsess about it anymore. It was daily torture for all my life and now I’m surprised I don’t even think about them. Now I’m moving on to work on anger and the results are already noticeable by those around me. After many many years of working on myself with different types of therapy, I knew the fastest and greatest results would be to work directly with the subconscious mind. And these two gentleman are the best. And it’s only been a month.  –Carlos Berlin Google Review April 2018

5-Star Rated Dallas Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Programs By Award-Winning Dallas Hypnotist, Sean Maness

Stacey Salerno

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 I used to experience high levels of anxiety weekly, and I hardly notice feelings of anxiousness anymore. It is clear that Sean puts a lot of thought into how best to help his clients. He is well prepared every session with ideas individualized to my needs. I am beyond pleased at the progress I have seen from working with him. I am very thankful to him for helping me gain confidence and restore a sense of joy and calmness in my life again."

-Stacey Salerno-Dallas, TX Google Review 

Husna S.

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"I’ve struggled with depression on and off for years, and up until recently, it had become almost debilitating. I had therapy but none of them really effectively got to the root of the problem. After just a few weeks of working with Sean, I felt a significant difference in my mood and motivation. I was able to come back to my interests of art and design after so long and was excited about life again after being held back by depression for so long. Sean is a great listener and really tried to understand you so as to give you the right help you need.”

-Husna S. Dallas, TX Google Review

Carrie May

5 stars

 “I am in my late 40’s and my weight was out of control. This program brought everything together for me. I am now down over 30 pounds! I could not have achieved what I did without this program.

I have been able to identify why I have a weight problem, and get to the root cause. Next, I was able to identify the emotional issues contributing to the problem and working through them. I now have the tools to move forward in a healthy and balanced way."

-Carrie May, Carrollton, TX Google Review 

Paige Verser

5 stars

 “I had just started a weight loss program and I knew based on past experience that my motivation wouldn’t last. I had a little hesitation about the price, but these are skills that will benefit me the rest of my life, so it was well worth it. Now, I am able to stop sabotaging myself. I’ve lost 33 pounds so far in conjunction with an eating plan and I’m still going strong."

-Paige Verser, McKinney, TX Google Review

Luke Waley

5 stars

 “Sean has been a huge help to me! I was having lots of trouble with anxiety and depression. Within 3-4 weeks, I noticed that my anxiety was basically gone. My depression has seen vast improvements as well. If you’re on the fence about this, I highly recommend you give it a try!"

-Luke Waley Dallas,TX Google Review

Liz Warner

5 stars

"I was having a lot of anxiety that stemmed from a previous abusive relationship. I was also having trouble sleeping, and focusing on the good things in my life. I am now able to see my problems from a totally different perspective. Before, I was anxious, distracted, and nervous, and now I am calm, focused, and happy. I use the mental conditioning Sean taught me as a daily tool to work through things I couldn’t work through before."

 -Liz Warner Watauga, TX Google Review

McKenzie Meloy

5 stars

"I was dealing with a paralyzing fear of flying. I had moved and cancelled two flights previously and I was concerned that this would happen again. After sessions, I have a much greater ability to gain control over my anxious thoughts.

I can now focus on the trip instead of the process of getting there. Even my parents have noticed that when I call them after hypnosis, I am now so much more relaxed. Before purchasing services, I had some doubts because it was unknown territory for me. However, it’s nothing like you’ve seen on TV or what you might think of it. I ended up doing hypnosis here because they did not present it as a quick fix, but as a process and one that I felt comfortable with."

- McKenzie Meloy 

Maness Hypnosis

4101 McEwen Rd Suite 475

Dallas, TX 75244


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Saturday: Closed

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