Hypnosis, An Effective Tool for Painlessly Changing Destructive Behaviors and Dislodging Limiting Beliefs

Would you like to lose weight, stop smoking, overcome a phobia, become less anxious or change a behavior?  These are the most common reasons people may seek a hypnotherapist.
The most compelling part of hypnosis is it can help you change habits painlessly, with no conscious stress.  In a state of heightened relaxation and alertness changes can be effortless.


Myths about Hypnosis

** Some people may find it hard to believe that because they hear each word and can respond to questions that they have actually been hypnotized; however, you are in complete control and can respond and think critically at all times.

** Misconceptions about hypnosis can revolve around a concern that a client will be unconscious or unable to think critically or that mind control is involved.  No one can control your mind unless you allow them to. A hypnotherapist gives suggestions  based on individual therapeutic goals and objectives, and at no point during hypnosis will you lose the control of your mind. If you hear a suggestion that you do not agree with, or do not understand, you will readily reject it.

** Hypnosis is not a miracle although it is a relatively quick method of making permanent improvements and each individual makes progress at his or her own pace.  That being said, it is usually more effective than conventional talk therapy
** Concerned about being a good hypnosis subject?   Most people respond easily and since hypnosis is not an unconscious state, clients report having a heightened sense of awareness, concentration, focus, and hearing.
There are a small number individuals who do not have immediate recall of everything that happened while hypnotized, just as when you watch a movie you may overlook details that are caught when watching it for a second time.  A recording is made of the session and I suggest listening several times between sessions to reinforce learning.

Hypnosis combined with Brief Therapy or Solution Focused Therapy can work hand-in-hand to facilitate rapid resolution of issues impacting well-being and happiness.

Training: 100 hours of training in Clinical Hypnosis and Strategic Psychotherapy  studying under Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D. clinical psychologist, author, and internationally known expert in the areas of treating depression, strategic short term psychotherapy, and clinical applications of hypnosis.

Dr. Yapko is a member of the American Psychological Association, a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a past Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine's Division of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine (in England), a member of the International Society of Hypnosis, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contributions to the fields of hypnosis and brief psychotherapy.