A State of "Focused Attention"

History of Hypnosis

Hypnosis has long been practiced and used, and was recognized as a credible and useful technique by the AMA in 1958.

Today there is less mystery surrounding hypnosis than ever before. Scientists can now see and track changes within the brain by using EEG measurements on people during the hypnotic trance. This is very exciting because we know that something is occurring, and you are in charge of that change as you enter the relaxed, open state of hypnotic trance.

Hypnosis is a valid and credible source of relief for several issues that get in the way of a person’s health and well-being.

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Hypnosis is defined as a state of focused concentration. Whether you realize this or not, each of us enters this state twice a day; the first time is upon waking in the morning before conscious thought takes over, and once again just before you doze into sleep. This state is when you are in the most receptive mode for taking suggestions– these suggestions bypass critical thought and go right into the unconscious mind. By recreating this state in the client, the professionally trained hypnotist is able to suggest what the client has asked and begin to facilitate the change you have asked of us.

Hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association as a valid modality in helping people with certain medical conditions and in dentistry since 1958. I have successfully used hypnosis in helping people deal with extreme fears, relieve physical pain, and face incredible adversity during the past 12 years. I have experienced the benefits of hypnosis first hand. I know hypnosis works.

I use hypnosis with people who are struggling with transitions or in dealing with life’s boulders. I help you ease frustrations, sleep all night, and even gain confidence in your own capabilities. Wherever you are in your struggle, we define what can be addressed with hypnosis and we provide you with a plan for immediate relief.

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Medical Hypnosis

Most doctors do not practice hypnosis because it is a time-consuming practice.

If you are under a doctor’s care and would like to use hypnosis as an adjunct technique, simply ask him or her for a written referral. Many doctors encourage the use of hypnosis as an adjunct device that puts you more in charge of your own care.

During the hypnotic trance, I will use the goals that we have set together to give your subconscious mind suggestions that will improve your situation. Together we find the place inside of you that is open and ready to create change.

Note: hypnosis is not magic. It does require the client’s cooperation and commitment. The client must be willing to do the preparation work and the work that is decided upon within the contract. Everything worthwhile takes work. The change you are seeking will be worthy the effort!

As your navigation partner, your coach, your advocate, I provide you with support and accountability along with personal collaboration on planning your next move, as well as in executing the steps throughout.

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Hypnosis for a Healthy Lifestyle

Hypnosis is very effective to help you quit smoking, lose weight and reduce stress. Hypnosis is incredibly quick and efficient in helping clients change their poor health choices into great, healthy habits!

Imagine what it would be like to: 

Be free of cigarettes forever

Lose weight with your partner

Learn how to use stress to your advantage

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Hypnosis for a Cancer Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with cancer is an extreme shock to the system, and everyone can benefit from the support of others. But, what happens when you are not quite ready to share this news with loved ones, and yet you’ve been told that you will need to make decisions quickly? 

Or, what if you are out on your own? Your kids are grown and your parents are too ill or they are already gone? 

First, know that you are not alone. There are people all around you who will help, and if you just can’t define who those are, take a look at my credentials and experience, and allow me to help you sort out your next steps if that feels right for you. I have been there. I am a wellness coach and a hypnosis practitioner. We will set out your situation and make a plan. I can also provide support by creating a custom program just for you with as many mp3 recordings and thoughtful exercises as you need in order to provide for your immediate relief. 

Please see the attached document “Ten Immediate Actions to Take if You are Diagnosed with Cancer” available on this page as a download. It is my gift to you. Contact me if you believe I can help in any way. 

Labor & Delivery Hypnosis

My labor and delivery scripts are custom written for the woman who is interested in trying for a drug free delivery. The process begins when we meet together in person or on Skype for an initial consultation and follow up session where we assess how much preparation we need to do for your specific delivery. Together, we determine your strengths and weaknesses, your fears and aspirations. I then use  your input to develop a script and I set you up to read this script yourself into an mp3 format that you can put in your phone or listening device. You then condition yourself by listening to this recording once each day, or as you fall asleep each night but only during your third trimester. We take great care to move you through the first contraction of delivery of your baby, all the way through expelling the placenta. Having a baby without using drugs is one of the most profound experiences a woman can have.

Hypnosis for Confidence, Goal Achievement and Much More

Hypnosis is not just for medical issues. We can define any goal you might have and work towards it using hypnosis. This is usually done by beginning with the confidence you feel as you begin to define and move toward your goals. 

Hypnosis is a valuable resource for fears and phobias as well. Some people find relief in only one session! Imagine what your life could be like with you as the captain of the ship…