What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation with an acute focus. When in that deeply relaxed state, your analytical mind backs off its analyzing as you drift in and out of this altered state. It is then possible to gain access to reorganize the “storage unit”, the 90% of the mind that runs our life, to suggest changes and alter memories to produce profound effects that are currently desired.

You are not in a state of sleep. You are actually very aware of your surroundings. You can’t be forced to do anything against your will. You are always in control.

There are parts of you that will accept these suggestions/intentions. Hypnosis is a tool to change the way a memory is perceived.

Your cells are always being directed by the subconscious mind. One’s mental state and mental behaviors affect all the cells in your body all at one time.

The subconscious mind holds information outside the conscious mind, manages sensations and body functions. It also sends information that affects billions of cells according to our belief systems.

For what we believe shows up in physical form evidenced in the body’s wellness state or dis-ease.

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It is optimal to live a life in balance. Hypnosis can create whole brain activity in strengthening those parts of yourself that often don’t get used.

What can hypnosis help with?

Hypnosis is an excellent tool to facilitate change in any area of your life – mentally and/or physically. The most common issues I see clients for are weight loss, anxiety, depression, PTSD, quitting smoking, cancer, diabetes, divorce, life transitioning, insomnia, trauma, allergies, confidence building and so much more.

Before a hypnotherapy session

The number one fear of my clients (and most people) is the fear of losing control. What’s important to remember is that hypnosis gives you the codes to unlock your unconscious mind, make significant changes automatically and often quickly. With hypnosis, you are taking your power and control back in your life & living at a higher level of awareness.

Every session begins with intentions as we co-create each session to produce results in what to let go of and what to take hold. Unlike traditional talk therapy, you don’t have to stir up all those emotions and talk about stories of the past.  We discuss what’s currently going on and then you get to relax in a gravity-free chair so the subconscious mind can be given these new set of instructions moving forward.

After a hypnotherapy session

In just a little over an hour, we’ve rewired your circuitry which is felt in many ways. “Amazing!”, “Wow!” and “I feel great!” are quite common responses afterwards. Diabetes clients commonly feel tingling sensations in their toes and fingers. Depression clients often comment their head feels buzzy and state after one session “I feel happy”. Anxiety clients feel wonderfully relaxed as if they’d just received a deep massage.

Does hypnosis work?

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers found changes in three areas of the brain that occur when people are hypnotized. I have heard that not everyone can be hypnotized although  I have facilitated hundreds of sessions and all have been able to receive the positive changes of hypnosis.




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