Life Moves Through - Personal Sessions
All sessions begin with talking to explore what is going on and what you would like to work on. From there we might use therapeutic touch, breathwork, or hypnosis. You are welcome to request sessions specifically using any of these modalities, or we may use a different one each time we meet. We can decide together which way to work each session. Read more here about hypnotherapy. Once we have listened to what is going on and what is needed, we can use hypnotherapy to talk to the subconscious mind, letting it know the truth of goodness now, reinforcing new tools, and letting it know where you choose to go from here. The subconscious is waiting for your direction.
Hypnotherapy, breathwork and hands-on Somatic work all involve the use of healing non-ordinary states. In that sense, all of these modalities are forms of hypnotherapy. These deeper states of put us in contact with a larger experience of self and reality. Physiologically, these are the states where the body heals. Spiritually, these states move us towards wholeness, letting us gather our pieces, and feel for new ways of being that are more open to life, goodness, and flow.
Hypnosis is a natural state of focus, absorption, and receptivity. It has been accessed by cultures through out time though music, rhythm, dance, story telling, meditation, breath and the use of altered states to restore the body, mind, and soul. Casual states of hypnosis and absorption are experienced when you are driving and forget to think about where you are going, or when you lose yourself in a thought, memory, or in a movie or book. That sense of "losing one's self" is the relaxing of the boundaries around our usual sense of self. The subconscious mind then becomes open to possibilities.
Since hypnosis is connected to the nervous system, we also enter hypnosis anytime we are overwhelmed or stressed–when our thoughts and environments may not be our best. Thus, though out the course of life, people gather trances and suggestions. These include roles we play, relationship dynamics, energetic or emotional resonances, and also adaptive strategies that helped us survive in the moment, but now have outlived their helpfulness and may be limiting us. For this reason, hypnotherapy–or the formal use of hypnosis–could be described as de-hypnosis. It is the process of becoming free from the inaccurate or no longer helpful beliefs about ourselves and the world as well as the behaviors that went along with them. It is the breaking of old trances so that we become free to see life and self as they really are.
While the description above is quite detailed, the process of hypnotherapy is quite simple: you will talk about what is going on for you, we will explore what it may be connected to and what is needed and desired. You will be guided into a state of relaxation where I will then talk to your subconscious. Different from a general guided meditation, this will be specific BOTH to what is going on for you AND tailored to the way that your brain receives and processes information. We will make a recording of the hypnosis that you can use as often as you'd like. If we continue with hypnotherapy, you will gather a library of recordings that you can alternate. As with anything, practice increases the potency.
Contrary to common misconceptions, we stay fully aware and in control while in hypnosis. You can talk, open your eyes, and come out at anytime–in fact, given the concept of de-hypnosis–"waking yourself up" might be one of the most valuable skills you learn. In hypnosis, the idea is that the deepest wisdom within you is listening. It does not matter what your conscious mind does. It may keep busy or may relax, regardless, something deep inside of you is listening. Hypnosis is not mind-reading and won't cause you to say or remember things that you do not wish to. You will not cluck like a chicken. This is not "Get Out." Actually, the purpose is to return you to your own power and knowing, bringing all levels of self––conscious, subconscious, and infinite––into alignment with what you most deeply desire.
Hypnotherapy also includes the use of imagery as a way to communicate with the subconscious and nervous system. This builds connection to inner vision and is very soothing. Through working on whatever is arising in your current life, and whatever these situations are calling for, you will work to reclaim the power of your mind.