What is Hypnotherapy?
What makes Hypnotherapy treatment so effective?
How is Hypnotherapy different from Traditional Psychotherapy?
Do you collaborate with other health professionals?
What kind of issues can be treated with Hypnosis?

 

What is Hypnotherapy?

With its ability to enhance the power of suggestion, Hypnotherapy, the therapeutic application of Hypnosis, effectively treats a variety of problems. Hypnotherapy has been successful in alleviating a range of physical and psychological issues including chronic or situational anxiety, tension and depression; phobias and compulsions; pain from surgery, pain from recent injuries or pain stemming from a chronic health condition. Hypnotherapy can help break an addiction to food, smoking, alcohol, or drugs; steady the heartbeat, bring down blood pressure and much more.

All hypnosis is self hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is effective if an individual wants to be hypnotized. It is not possible to hypnotize an individual if they choose not to be. However it is possible to hypnotize an individual who believes they can’t be hypnotized.  A hypnotic state is a natural state; everyone has the ability to enter a state of hypnosis.

Some people are concerned that if they are hypnotized they will not "wake up" from this state. In reality, hypnosis creates a state in which your mind is more alert and aware than in your non-hypnotic state. Although the body is deeply relaxed and extremely comfortable at no time are you "asleep". Hypnosis is collaboration between the client and Hypnotherapist. Clients have the ability to bring themselves out of trance at any time if they choose. It is important to work with a skilled Hypnotherapist whom you trust. This allows you to experience the full benefits of the hypnotic state.

What makes Hypnotherapy treatment so effective?

Hypnotherapy is so effective because your subconscious mind, or emotional center, stores all of your earliest emotional imprints, both positive and negative. These imprints create the beliefs that you have about yourself. These beliefs along with your unique way of processing information create the patterns at work in your life today.

We have all had the experience of seeing a "pattern" at work in our lives that we feel unable to change. Perhaps you have difficulty establishing healthy relationships, you have repeated conflict in your work environment, or continued "bad luck" with finances. Perhaps you struggle with addictive behavior, low self worth or chronic health problems. The basis of all your experiences originates in your subconscious mind and the "programming" you have created based on this subconscious information. Working with these subconscious beliefs by modifying negative programming allows you to break these old patterns and create positive, long-term change.

How is Hypnotherapy different from Traditional Psychotherapy?

While Psychotherapy offers tools for understanding your limitations and blocks, Hypnotherapy offers the tools for change. Although Psychotherapy can assist with insight and understanding, psychotherapy alone is often unable to change the problem behavior, as many long-term psychotherapy clients will attest. As a Psychotherapist I value the process of understanding and insight. However, the outcome of change is equally important. Hypnotherapy and NLP creates change in behavior, by working on the deeper level of your subconscious mind.

Hypnotherapy is also designed as short-term treatments, as compared with the longer-term treatment seen with Psychotherapy. Most issues can be resolved in one to five treatment sessions.

Do you collaborate with other health professionals?

I will work with you individually or in collaboration with your Doctor, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist or other health practitioner to support and enhance any current treatment you are receiving.

What kind of issues can be treated with Hypnotherapy?

I work with clients on following issues and more:

  • Weight Loss
  • Compulsive Eating/Eating Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Stress Management
  • Compulsive Behavior
  • Fears/Phobias
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Eliminating Limiting Beliefs
  • Peak Performance
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem/Confidence
  • Memory
  • Concentration
  • Pain Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Trichotillomania
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Bruxism
  • Tinnitis/Hynercusis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Obsessive Behaviors
  • Eliminating procrastination
  • Increasing Motivation
  • Life Coaching