"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate." ~ Carl Jung
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is the state of highly focused consciousness. Hypnosis is a naturally altered state where our consciousness is highly focused in one area/on one thing.  It occurs within each one of us throughout the day – when engrossed in a good book, while watching a movie, or just prior to falling asleep. 

Driving on the freeway only to realize you’ve passed your exit . . . that is a state of trance or hypnosis.  So, contrary to popular perception, hypnosis is not ‘checking out’ or handing over control -  but rather a state of heightened, focused awareness. 

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the practice of using hypnosis applied in a healing manner for the purpose of effecting positive change in behavior or attitude. Most of our thoughts and behaviors originate beneath our level of awareness – in the subconscious mind. That is why it is difficult to change them with just plain will-power.


The conscious mind, the seat of our will power, logic, reason, constitutes only 12% of our mental capacity.  The Subconscious mind makes up approximately 88% of our mind power.  It stores memories of our past experiences, and builds beliefs and patterns that drive our present and future actions. Thus it leads us to places that we may not like or even be aware of. Most of our unwanted habits, compulsions, and behaviors originate in the subconscious mind.



What is Guided Imagery?

Guided Imagery is an additional technique that allows the client to bring forth their own images or imagination to guide them toward their desired outcome. While in a state of focused hypnosis, the client visualizes a journey in the mind’s eye; this provides personal insight, understanding and motivation to move forward toward one’s goals.

What does Hypnosis feel like?

Hypnosis is a universal human experience.  All hypnosis is really self-hypnosis. The therapist/practitioner only acts as a guide, but the client is always in control.

Hypnosis at its simplest is a state of deep relaxation which allows the subconscious mind to work on a problem or issue.

The hypnotic state of alert relaxation is similar to the mental state entered into by the average person when they are absorbed in a hobby, driving, watching television, daydreaming, or relaxing in nature.

While in hypnosis, your mind will be aware yet calm, and your body will feel comfortable and relaxed. You will never be out of control, and in fact, your senses will be acutely aware of what is going on.

Hypnosis is not mind control. 

You are never unconscious.  You never surrender your free will.  You cannot be made to think, do or say anything you do not wish to think, do or say.  If at any time you wish to stop your hypnosis session, all you have to do is open your eyes.
What are the uses of Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery?
Hypnotherapy and Guided Imagery can be used...
  • To create a mind and body connection to relieve stress and modify beliefs which no longer serve you.
  • To help heighten the immune system, reduce stress and depression
  • As a powerful and effective means of creating "permanent" lifestyle changes; to foster a more positive mental attitude, greater creativity and self-esteem
  • To end unwanted habit cycles and achieve goals like weight management, smoking cessation, and  nail biting.
  • For people with illness to use less medication, recover faster, and spend less time in the hospital.
  • HypnoBirth which can have the following benefits for expectant mothers:
    • Fewer interventions and complications during delivery; fewer drugs or no drugs at all so lower risk of side effects on mother and baby.
    • Creating a stress free, fear free childbirth experience
    • Shorter labor – less pain means less resistance of the birthing muscles as a response to pain.
    • An awake, energized mother, due to total relaxation throughout the birthing process; a calm and peaceful birthing environment.
    • Breech and posterior babies can be turned using hypnosis.