Hypnotherapy / EMDR
What is Hypnosis?
The use of Hypnosis is nothing more than a state of focused concentration. In fact, each of us goes into hypnosis spontaneously multiple times per day. Anytime we are daydreaming, zoning out, watching a fascinating movie, reading a good book, or replaying arguments in our minds, we are in a state of self-hypnosis. Hypnosis can also be referred to as “being in the zone” or being in a state of “flow.”
Hypnotherapy is the use of specific techniques that reliably guide a person into a state of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes such as smoking cessation, pain management, weight loss and other desired outcomes. Hypnotic techniques are customized for each patient to quiet the critical conscious mind and allow the patient’s subconscious to receive positive suggestions for mental, emotional, and physical health and well-being. Examples of techniques used by hypnotherapists to induce a state of hypnosis include guided imagery, visualization, mental rehearsal, and guided breathing. Hypnotherapy helps people overcome the negative beliefs that limit access to happiness and health. Through hypnotherapy, you may be able to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals more quickly and lastingly.
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How can the Hypnotherapy Program work for me?
The start of our hypnotherapy program begins with a 60 minute introductory session with a Board Certified Hypnotherapist. This relaxed initial assessment allows you to meet and interact with a Hypnotherapist to learn more about how hypnotherapy works and what it has to offer to support you in your journey to optimal health. At the conclusion of the initial assessment you and your Hypnotherapist will make a mutual determination if you would benefit from continuing with a customized program of future hypnotherapy sessions to help you overcome and achieve your health and sound mind goals.
What is EMDR?
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal. EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma. When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound. If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes. The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health. If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering. Once the block is removed, healing resumes. Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.
More than 30 positive controlled outcome studies have been done on EMDR therapy. Some of the studies show that 84%-90% of single-trauma victims no longer have post-traumatic stress disorder after only three 90-minute sessions. Another study, funded by the HMO Kaiser Permanente, found that 100% of the single-trauma victims and 77% of multiple trauma victims no longer were diagnosed with PTSD after only six 50-minute sessions. In another study, 77% of combat veterans were free of PTSD in 12 sessions. There has been so much research on EMDR therapy that it is now recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma and other disturbing experiences by organizations such as the American Psychiatric Association, the World Health Organization and the Department of Defense. Given the worldwide recognition as an effective treatment of trauma, you can easily see how EMDR therapy would be effective in treating the “everyday” memories that are the reason people have low self-esteem, feelings of powerlessness, and all the myriad problems that bring them in for therapy. Over 100,000 clinicians throughout the world use the therapy. Millions of people have been treated successfully over the past 25 years.