Positive Affect

As we have gone through this difficult year, it has become even clearer just how important it is for us to each have positive affect or emotions in our day. As part of our self-care during this time, it is necessary for each of us to know what we enjoy, what makes life truly worth…
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Increasing Resilience and Diminishing Anxiety

As we face the current challenges in our daily living, there are tools derived from clinical hypnosis which support our ability to cope, increase resiliency and diminish anxiety. We are able to calm the nervous system using various brief techniques, including attending to our breathing. When anxious, people often begin to brace, and breathe shallowly,…
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Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is a powerful method of focusing the mind and using the imagination for resiliency and healing. Through utilizing this special state, we are able to change our emotions, sensations, thoughts, imagery, and behavior.  In preparing to use self-hypnosis, it is important to become aware of our own self-talk, the suggestions which we may already…
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Hypnosis, Language & Suggestion

We all make statements to ourselves on an everyday basis. These statements are sometimes referred to as “self-talk.” We comment about ourselves, our abilities, and our future. It is important for us to become more conscious of our thoughts, so that we are able to alter these cognitions. Clinical Hypnosis can be a powerful tool…
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Accessing Our Inner Resources

In the book, Authentic Happiness Martin Seligman emphasizes the importance of using our individual personal strengths in our daily lives, including in our work, hobbies, with family, and in personal relationships. Identifying what our strengths are, and how we can best utilize our unique qualities in our daily lives is of utmost value. When we…
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What is Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical Hypnosis is the use of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Hypnosis involves concentration, the use of language, suggestion, and the imagination. Hypnosis may be combined with any type of psychotherapy, including psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, and it may be integrated with various methods, such as Somatic Experiencing, and EMDR.  Hypnosis is a state,…
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