Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

The state of hypnosis is a natural, familiar state of consciousness that you go in and out of many times a day. When you are recalling a pleasant memory, wondering about what you are going to eat for dinner, are intently involved in a book or movie, or daydreaming about your next vacation, you are in a state of hypnosis!

Hypnotherapy is a powerful and effective tool that assists you in accessing your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is where your memory is stored. All your experiences are recorded there. This includes beliefs and thoughts as well as experiences and sensations. Your accumulated associations and perceptions, in addition to what you have been told by your parents or other authority figures, live in your subconscious mind in the form of limited beliefs. These limited or faulty beliefs perpetuate behaviors your conscious mind wants to change.

For instance, if you decide in your conscious mind that you want to be comfortable with public speaking, but in your subconscious mind you hold associations with public speaking that are negative, it will be harder for you to accomplish your conscious goal of speaking publicly with ease and confidence. Hypnotherapy can assist you in changing your experience. Public speaking can become easy and enjoyable.

In hypnotherapy, we work together to access your subconscious and uncover your limited beliefs. We intervene through the power of suggestion, to align what your conscious mind intends with what your subconscious mind believes. This is the combination you require for deep and lasting change.

Misconceptions about Hypnosis

Stage hypnosis as characterized in movies and on television shows people losing control and being manipulated. My work has the opposite intention. It is collaborative and about what you want, not what I want. You can remember all that happens while in hypnosis. In fact, often some part of your conscious thinking mind is watching and commenting on the process, keeping you safe throughout the session.

A Typical Hypnotherapy Session

We start by talking about what brings you to see me and assess if Hypnotherapy is the right technique to achieve your goals. If so, we discuss what you are working on at the moment. Then, through a variety of tried-and-true relaxation and deepening techniques, I guide you into a state of hypnosis. This state is usually very relaxing and pleasant. While there, you enjoy the suspension of your critical, conscious mind. In this relaxed and very receptive state, I make suggestions to your subconscious mind that we have previously discussed and agreed upon. If you prefer, I can take you on a journey into your subconscious mind to explore the area of your life that you asked me to help you remember or understand in order to shed light on current behavior. When these intentions have been achieved, I guide you back, easily and effortlessly, to your conscious, waking state.

Hypnotherapy and Restful Sleep

Hypnotherapy can help you if you have trouble sleeping. Every day we hear more about the importance of deep, restful sleep and the dangers of sleep deprivation. Deep sleep is essential to good health and productivity. Sleep replenishes and renews our bodies and spirits in a myriad of important ways. Daily tensions, demands, worries and over stimulation keep us from rejuvenating rest. Hypnosis can successfully help you to relax, let go, find ease in your body and train your mind to "shut off". In a hypnotic state, you learn how to bring calm to your bedtime, allowing you to enjoy a good night's sleep. You wake up feeling energized and fully available for your day.

Hypnotherapy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious health condition. With OSA, normal airflow is blocked because of airway obstruction and the body is deprived of adequate oxygen. This condition can be life-threatening. The most recommended form of treatment is the CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. When used correctly, the machine treats OSA by sending a flow of air through the nose and throat. This allows for adequate oxygenation, essential to the healthy functioning of the body.

CPAP use is a necessary, life-affirming behavioral change that hypnotherapy can successfully help facilitate. Often, compliance requires a period of adjustment. Hypnotherapy can help you make this important adjustment. Together we discover what obstacles or limited beliefs keep you from effectively using your machine. While deeply relaxed in hypnosis, we address those beliefs and remove those obstacles. Additionally, I make suggestions to your subconscious mind that assist you in achieving your goal of restful, replenishing sleep through successful CPAP machine use.

Hypnotherapy Helps You To:

  • Deeply relax
  • Have a restful and rejuvenating good night's sleep
  • Achieve successful CPAP compliance
  • Change habit patterns
  • Accomplish goals
  • Be a confident public speaker
  • Improve performance
  • Heal the past
  • Change the future
  • Manage pain

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