Hypnotherapy and emotional healing sessions for:
Abuse comes in many forms, spousal, parental, sibling, Oftentimes, people who have been physically, verbally, emotionally, sexually or ritually abused or raped have had or have difficulties putting their lives in order. They may subconsciously suffer from nightmares, fear, resentment, anger, depression, panic attracts and/or self-destructive behaviors. These behaviors could cause them to sabotage their own success, relationships and happiness in life.
How can Hypnosis assist abuse/ rape victims?
Hypnosis can play an important role when the client is taught how to relax and how to forgive, relieve their tension and negative feelings, let go of the past, focus on the positives and forget negatives, live in the present with an eye on the future and move forward with their lives. Age Regression/Revivification, REM Simulation may be used if necessary – but only if the client understands how this works and specifically agrees to use these techniques.
Although anger can be useful at times, especially when one has a goal in mind and one cannot get to it for whatever reason; the anger that one feels can create an urge to work harder to accomplish that particular goal. However, anger is also an emotion that can get out of hand if it is not contained. We all are or have felt impatient at some time or another especially in our youth. Usually experience teaches us how to become more patient with others, but some people have not learned to channel their anger and have allowed it to take advantage of their lives.
How does hypnosis work with Anger Management?
Hypnosis will teach a person how to relax and let go of the hostile and negative feelings inside of them – it will assist in creating feelings of appreciation for other people who lead different lives and live life at a different pace. Hypnosis will allow one to respect people with different viewpoints regarding life, and to not get bent out of shape when there are challenges and/or things seem to go haywire.
A normal human occurrence especially when one encounters something new, faces a challenge, before taking a test, embarking on a major decision in life and/or about to experience anything that one dislikes or makes one uncomfortable.
How does hypnosis work with Anxiety?
Peace, balance and harmony inside the mind and emotions is key when facing the unknown or a situation that elicits anxiety. Hypnotherapy will allow for these simple words to be driven into a subconscious level eventually taking a life of their own.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects more than two million Americans. This is when one experiences a feeling of being drained of energy all the time – and being exhausted, even after having taken a nap. More symptoms consist of feeling overstressed, and also physically, emotionally and mentally worn down. Why do we get to feel this way? The answer to this is simple – our “modern lifestyle” is killing us. Fast foods, working around the clock, lack of sleep and rest and a very bad overall diet are major contributors to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For example, according to one study, it has been found that Americans eat (the Standard American Diet) approximately 150 pounds of sugar a year, large amounts of white flour and they consume almost no fiber.
How can Hypnotherapy help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Education is the best defense in this case. A lifestyle change and behavior modification is key to getting better. Clients are given post suggestions on changing their diet, increase their level of daily exercise, and getting proper rest and relaxation.
I usually have the caller who is looking to come to session to make a list of goals – 3 to 5 – and bring them to their first session. These goals can be either in one’s personal and/or professional life from going back to school, to advancing on one’s current career or starting or maintaining a relationship. The sky’s the limit to what he or she would like to accomplish!
How does hypnosis work with Career Goals?
Hypnotherapy, visualization, coaching, counseling, direct and indirect suggestions are all fair game to help a client to achieve his or her goals.
What is Depression?
Depression is a mood disorder that could be triggered by a chemical imbalance, stressful or emotional situations, family situations and/ or a lack of social support. The cause of depression is not entirely clear from the medical standpoint. It has been stated that one cause may be a genetic one (it runs in the family) and it has also happened that some people could have it and not realize that they do.
From a body syndrome standpoint, depression may stem from feelings of hopelessness or anger.
How do you know when you have depression?
If you have frequent symptoms of sadness, low energy, irritability, anger, lack of interest in daily activities, feelings of seclusion, hopelessness, and a feeling of not wanting to be bothered, you may have depression.
How would hypnotherapy help depression?
Oftentimes, depressed people feel challenged by their daily life and the stress of life. This is mainly because they have never been taught how to handle adversity. Hypnotherapy could help depression in two ways: it could help one to develop the skills to handle one’s obstacles in life. It could also assist in developing and strengthening a positive energy flow which is essential to a truly healthy and stress free lifestyle.
FEAR AND PHOBIAS
Fear is the normal reaction we all experience when faced with dangerous situations, threats or normal anxieties like test taking, public speaking, dating for the first time, or driving a new car. Phobias on the other hand, are a graduated fear to a very specific thing. About 6 million Americans are affected by some kind of phobia today. Phobias can actually be of several distinct types, namely animal phobias (such as the fear of dogs, snakes, insects or mice), situational phobias (such as the fear of flying, heights (vertigo), or open spaces) and natural environmental phobias (such as the fear of storms, heights or water). Other types of phobias are blood phobias (fear of being injured, seeing blood or of invasive medical procedures that involve blood tests or injections). People with phobias may go as far as drastically changing their lifestyles simply to avoid contact with the feared stimulus.
How does fear (or phobias) occur?
Oftentimes, a fear or phobia has its roots in childhood. An example: When a child is frightened or bitten by a dog, this legitimate fear puts the child in a natural hypnotic state and the experience embeds inside of the emotions/subconscious mind.
When the child grows up into adulthood, the memory of the dog is still fresh in the child’s mind, therefore hearing his/her friends or family members saying, ‘it is just a little dog he won’t bite’ does not work positively towards releasing the fear of dogs.
Although many types of phobias have been identified, below is a list of a few of the common types which I have encountered during my years in hypnotherapy practice:
- Acrophobia- Fear of heights.
- Aichmophobia- Fear of needles or pointed objects.
- Altophobia- Fear of heights.
- Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying single.
- Atychiphobia- Fear of failure
- Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying
- Claustrophobia- Fear of confined spaces
- Demophobia- Fear of crowds
- Dentophobia- Fear of dentists
- Emetophobia- Fear of vomiting
- Entomophobia- Fear of insects
- Eremophobia- Fear of being oneself or of lonliness
- Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia- Fear of blood
- Herpetophobia- Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things
- Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia- Fear of responsibility
- Iatrophobia- Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors
- Menophobia- Fear of menstruation
- Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia- Fear of dirt or contamination
- Myctophobia- Fear of darkness
- Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia- Fear of becoming ill
- Obesophobia- Fear of gaining weight
- Odynophobia or Odynephobia- Fear of pain
- Ophidiophobia- Fear of snakes
- Ornithophobia- Fear of birds
- Verminophobia- Fear of germs
How can Hypnosis help with overcoming or controlling fear and phobias?
Age regression to the time of the fear may be used in hypnosis. If so, a new memory (a belief that there was never a fear of the stimulus, or a better way of handling the stimulus) could be implanted. Additionally, post suggestions are given to positively embrace the stimulus.
More importantly, in order to deprogram this fear or phobia, the subject must be in deep trance to facilitate access to the subconscious mind (which is where this old memory resides), and once this is achieved, the client must be given the appropriate suggestion to release this same fear or phobia. Unfortunately, without the act of deprogramming via hypnosis, this fear/phobia will remain with the client throughout their adult life.
Are you one of the 70 million Americans who suffer from insomnia? If so, stress, an overactive mind, worrying about the past, present or future, eating and/ or drinking too late at night could be the cause of your problems. Lack of sleep could even weaken your immune system making you susceptible to common colds, other illnesses and disease.
How can hypnosis help with Insomnia?
Education about the causes of insomnia and the willingness to make a life style change are very important in this case. Post suggestions are designed to help the client relax at night and get the amount of sleep and rest their bodies need.
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
IBS isn’t a life-threatening condition, but it’s an uncomfortable nuisance, with symptoms including abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, food intolerances, constipation or diarrhea.
Some medical experts tend to think that people with IBS tend to have stressful habits such as negative thinking patterns which can make them anxious and heighten symptoms. IBS patients also tend to have poor coping skills, which causes them to react more stressfully to life’s ups and downs. “These people spend a lot of time in their head, engaging in worrisome thinking,” says researcher Dr. Jeffrey M. Lackner, director of the Behavioral Medicine Clinic and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, SUNY.
What’s more, “patients with the more severe form of IBS may have heightened sensitivity to the side effects of medications [prescribed for the condition],” noted Dr. Emeran Mayer, a Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
How can Hypnosis help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
Hypnotherapy can assist each client on an individual basis, whether one’s symptoms derives from stressful or negative thinking, food intolerances, or the experience of pain, constipation or diarrhea.
A panic attack is defined as a sudden bout of intense fear or anxiety that causes frightening but not life-threatening symptoms such as a pounding heart, shortness of breath, and the feeling of losing control or dying. It usually lasts from 5 to 20 minutes, and may be triggered by stressful circumstances or it may occur unexpectedly.
How does hypnosis assist clients who suffer from panic attacks?
Hypnosis will target the underlying root cause of the panic attacks – which is the fear itself or the feeling of losing control. Once these emotions are met and relieved, there can be no breeding ground for a panic attack to exist or occur.
RELATIONSHIP AND DATING CONSULTING
There are more and more people dating than ever before. Chat rooms on the internet, online and offline dating services, social groups and organizations, and churches are becoming widely popular in the search for the ideal mate. A recent survey states that so much as 200 million people are surfing the net in the United States alone. Of these 200 million, the majority are women between the ages of 35 and 42. The next largest group consists of women between the ages of 25 and 32. Most of these people are online looking for a “soul mate”. With so many opportunities and avenues to take, it is no wonder that people are becoming more confused than ever. The ironic part is that technology has grown by leaps and bounds but we as sociable animals have all but remained old fashioned. We are still using the outdated social skills that our parents have taught us to survive in a society that is becoming increasingly complex in these matters.
As we progress beyond the dating scene and finally find somebody we want to share our lives with – the challenges do not just stop here. As important as finding one’s mate is the ability to keep that mate for life. Relationships face daily obstacles that require extreme skill in dealing with adversity and the art of compromise. This is the only way to ensure success in the way we live with others.
What does relationship and dating consulting involve?
Clients are first and foremost taught advanced dating skills and they are educated on how to consciously recognize the mate they are attracted to. Many topics of interest will be discussed – such as the real reason why we are attracted to the opposite personality of ourselves and the basic but all important differences between men and women. These differences are heightening stress in many relationships, and refusing to recognize them will cause arguments which may lead to breakup of the relationship. During consultations, hypnosis is used only if there are self-confidence, self-motivation or assertiveness issues.
Stress consists of the mental or physical tensions (reactions) we develop after encountering a challenging day, person, situation or environment. Stress is one of the most common causes of mental, emotional and physical based illnesses and it has a tendency to target weakness in the body. For example, if one has allergies, these allergies will react or become aggravated when one is stressed.
How can Hypnotherapy help with Stress Management?
People are different: some have a high tolerance for stress and others have a low tolerance. Similarly to cases of depression, clients with low tolerance for stress are taught how to handle their stressful situations in order to increase their tolerance level. Additionally, clients are taught how to subconsciously deep breath whenever they encounter highly stressful situations. These exercises will cause them to relax and calm their bodies, which will consequently bring their stress level down.
SPORTS AND TALENT ENHANCEMENT
One of my main goals is taking struggling players/athletes or rookies who are new to the league and have great potential, but lack the necessary confidence in themselves and their game. Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy and critic and thus we tend to sabotage ourselves. There are also instances where a player distinguishes him or herself in the high school and college games, but being in pro sports is literally a whole different ball game. To truly excel, we oftentimes need to, so to speak, “get out of our own way”. Through the use hypnotherapy strengthened by personal coaching, I assist these players in rebuilding their trust in themselves and their talent which in turn turns them into stars on and off the court.
Whether an athlete is suffering from analysis paralysis, a mental break down, problems in his or her personal life that affect performance, lacks confidence in performing great jump shots, lacks the mental toughness needed to win game after game or to come back from a deficit, is not aggressive enough on offense or defense, is dropping or fumbling the ball too often, has a suffering golf or bat swing, lacks a quick take off out of the blocks as a sprinter, or is suffering from an addiction to illegal or prescription drugs, I can be of assistance to them.
Additionally, it cannot be denied that one of the most daunting problems in the sports world today is that more and more athletes are using steroids to enhance their performance. So much so that it is hard not to listen to the sports channel without hearing at least one case. The pressure is on these athletes, especially top dollar ones, to perform at peak level. The more they are ‘in the zone’, the more they will fill stadiums with fans. This rings true not only of college and pro athletes – high schools are, in fact, becoming increasingly targeted as far as drug monitoring. One does not only find the football lineman battling for college scholarships, but also boys who simply want bigger biceps for the sake of gaining popularity with their peers.
To date, I have worked with high school players (track, baseball and football), pro golf players and also professional basketball players (NBA). However, if you are still in doubt about the effectiveness of hypnosis with athletes, you do not have to take my word for it. Below is a list of people who have used hypnosis to help them get in the ‘zone’:
- Kurt Angle – the popular WWF wrestler and former Olympic champion won gold in the 1996 freestyle world championship
- Jimmy Connors – used hypnosis to win the U.S. Open Championship.
- Nick Faldo – one of the greatest golfers of the past two decades and three times winner of the U.S. Masters, used a hypnotist to help his concentration.
- Adam Heidt – member of the U.S. Olympic luge team used a sports hypnotist.
- Jack Nicklaus – claims that his success is entirely owed to practicing concentration and visualization (other names for hypnosis).
- Bob Reese – the New York Jets former trainer used hypnosis with his players.
- Iwan Thomas – a British athlete and top 400 meter runner (won World Cup title for the 400 meter event in 1998) used hypnosis to help him block out the noise of the crowd and the activities of his opponents in big races.
- Tiger Woods – his mental coach, Jay Brunza, hypnotizes him to block out distractions and focus on the golf course.
I have also worked with several artists and musicians to be more in tune with their talent and craft and also to overcome anxiety and tension. In the glitzy world of stage performances, there are two absolutes that one must master – memory recall and stage fright. These two issues are critical to the success of a performer. Please read the section entitled “Public Speaking and Stage Fright” for more information.
How does Hypnotherapy work for the purposes of Sports or Talent enhancement?
Post suggestions, along with visualization and imagery, are designed to enhance an athlete’s performance by keeping him or her ‘in the zone’ during every game. Hypnotherapy allows an athlete to enhance his or her peak performance without any use of chemicals or drugs. In the case of stage performers, hypnotherapy sessions will be geared towards increasing memory recall and decreasing stage fright.
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