Life is demanding. And if you live with recurrent or chronic pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, the mental and emotional load of parenting, or other challenges, life's demands may leave you feeling over-burdened and out of touch with your sense of agency and well-being.  I enjoy the ease that therapeutic hypnosis brings to our work together. In session, you may experience a sense of deep relaxation and acceptance as you get curious about your experiences and discover who you are and what you need. As we explore and restore your strengths, you'll begin to have more agency over your behaviors, thoughts, emotions, and  physiological reactions to yourself, and your relationship with people and the world around you.

Therapeutic hypnotherapy triggers your brain's neuroplasticity so that you can use your life experiences, personal strengths, and inner wisdom to change the way you respond to life's challenges.

  • IBS & IBD
  • Parenting Load/Triggers
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Chronic Pain*
  • Self-Esteem
  • Inner Strength & Wisdom
  • Mind-Body Connection
  • *Insomnia

Gut directed hypnosis is one of several approaches recommended by gastroenterologists to help with recurrent abdominal pain that may be diagnosed as IBD, IBS, GERD, Crohn's, ulcerative colitis, ulcerative proctisis, and more. It can help you experience relief from abdominal pain, distention, bowel activity pattern, and general well-being. It can also help enhance coping strategies for stress and anxiety related to dis-ease, and help you manage the physical and emotional aspects of flare-ups.

Therapeutic hypnosis for chronic pain has helps over  75% of people experience significant relief. This includes relief from lower back pain, migraines and other headaches, and pain related to cancer, arthritis, sickle cell, temporomandibular (jaw), fibromyalgia, and more. It can also help you manage the fear and anxiety associated with flare-ups, and help you shift your experience with pain.

*Note: insomnia, OCD, and chronic pain may include a combination of therapeutic hypnosis, psychoeducation, and somatic therapies designed to lower the impact of these challenges on your life.*

How does it work?

Hypnotherapy helps you merge what you “know” intellectually with what you feel emotionally by creating new neural pathways.

For example, if you want to travel, but you're afraid of flying, therapuetic hypnosis can help you use your life experience, personal strengths and inner wisdom to change your physical and emotional fear of flying into a more enjoyable experience.

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Hypnotherapy Myths

True therapeutic hypnosis is provided by trained psychotherapists or doctors. Unlike the dramatic portrayals of hypnosis in on-stage performances and movies, hypnosis cannot make you do things you do not want to do.