All too common today, anxiety can come in many shapes, forms and sizes. Throughout life, we develop coping mechanisms that we believe will help us when certain life situations arise. More often than not, they are unhealthy ways that help us cope and do us more harm than good. Hypnotherapy can help you develop more adaptive ways of coping that will help you deal with daily anxiety and stresses more effectively. Hypnosis when used in combination with other psychotherapeutic interventions (eg. CBT) has shown to be effective at reducing anxiety in a recently conducted study.
Having an overwhelming fear or phobia control your emotions can prevent you from leading a more fulfilling life. They can hold you back in your personal life as well as your career. If you feel like your fear or phobia no longer serve you today or hold you back, hypnotherapy might be able to help. Hypnosis is considered an effective adjunctive therapy for the treatment of phobias. It is considered most effective when used in combination with other methods such as exposure therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Addiction & Substance-Use Counselling
Addiction can be with us for quite some time before significant negative consequences start to spring up in your everyday life. Usually, this is when most people start looking for help. I have experience working with individuals who are early on in their recovery journey and may be looking for some additional one-on-one support post initial treatment. I’d be happy to help walk alongside you in your recovery process and offer my support.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Mounting scientific evidence and large clinical trials are showing the many benefits of hypnotherapy for the management of IBS. If you are currently having difficulty managing your IBS symptoms with traditional interventions, hypnotherapy may be able to help you. The mind and the gut are anatomically connected and various cognitive processes may be triggering some of your IBS symptoms. I would be happy to discuss treatment with you, feel free to reach out for more information.
Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia
If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic pain or fibromyalgia, hypnotherapy can be an effective intervention. The medical literature supports pain management and fibromyalgia treatment through hypnotherapy. If you are currently having difficulty with managing your chronic pain or fibromyalgia I may be able to help.
“The best way out is always through.”
“Therapy isn’t radio. We don’t need to constantly fill the air with sounds. Sometimes, when it’s quiet, surprising things happen.”
“When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Viktor E. Frankl
“Where you stand determines what you see and what you do not see; it determines also the angle you see it from; a change in where you stand changes everything.”
Steve de Shazer
“In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for [their] own personal growth?”
Carl R. Rogers