How Does Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis Work?

Hypnosis uses the naturally occurring states of mind we experience throughout our days to achieve desirable results. Daydreaming, receiving or giving massage, the euphoria from art, music or dance, “going inside”, the bliss of meditation, the “natural high” of movement or being in nature, the in-between dream and wake states are all examples of natural states with which you are familiar. Hypnotherapists utilize these states to facilitate contact with the unconscious mind in order to help their clients gain access to and make the most of their helpful internal resources. For centuries, hypnosis has been used as an important healing tool by many different healing traditions. It is presently recognized by traditional Western medicine as a safe and effective modality for managing pain control, anxiety and stress reduction, and changing undesirable habits. Many cultures utilize the trance state as a valuable resource for physical recovery, emotional and mental balancing, as well as for spiritual exploration and guidance.

How many sessions do I need to have before I see improvement?

Depending on the issue being addressed and the treatment that is tailored for you, expect to complete a minimum of 3 sessions. You may notice small improvements in the short term and bigger shifts in the long term. The average number of sessions to resolve an issue is around 7-10. Please consult with Anya to determine how many sessions you will commit to in order to see lasting changes take hold.

What is NLP and how does it work?

NLP is short for Neuro-Linguistic Programming and is based on the science behind mental perceptions, belief creation and belief/behavior changes. Using verbal cues from her client, the practitioner will draw on verbal processes to help the client access the foundations of what caused the unwanted behavior and help the client shift the underlying beliefs to achieve the desired behavior and outcome. The NLP practitioner is not necessarily a psychologist or psychotherapist and will refer clients to those professionals when the subject matter pulls beyond their scope of practice. Some examples of problems where NLP is effectively used: motivational issues, weight loss, self-esteem building, and improving communication skills. Feel free to schedule a phone consult with Anya to see if this approach would be helpful for your particular issue.