What is Hypnosis and how
can it help me?

There are those who believe that 100% of all illness is psychosomatic. This is not to say that if you are sick, you are imagining your illness. Rather, pain and illness is a manifestation of both internal and external stress, the "stories" we tell ourselves, and the way we internalize the outside world..

When we are stressed, our bodies releases "fight or flight" chemicals -- cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones, in turn, affect our bodies at the cellular level, negatively impact the immune response.

By reducing stress, our bodies are more able to heal themselves.

But hypnosis can do much more than that.

Most people have only been exposed to hypnosis through stage shows where the performer puts members of the audience to “sleep” and then has them act out embarrassing things. Or perhaps they've seen Hollywood movies where the villain uses hypnotic mind control to force his victims to do his or her bidding against their will. Consequently, there is a lot of mistrust of hypnosis.

If you look up hypnosis in the dictionary or on line or in a medical website, you will get varying definitions. But, in a nutshell, hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness that allows us to speak directly to the unconscious mind to effect positive change.

According to cognitive neuroscientists, we are conscious of only about 5 percent of our cognitive activity , so most of our decisions, actions, emotions, and behavior depends on the 95 percent of brain activity that goes beyond our conscious awareness.

When people do think of going to a hypnotherapist, usually it's for something like weight loss, smoking cessation, or eliminating some common phobias such as fear of flying or public speaking. Certainly, these are all issues easily dealt with through hypnosis but so much more is possible! As the field responds to the latest research in neuroscience, it's become clear we can help with a much wider range of issues -- psychological, physical, and spiritual.

Over the last several years of my practice, it's been my joy and privilege to have successfully treated clients for the effects of past trauma, anxiety, feelings of worthlessness and lack of confidence. Working together, we've eliminated symptoms of chronic illnesses; relief of chronic pain; resolved sexual issues such as erectile dysfunction, inability to orgasm, and lowered desire; gotten through mid-life crises and helped figured out life direction. I love to push the limits of what hypnosis can do, and have worked with clients to increase breast size (yes, it's possible to increase breast size up to 2 cup sizes naturally through hypnosis!), and hair regrowth, so much more.

Whenever you're ready for a change in your life – physical, emotional, spiritual, mental -- get in touch for a free consultation to see how hypnosis can give you the boost you need.


Q & A


I'm pretty sure I can't be hypnotized so how can you help me?

If I had a dollar for every person who said that to me, I'd be a very wealthy man. The fact is everyone can be hypnotized. Actually, we all go in and out of trance states all day, every day. Many people mistakenly believe that hypnosis is a kind of sleep or mind control, wherein someone else takes control of your mind. In fact, hypnosis or trance is actually a state of intensely focused concentration, In this state, we can bypass the critical factor of the conscience mind and communicate directly with the unconscious mind.

Have you ever been so absorbed in a movie or TV show that you temporarily forgot that you were sitting home on the sofa? If it's a thriller, your breathing and heart rate might increase. If it's a horror film, you might jump and feel a surge of adrenaline, as you were in danger. If it's a tear-jerker, you might become emotionally overwrought. Your CONSCIOUS mind knows it's not real, but your UNCONSCIOUS mind causes your body to respond physically.

Have you ever been driving home or to work and get lost in thought, and as you arrive at your destination, you have no recollection of the journey – the turns, the stop signs, the other cars.

Daydreaming and that half-sleep/half-awake state you're in just before you doze off are also trance (hypnotic) states.

This half-conscious/half-asleep state is probably the closest to an actual hypnotic trance state. You might hear things in the room and incorporate them into a light dream. Or you might drift in and out of waking logic and dream logic.

If you've ever experienced any of these states, you can be hypnotized. In fact, you've been there already.

And nobody is controlling your mind except you. I am just your guide to help you go deeper and to access parts of your unconscious that will be helpful in solving your issues.

I've hypnotized hundreds of people and not one has failed to go into a hypnotic state. You can certainly resist if you like, refuse to cooperate, but what would be the point? You're coming to me to make a desired change. It is in your own interest to cooperate and follow my direction, my suggestions.

Also, learning to go easily into trance is a learned skill.. The more you do it the more easily you go under and the deeper you do. . Once you've experienced and come to trust the process, you can allow yourself to reach deep into your unconscious mind and make more profound changes. Most find being in trance so pleasant, so relaxing, they don't want to come out of it.

What is a trance?

As stated above, hypnotic trance is a state of focused awareness where your attention is turned inward. Your body becomes relaxed, inert, almost as during sleep. In this altered state, we can shunt aside the conscious mind and thus turn off all the mental chatter, self judgement, worries and anticipation. You are conscious, can hear the voice of the hypnotist. You are in control at all times and can come out of trance if you choose. Contrary to what you may have been led to believe from B movies, you cannot be made to anything contrary to your ethics and beliefs.

What happens when I'm in a trance?

During the hypnotic induction and during the trance session, you will listen to the sound of my voice, guiding you, instructing you. I will ask you to engage your powerful imagination, to see things, hear things, feel things. Like in a dream, I can guide you to experience something as if you are really there.

What kinds of issues can be treated with hypnosis?

The issues that hypnosis can treat are so broad, some hypnotists choose to specialize in certain areas of expertise. Personally, I love to explore the limits of hypnotherapy and enjoy treating a variety of concerns. For example:

•  Smoking cessation and weight loss

•  Phobias such as fear of flying or public speaking, social situations, even things like spiders, snakes, or dogs.

•  Sexual wellness, dealing with such issues as erectile dysfunction, inability to orgasm, low desire, or pain with sex. (I've even had great success in helping clients become multi-orgasmic!)

•  Chronic pain and illness (i.e. MS, Parkinsons, Muscular Dystrophy, even tinnitus.)

•  General health and well-being (i.e. managing high blood pressure, boosting the immune system, relieving insomnia.)

•  Oncological hypnotherapy which helps ameliorate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, helps increase white blood count, and can even shrink tumors.

•  Anxiety and stress

•  Trauma, PTSD, childhood abuse

•  Boosting self-confidence

•  Spiritual issues (ie. Why am I here? What is my purpose?) via Past Life Regression

Personally, I find all these applications fascinating and would love to help you in any area of your life which can be aided by hypnosis.