Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Eating Disorders Hermosa Beach, San Pedro and Long Beach California

Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Eating Disorders Hermosa Beach, San Pedro and Long Beach California

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What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the process of attaining a deep relaxation or induced trance that allows for an entry into the workings of your subconscious mind. By accessing the subconscious mind, you can uncover the root cause of a problem that is recurring in your life and make positive changes. You will gain a full understanding of who you are and how you have been shaped by beliefs and experiences of your life. You will have an opportunity to “reprogram” or change sabotaging or destructive habits/beliefs and transform them into positive attitudes, healthy behaviors and affirmations for the future.

Besides hypnosis, altered states of consciousness can be achieved through meditation, deep breathing and relaxation, guided imagery, and IBP. These are all techniques designed to bypass the ego or the subjective consciousness which guides our everyday life and perception. Using altered states of awareness as part of the therapy allows you to experience many different levels of self- understanding. In higher states of consciousness, healing and transformation is processed on a deeper level where learning is accelerated through powerful insights and concrete behavioral or emotional changes. The added benefits for those who experience hypnotherapy and the other modalities is the development of a sense of calm, overall feeling of well -being.

Hypnotherapy is a treatment technique used by mental health professionals or doctors practicing hypnosis to treat a client’s problem or concern. In this state there is more access to the subconscious mind where memory, habits, and emotions are stored allowing the hypnotherapist to help a client achieve positive and long lasting changes.

Hypnosis is a treatment modality that has been used to treat the widest range of human concerns. Here is the list of the more common issues hypnotherapy can explore and treat:

Some facts about hypnosis:

Fact- A person in a hypnotic state has full control and does not have to accept or act upon any suggestion that is contrary to their belief system.

Fact- The state of hypnosis is a natural state similar to daydreaming or meditation and can be achieved by anyone interested in being hypnotized. There is no right or wrong way to feel while under hypnosis and the depth as well as the experience itself varies widely.

Fact- Hypnosis is in no way dangerous or harmful either physically or psychologically as evidenced by its acceptance as a therapeutic technique and its widespread use by the medical and mental health professionals.

Fact- There has never been a documented case of someone remaining under hypnosis. In fact coming out of hypnosis is refreshing and relaxing to most individuals who often compare this feeling to waking up from a deep or restful sleep.

Fact- People who are hypnotized remember everything as if recalling a dream they just had. The reason that hypnosis is used therapeutically is that positive suggestions or experiences that occur while under hypnosis are processed in the subconscious yet remembered in the conscious.

“Hypnotherapy is effective at reducing stress, addiction issues, as well as specific issues such as test taking, ADHD, SAT prep, the list is extensive. Veronica is a Certified Hypnotherapist and has a specialty certification in hypnosis for the Management of ADHD.”

Meet Our Certified Hypnotherapist

Veronica Davies, L.M.F.T., C.Ht.

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