Personal/Emotional Relief
    Anxiety and panic disorders
    Negative thoughts
    Fears and phobias
    Anger management issues
    Inner child/wounded child
Reduce or Eliminate
Life frequently presents us with challenges that can feel overwhelming and bewildering. Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety and panic just trying to stay afloat in our modern fast-paced jam-packed stress-filled society. Others find it hard to stay motivated and focused towards achieving specific goals in a society brimming with distractions and pleasure stimuli. And others are functioning the best they can with poor coping skills developed in their dysfunctional family systems of origin. Negative memories of the past can flood into your present day thoughts clouding your thinking and depressing your mood. Low moods riddled with negative thinking, anxiety and depression can deplete energy reserves, performance and weaken the immune system.
If you have intrusive anxious or negative thoughts or are feeling out of control, then hypnotherapy is an alternative solution that provides tools and techniques that can help you regain control over your life.
Relationship Challenges
    Broken hearts
    Separation and divorce
    Finding love relationship
    Grief and loss
Hypnotherapy can help
Our need to connect, to feel loved, appreciated and respected are very basic. Yet many of us experience trouble and feel alone, even when we are in relationships. We may feel rejected, disappointed, or misunderstood. Some of us have co-dependent tendencies in which we feel a need to control, to fix the feelings of other people, or to caretake others until we are depleted. Sometimes we don’t know how to express our needs, or negotiate for our rights, or how to fight fair. At other time things may be going good and from out of the blue we pick a fight as if we are deliberately trying to sabotage the relationship. And when relationships end, sometimes it is hard to let go, to say good bye and to allow for the separation to take place. The thought of being alone can fill us with panic.
Spiritual Growth
    Learning their life’s purpose
    Shadow work (victim, saboteur)
    Sub-personality (warrior, teacher)
    Higher self/wisdom self
    Inner guides
    Spirit guides and totems
    Past life regression
Supporting a journey of self discovery
Many have a need to know more – to know what is the purpose of our life. Why are we here on this planet? Why do we eat, play, cry, befriend, struggle, love and then die?
Holding sacred space
My training in two different schools of hypnotherapy, my masters in Women’s Spirituality and my training in Spiritual Psychology, Lightbody, Reiki and the Kabbalah, as well as my own quest for knowledge and understanding has enabled me to hold sacred space for others while facilitating their journey as they try to understand the purpose of their own lives.
Journey into the shadow lands
Sometimes this journey takes us into the shadowland where we face those traits that limit our success or keep us stuck, such as the victim or the saboteur. Often we enlist the wisdom and guidance of our Higher Self or Wisdom Self, or Spirit Guides or Totems as we journey the path to greater self understanding. Frequently we visit the memories of childhood as we learn to console the most vulnerable parts of ourselves and reframe some of our oldest and outdated beliefs. And sometimes, we travel into past lives as we try to unravel some of the mysteries of why we are like we are.
Performance Improvement
    Public Speaking
    Concentration and Focus
    Test Taking
    Self Esteem/Self Confidence
    Goal Setting/Goal Achievement

While also eliminating
    Stage Fright
    Test Anxiety
Improve or Enhance
Performing always at you best can be challenging. During challenging times, when competition is stiff, the demands to consistently perform at your best are greater than ever. Today, people are pulled in so many different directions at once. They often find they have to move more quickly and do more in the same or less amount of time. This can cause feelings of overwhelm and stress which impairs concentration and focus and interferes with memory function just when we need to consistently perform at our peak.

Hypnotherapy can help by teaching relaxation techniques, increasing self esteem and self-confidence, and enhancing motivation, focus and concentration so that achieving objectives and goals happens with greater ease.
Improving Health
    Stress – Given our fast-paced lifestyles, no one is immune to stress. Lasting stress can lower your resistance to disease, exacerbate chronic conditions, and aggravate mental disorders. Stress-related physical problems include asthma, arthritis, chronic pain, headaches, IBS, diarrhea, and cardiac arrhythmia, to name only a few. Even cancer is a possibility. Hypnotherapy’s relaxation benefits can significantly reduce and even reverse the ravages of stress.
    Pain – Hypnosis is proven to reduce both acute and chronic pain. It enables you to release encaphalins and endorphins (natural pain blockers) into your body—lessening or eliminating suffering. Hypnosis can also teach you to tune out chronic pain.
    Insomnia – Problems relaxing, intrusive thoughts, and anxiety can all contribute to lack of sleep. During hypnotherapy, you learn relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and other tools to promote a better night’s rest.
    Preparation for Surgery – Hypnotherapy can help you prepare for surgery and dental work, experience less pain, and heal faster. Many hospitals, includingMillsPeninsula, now offer guided visualization tapes to candidates for surgery.
    Healing – Some conditions have psychosomatic roots. Under hypnosis, you can zero in on them and facilitate healing.
Kick Nasty Habits
    Habit Control and Addiction Treatment – Hypnosis is powerful. It can help support a healthy lifestyle, eliminate unwanted habits, and encourage a more positive outlook on life.
    Smoking Cessation – A recent study has shown that hypnosis is twice as effective in helping people to quit smoking as the next most effective treatment.
    Weight Loss – More than 65% of Americans are overweight—and gaining 10 pounds every decade. With hypnotherapy you can develop a new relationship to food and learn tools to help you lose weight and keep it off.
    Excessive Alcohol Consumption – Cognitive behavioral techniques are very effective. In fact, cognitive behavioral therapy is the foundation of Smart Recovery—a realistic alternative to AA—and other organizations. I combine these techniques with guided imagery, successfully helping clients curb or eliminate alcohol use. For those with addictions, hypnotherapy can safely complement formal treatment programs.
Reiki: Healing Life Force Energy
Reiki (pronounced ray key) is a universal life force energy that promotes healing through restoring inner balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit. It is a natural system of healing that was discovered a century ago by Japanese founder, Mikao Usui, and has since spread to all parts of the world. When an individual’s life force is low due to illness, trauma or stress, a Reiki treatment brings a great sense of relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being creating an opportunity for the body to heal itself. Reiki can also facilitate mental healing, reduce resistance to change, dissolve blockages and reinforce new behaviors. Reiki Treatments A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. The Reiki energy flows from the hands of the practitioner to the client helping to restore balance and well-being to the whole person mentally, spiritual, physically and emotionally. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement and works well in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. There are no contraindications with Reiki because it simply clears and enhances energy according to the needs of the body bringing it back into balance.
Combined Reiki and Hypnotherapy Sessions
As a Reiki Master I have been integrating Reiki into my Hypnotherapy practice with significant results. Some clients notice a marked reduction in physical discomfort, in others high states of anxiety are soothed allowing them to easily enter into deep states of relaxation, and still others have been able to release entrenched emotions such as anger, shame, guilt or regrets. Reiki treatments can also speed recovery from medical procedures. I used Reiki along with hypnotherapy and guided visualizations before and after my own surgery in December 2006. Both my doctor and physical therapist were amazed at the rapid rate of my recovery. Reiki is easily learned, very simple to use, and offers a variety of benefits. Reiki can be used for self treatment as well as for treating friends and family. Because of its many positive applications I offer Reiki First Degree and Second Degree classes. I encourage you to discover for yourselves the amazing benefits of Reiki. Please visit the Calendar section of my website for dates of upcoming Reiki classes First Degree Reiki Class In this one day class you will receive attunements that enhance your ability to channel healing energy through your hands. You will learn the history of Reiki, how to treat yourself and others, and will experience giving and receiving Reiki as you work with each other in the afternoon. You will receive a Reiki manual and a certificate at the end of the day. Second Degree Reiki Class In this one and one-half day class you will learn the three sacred and powerful Reiki symbols that enhance the healing abilities of this life force energy. You will also learn how to heal from long distance, facilitate mental clearing and healing, free energetic blocks and drain excess energy, enhance your food, treat plants and animals and clear space energetically. In the afternoon you will experience both receiving and giving Reiki. You will receive a Reiki manual and a certificate at the end of the day.