Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic approach aimed at creating positive changes in your life. By relaxing the body and the conscious mind, we can rewrite old negative programming, reframe painful experiences, and access inner wisdom.
Hypnosis induces a trance, which produces a state of deep relaxation and intense, focused attention. Contrary to popular misconceptions, hypnotic trance is not like sleep or being unconscious. If you have ever read a book and lost
track of time, mindlessly channel-surfed your TV
or driven to your destination and not
remembered the actual process of
driving there, then you have
experienced a mild form of hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is guided by the intentions
of the client and often uses their own words repeated
by the therapist to the deep mind in order to create
the desired changes, so you are never out of control.
Hypnotherapy is performed fully clothed and is very relaxing.
Many clients report feeling rested and revitalized after their sessions.
Hypnotherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other medical treatments
and therapeutic approaches including: bodywork, chiropractic, acupuncture, psychotherapy, and conventional Western treatments.
How is Hypnotherapy different from Stage Hypnosis?
No one can be hypnotized against their will. No one can be made to bark like a dog or do anything that is truly against their nature. This includes revealing secrets about themselves. A stage hypnotist seeks out those who are highly suggestible and willing to have a bit of fun. A person in a hypnotic trance does not loose awareness or control. A person in trance will not do anything they would not do in a normal state of consciousness.
I studied hypnotherapy and received advanced training in Past Life Regression and Medical hypnotherapy, which accesses the mind's ability to facilitate healing and control pain at Marilyn Gordon's Center for Hypnotherapy Certification in Oakland. This school specializes in the Transformational Healing Method (THM). This method was developed by Marilyn, who has received several awards, among them the Hypnosis Achievement Award.
I also have advanced training in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from the Mottin & Johnson Institute of Hypnosis. This training allows me to work in conjunction with your doctor or psychiatrist, or psychotherapist. As hypnosis is a drug-free modality it blends well with the use of supervised medication regimes and talk therapy. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be mild or severe, presenting a variety of symptoms ranging from: flashbacks of traumatic events, anxiety, depression and emotional numbness. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation.
Benefits of hypnotherapy include:
Relaxation and stress management
Past Life Regression
Control pain or negative habits
Stop smoking or substance abuse
Deal with physical and/or psychological traumas
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Reframe or release the past
Ease pregnancy, labor and delivery
Explore and release childhood or past-life issues
Access creativity and inner wisdom
Increase study skills and the ability to take tests
Support pre- and post-surgical recovery
Achieve personal transformation
Calm fears, anxiety and phobias
And much more.