What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the induction of a state of consciousness that bypasses the critical factor (your conscious mind) which allows you to be highly responsive to suggestion and direction. This high suggestibility state is used therapeutically to reduce and (when indicated) eliminate habits, pain, symptoms, panic, and other undesirable behavioral patterns, beliefs, and physical responses. The progress you will make during our sessions is enhanced and cemented with take home recordings.
What can hypnosis help?
Hypnosis can be applied to almost every issue and ailment.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Diarrhea, bloating, constipation, gassiness, gut pain. Running to the bathroom as if your life depended on it. Not able to eat out, missing work and social engagements, taking every supplement and medication you’ve been told to take?
Did you know that hypnosis has the highest efficacy rates in reducing and often completely eliminating the symptoms of IBS? In a controlled study of outcomes, 86% of participants saw a 50% or greater reduction in their symptoms after a 6 week hypnotherapy program. Take a moment and just imagine living with ease and peace of mind again!
- Pain Management
Has anyone ever told you, “it’s all in your head?” Infuriating, right? You know how your body feels. You know you want it to feel different, better. You want to function again. Hypnosis will retrain your mind to send different signals throughout your body, reducing and (if indicted) eliminating pain levels so you can live your best life again.
Sleepless nights, tossing and turning, treading back over the past day, week, month, year, decade, DECADES. Staring at the clock or phone as the time slowly inches by… if you are inwardly groaning as you read this, I feel you. Insomnia is a leech. It’s pervasive. It takes over, like a weed that needs pulling. And it’s also treatable! Hypnosis is highly effective in reducing the amount of time to fall asleep and keeping you asleep longer, so you can wake refreshed and ready to start your day.
Nightmares. Avoidance. Panic. Always looking for the exit? Trauma is heavy. The load you’ve carried for so long shows just how strong and powerful you are. But you’ve carried that load long enough. You’re ready to break away from the trauma and be free. We could spend lots of sessions talking about your symptoms and their impact on your life. Maybe you’ve already done that and not seen much progress. So how about we go bigger picture? We can use hypnosis and the power of your mind to safely break chains that have kept you from living your fullest potential.
Here’s a great article that summarizes common myths about hypnosis.
Our initial appointment together will include a comprehensive assessment of your presenting issue, as well as background information. In addition to allowing me to get to know you better, gathering this information will enhance your hypnotic experience because, often, habits and physical manifestations are rooted in beliefs stemming from past experiences.
We will then move on to the induction and clinically appropriate hypnotherapy phases. This initial session typically lasts 90-120 minutes. Please note that if you are presenting for any medical issues (ie, pain, IBS, insomnia, fibromyalgia) I will require pre-approval from your medical provider. This is to insure that your symptoms are not masking an undiagnosed condition. You can find the forms here.