Know More About Hypnosis
Most people have experienced a state of hypnosis. If you have lost yourself in a book, or, become thoroughly engrossed in something on the internet, or, realized that you’ve driven past your intended destination but weren’t sure how that happened you are familiar with hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural state of being. Hypnotherapy is a process of deepening that natural state of mind to assist you to enter an hypnotic trance. The deep relaxation of the trance allows you to focus your attention on any goal or intention you set for yourself. The role of the hypnotherapist is to guide you and to support you to achieve your goals or intentions. While you are in the state of hypnosis you are especially receptive to suggestions and to imagery. However, you will not say or do anything you do not want to say or to do. You are in complete control. Your conscious mind remains aware of what you experience while your subconscious becomes your primary resource. Subsequent to a session you will remember the session, feel energized, and fully alert.
I enjoy assisting people to realize their potential. After retiring as a teacher educator from University of California, Davis, and working in collaboration with colleagues in teacher preparation at California State University, Sacramento, I decided that I wanted to pursue certification as a hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy is a practical and efficient way of gaining a deeper understanding of ourselves and of making beneficial changes in our lives. It helps us to value ourselves, and to value the intricacies of our lives–even the difficult times.
I am especially adept at assisting people to improve academic performance, to teach with increased clarity and focus, to alleviate test anxiety, to reduce stress, to improve self-esteem and to increase confidence, to enhance creativity, and reduce pain, particularly chronic pain.
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I was in the backyard one afternoon last fall simply looking at the flowers blooming there. The morning glories caught my eye. I noticed the light emanating from the center of the flowers and took the photo of them that you see here with the camera on my phone. I was...