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.
Applications for Hypnotherapy include:
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Creativity blocks
- Emotional eating and cravings
- Fitness goals
- Insomnia and sleep issues
- Nail-biting and picking
- Pain management
- Personal and professional goals
*some psychological or medical conditions will require a referral.
- Phobias (needles, insects, dentist, flying)
- Pre and post surgery
- PTSD and trauma recovery
- Public speaking and stage fright
- Smoking cessation
- Sports performance
- Stress, Anxiety
- Test anxiety and study
- Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
FAQs About Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
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.
How is hypnotherapy different than traditional talk therapy?
Hypnotherapy is for vocational and avocational self-improvement, and is considered alternative or complementary to licensed healing arts services. Some psychological or medical conditions will require a doctor or therapist referral. Hypnotherapy can be used as an adjunct to traditional therapy to help with a specific block or to clear unconscious beliefs at the core. Examples of this might include a debilitating phobia, to help one quit smoking, insomnia, fear of public speaking and more. Benefits can be felt even after one session.
How does a hypnotherapy session work?
Each session is 60 minutes in length, with the exception of the first session which can run up to an hour and a half. The first session will include a history about your presenting concern, some background information about hypnosis and theory of the conscious and subconscious mind, tests for suggestibility, induction and deepening techniques. In follow up sessions will discuss your presenting concern, followed by hypnosis for reinforcement of positive suggestions, and immediate tools for self-improvement. In between sessions there may be tasks. A hypnotherapy program may include an undetermined number of private sessions based on individual needs.
What if I can’t be hypnotized?
Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized by a trained hypnotherapist. Even if you feel you are “in your head” most of the time. I can work with all kinds of people. And don’t worry if you’ve tried in the past and didn’t get the results you wanted, it’s possible that you may not have been ready. When the right support is in place, hypnosis is a powerful tool and it’s not for everyone. But like any tool or modality, if you are ready to make a change and motivated to trust the process and do the work, it will work for you. Even just one session can help!
Does hypnosis really work?
Hypnosis is used by top athletes, business professionals, entrepreneurs, artists, performers, students, speakers, community leaders, parents and folks from all walks of life for goal achievement, focus, clarity and creating positive habits and systems. You might compare it to other traditional talk therapies, but you’ll find that the process is quite effective, rapid, and long lasting.
Psychoanalysis: 38% success after 600 sessions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 72% success after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% success after 6 sessions
-From 2007 Comparative Study, American Health Magazine
Can hypnotherapy assist with a 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 help with many common symptoms including migraines, high blood pressure, IBS, insomnia, cancer, skin problems, and more.
Some medical conditions will require a referral from a medical doctor.
Will I do anything I don’t want to do (like quack like a duck, etc.)?
Hypnosis in entertainment, such as in stage shows and the media have helped perpetuate various myths, and while they are highly entertaining it is quite different working one on one in the office to focus on a goal. As your hypnotherapist it is my intention to help you achieve your goals, efficiently and help support you along the way. For example, if you wanted your partner to quit smoking, and they weren’t ready, I couldn’t make them quit unless they were ready. I also cannot make you do anything that goes against your personal or ethical standards and morals.
What is NLP?
NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a model that allows someone to create powerful and rapid changes in behavior and build more resourceful states to achieve their goals. There are many tools and techniques which can help individuals solve problems and move forward in their lives.
NLP is used to assist with becoming a more effective communicator, solve problems, and achieve goals, through seeing the world from a new perspective. This will allow you to become more flexible and resourceful, and able to overcome any obstacle. Common uses for NLP are to increase sales, assist with public speaking, phobia removal, and modeling for success.
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The purpose of a program of hypnotherapy is for vocational and avocational self-improvement (Business and Professions Code 2908) and as alternative or complementary treatment to healing arts services licensed by the state. A hypnotherapist is not a licensed physician or psychologist and hypnotherapy services are not licensed by the State of California. Services are non-diagnostic and do not include the practice of medicine, neither should they be considered as a substitute for licensed medical or psychological services or procedures.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Jordan Wolan fully complies with all local California State Cannabis laws and all federal regulations. We are a harm reduction, mindfulness service and education company. We do not promote illegal activities or provide resources for obtaining illegal substances or illegal psychedelic psychotherapy services. Mindfulness Based Psychedelic Therapy is not psychotherapy although it works well as an adjunct support.
Jordan Wolan does not provide or sell cannabis for any aspect of our program and is not a retailer, supplier, reseller, distributor, agent, representative or subcontractor of any cannabis supplier or retailer.
As a psychedelic harm reduction program we do not support the misuse or abuse of Cannabis, any other drug or psychedelic medicine. Nor do we believe that Cannabis or psychedelic medicine exploration, even within the confines of applicable laws, is appropriate or beneficial for everyone.