Hypnosis Gig Harbor
Hypnosis can help you reach your goals efficiently and easily even if you have struggled with them for years.
Most of what we do in a day, we do on automatic pilot: we don’t think about it on a conscious level, our subconscious triggers our actions.
You don't have to think about how to get out of bed in the morning. That pattern of behaviors was set down a long time ago in your subconscious. You just do it. It can be the same for choosing that second piece of chocolate cake. Your subconscious may drive the desire without you consciously understanding why.
Trying to change a habit with rational thought alone creates a battle between the conscious and subconscious. If we don’t succeed at making changes with conscious willpower alone we tend to feel like a failure.
Hypnosis to the rescue!
Hypnosis can help you:
- stop smoking,
- overcome anxiety,
- relieve stress,
- release emotional pain,
- change habits,
- lose weight,
- get over test anxiety and performance anxiety,
- overcome fear of flying and other phobias,
- build self-confidence and self-esteem,
- manage anger,
- achieve and maintain your goals,
- deal with transitions,
- learn relaxation techniques,
- process grief and other emotions,
- break free of depression,
- overcome abuse,
- maximize your potential,
- and much more.
What is hypnosis?
Usually, we are focused at the conscious level and the subconscious is working in the background. In hypnosis, we simply flip that temporarily: you become focused on the subconscious and the conscious moves into the background. You are still aware consciously of your surroundings and thoughts. You’re just not focused on those surroundings or thoughts.
You can get past the busy mind that keeps you stuck and work with the subconscious that controls most of what you do.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of hypnosis to help people make changes at the subconscious level.
With hypnotherapy you can get at the subconscious roots for your behaviors. You can get the subconscious on board with behaviors and attitudes you know consciously you want to do and be. You can practice desired changes by imagining yourself in situations using your desired behaviors.
The Dynamic Duo: working with the conscious and subconscious for change
When you address issues on both the conscious and subconscious levels you more than double your chances of making change happen. You get both levels of your mind working together instead of battling each other.
Hypnosis/hypnotherapy can be used to supplement and complement other types of therapy or self-help education and skill-building so that both the conscious and subconscious are changing, growing, and developing together.
“Hypnosis can boost the effectiveness of psychotherapy for some conditions. Another meta-analysis that examined the outcomes of people in 18 separate studies found that patients who received cognitive behavioral therapy plus hypnosis for disorders such as obesity, insomnia, anxiety and hypertension showed greater improvement than 70 percent of those who received psychotherapy alone.” Scientific American, May 2005, Michael R. Nash and Grant Benham.
How I can help you
If you live in the Gig Harbor area, you can make an appointment with me for in-person counseling or hypnotherapy. Because I am both a counselor and a hypnotherapist, we can combine traditional counseling methods, skill building, and hypnosis in a mix that is ideal for you as an individual.
Wherever you live, you can purchase my hypnosis recordings and scripts to help you bring your subconscious on board so you can reach your goals more quickly and easily.
"The hypnosis I have done with Ann helps make the skills I've learned from her more automatic. Now when I get anxious I have ways to dispel it. I feel more relaxed.
It all fits together--the counseling, hypnosis in sessions, listening to her hypnosis recordings as I am falling asleep, and reading her booklets. Each plays a part."
Unique approach to time
Unlike most counselors, the length of each appointment with me is determined by what you need that day. I expect you to be at least an hour for any appointment, but we don't have to be confined to that hour. We can keep going until it feels like the right time to stop that day. We take finances and schedules into account, but I have found that if we can work open-ended it is the most gentle and efficient for you. We don't have to stop in the middle of something and you make progress faster. You pay for the time used (charged in 5 minute increments).
"Working with Ann, I get to come full circle to completion in each session. I have enough time. I don’t have to rush through things. She doesn’t let me go too far and she doesn’t have to bring me back too soon just because an hour is up."
I charge $120 per hour. After the first hour, charges are in 5-minute increments. I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. Clients pay me at the end of each appointment and I can supply an invoice for you to submit to your insurance for reimbursement at whatever rate your insurance covers an "out of network" counselor.
My counseling and hypnotherapy office in Gig Habor, WA (near Key Peninsula, Tacoma, Port Orchard, and Bremerton) offers a quiet, comfortable, relaxing setting with a view of Colvos Passage and Vashon Island.
For individual counseling and/or hypnosis (hypnotherapy) in the Gig Harbor area contact me for a free initial consultation.
Call 253-853-7049 now
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