"I believe that no condition is out of bounds for trying hypnotherapy on."
~~Andrew Weil, MD
Hypnosis for Anxiety
Suffering from irrational fears
is like living life in a prison. A prison created by your own mind.
Hypnosis can help.
You will be amazed how quickly and how much! You will learn how to be in control of your mind's reactions and your emotions.
Gaining the feeling of being in control is the #1 comment that I hear from my clients.
Do you have one of the following issues?
Nervousness and apprehensions in social situations
Hypnosis and NLP are extremely effective in dealing with these issues.
Cindy Locher, BCH, has focused her practice on this issue, and
specializes in the area of fear/phobia/anxiety reduction and release.
Listen to an interview with one of our clients,
and learn first-hand how hypnosis helped Dan to overcome years of
anxiety. In his own words, Dan shares how he felt before trying
hypnosis, what he tried over the years as he battled anxiety, and the
results he experienced with hypnosis, including reducing and eliminating
Press the arrow (play) button to listen to the interview.
When you experience fear, your THOUGHTS create and trigger your EMOTIONAL RESPONSE.
Your fears formed, unconsciously, when your mind associated a thought
pattern and an emotional response with a stimulus. All of this happens
at a subconscious level, which is why all my clients say something to
the effect of, "I know this fear isn't rational." Consciously, they know
there is no reason to have such a strong reaction, or any reaction at
all, to the situations that trigger them. But the conscious mind is not
involved in this process. That's why hypnosis and NLP, which work
directly with the subconscious mind, are so much faster at achieving
beneficial results than other approaches. Those
fears can be released and you can learn new thought patterns to and
techniques to prevent future fears from forming.
Listen to Cindy discussing how hypnosis helps with anxiety on Hypnosis Today Radio:
The relationship begins with a comprehensive intake history and surveys, conducted in person, to fully understand the genesis of your unwanted reactions, how it affects you and how you experience your feelings.
First, we desensitize your mind to the specific triggers
that have created the negative reaction in the past. This creates a
freedom from the emotional reactions, and most people feel significantly
better after just this step alone.
Next, we use techniques from Neuro Linguistic Programming
to provide you with a new response to the situation that created the
negative emotions in the past. This new response (which can be neutral
or even pleasant) replaces your previous reaction, and trains the mind
the correct way to respond. You learn, perhaps for the first time, a feeling of control over your mind's reactions.
Then, you are guided through a process which provides the subconscious mind with concrete evidence
that you can experience the situations that caused you fear in the past
in a calm, relaxed manner. This hypnosis anxiety eliminating process
is recorded for you.
Finally, you are taught a simple, drug-free method that you can use for a lifetime that reduces the activity in the amygdala and increases your brain's production of serotonin and beta endorphins, thereby greatly reducing the potential for further anxieties to develop in the future.
All this is provided in a confidential approach that won't increase your health or life insurance costs now, or down the road, or create confidentiality issues with your current or future employment. For a thorough explanation of these issues, read the article on our blog: Do you take insurance?
What do clients have to say?
An email received from a client who suffered from anxiety and panic attacks:
Date: Thu, March 17, 2011 10:22 am To: firstname.lastname@example.org --------------------------------------------------------------------------
I just wanted to send you a note on my hypnosis experience with you. First a little history on my battle with anxiety. It started around 8 years ago when I thought I was having a heart attack and I went to the doctor and they did a stress test and decided it was just stress. So I was told to sell a couple of my businesses and get a hobby and I was also put on paxil. This seemed to work for stopping the panic attacks but it did not solve the anxiety problem and I did not like the way I felt on the drugs. Whenever I tried to go off the meds I would start having anxiety and panic attacks again. I also had my thyroid checked and my testosterone which was low and that helped lesson the depression after the panic attacks. I went to see a counselor who explained how anxiety worked and told me it was all in my head and I also read a number of books and ordered the Lucinda Basset(Midwest Anxiety Center)tapes off the infomercial. All of this helped reduce the frequency and severity of the attacks, but it was all still in my head and I didn't have idea what I could do about that. So I called you to try hypnotherapy and I will have to say I was a skeptic but I agreed to follow whatever you told me to do to the letter to give it a fair chance. After the first session I had the feeling that I could not have a panic attack even when I was feeling stressed. The suggestions you gave me during hypnosis gave me some tools, and for the first time I had made changes "in my head" even though I was not in a deep state of hypnosis until the fourth session. I had realized after trying to blame everything and everyone for my anxiety that I needed to take responsibility for it, but I just didn't know how to change what was going on in my head. I want to thank you Cindy for doing what you do. You did in 5 sessions what I had been trying to do myself for over eight years. I will take the responsibility to keep up on the meditation and self hypnosis, I plan on making it part of my lifestyle just like my exercise and healthy eating.
Thank You Daniel Erickson
PS. feel free to share this with anyone you would like, especially if it could help someone else like me.
An email received July 2011:
Sorry for taking so long to get back to
you, we just got back from Denver this past weekend. And I did amazingly
on the airplane as well, no anxiety. I'm feeling really good right now.
I'm in 'detox' mode with slowly weaning off my daily anxiety
medications..they never tell you the side effects of 'quitting' those
damn drugs. I'll keep you updated! -- Joe R.
And this update from Joe R.:
"With Jody's assistance my mind has been opened up like never
before. I suffered from Anxiety and Panic Attacks for 7 years and with
Jody's help my symptoms have been dramatically reduced. In our sessions
he guided me through the way my mind was working and explained the
scientific connections between thoughts and feelings. It was easy to
see Jody's passion and knowledge in the field of Hypnosis. I strongly
recommend consulting with Jody to assist you in any life changes you
wish to make. This isn't magic, Jody opens the door and you walk through
it. Thanks Jody for all your help.
Joe R. "
People with the following issues have been able to break out of their prison and live free again, using our process:
• Shelly had a Fear of Public Speaking, which was
significantly reduced in the very first session. Most people realize
complete reduction of their symptoms in three sessions.
• Bruce, who suffered from panic attacks and insomnia.
Five years on anti-anxiety medicines, and after five hypnosis sessions
and learning meditation, he felt able to quit his medicine.
• Mike suffered from claustrophobia and
was shipping out to Iraq. He was afraid that his claustrophobia would
kick in when he was in the armored HumVees. After five sessions, Mike
was ready, his fears behind him.
• Alisa suffered from social apprehensions.
She was unable to ride in a car unless she was driving, unable even to
eat in public--her fear made it impossible to swallow. After just two
hypnosis sessions, she ate dinner with her family at a restaurant!
• Genie had a fear of flying and riding
buses. Since she was a student on a large campus 2,000 miles from her
family, this limited her life terribly. After three sessions, Genie
flew back to her school without incident.
• Alyssa, who suffered from test anxiety, offers the following message:
"In October of 2008, I took the ACT test. On the way to the
test, I was fine, but when the time came to take the test, my nerves
kicked in. During the whole test I was nervous because I knew that this
test decided my future. When I received my score, I was not pleased. I
let my nerves get to me. A couple months later I decided to take the
test again. I wanted help to control my nerves. Hypnosis sounded like
the best option for me. After only two sessions with Cindy, I took my ACT
test. With only two sessions, I felt my nervousness disappear. I felt
very calm and relaxed. I am so glad that I decided to do hypnosis."
An Update!! On February 25, 2009 I received this email from Alyssa:
"Hi, It is Alyssa. I came to you about test taking.
I just wanted to let you know that you helped me so much. My
ACT test score went up by 2 points. (Ed. Note: 2 points on the ACT is a
Thanks for everything, Alyssa"
And there have been many more, with similar stories. These are real
results from real people with real, everyday problems that we all
face from time to time, who found success using hypnosis anxiety
techniques. I love working with these issues because they respond so
well to hypnosis. But it goes beyond that. When you work with me, you
will learn new skills that will last you a lifetime. You will learn how
to recognize and control your anxiety, and feel in control. Call for your consultation, (952) 356-0010.
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