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What's Hypnotherapy?

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.


My Education

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

  • Enhance performance

  • Increase study skills and the ability to take tests

  • Support pre- and post-surgical recovery

  • Achieve personal transformation

  • Calm fears, anxiety and phobias

  • Improve sleep

And much more.

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