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Clinical Hypnotherapy

Constantly hitting roadblocks on the path to becoming a better you…

…it’s frustrating and stressful!

Trying every nicotine patch and gum on the market, and you still can’t kick your smoking habit.

It doesn’t matter which diet you try, it’s still the same result. The weight remains, and you’ve even gained a little more!

Worrying that medication for your chronic pain might lead to unhealthy dependence, but at times the pain is unbearable.

What can you do?

Your last triathlon was good, but you want better. How can you push through those last 5 miles?

Reading dozens of self-help books and listening to podcasts by umpteen gurus… but your head is spinning from the multitude of advice, and nothing is working. Where can you turn for solid guidance for personal growth?

Deep breathing, yoga, and meditation are helping, but you’re stuck in a rut feeling like your stress is winning the fight. You need something to boost your efforts.

If you’re looking for answers, hypnotherapy is an excellent tool and can assist with many issues and health concerns.

“Focus on the watch as it swings gently back and forth…”

“…back and forth. You are getting veeerrry sleepy.”

STOP – Rewind. That’s not how it’s done.

Hypnosis is very different than the images and ideas portrayed in movies and television. They love to use the myths as plot devices – a way to introduce conflict or a bad guy to a story.

The truth is that hypnosis, specifically hypnotherapy, is quite harmless and very helpful to those who give it a chance.

You experience self-hypnosis all the time.

You may not realize that you experience “trance,” as your brain wave patterns vary depending on your activities.

If you’re a daydreamer, you spend a lot of time in a trance state.

Think about how it feels when you awake from a daydream. All else around you had faded into the background, as your mind was focused on the subject of your thoughts. It’s perfectly natural.

Hypnosis is a focused state of awareness.

But awareness of what?

It could be an object, like a pocket watch. More commonly, you’re asked to focus on your breath and muscle relaxation.

The goal is to get the busy conscious mind distracted, so you can bring your unconscious mind to the surface. When the conscious mind goes off to play, you no longer need to engage in conscious thoughts.

Sounds confusing, but just go with it. It’s often a passive experience, or at least it seems like it.

Your unconscious mind is working hard during a hypnotherapy session.

Hypnotherapy can be relaxing. If you’ve meditated in the past, it has a similar physiological effect.

Most people will experience resistance for a multitude of reasons, but they can still go into a hypnotic state from which they can also easily emerge.

After you’ve experienced it the first time, it’s easier after that because you know what to expect.

What are some of the misconceptions about hypnosis?

  1. “You lose control or surrender your will.” FALSE: you are always in control. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, because no one can force you to violate your personal values or beliefs.
  2. “Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized.” FALSE: scientific studies and experience prove that the most suggestible subjects are of higher intelligence, perhaps because they are more open-minded to the therapy.
  3. “Hypnosis is black magic or supernatural.” FALSE: hypnosis has been scientifically studied and proven as a viable therapy for many issues – physical, mental, and emotional. Well-respected doctors have developed the techniques and studied them extensively to ensure their safety and efficacy.

Are you ready for a breakthrough from what holds you back?

Everyone has that “thing” that they think they’ve licked. But it rears its ugly head in new and different ways again and again. A cycle of misery and frustration.

Doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result – we know what that’s called.

Hypnotherapy is a great way to break the cycle of behaviors and thoughts that keep you stuck, and it opens you up to new and better ways of living. It helps you be the person you know you can be.

Let me facilitate your breakthrough. Contact me to schedule your initial session today.