Clinical Hypnosis is a procedure during which a trained health professional or professional hypnotherapist gives a patient or client carefully worded instructions to help the client enter a state of attentive concentration and believed-in imagination. In this hypnotic “trance” state, the “hypnotized” client is aware of everything that’s going on, is usually but not always in a relaxed or calm state, and at the same time, is absorbed in using his or her imagination as directed by the hypnotist. Hypnosis is a therapeutic communication tool that, when used appropriately, makes many treatments more effective.
Hypnotherapy is the use of Clinical Hypnosis in the context of Psychotherapy or “talk therapy” for a variety of psychological, emotional, behavioral adjustment, and physical problems (e.g., chronic pain). I have been practicing hypnosis and hypnotherapy for over 28 years to help people get better, make the changes they desire, and keep the change. I specialize in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, overeating, weight loss, chronic pain, depression, addictions, anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, annoying habits such as nail biting, complicated grief, PTSD, learning problems and study habits, public speaking and “stage fright”, and athletic and sports performance problems.
Stop smoking in just one visit! The most common reason people go to a professional hypnotist is for help to stop smoking. When you consult with me to help you stop smoking, after your hypnosis session, you will recognize that smoking is a choice and you do not have to smoke anymore. You will be able to refuse to smoke with little to no stress or withdrawal symptoms, because you really want to be a non-smoker. I have been using hypnosis as a tool to help people stop smoking for over 20 years. Often, this can be accomplished in just one visit. However, results will vary in each individual case.