Many people have preconceived ideas about hypnosis and assume that hypnosis is what is meant by the term clinical hypnotherapy. Hypnosis can be used for entertainment uses or therapeutic reasons. A hypnotist using hypnosis as a treatment intervention will put a person in a relaxed, suggestible state and then offer post-hypnotic suggestions for relief from symptoms. This is the most common way typical hypnotherapists use hypnosis for the treatment of weight issues and addictions. Then there is stage show hypnosis. In a staged setting, there is an unstated agreement made between the hypnotist and the audience that everyone is there for entertainment purposes. Therefore, the audience member who is hypnotized can easily be made to quack like a duck or flap their arms like a chicken. Alternatively, with clinical hypnotherapy, the agreement made between the therapist and the client is that each session is for therapeutic reasons with the end goal of healing.
Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy is a much deeper process than regular hypnotherapy or talk therapy. Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy is psychotherapy in a relaxed state of consciousness to get underneath self-sabotaging patterns of behavior and agreements made in childhood that are now tripping up the adult. The hypnotic state in which this work is done is light and there is no possibility of implanting suggestions that the conscious mind does not agree to. The client in the hypnotic state used for clinical hypnotherapy is fully aware of his or her surroundings and interacts with the therapist with the goal of opening a door between the subconscious and the conscious mind in order to effect life-long transformation. Keesha has found that this is one of the most direct ways to re-program those internal tapes that play in the mind and control behavior. People emerge from these sessions feeling free of their inner judgment, shame, guilt, anger, grief, jealousy, abandonment, loneliness, and anxiety.
Keesha works with children, teens, and adults. A first time intake appointment is necessary and takes place at Fern Life Center Integrative Medical Clinic on Newport Way.
If you would like freedom from:
…then make an appointment online at www.FernLifeCenter.com or by calling the office at: (425) 391-3376. Actual clinical hypnotherapy sessions take place at the Fern Life Center clinical hypnotherapy office which is off campus. You will receive directions at the time of your intake appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How effective is Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy?
A survey of the psychotherapy literature reveals the following recovery rates:
- Psychoanalysis: 38% after 600 sessions
- Behavior Therapy: 72% after 22 sessions
- Clinical Hypnotherapy: 93% after 6 sessions (Barrios)
Q: What is a 60-minute Clinical Hypnotherapy session like?
A typical session of Heart-Centered Clinical Hypnotherapy begins with a problem area that the client would like to work on. Clients are always in control and aware of their experience and surroundings and are fully participative in the process of transformation. Relaxing music and meditative talk guides the client into a deep state of peace and serenity.
Clients are guided back in time to the source of the presenting problem. Hypnosis allows for a lifting of repressed emotions, exposure of buried fears and conflicts, and a healing through cathartic release. This information is often a unique surprise and a great opportunity for insights and realizations. Usually the information received has been stored in the deep recesses of our subconscious body/mind and generally lies unresolved, yet active in the participant’s daily lives. It is in these moments that a participant has the “aha” experience about a particular issue that has been plaguing them for perhaps decades.
Old childhood conclusions such as “There is something wrong with me,” “I don’t deserve to exist,” “I have no feelings,” “Life is unsafe,” “People are untrustworthy,” “Relationships are scary” or “I have no voice” are brought to the conscious mind. These self-limiting beliefs are constricting and dehumanizing, separating each of us from our potential and highest self. These conclusions are dissipated from the client’s system through a variety of therapeutic techniques.
By the end of the session, a new conclusion emerges. This new conclusion is vital to the healing process as it is created from and empowered adult state and is the foundation of new energy, change, and healing that the client will feel in their life.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
This is determined by the level of trauma that has occurred and the presenting problem. Sometimes only one session is necessary, and sometimes more.
Q: How much does a session cost?
If you have insurance, we will bill your insurance. If your insurance deems the treatment medically unnecessary, you will be responsible for the cost of the session. Sessions last 60 minutes and cost $180.00 out of pocket. You will take home a recording of your session to play again later.
Q: How old does a client need to be?
Keesha works with children as young as 6 years old, teens, and adults.
Q: What do I need to bring?
Please bring a recording device to record your relaxation session and healing session.