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Clinical Research

 

A study compared smoking cessation rates between groups that used 1. hypnotherapy (a 90-minute session), 2. hypnotherapy with nicotine replacement, and 3. nicotine replacement only. Analysis of the results showed that the groups using hypnotherapy were over three times more likely to abstain after 6 months than the group using nicotine replacement.

About Hypnotherapy

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a state in which you have heightened focus and concentration, and greater-than normal openness to suggestion. Hypnotherapy is a modality that makes use of hypnosis to help clients achieve desired goals such as coping better with pain and anxiety, ending self-sabotage, quitting smoking, and more.  When you're under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, but contrary to popular myth, you don’t lose control over your behavior.

Hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective with:

  • Behavior change. Overeating, insomnia, bed-wetting, smoking and self-sabotage all have been shown to respond well to Hypnotherapy.

  • Mental health conditions. Hypnosis has been shown to be effective in treating symptoms of flashbacks, panic attacks, anxiety, phobias and post-traumatic stress.

  • Pain control. Hypnotherapy may help relieve pain from childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, TMJ, burns, headaches, fibromyalgia, dental procedures, and cancer.  

  • Chemotherapy or Radiation Treatment side-effects. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnotherapy

Can you make me quack like a duck?

Only if you want to quack like a duck.
Hypnotherapy is fantastic support for helping you do what you want to do, but operates purely on consent, so I'm unable (and unwilling) to override your intention.

Is Hypnotherapy only for weak minded people?

It’s the power of the client’s mind that makes the modality work, as well as the willingness to experience oneself in a different way. This implies flexibility rather than weakness, and the ability to learn something beneficial that can take one beyond current challenges into another way of being.

What are some common misconceptions about Hypnotherapy?

Misconceptions abound; some of the most common ones are that you’ll go unconscious; that you lose control of your will or be caused to reveal something about yourself that you wouldn’t want anyone to know, and that you go to sleep. 

None of these are true; clients retain their ability to choose according to their ethics and intentions, and are very much awake — in fact, studies show that neurological activity seems to increase. As a result of a deep encounter with their inner mind, many clients experience a deeper awareness of their authentic desires and underlying motivations, which gives them great edge  when going about making positive changes in their lives.

Do you do age regression, past life therapy and such?

I’m unsure of the value of having clients re-live the first instance of a traumatic experience; it’s been proven that false memories can be created by an unwitting comment made by a hypnotherapist while a client is in a therapeutic trance state. Instead, it’s my priority to ask your unconscious mind to help you have the experiences you need to be able to reach whatever objective is most important to you.

What is the likelihood that what I experienced in past life regression work actually happened?

It’s been my experience that the unconscious mind is incredibly resourceful and isn’t restricted to one particular pathway to finding its coherence, and it’s not within the scope of what I do to try to prove or disprove the validity of someone’s past life experience. 


And, I have seen situations where someone became sidetracked by a very intense past life regression experience, and this is different from what I want for my clients — which is to help them become more deeply fascinated with their current life and what they can do to help themselves become more fully alive, right here and now.


Instead, I like to take whatever the inner mind brings to you as a potent and rich metaphorical gift that has exactly what’s needed to help you in the situation you’re currently in.  

What are your fees?

A single 90 minute session is $145. Package discounts are available.
If you are feeling strongly that this work is for you, but the cost feels out of reach, contact me to discuss mutually beneficial ways to get both our needs met.