What is hypnotherapy?


What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is therapeutic hypnosis; Hypnosis has been used for a variety of purposes by shamans, visionaries, and mystics for many centuries; when applied therapeutically it allows you to gain perspective and insight into any underlying emotional reactions that are negatively affecting your life.

During a session of hypnotherapy, your body is relaxed and your mind is fully awake. Whatever it is you are experiencing, imagine what will happen when you approach it with a heightened state of consciousness that allows you to be exceptionally alert, focused and, at the same time, very relaxed. When you enter this state of mind (a very normal state of consciousness that you certainly have accessed at many points in your life), you are open to offering and receiving suggestions for changes that will give you the insight and reflection you need to change what needs to be changed in your life.

Under hypnosis you will never do anything that you don’t want to do. Instead you will be able to overcome mental blocks and emotional obstacles so that you can notice your reactions to emotional triggers, strengthen what you already do well, and maximize the choices available to you in your life.

A hypnotherapist is not an analyst. My job is to work with you to reveal your unconscious strategies, patterns, and maps of the world so that you can make the decision to think and act differently in any situation that is causing you physical pain or mental anguish. Think of it as slowly allowing water in a dam to find new rivulets; or an antenna finding a new signal. As you go about your day, you reinforce these new paths and frequencies, giving you the inner drive you need to reach your goal, or change what you want to change.

Possible Outcomes

It’s possible that with hypnotherapy you will notice that issues you have dealt with for many years – in some cases, the majority of your life – are finally resolved. And clients who have experienced this have reported fundamental effects on their life including:

  • Release from long-held emotional or mental blocks
  • Seeing a path to get out of difficulty
  • Greater relaxation and peace of mind
  • Tangible reduction of stress
  • Living to a more meaningful potential
  • Finding new meaning in relationships
  • Alleviation of physical symptoms
  • Higher self-esteem, confidence, self worth, and sense of purpose
  • Insight into addictions and power to deal with withdrawal symptoms
  • Noticeable results in personal growth and self-improvement

My Approach

I don’t think that all pain and suffering is in your mind because the the world is very stressful place for most people. But I do think that your mind is what we need to change in order to help you get through it. I operate under the premise that you are the healer of yourself, and answers to your troubles are found within you. My role is to employ safe, effective hypnotherapy techniques designed to bring these answers to the surface. I act as a facilitator so that you will leave my office with numerous mental strategies that you can use in your daily life.

I believe in a customized approach that treats each client individually and according to his or her specific needs. During your first 1.5 hour consultation I’ll perform a thorough analysis to uncover relevant information about your health and life history, and we will begin a method of change work that suits your particular case. I continuously evaluate as I go, making changes as needed to maximize the benefits of this hypnotherapy for you.