Hypnosis and hypnotherapy is a journey to the center of the world- it travels past the conscious mind into the land of the subconscious. This is the place within where everything you have ever known, felt, sensed, dreamed, or imagined is recorded. Often, much of what lays at the root of our problems begins here- deep in the layers of the unknown. By accessing the subconscious, we can create and practice embodying different ways of being- beyond our wounds and trauma.
“There are ways in, journeys to the center of life, through time; through air, matter, dream, and thought. The ways are not always mapped or charted, but sometimes being lost, if there is such a thing, is the sweetest place to be. And always, in this search, a person might find that she is already there, at the center of the world.”– Linda hogan
I practice hypnosis and hypnotherapy as a holistic blend of hypnotherapy, hypnosis, transpersonal psychology, earth based wisdom practices, and energy medicine to access and offer healing to the whole self. A typical session will include the use of guided meditation or visualization scripts to ease you past the analytitcal, thinking mind- into a lightly altered state. This state is not the same as what you may have been introduced to in popular media- you will still retain full control over your memory and the process. From this lightly altered state, we can support your subconscious in recognizing and embodying the resilience and strength you already have within you, and that you have cultivated in order to survive to make it here today. We can also practice bringing visualized experiences of nourishment, safety, and security into your subconscious experience.
Sessions can also include suggestion hypnosis, which may be used to support clients in altering a behavior or habit that no longer serves them. However, these behaviors and habits are often sign posts, signals that point the way to what is yet unhealed within us. Most often, suggestion hypnosis is used in conjunction with depth work in order to create long term resolution of the underlying issue at the heart of the behavior.
Though this work can be deeply beneficial, it serves as a deeply supportive process to the ongoing explorations of therapy, and is not a stand-alone offer or replacement for therapeutic work. However it is available to all therapy clients throughout their sessions.