Hypnosis and EFT

My therapeutic approach focuses on emotions. As I practiced as a therapist, I found that sometimes talk alone didn’t always reach the heart. I looked for other ways to help people identify and express emotions of which they may not be completely aware. To this end, I became certified in hypnosis. 

Hypnosis is a natural state of focused awareness that allows you to let down your guard and accept suggestions that are for your highest good. Once you are in a suggestible state, you can be helped to release excess weight, eliminate smoking or just about any unhealthy habit.   Hypnosis also facilitates your ability to retrieve memories from your past that may help you gain insight and clarity. If desired, I can assist you by using hypnosis to help you get rid of unwanted behaviors or feelings.  I use Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in much the same way as hypnosis. This is an energy technique that is similar to acupuncture in that it targets meridian points and clears energy centers. There are no needles involved. It is done by simply tapping your own fingers on various spots, mostly on the face. This technique allows natural physical and emotional healing to take place.  

Family Therapy 

I am dedicated to helping families improve their most important relationships…their relationships with each other. Effective, heartfelt communication, combined with honesty and love, will heal a wounded family. In my practice, I guide family members as they learn how to return to the natural state of loving communication and mutual support.  Whenever living things gather together, a system develops. Be it a school, a hospital or any workplace, within a short period of time the whole institution develops a personality of its own. Sometimes the members of a group work together in harmony and productivity, and sometimes there is constant strife or dysfunction. 

Families work in the same way. Each member plays a role in maintaining the status quo in the family. Family therapists are trained to observe and identify the patterns that have developed. The therapist bonds (also called joins) with the family and disrupts the dysfunctional cycle. The therapist guides the family as it develops new, healthy patterns.   Family therapy is often more effective than individual therapy because when one member of the family is independently working on change but remains in the family system, the other family members resist that change, often unintentionally. When the whole family wants to change, and they work together with the therapist, they see fast and permanent results.   

The role of the therapist 

The role of the therapist is not to solve your problems or tell you what to do. A therapist who enjoys this superior position, and is happy to tell you what to do, is not a very effective therapist.  The role of the therapist is to give you a fresh, insightful perspective that allows and supports you in making new choices for yourself. I believe that at the deepest level we all know what is best for ourselves. Our egos, and the well-meaning opinions of the people closest to us, sometimes cloud our ability to remain connected to our true desires. My therapeutic approach helps you clear through misguided loyalty to others to discover what is best for you. Using EFT and Hypnosis also serves to focus in on false beliefs that may be keeping you stuck in unproductive patterns.