Hypnotherapy Myths

True clinical hypnotherapy is provided by a trained psychotherapist or psychiatrist. Unlike the dramatic portrayals of hypnosis in on-stage performances and movies, hypnotherapy cannot make you do things you do not want to do. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so I will always use a personalized approach to help you make the changes you seek.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy allows you to move into a deep state of relaxation, like being absorbed in a book or movie. It helps you turn your attention inward to find the natural inner resources needed to make the changes you want and alleviate challenges in specific areas of your life. 

How does it work?

Hypnotherapy helps you merge what you “know” intellectually with what you feel emotionally. For example, if you want swing across a gorge, but you're too afraid; or you want to respond to your child with kindness and model respectful communication, but you continue to respond with explosive anger. Hypnotherapy helps you release the stuck feeling so you can swing across the gorge or respond differently to your child.

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What to Expect

I practice clinical hypnotherapy in a calm, therapeutic environment. Together we will identify your goals so I can individualize your experience. With adults, I use music and words to guide you into a relaxed, focused state  to help you access the resources you need to change the way you think and behave. With children and adolescents I use imagination games, stories, art, sensory engagement, and music to guide them into a relaxed state.

Although the length of treatment depends on the complexity of the problem, you can usually expect to see me for 3-4 hypnotherapy sessions in order to to experience a lessening of symptoms and an increase in well-being.

  • Anxiety
  • Fears & Phobias
  • Anger & Triggers
  • Sleeping Difficulties
  • Self-Esteem
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Unwanted Behaviors
  • Obsessions & Compulsions
  • Nocturnal Enuresis
  • Encopresis
  • Tics & Habits
  • Learning & Exams

Email me today to schedule a consultation
amy@WildChildCounseling.com