Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy works with the power of the unconscious mind, to help you create positive changes in your life. Together we come up with strategies to clear roadblocks so that you can move forward easily. Hypnotherapy will help you reconnect with your power so that you can stay laser-focused on your goals with tools you can use immediately.

Studies show that the conscious mind controls only 12% of our behaviors and thoughts while the subconscious mind actually controls about 88% of everything we do.  When we can’t seem to make a change that is because deep inside we are used to running unconscious programming that was formed from early conditioning from our society, family, friends, experiences, and the media.

Hypnosis works really fast because just as our brain can quickly learn a behavior, our brain can also learn a new response just as quickly, because of neuroplasticity. This is why sometimes you may need just a few sessions.

You can become aware of things that you have not been aware of before, and hypnosis becomes a powerful tool to help you dissolve hidden blocks to success, and find greater focus and motivation. We work together as a team to help you get out of your own way.

Hypnotherapy can help with:

  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Emotional eating and cravings
  • Fear of flying, driving, dentist, animals, etc.
  • Fitness and exercise goals
  • Gender identity
  • Goal achievement
  • Insomnia
  • Pain management
  • Personal development
  • Phobia
  • Pre and post surgery
  • Procrastination
  • PTSD/trauma
  • Public speaking anxiety
  • Sales or career anxiety
  • Self-worth
  • Shame
  • Smoking cessation
  • Social anxiety
  • Stage fright
  • Sports performance
  • Test taking

Specialized Hypnotherapy services include:

  • Transformational Coaching
  • NLP/Integrated Time Line Therapy
  • Past Life Regression Therapy
  • Smoking Cessation

 FAQs About Hypnosis

 

What does hypnosis feel like?

Many describe the hypnotic state as a complete and total escape from physical tension and emotional stress, while remaining completely alert. You are always completely aware of everything that is going on. You will always be in control and able to speak, move or open your eyes at any time. In fact, you may experience a hyper-awareness where visuals and sensations are enhanced. Even after just one session clients report a feeling of profound relaxation and the benefit of better sleep.

Can everyone be hypnotized?

Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized by a trained hypnotherapist. Don’t worry if you’ve tried in the past and didn’t feel you were hypnotized. Hypnosis is a powerful healing and transformational tool and it may not be for everyone, but if you are open to the process, and ready to make a change it will work for you. You may even have thoughts during the process about whether it’s “working” and it is.

How is hypnosis different than traditional talk therapy?

Hypnotherapy tends to be more results or solutions-focused and can be used along with psychotherapy. As a hypnotherapist I am not a licensed healing arts practitioner, and some psychological or medical conditions will require a doctor or therapist referral. Hypnotherapy is not covered by insurance.

Clients will often use hypnotherapy along with talk therapy to help release a specific block or unconscious patterns, beliefs or behaviors. Each person is different and results typically can be experienced from the very first session. For example, a client seeking help with smoking cessation or sports performance would require a few visits, while managing anxiety or letting go of shame would require more sessions with reinforcement.

Working with me you will experience the benefits of a personal mindset coach and guide, drawing from the modalities and techniques of Kappasinian and Ericksonian hypnosis, neuro-linguistics, mindfulness, and energy work.

Here are the results of a 2007 Comparative Study from American Health Magazine:

Psychoanalysis: 38% success after 600 sessions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 72% success after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% success after 6 sessions

Can hypnotherapy assist with my medical condition?

Hypnosis has been officially recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958 as a legitimate and safe therapeutic approach to medical and psychological problems.

Hypnotherapy can be used along with traditional psychotherapy and to assist with medical procedures for common issues including  migraines, high blood pressure, IBS, weight release, sleep issues and more. Working with medical conditions will require a doctor’s referral. 

Resources: White Paper on Hypnosis for Common Medical Conditions

Will I do anything I don’t want to do like quack like a duck?

Hypnosis stage shows and the media have helped perpetuate various myths, and while highly entertaining it is quite different in the therapy office. I can not make you do anything that goes against your personal or ethical standards and morals. As your hypnotherapist it is my intention to help you achieve your goals. For example, if you were opposed to quitting smoking I couldn’t make you quit unless you were ready to.

Can someone get stuck in hypnosis?

Hypnosis ends naturally, just like you’d wake up from a daydream. You will always be fully awake and alert at the end of each session ready to continue your day. Some people can go to a deeper state and take more time and that is totally normal.