We all have within us, the capacity to create long-lasting change.
I help people like you discover and tap into the potential that lies within.
To do this, I use very powerful and effective techniques from Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Time Line Therapy™ as well as Cognitive and Behavioral techniques.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming can be defined in several ways. Very simply, “Neuro” – refers to our neurology or nervous system; “linguistic” – the language that we use, how we communicate; and “programming” – the patterns we have, our behavior in certain situations. So, simply defined, NLP is a way to use language to re-program or change the brain’s response.
Time Line Therapy™(TLT) works at the unconscious level to release old negative emotions from the past, heal trauma and let go of limiting beliefs that often keep people feeling “stuck.”TLT™provides a respectful way to get to the root of the problem and heal it there.
Using a combination of techniques that is individualized for each person, I help clients find relief from anxiety, panic, phobias and stress related health issues. I also help them to release old negative emotions, such as anger and fear, increase confidence and find joy and calm in their lives.
Hypnosis Is Highly Effective
When people hear that I use hypnosis, I often get very interesting responses. Some are curious, some are excited, and others are fearful or skeptical.
When most people think of hypnosis, they think about the way it is portrayed in the media – a client sitting in a chair, appearing asleep while the hypnotist gives suggestions. This is an example of classical hypnosis. It is passive for the hypnotized person, who takes in the suggestions. For others, the word hypnosis conjures up images of a stage hypnotist who appears to take control of someone and make him or her do something silly or embarrassing.
Hypnosis is not about taking control of someone. I do not have that ability. Nor is hypnosis sleep. Hypnosis is a state of focused attention.
I use hypnosis or trance (I’ll use these words interchangeably) therapeutically to help people create changes in their lives. Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP are based on the work of Dr. Milton Erickson (1901-1980), a well-known psychiatrist who used hypnosis with the thousands of people that he treated. During the early to mid-20th century, the popularity of hypnosis rose, and in 1958, the American Medical Association recognized hypnosis as a valid form of treatment.
Ericksonian Hypnosis is a very interactive process. While the trance state is something that I induce purposefully to do our work, trance also occurs naturally. In fact, everyone has experienced a naturally occurring trance state whether consciously aware of it or not. For example, have you ever been so engrossed while reading a book that you can feel everything that the character is feeling? Or, have you ever gone to the movies and become so involved in the plot that you felt transported right into the action? Do you ever daydream? These are examples of naturally occurring trance states. And, even in a trance, you are always in control. If someone were to talk to you or ask you a question, you would hear that person and respond. During therapy, a light trance state is all that is necessary. As we do the work, I need your feedback in order to know how to proceed.
People who struggle with anxiety often make fear-based decisions. I like to help people become better able to make decisions based on what sounds fun, interesting or exciting –not what provokes fear. Fear can get in the way of a fulfilling life. So, rather than think of hypnosis as controlling someone, I like to describe it as a way to help people take control in their lives.
Many people think about hypnosis as a way to produce a relaxed state. And, it certainly can. However, hypnosis is so much more than that. It is a way to access the unconscious mind and all of its resources. While we just have one mind, metaphorically speaking, it is like we have two parts of that mind: the conscious and the unconscious. The conscious mind is very limited in what it can do. If you could have stopped the fear or gotten rid of the problem consciously, you would have done so by now. Maybe you have even told yourself that you were going to attend the party or drive across a bridge and not be anxious. This typically does not work. I believe that the problem is often rooted in the unconscious, so that it is where it needs to be resolved.
The unconscious mind is like a video-tape of your entire life. Everything that you have experienced is recorded at the unconscious level. It also holds the resources for change.
Hypnosis is very powerful. It is a way to tap into the amazing potential of the unconscious mind. You can heal from your old memories and activate your inner resources. You can transform your life.