Clinical hypnosis


A few notes on clinical hypnosis, starting with some misconceptions:

– you’ll lose control.
No matter how deeply hypnotized you become, you can’t be made to do anything. For instance, if we suggested that you rob a bank and you’re not a bank robber, you wouldn’t do it. And there certainly would be no barking like a dog or making chicken noises!

– you’ll be asleep.
Although you’ll be very relaxed, you won’t be asleep. You have an active part in the session. It’s like losing yourself in a movie: You’re focused on the story, but if someone yelled “FIRE!” you’d hear that and leave the theater.

Hypnosis is not a type of psychotherapy, it’s a tool your therapist can use at the right moment. Hypnosis allows your unconscious help you improve how you manage the difficulties and challenges you face, from anxiety and depression to relationship concerns.

Read what the American Psychological Association has to say.

Monica has training from the Southern California Society for Clinical Hypnosis, and she has a certification in clinical hypnosis from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

The Mayo Clinic said this

Chattanooga Times Free Press, Sept. 2014
Its use in childbirth, smoking cessation, surgery shows hypnosis not just a parlor trick anymore

Science-backed benefits- Huffington Post July 4, 2014

Baylor University study on hot flashes- Oct. 2012

Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 24, 2011