What is hypnotherapy?
In hypnotherapy you are guided into hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. It is literally therapy done while in hypnosis and can be thought of as an effective and speedy form of psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy can change your patterns of behavior and perceptions, enabling irrational fears, phobias, habits, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome. With the help of the hypnotherapist, you are able to look at problems differently and maybe discover solutions to problems that had been missed before. Hypnotherapy can treat many of the things that you would normally visit a counselor or psychotherapist for, and a lot more.
Using hypnosis to gain access to the unconscious mind allows the therapist to suggest positive and beneficial ideas which become firmly planted in your unconscious. It is also possible to recall and resolve past memories which relate to current blockages. Old, outdated and inappropriate patterns of behavior can be dropped, in favor of new and more rewarding ways of being.
It is generally assumed that hypnotherapy is limited to dealing with problems such as smoking and excess weight, however a major part of a hypnotherapist's practice is in dealing with such problems as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, as well as physical complaints such as migraine, arthritis, digestive disorders, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and numerous psychosomatic illnesses.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Masters Degree in Social Science, with an emphasis in Clinical Psychology from Southern Oregon State College. Graduate from Howard Hamilton School of Hypnosis and Board Certified by the National Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists. Associates Degree in Horticulture.
Years Experience: 25