Personalized Hypnotherapy Programs
Hypnotherapy works best when it’s personal
What Is Hypnotherapy
Many people do not know that hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind. It is a state of mind that you experience many times a day: when you daydream, just before you fall asleep, and when you become so absorbed in something that you lose awareness of your surroundings.
Scientific research has identified four categories of brain states, each of which can be measured by electroencephalography (EEG). The first is the Beta brain state, the state of being fully awake and alert. The second is the Alpha brain state, when we are relaxed or daydreaming. The third is the Theta brain state, the state of being deeply relaxed or dreaming. Finally, the fourth is the Delta brain state, the state of being dreamless or unconscious. Hypnosis occurs during the Alpha and Theta brain states, when you are deeply relaxed and conscious enough to be receptive to suggestion. In this deeply relaxed state we have greater access to the subconscious mind, which is where our patterns of thought and behavior are stored. By accessing the subconscious mind through hypnotherapy, we can set in motion new patterns of thought and behavior that are more beneficial to our wellbeing.
Is Hypnotherapy Right for You
Scientific research about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy is still growing. One area of research focuses on who is hypnotizable and why a person is open to suggestion. David Spiegel, MD, believes that a quarter of his patients are not able to reach the state of hypnosis. Whereas the father of hypnotherapy, Milton H. Erickson, believed that everyone has some level of hypnotizability if the hypnotist is skillful enough. Steven Lynn, professor of psychology at Binghamton University (SUNY), who studies hypnosis as a supplemental treatment methodology to psychotherapy, has found that the effectiveness of hypnotherapy to an individual depends on the person’s motivation, expectations, beliefs, and imagination.
If you come to hypnotherapy with an open mind and imagination, with a positive intention towards change and growth, and participate in the sessions in an expectant manner, the more effective hypnosis will be.
How Does My Motivation
Your hypnotherapy recording(s) will guide you to a deep state of relaxation followed by post-hypnotic suggestions. Post-hypnotic suggestions are statements that express how your goals will play out in day-to-day life. For example, if your goal is to stop smoking, Christina will include suggestions that describe the new healthier habits you wish to engage instead of smoking. The post-hypnotic suggestions included in your recording(s) are developed through a written online interview process. Finally, each recording concludes with prompts to bring you back to the state of normal wakefulness (except for the restful sleep hypnosis).
This is a powerful and life changing way to re-wire the brain’s experience. I don’t understand completely how this works in the brain but I can attest that a different emotion becomes possible. I feel changed by Christina’s work with me. I am more relaxed, I think I am kinder and for sure, recasting those memories loosened a bunch of anchors (negative emotions) allowing me much greater freedom. Our sessions together taught me that it’s important to be aware of our reactions because they can be undone and replaced, perhaps generating kindness to ourselves and then finding it in others.
Christina approached our work together with compassion, skillful means and a solid understanding of how hypnosis might benefit my situation. I continue to be grateful for her support during that time and can recommend her work to others.
When I scheduled the surgery, Christina offered to do hypnotherapy with me. I didn’t know anything about hypnotherapy, but I’ve known Christina since 2000 and so I knew of her integrity, her patience and, most important in this situation, her gentle kindness. She is a profoundly healing presence and so I was confident that hypnotherapy with her would help me.
We did four sessions together: first we did a general relaxation session. I still use this tape and it never fails to help me get calm and clear. We also did one pre-surgery session with specific visualizations. It was magical. I remember rolling into the operating theater and thinking, ‘this is just how I had hoped it would be—congenial, friendly, respectful of me as a patient and of each other as medical professionals.’ The surgery went perfectly.
After surgery Christina met with me twice more creating healing sessions to help me rebuild my strength. She also helped me identify and overcome the emotional damage I didn’t even realize had been a corollary to my physical disability. Slowly, she helped me articulate and heal each piece of my wounded self-image. I will be forever grateful to Christina for her help and I would recommend her without the slightest reservation.
My Hypnosis Programs
Reduce stress and anxiety with a personalized hypnosis. By using what individually motivates you, I will deliver an MP3 recording that you will use to change your stress and anxiety-inducing thoughts and patterns into relaxing and calming thoughts and patterns.
Transform your life by reducing and hopefully eliminating your cravings to smoke. By using your unique motivations, I will deliver three MP3 recordings that you will use to transform your thoughts and patterns around smoking into more healthy and beneficial ones.
Increase self-control and reduce cravings with a personalized hypnosis. By using what uniquely motivates you, I will deliver your hypnosis as three MP3 recordings. This hypnosis will help you transform your thoughts and patterns around food into healthier and more beneficial ones.