MONIQUE REES RN, MA, LPC
Hypnosis is a powerful psychotherapeutic tool. It allows the client and therapist to connect with the client's subconscious, where many unprocessed emotions and traumas lie hidden. It is a natural altered state of consciousness attained through some guided imagery and relaxation techniques, allowing the client's conscious mind to fall asleep in order to work directly with the subconscious. People are more focused when in a hypnotic state and can therefore go into more depth and detail with past experiences and current emotions. Once the client is in a hypnotic state the therapist supports the clients to transform their consciousness according to their goals. Hypnosis is a temporary suspension of logical information processing and clients are able to go forward or backward in time mentally and emotionally; this allows for greater depth of theapeutic work to be done than therapy done in a normal state of consciousness.
I use hypnosis in a body centered way to help clients access emotions and traumas stored in the body. I find hypnosis works very well for anxiety and stress, chronic pain, chronic illness, weight management, trauma, low self esteem, spiritual growth and just becoming more in touch with one's emotions and body, all of which enable individuals to live healthier lives.