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Frequently Asked Questions
May I tape my session with Renee?
you are welcome to tape your session. If you would like to do so, you will need to bring your own recorder (and necessary supplies). At this time, since Renee is back and forth between so many locations, it is difficult for her to record sessions for clients. However, she is completely comfortable with clients recording their session.

What methods of payment are accepted?
Cash, credit or check. Note: if you are having a phone session and wish to pay by check, you must send your payment in ahead of time to reserve your spot. Any checks that are returned by the bank (for non-sufficient funds) will be charged a $20 fee. If you are having a session by phone and wish to pay by credit card, Renee will send you a PayPal invoice by email after your session (so that you can pay by credit card Online).  We prefer not to take credit card #’s over the phone unless it is absolutely necessary.
 
Do I call you or do you call me?
For phone sessions, the client must call Renee. Please do not call early, as that she is probably with another client. Call Renee at your appointment time at: 503-750-0403.

What is your cancellation policy?
There are two policies enforced when handling cancellations, a 24 hour cancellation policy and a no-show policy detailed below.

24 Hour Cancellation Policy: Client must give a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellation to cancel an appointment. Clients will be excused for uncontrollable circumstances, such as weather conditions, illness and/or family tragedies provided that they make the attempt to contact Renee to notify her for canceling. Otherwise, client will be charged full price for the session for any appointments that are canceled with less than 24 hours notice prior to the appointment time.

No Show Policy: Clients will also be responsible for paying full price for any appointment that they do not show up for, without reasonable cause.

Mediumship FAQ’S:
How experienced are you?
I was born a medium and teach/train other mediums. I have been conducting sessions for over 15 yrs., and have had numerous appearances on TV and radio. Some of which were to test my abilities, and the interviewers were converted to believers. Appearances have included regular appearances on AM Northwest, as well as on the popular radio stations: Z100, KUPL and KEX radio. My reputation is built on being loving and honest. I am honest to a fault – if nothing is happening, I’ll tell you and you don’t pay for the session. We reschedule and try again, or I’ll refer you to someone that might be more compatible.

How does a session work?
You schedule a session. All I know about you is your name, nothing else. I tune into your energy and begin to connect with those in the spirit world around you. My job then is to be the voice for your loved ones that have passed away. Through their communication, they provide proof of their existence in the afterlife, and of their connection with you.

Should I tell you who I want to connect with?
No, please let the session happen naturally at it’s own pace. I don’t want to know anything ahead of time. If you tell me things, it can take away the possibility of proof. My job is to communicate for those on the other side who wish to communicate with you. As they show up and communicate their messages, they provide validation or proof that they are with us. I cannot guarantee that the individual you wish to communicate with will do so, but I find that in almost every session that person you hope for is there, ready and waiting. Remember: be patient. They run the show, we don’t. So, sometimes grandma might show up before dad, etc. But we will get to who we need to.

How do I prepare properly for a session?
To connect with someone who has passed, it's helpful to think about that person (or people) before your session. Let them know that you are looking forward to communicating with them. And, please ask them to stay with you until your session time and to come through during your session time one at a time and very clearly.

I know it might sound funny, but please do not swear at them and insist that they better show up – because they will start waking me up in the middle of the night prior to your session. They love you and want to make you happy, and they want to get through as much as you want them too. So please, ask them to stay with you and to come through during your session (not before).

Also, the more open-minded and relaxed you are, the clearer the messages will be for you. Your loved ones are coming through your energy to connect. If you are afraid, closed minded, or shut down, you can block the session. Even worrying that your loved one won’t come through can block them from coming through. So all you need to do is to relax, be open-minded and patient. Remember to breathe, and enjoy the session.

What if I get someone I don’t know or want to talk to?
I know that you are eager to connect with your loved ones, but sometimes other spirits may come through as well – for example, other family members (whether you knew them well or barely knew them at all), friends, co-workers, neighbors, even your pets. In many cases, these individuals may show up before the person you are there to connect with.

Remember that whoever comes through – whether you expected it or not - has an important message for you or wants to get something across. Sometimes they may even be helping your loved ones come through. Each person's message is just as important as any others. Sometimes they connect with us in order to make peace with someone they had issues with, and they come to ask for forgiveness; other times it's to let "living people" know that they are okay.

Are we disturbing the dead?
No, they are here of their own free will and choice. I do not know of the person you are trying to connect with ahead of time. They show up to the session wanting to communicate with you. I can only receive messages from spirits who are willing to send messages of their own free will. They are not there because we are making them, they are with you because they want to be.

Is this something that is dark or negative?
No, all of my work is done with angels and through God. It can be done regardless of your spiritual or religious faith (or lack of). All of the sessions are loving and positive in nature. People leave sessions feeling better, uplifted, and closer to the light / God. These sessions are also helpful to those on the other side – they often need healing and closure too!

Hypnosis FAQs:
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of focused attention combined with deep relaxation. In this state the critical and judgmental processes of the conscious mind are quieted while the subconscious becomes more open and receptive to positive suggestions.

What if I can’t be hypnotized?
The majority of the population can be hypnotized. In fact you probably go into and out of a light hypnotic state at least 50 times a day. Activities such as daydreaming, reading, driving, watching TV are done in a hypnotic trance. The exceptions are individuals who
    • are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
    • have developmental disabilities which interfere with the ability to focus and follow directions
    • do not want to be hypnotized. Someone cannot be hypnotized against his or her will.

Will I be made to do something against my will?
No, you cannot be made to do something against your will. Although the conscious mind is quieted or passive in the hypnotic state it is still aware. You are aware of everything being said and done during hypnotherapy. You are still in control of you and cannot be made to do anything against your will. If something offensive or disagreeable were to be suggested to you, you would most likely come out of the hypnotic state immediately.

What about stage hypnosis, when people are made to do silly things?
Remember that those people on stage volunteered to be there. They were willing participants and selected among those were individuals who the hypnotist found to be easily hypnotizable. With the audience, the charismatic hypnotist and the pressure to “go along with the show” some people are willing do silly things.

Could I get stuck in hypnosis?
Just as you cannot get stuck sleeping…you cannot get stuck in hypnosis. If the hypnotist stopped talking or left the room or your self-hypnosis tape stopped you would either fall asleep and awaken when sufficiently rested or gradually and naturally return to full awareness.

What is a typical session like?
Each hypnotherapy session lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. On the first session you will be asked to fill out a case history questionnaire; providing necessary contact information as well as a basic family, social and medical history. Then a portion of time is set aside to discuss your goals and desired outcome. Next your hypnotherapist will describe the hypnosis process before beginning the hypnosis. Although the process will vary from client to client. A common hypnosis portion of the session lasts approximately 40 min beginning with deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, then a guided visualization or story to deepen the hypnotic state then the positive suggestions are presented to the receptive subconscious mind. Lastly you are emerged from hypnosis and given an opportunity to share and discuss your experience.

How many sessions will I need?
This will depend on the client and the issue being addressed. While a person can stop their smoking addiction in one 2 ½ hour hypnotherapy session, most issues need at least two and up to six hypnosis sessions to effectively produce desired changes. Weight reduction hypnosis, however, often requires a commitment of up to eight sessions to be effective.

How will I know if hypnosis will work for me?
Call or email me and we’ll discuss your options.
We’ll talk about your presenting issue, and suggest session options and pricing.
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