What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness which allows the mind to be receptive to learning, change, and creativity. The deeply relaxed state of hypnosis can allow us to transcend the limitations of old thought patterns and behaviors. Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind and the imagination to create new neural pathways and possibilities.
We will work towards the goals that you set for yourself, and I craft each script to meet your needs, values and preferences. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis - so with hypnotherapy you are learning to use the power of your own mind to create positive change. Depending on your goals, you may benefit from one or several sessions to meet your desired outcome.
Hypnotherapy is not psychotherapy, but it can compliment and enhance your healing goals. If you are seeking hypnotherapy to address mental health issues, talk to your therapist about whether it would be an appropriate addition to your treatment.
Hypnotherapy can help with:
In our busy world, relaxation is hard to come by. We can often find ourselves in a constant state of overstimulation. Hypnotherapy will help you to cultivate relaxation - an internal state you can come back to more and more with practice. Hypnotherapy can also be applied to a variety of sleep issues.
Relaxation & Sleep
Is it time to let go of limiting beliefs about who you are, and connect to your true nature - your innate value and the potential you bring to the world?
Hypnosis can help you align with your authentic self, moving past self-judgment and towards self-acceptance and self-worth.
Hypnosis is famously useful for changing habits and behaviors. By getting past the critical factor of the ego and working directly through the subconscious mind instead, hypnosis brings change in a way that feels more effortless and natural.
By training the mind to relax and perceive situations in a more helpful way, hypnosis is a great tool for working with the anxious mind. It can help to reframe thoughts, behaviors and beliefs that contribute to anxiety, moving you towards more adaptive and flexible ways of responding to life situations.
Increasingly, the field of medicine is affirming what humans have always intuitively known about the integral relationship between body and mind. Hypnosis uses the body-mind connection through the power of visualization, also reinforcing the behaviors and attitudes that contribute to wellness.
Health & Wellness
Hypnosis can reinforce to the inner mind the why and how of your goals and give you a mental picture of what it looks like to achieve them - helping you to move past resistance and take the next step.
How It Works
The examples above are just some of the ways you can benefit from hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a versatile method that can be used to address any number of goals for personal growth and healing. It can also help you to connect with different aspects self, to gain a deeper understanding of your inner world, and to access the inner resources that are already within you to help you find creative solutions and new perspectives in your life situation.
I always begin with thorough intake interview where we work together to understand and uncover the patterns that you would like to address and to create clear intentions and goals for our work together. I will also introduce you to the hypnotic experience.
From there we will decide together how to proceed. With suggestive therapy, we may proceed with an individually scripted session to re-pattern and reinforce your intentions for change. We may also proceed with non-directive hypnosis in which we explore your inner world to gain deeper insight, understanding and connect with your own inner wisdom about an area of focus. I work with each client individually to determine the best course of action, so you may choose to come for multiple sessions for deeper levels of healing, or you may benefit from a limited number of suggestive therapy sessions to help you make a specific and desired adjustment in your life.
Sessions may be in-person in Wilmington, NC, or virtual on Zoom.
Contact me to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. I can answer any further questions you may have in this initial call.
Frequently Asked Questions
Curious about hypnotherapy and would like to know more? Click here to download a PDF document which will answer some of the questions you may have, and clear up some common misperceptions. I'll answer any further questions in our initial consultation.
$100~ 60 minutes / $150 ~ 90 minutes
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