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:

Anxiety

  • Fear of flying, driving, dentist, animals, etc.
  • Insomnia
  • Phobias
  • Public speaking
  • Sales anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Stage fright
  • Test taking

Focus and Motivation

  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Emotional eating and cravings
  • Fitness goals
  • Goal achievement
  • Personal development
  • Procrastination
  • Smoking cessation
  • Sports performance

Healing

  • Pain management
  • Pre and post surgery
  • PTSD
  • Trauma

 

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. In fact, you may experience a hyper-awareness where visuals and sensations are enhanced. Deep relaxation and better sleep are immediate benefits, after the very first session.

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 tool and it’s not for everyone, but if you have an open mind and are open to the process, I can work with you. You can still be having thoughts and wonder if it’s working, and it is.

What medical conditions may hypnosis help with?

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 loss, sleep issues and more.

For more information visit: White Paper on Hypnosis for Common Medical Conditions.

How is hypnosis different than traditional talk therapy?

There are hundreds of studies that show the effectiveness of hypnosis for various conditions.

Results of a 2007 Comparative Study by American Health Magazine:

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

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

You cannot be compelled to do or say anything under hypnosis that is in conflict with your personal, ethical standards and morals. Hypnosis for entertainment, such as stage shows and in movies, is quite different than the therapeutic session. As your hypnotherapist and coach, it is my intention to help you achieve your goals.

Can someone get stuck in hypnosis?

You will always be in control and able to speak, move or open your eyes at any time. At the end of the session I will make sure you are alert and aware. Hypnosis ends naturally, just like you’d wake up from a daydream.

I have a psychological or medical diagnosis. Can hypnotherapy help?

California Business & Professions Code Section 2908 states that hypnotic techniques can be used for avocational or vocational self-improvement.  Hypnotherapists are not licensed healing arts practitioners. Some psychological or medical conditions will require a doctors referral. Clients will often come to see me while working with a licensed marriage and family therapist, psychotherapist or psychologist, to assist with a specific issue.