So, why Hypnosis? It’s better to ask, “Why not?”
Hypnosis is one of the least invasive treatments available in the world today. You get to be an active part in healing yourself and creating change in your life. There are no drugs, so there are NO drug side effects. There is no need to re-live and dissect every painful event of your life. Best of all, it gets AMAZING results.
In January of 2003 the AMA Journal of Medicine reported that 66% of Americans utilize “complementary medicine”, most paying “out of pocket”. The NIH (National Institutes of Health) has even added an entire division to discerning the efficacy of alternative and complementary therapies.
Hypnosis is not hocus pocus, or occult mysticism. It is a remarkable way to access the subconscious mind and create change in your life.
Hypnosis is helpful with many issues:
- Smoking Cessation
- Weight Loss
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Concentration and Learning
- Stress Reduction
- Uncontrollable Fears
- Trouble sleeping
- Memory Improvement
- Exercise Motivation
- Headaches and Migraines
- Fear of enclosed spaces
- Nail Biting
- Immune System Boosting
- Fear of Needles
- Fear of Medical Procedures
- Wound Healing
Hypnosis often achieves remarkable results,
even when other methods fail
I first became interested in hypnosis in the late 80’s when I realized that the biggest reason some people don’t heal well after surgery was that they were holding some form of emotion at the surgery site. I began looking for a simple, effective way to release pent-up emotion without going deeply into the realm of psychology. So, I did some research. I experienced hypnosis for the first time in 94, and was amazed at what it could do. I continued my sporadic research, and finally found Katherine Zimmerman in early 2004. I completed my training in 2005, and began offering hypnosis to interested clients.
Chronic pain changes everything about your life.
Ordinarily, when we receive a pain stimulus, our body produces endorphins to help fight the pain. Recent studies have shown that in patients with chronic pain, the body reduces the amount of pain fighting endorphins it produces, eventually producing none at all. This reaction to chronic pain has often been confused with developing a “drug tolerance”, and as a result, long term chronic pain is often seriously under-medicated. Any client who wishes to use hypnosis as a way to control chronic pain must have a medical referral.
Depression can easily set in when you live with chronic pain. In the long term, it can change your personality, and not for the better. While many of my clients see me for chronic pain, hypnosis can also help significantly with Fibromyalgia, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. With both conditions, the success rate is 85% or more. The work is interesting and rewarding, and I really enjoying it.
Remember that EVERY DRUG on the market has a price to pay in side effects. Side effects can range from mild to murderous depending on the drug and the disease. Sometimes the positive effects are worth it, sometimes they are not. What medications to take and when should be always be discussed with your Doctor.
If you have, or suspect you have a serious disease or other medical condition, please discuss all treatment options with your doctor. Hypnosis and EFT can significantly reduce chronic pain. However, it is NOT a replacement for proper medical diagnosis and care. You should not alter medications or dosages without consulting the professional who prescribed them.