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 or as a "stand alone" intervention to address specific problems in cognition, behavior, or affective responses however, I do not use hypnotic techniques to address problems of various addictions (substances including food and and unwanted eating habits), sexual orientation, gender dysmorphia, weight loss, or somatic dysphoria.
I am a member in good standing of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and I was trained in Anaheim and Carlsbad, California by Michael Yapko, Ph.D.