Simple Relaxation Hypnosis
Hypnosis — or hypnotherapy – is the practice of using guided relaxation and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness. In this deepened state of relaxation, the client’s attention is so focused that just about anything going on around them is ‘blocked’ out or creates an even deeper sense of relaxation. In this relaxed state, a person is able to focus his or her attention — with the help of a trained therapist — on specific thoughts, tasks or changes they would like to make.
Hypnosis is often used as an aid to psychotherapy or other counseling/coaching programs because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain or seeing themselves in a less critical light. Through hypnosis, the client is better able to respond to the suggested changes as the conscious mind ‘steps aside’ avoiding the thoughts of judgment that often accompany the desire to change. While under hypnosis, the client is often able to ‘regress’ back (regression therapy) to the root cause of a disorder or symptom and address what was previously hidden in the subconscious memory. The review of a traumatic past event can be done without the client physically experiencing the event a second time.
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including:
Conscious vs Subconscious
• Eradicate phobias, fears, and anxieties
• Alleviate sleep disorders
• Elevate depressive moods
• Attend to stress issues
• Release post-trauma anxiety
• Improved performance – school and work
• Raise self-esteem
• Change bad habits into good ones
Hypnosis might not be appropriate for everyone. It should be used for pain control only after a doctor has evaluated the person for any physical disorder that might require medical or surgical treatment.
Hypnosis is a safe procedure. It is not mind control or brainwashing. A hypnotherapist cannot make a person do something embarrassing or that the person doesn’t want to do. In other words, you are not going to ‘cluck like a chicken’ unless you want to.
As a hypnotherapist, I am often asked how many sessions will I need before the changes will become permanent?
How well does hypnotherapy work?
The answer is rarely the same for each person. I’ve heard a presentation by Depak Chopra where he stated it takes 21 days to change your body from the cellular level. Other reports say it can take 28 days or more. It is my recommendation that if you desire permanent changes then you should consider a minimum of 4 sessions, 1 each week, with modifications made as the changes take hold. A 1 month program (4 sessions) is $377; a 2 month program (8 sessions), recommended when the behavior has been a part of daily life for an extended period of time, is $677; a 3 month program (12 sessions), recommended if more than one area is to be addressed, is $977; and a 6 month program (24 sessions) is a great bargain at $1977. Clients are able to purchase one of the smaller programs and if they desire to continue their inner work they may upgrade to a different program by simply paying the difference.
Regression therapy is available in single session (60-120 minutes) at $177. Group regression sessions are available. Host a session of 5 or more participants and the host’s session is free.
Hypnosis sessions are available in person or by phone (with headphones). Clients may record their session if they choose.
Payment is due in advance of the first session.