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Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a perfectly safe, natural state of mind that occurs multiple times a day. Some common examples: driving on the freeway and missing your exit because you were deep in thought, or losing a sense of time while reading an excellent book or engaged in a hobby. This mental experience is
characterized by a highly focused state of attention in which everything else recedes into background awareness. We shift in and out of this relaxed state easily because we are in full control of that mental experience. In a therapeutic session, a Clinical/Medical Support Hypnotherapist gently guides the client into this relaxed state for healing purposes.

Our Clinical/Medical Support Hypnotherapist is trained in helping patients dealing with emotional issues, medical challenges—or both, for they often overlap. This happens because our thoughts and emotions influence our physical body. At Gentle Wellness Center, our philosophy is to treat the whole person, which includes emotional well-being. Towards that end, hypnosis and guided imagery (active visualization) are effective, highly creative therapies that create profound rapid changes.

COMMON ISSUES HYPNOTHERAPY TREATS:

Anxiety / Fear / Stress
Self-Esteem Issues
Physical Pain
Anger / Resistance
Life Transitions / Decisions Body Needs to Relax
Traumatic Events / Triggers Sadness / Grief Silence Mental Chatter
Sleep Issues
Self-Neglect
Personal Goals
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MEDICAL SUPPORT HYPNOTHERAPY

For clients dealing with a medical issue, hypnotherapy and guided imagery offer a means to communicate with your body, by sending important verbal messages and visual pictures, enhancing the healing process. Conversely, these tools can be used to obtain wisdom from the body, providing valuable information. (Imagine having a conversation with your stomach) Deborah teaches clients how to focus their mind in creative, positive ways to support healing—while decreasing treatment-related side effects (such as pain or fatigue). Clients learn self-hypnosis as a self-care strategy and apply their sessions’ personalized imageries (active visualizations) during and after their medical treatments; becoming an active participant in their own healing process. Deborah’s clients report feeling more relaxed, are better prepared for their treatments, and face their health challenge with a positive mental attitude.

DECREASE STRESS / ANXIETY

Learn how to deeply relax your body and silence mental chatter. Clients who do self-hypnosis as a self-care strategy often use this skill to fall asleep and to sleep more hours.
“Wow, that was amazing. My mind was silent...”

NEUTRALIZE THE FEAR / SHOCK / TRAUMA OF THE DIAGNOSIS

This process shifts clients out of fear / depression / victim mode, into a mindset that’s ready and focused to support healing.
“When I now think about that diagnosis, I don’t care. Now I can go forward...focusing on healing.”

DECREASE PAIN / OTHER TREATMENT SIDE EFFECTS

Learn how to use your imagination to influence physical sensations.
“My nausea has decreased.”
“I’m practicing hypnosis at home now, using the imagery we created...and my fatigue has
decreased! My relationship with chemo has shifted...I’m now supporting my treatments.”

STRENGTHEN YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM / VISUALIZE HEALING

Using symbols and metaphors, together with some therapeutic suggestions, learn how to support and strengthen your immune system, while visualizing your body healing.
“That felt good...and I do feel like I detoxified. I visually saw “stuff” leave.”

HEAL AN UNRESOLVED EMOTIONAL ISSUE / DISCOVER ANSWERS TO THE “WHY” QUESTION

Cancer can be a huge wake-up call. In hypnosis, we can access the wisdom of your body for healing of an unresolved emotional issue and /or discover the positive lesson your cancer experience may offer.
“I’m voicing myself more often with better boundaries with my mom...and standing up for myself.”

RECAST CHEMOTHERAPY AS A POWERFUL ALLY

Many clients approach chemotherapy with some apprehension. Let’s recast chemotherapy into a positive role, so that your body perceives this medical intervention as an ally—effectively reducing fears as well as the intensity of potential treatment side effects.
“Reframing chemo helped me by diffusing my resistance. It helped me be more positive.”

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Deborah’s sessions uniquely blend together hypnosis, guided imagery (active visualization techniques),
NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), and life coping skills.
Book a FREE 20-minute consultation today!
$150 per 90-minute session. All sessions are done remotely.