Hypnotherapy

What if you could build the life you want, without fear standing in the way?

Hypnotherapy is a powerful, fast, and effective way to overcome limiting beliefs.

 I want to live a creative life, but I just feel so stuck.
I want to stand out, but I’m terrified to speak up.
I feel anxious all the time.
I’ll never get on an airplane without a prescription.
I don’t know how to stop biting my nails, plucking my hair, or picking at my skin. 
I’ve tried to quit smoking so many times but nothing works. 
I just don’t feel in control around food.
If only I had more confidence. 
If only I weren’t so afraid of bugs
Or needles.
Or the dentist.
If only I weren’t so afraid.

What’s making you feel stuck? What’s holding you back? And what if it weren’t?

Your subconscious mind controls 90% of your thoughts and actions. You can consciously identify a change you want to make and even the steps to take to get there, but unless you engage your subconscious mind you might find yourself repeating what feels comfortable even if you know it doesn’t benefit you.

Hypnotherapy lets you harness your subconscious mind. Your brain is powerful and is always making new connections and pathways. Hypnosis, a highly focused state where the body is relaxed and the mind is alert, is a way to engage this neuroplasticity more directly. Through a combination of hypnosis and transformational coaching, we work together to create deep and lasting positive change — fast.

Hypnosis for creativity

What to Expect

Each client is unique, so each hypnotherapy session is unique – but you’ll never quack like a duck.

Hypnotherapy works best when you are an active participant. Together we’ll come up with strategies to clear roadblocks and overcome limiting beliefs so that you can move forward towards your goals.

Your first session is 90 minutes. We’ll take a brief history of what brings you to hypnotherapy, discuss how hypnosis works and how to get the most from it, and test your suggestibility. Then, we’ll do an induction and deepening techniques, followed by positive hypnotic suggestions.

Your second session should be a week after your first in order to reinforce your new habits and suggestions. Many clients experience positive results in a short amount of time, and a follow-up is a way to continue on your new path. You’ll leave each session feeling better and taking away tools you can use immediately.

After your initial session, a regular session is 60 minutes. We check in on the results of your last session, then do an induction and deepening techniques, and reinforce and augment positive suggestions. We use hypnosis in every session.

Your hypnotherapy program will depend on your goals and learning style. In addition to clinical hypnotherapy, our sessions may incorporate Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Integrated Time Line Therapy, Guided Imagery, Past Life Regression Therapy, and Reiki, according to your needs. (If you wish to definitely incorporate any of these modalities into our time together, please let me know in our first meeting.) Some clients find that a program of 6 to 10 sessions might be all they need to make the change they seek. Others realize how powerful hypnotherapy can be as a tool in their lives and return to address additional blockages and work towards greater positive transformation. For a specific target, I recommend weekly sessions until you meet your goal. Other sessions can take place as needed or desired over time.

Ready to get started?

The next step is to schedule a discovery call here.

FAQs

What makes hypnotherapy different from traditional therapy?

Hypnotherapy is not talk therapy. It is an alternative therapy that may be used alone, or in support of psychotherapy or similar work, and is generally focused on achieving a specific target in a short amount of time – for example, changing a habit, quitting smoking, being more confident in public speaking, or building a creative pattern.

Hypnotherapists are not licensed physicians or psychologists and hypnotherapy services are not licensed by the State of California. They are non-diagnostic and do not include the practice of medicine, and also can’t substitute for licensed medical or psychological services or procedures – only complement them.

What does hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is a state co-created by a hypnotherapist and client. The hypnotic state can feel like  a total escape from physical tension and emotional stress, while still being very present. You will remain alert and aware of the process and everything that is going on. You will be able to speak, move, and open your eyes at any time. Some clients report hyper-awareness of their surroundings. Many clients report a feeling of profound relaxation and better sleep after just one session.   

Is hypnotherapy effective online?

Yes. Online hypnotherapy is just as effective as in-person hypnotherapy, with the added advantage of being more convenient and for many clients more comfortable as you are in your own space.

I conduct online hypnotherapy over video using Zoom. You will receive information about joining our meeting before your session. For the best experience, make sure you have a quiet space where you will not be disturbed by other people or animals, a strong internet connection, a space like a desk to sit at, and headphones.

What if I can't be hypnotized?

Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized if they want to be. Even if you feel like you’re “in your head” most of the time, it just means that we use a specific way of speaking to give you suggestions. Hypnosis is a beautiful modality for creating positive change, and it’s also not for everyone. If you’ve tried it in the past and didn’t experience the results you wanted, it is possible that you might now be in a better place to achieve your goal. Please schedule a free discovery call so we can discuss your previous experiences and whether hypnotherapy might be a good fit for you now. But like anything else in life, if you’re ready to make a change and do the work, you will achieve your goal. Even just one session can make a difference.

Will hypnotherapy help me with a medical condition?

Hypnosis has been officially recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958 as a legitimate and safe therapeutic approach to assisting with medical and psychological problems. It can help 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. Please see this White Paper on Hypnosis for Common Medical Conditions for more information.

Will I do something I don’t want to do? (E.g., quack like a duck)?

No. Movie and stage hypnosis is performative and not what you’ll experience in our sessions. As a hypnotherapist and transformational coach, I work with you to empower you to achieve your stated goals. I cannot make you do anything you don’t want to do, or anything that goes against your personal or ethical standards or morals.

What is NLP?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, can help you reprogram the images and patterns in the mind. Our perception of events creates a behavior or reaction and an emotional state. Changing our perception is one way to change our behavior and how we feel. As an NLP trainer I can incorporate NLP into our hypnotherapy sessions to help you to reprogram unwanted habits and limiting beliefs and create the change you seek.

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.