What can hypnosis do for you?

You might be surprised!


Is life so busy you neglect to take care of yourself? If this sounds familiar, so might frustration, burnout, anxiety, anger, or depression. Do your strategies include stress eating or compulsive bad habits? Stress underlies many physiological symptoms and you may feel stuck in an endless cycle.

By optimizing awareness of the mind-body connection, you can reduce daily stress and increase wellbeing. Through hypnosis you can learn new coping mechanisms, retraining body and mind to respond in more appropriate and less harmful ways, until these become second nature. Hypnosis can help you break out of that self-defeating loop or feeling "stuck."

So what exactly is hypnosis? We all go into altered states every day: daydreaming, highway hypnosis, or becoming deeply absorbed in a book, movie, or creative activity. Hypnosis is just another altered state, a state of quiet focused awareness where you become more suggestible. In hypnosis or guided imagery, you can also access the REM state (rapid eye movement, most often seen in dreaming) - visualization or imagination is a powerful tool for change.

Hypnosis is useful for a variety of issues, complements other modalities you may be using, and works best if you are ready to make changes. It is effective for resolving inner conflict, e.g. "part of me wants to quit smoking but part of me really enjoys it."

While a specialty of mine is working with children and adolescents referred from pediatric GI departments, I work with clients of all ages and on many different issues. I look to address which emotional needs are not being met in the client. I am also a certified hypnosis instructor and train new hypnotists. For more information about me, my training and education, and areas of specialization, please see the About page. If you are interested in learning more about hypnosis as a possible career path, please see my Training page.

When you experience hypnosis you learn to harness your natural abilities to relax and focus. Like any skill, regular practice will help you reap more benefits. You won't drop three dress sizes the first time you are hypnotized, and you may not quit smoking after just one session (although some people do!) but with a little patience and perspective you will reach your goals. Read the testimonials to see how hypnosis has helped my clients!

Emotions Cards now on sale!

$25.00 plus sales tax, shipping & handling.

Claire designed the Emotions Cards after working with clients who were feeling stuck when facing a decision, or who struggled to explain exactly what they were feeling about the possible outcomes. Being able to see emotions identified on cards allows a person to say "Yes! I am feeling that" or "No, that doesn't resonate with me."

Emotions CardsThey are a beautiful, practical tool for encouraging clear thinking and emotional insight when facing a decision. Each card has an image (Claire's original artwork) plus a single word (an emotion or feeling). The cards can also be used for meditation. The pack includes 75 cards (half positive emotions and half negative), and comes shrink wrapped with instructions for use.