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Hypnosis and Hypno-Maternal Services

From Fertility to Pregnancy, Labor to Birth, and Postpartum, Hypnosis is helpful for the entire birthing year.  Have you ever daydreamed, meditated, got caught up in a book, or drove somewhere without remembering how you got there? This is the state of hypnosis!   Hypnosis is a state of deep relaxation and a state of focused mental concentration. By relaxing the conscious mind while opening the subconscious mind we are able to talk to reprogram targeted issues and bring positive change.   There are many different conditions that hypnosis can assist. As a clinical hypnotherapist, I am prepared to support and help you achieve the birth you seek.  If interested in booking a session with me, please complete an Intake Form.

 

 

Birthing year Issues:

  • Hypnobirthing® Childbirth Education

  • Fertility 

  • Pregnancy Issues

  • Morning Sickness

  • Pre-Natal Bonding

  • Emotional Adjustments

  • Fears and Phobias of Motherhood

  • Breech Turns

  • High-Risk Pregnancy 

  • High Blood Pressure

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • Pre-Eclampsia

  • Bed Rest

  • Incompetent Cervix

  • Cesarean Sections

  • VBAC Preparation

  • Grief Support

  • Conceive after a loss

 

Non-Maternal Issues:

 

  • Increasing Self Esteem

  • Stress Management

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Weight Management

  • Fears, Anxiety, & Phobias

  • Relationship Concerns

  • Motivation & Assertiveness

  • Focus & Drive

  • Personal Improvement

  • Success in Business and Sales

  • Sports Performance

  • Sleep Disturbances

  • Setting Goals

  • Becoming the BEST you can be!

 

Hypnotherapy ~What is it? 

According to Cherri Straus MPH, in American Psychotherapy. Medical Hypnosis Association/Cochrane Review Abstracts, Oxford, 1999: “Hypnotherapy is a process by which a person, with the assistance of a trained Hypnotherapist, has his/her subconscious mind opened to suggestion for the purpose of changing one or more behavior patterns. When the subconscious is spoken to directly, it may be possible to reprogram old behavior patterns and introduce new ideas and positive suggestions. These positive suggestions may then be used to help make the changes you desire. Hypnotherapy has been approved as a method of therapy since 1958 by the American Medical Association”.

 

What are HypnoMaternal Services?

Hypno-Maternal Services is a holistic approach to dealing with common maternal issues by the use of hypnosis. We use the power of the mind/body connection to address common maternal & high-risk pregnancy issues. This drug-free approach is clearly beneficial for both mother and child. Plus hypnosis helps to foster mother/child prenatal bonding. Hypno-Maternal Services can also assist mothers dealing with the following: Acid Reflux, Morning Sickness, Bed Rest, High Blood Pressure, Gestational Diabetes, Cesarean Section Preparation, and more!  

 

How does Hypnosis Work?

By addressing the subconscious we are able to create positive reprogramming to redirect and meet our goals. Suggestions are the tools we use to create the positive messages which will change behavior. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. You are fully in control and aware of everything that is happening.

 

Important FACTS about Hypnosis

•All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, even when facilitated by a therapist.

•A hypnotized person is NOT being controlled by the therapist.

•The hypnotized person is not unconscious nor will reveal confidential information.

•Hypnotized people are conscious and fully in control of what is happening.

•Hypnotized people are relaxed while being hypnotized and aware of their surroundings.

•The hypnotized person cannot get stuck in hypnosis. 

•Either the client would slip into sleep and awake out of hypnosis OR the lack of the therapists' voice would awaken the individual.

•The desire to want to be hypnotized normally overcomes any issues with the individual being able to go into hypnosis.

•A hypnotized person cannot be forced to do things they do not want to do.

 

 

Details:

  • General Sessions are held in your home.

  • Single Sessions are currently $85 per 60-minute session.   Go to the Menu Service page for package options.  All sessions are to be paid the day of service unless arrangements are made in advance. 

  • Normally I meet with clients for an initial consultation/intake/relaxation session which is $75.  I pull together an Action Plan with a quote for services after that first session and then we begin working together.

  • If you decide not to do a package then it is single session pricing at $85 per session.  Package Pricing is more generous and contains more options.

 

How does the process work?

  • Schedule your intake session.

  • Complete the intake forms that are at the top of this web page..

  • Sign the Treatment Contract.

  • Be prepared to discuss your needs.

  • We will do a relaxation session to see how hypnosis works for you.

  • Payment is expected at the end of the session ~ $75.

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What happens next?

  • I take the information provided and pull together an action plan.

  • I will email you the plan along with the quotes for services.  This gives you the option to decide what path you wish to take.

  • We then can schedule our sessions, repetition is key.

  • Package pricing is more affordable.

  • Payment plans are possible but must be approved in advance.