Hypnotherapy, Classes, and Workshops to Heal Your Mind, Body, and Soul

What is Hypnotherapy?
  • A widely accepted and very effective tool for healing
  • Its value was officially recognized by the American Medical Association in 1958
  • It is currently used successfully by many medical doctors and therapists
  • It is very cost effective - achieving results in a much shorter length of time than traditional therapy
  • Accesses the wisdom of your subconscious mind ? the source of over 95% of our thoughts and actions
  • Addresses the mind/body connection (thoughts can promote strong feelings that lead to physical effects)
  • Addresses deep underlying causes of problems to achieve more effective and permanent results
  • Encourages your subconscious to release, remove, and resolve any blocks or barriers to change (e.g. weight release or smoking cessation). Once the cause of the issue is identified by accessing the subconscious mind in a relaxed, focused state of awareness, emotional blocks can be cleared and suggestions can be given to support healthier results in your life.
  • As it is mainly a state of deep relaxation and peace, it is a leading remedy for stress management. Learning relaxation techniques can help strengthen your body's coping mechanisms, lower your blood pressure, and improve your eating habits as well as support your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
How can Hypnotherapy help me?
  • Improving sleep
  • Reducing stress
  • Controlling pain
  • Losing weight
  • Stopping smoking
  • Reducing or eliminating fears
  • Reducing health concerns
  • Improving self-esteem and self-motivation
  • Improving ability to learn
  • Improving creativity
  • Releasing emotional blocks
  • Accessing memories
  • Discovering hidden talents
  • Refining athletic performance
  • Relieving anxiety and fears
  • Alleviating depression
  • Spiritual growth and exploration
  • Discovering life purpose
  • Healing inner child
Myths and Misconceptions about Hypnosis:

Myth - Hypnosis puts one under the power of the hypnotist.

Fact - All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Guidance and suggestions offered by the hypnotist will only be accepted as much as the client is willing.

Myth - One can be hypnotized to do things against one's will.

Fact - It is impossible to hypnotize someone to do something against his or her will, morals, or values.

Myth - Hypnosis enables one to remember everything perfectly.

Fact - Memories are more easily accessed through hypnosis, but there is no guarantee that the memories are accurate. Memories consist of a combination of fact, perception, and imagination.

Myth - Hypnosis can make one tell the truth.

Fact - One can be untruthful under hypnosis as all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

Myth - Hypnosis makes one reveal secrets.

Fact - Hypnosis does not force anyone to share any information other than what he or she wishes to share.

Myth - Only a few people can be hypnotized.

Fact - Some people seem easier to hypnotize because they can enter trance more quickly than others. People can resist being hypnotized because of various factors, such as fear ? due to misconceptions about hypnosis. A person's readiness to be hypnotized can be easily assessed through a simple suggestibility test. Most of us experience a state of trance daily, through activities such as reading or watching a movie ? when we become so absorbed we become emotionally involved and tune out our surroundings.

Myth - One can get stuck in hypnosis.

Fact Hypnosis is a focused state of awareness, not an unconscious state. Clients remain aware of events and sounds around them. If they become so relaxed that they fall asleep, they would simply awaken naturally..

What occurs in Hypnotherapy and how long does it take?

A hypnotherapist acts as facilitator or guide in helping clients access their subconscious wisdom. Typically, this occurs as clients enter a focused state of awareness or trance. This same process or type of hypnosis is experienced by many of us everyday, such as when we become absorbed in a piece of beautiful music or get "lost" in a really good book or even when we drive to a location and don't remember exactly how we got there.

Hypnotherapy uses an "interactive trance," a form of deep relaxation in which clients are always conscious and in control as well as able to answer questions. The responses received on this journey to the subconscious enable clients to locate the origin of their concerns and resolve them. A wonderful advantage of hypnotherapy is that the process is easy, pleasant, and relaxing as well as being able to bypass analysis from the conscious mind. It is an extremely effective tool that can help resolve issues within a shorter amount of time than traditional treatments.

Although, hypnotherapy can achieve dramatic results in as little as one session, the time needed ultimately depends on how deeply rooted a problem or concern may be. For example, clients who wish to lose weight may need 6 to 8 sessions; while a client who desires to stop smoking may only require 1 to 3 sessions. Clients should always first check with their medical provider regarding any physical problem, as hypnotherapy is not a replacement, but a wonderful adjunct treatment.