Clinical hypnosis is a highly relaxed state of consciousness that allows an individual to focus on specific thoughts, ideas, and feelings while willingly dissociating from other distractions. Its is a state of absorption, concentration, and focused attention. This state can be extremely beneficial in changing unwanted patterns of behavior, unregulated thoughts, and conflicted feeling states.
The use of clinical hypnosis in conjunction with analytically-oriented psychotherapy can often result in a deeper understanding of persistent, unwanted affective states and patterns of behavior that seem to be occurring "out of the blue." Hypnosis has been demonstrated to be effective in addressing depressive states, chronic anxiety, compulsions, obsessions, work-related inhibitions and impediments, and long-standing relational problems.
I employ clinical hypnosis, in the Ericksonian model, as an adjunct to analytically oriented psychotherapy to address specific problems in cognition, behavior, or affective responses if progress in therapy warrants this type of intervention. I do not use hypnotic interventions to address problems of various dependencies (substances including drugs, alcohol, food and and unwanted eating habits), sexual orientation, gender identity, weight loss, or other somatic dysphoria.
I was trained in Anaheim and Carlsbad, California by Michael Yapko, Ph.D.