I am a professionally trained and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner in Portland, Oregon. I started on my road to a career in hypnotherapy in a very organic way. I first began to explore hypnotherapy for myself. My journey to hypnotherapy has been a deeply personal one. I, like many others started out skeptical about hypnosis. It was my experiences with hypnosis that allowed me to make major changes in the way that I view my life. The first thing I noticed was that in periods of stress, I could achieve what one patient once described to me as a “mental spa day.” It’s really just the simple act of taking a mental break from whatever anxiety I was experiencing and allowing myself the space and calm to connect with my own strengths. As I practiced hypnosis the more effective it became for me. Soon I found I was able to use hypnotherapy techniques to help overcome some of my own more persistent life challenges. In my experience, hypnotherapy is the most powerful tool there is for resolving issues and moving past mental blocks in order to pursue what I wanted to do with my life. When you find something that great you want to share it.
My approach to hypnotherapy is that of being your guide on a journey to “your self”. My goal is to assist clients to uncover their expectations and goals and help them to break free from debilitating negative emotions in order to reconnect with their innate strengths and abilities.
My objective is to support and enable positive changes in my clients. We work together to identify those areas that need focus and design a plan for their success. Through hypnotherapy, we are able to ascertain behaviors and beliefs
and enable them to make positive changes.
Some changes can take place after several visits and others can be accomplished in just one session. It all depends on the individual.
These changes take place in a relaxing, supportive environment. Hypnosis bypasses the critical thinking of the conscious mind to reach the deeper levels of the subconscious mind. Hypnosis can help make profound and lasting changes. I know it did for me.
Alison studied Fine Arts and Illustration at Otis Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA; Early Childhood Education, with an emphasis in special education, at California State University, Dominguez Hills; and Art Therapy at Marylhurst University, here in Oregon. She is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner.
Initially, our contact will be by phone or email. In this first contact, I will be interested in hearing about your issues and your expectations. I will mail or email a confidential client intake form for you to fill out. Because you are in control, your participation in the hypnosis process is absolutely critical for your success.
First meetings typically run from one hour to and hour and a half. Subsequent visits are around an hour. The hypnosis sessions take place in a quiet, calming and relaxing atmosphere. You will be in control and will be even more focused while in a hypnotic state. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.
The topic or issue that will be the focus of the session is completely up to you and your current or immediate needs. Whether you have been peeling away the layers of your issues for years and feel it’s high time you got a resolution or you just want to feel a bit less anxiety every day, hypnosis is a useful tool. Some people may have doubts when they first begin, but through the process you’ll be amazed at the real, meaningful change in your life. Multiple sessions over a period of time will reinforce and enhance your healthy life style changes.
Group Sessions – Benefits of Group Hypnosis:
You may feel more comfortable in a group setting and find that people in the group are interested in achieving the same goals. A support system is inherent in groups. You realize you are not alone and there are others who are dealing with similar issues. It can also be a fun way to learn more about how the mind and hypnosis works. Because of the shared expense in a group you can experience hypnosis at a discounted price.
Customized CD or MP3
If your work schedule makes it difficult for you to come in for a session of if you are too far away, I can still personalize a program for you. We will start with a conversation either by telephone or through email to determine the area of focus and the approach that is right for you. Using this information I will create a customized recording that is geared to your specific issue. Repetition is important in learning and for reinforcing change. You can use the recording whenever you need to or would like to.
“pep talk”: noun
Merriam- Webster Definition of “pep talk”
: a usually brief, intense, and emotional talk designed to influence or encourage an audience.
Everyone needs a boost now and then. It’s precisely these boosts that give us the inspiration we need to get through a bad day at work or a tough time in our lives. It is just what we need to boost motivation in order to lose weight or take on another challenge.
Whether you need to dig a little deeper, boost motivation or reconnect with your strengths a quick 20 minute conversation might just be the thing to get you back on track.
Here is how it works… We will review your past attempts. We will go over motivation, goals and objectives and a devise a plan to keep you on track with your goal! Come in for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly visits.
Contact me for an appointment time. Call/ skype me or come in for an office visit at the arranged time.
I accept personal checks, money orders, and all major credit cards.
Did you know that hypnosis for smoking cessation and weight loss is a tax credit?
You can receive a tax credit that reimburses you 100% for money paid for smoking cessation sessions. You can receive a 100% tax deduction for weight loss sessions, if you were advised by a physician to lose weight using hypnosis. I can assist you with this process.
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