Methods of Psychotherapy

Watch your thoughts, for they become words
Watch your words, because they become actions
Watch your actions, because they become habits
Watch your habits, because they become your character
     ~ Margaret Thatcher

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With more than twenty years of practice, Kathy uses a mind-body-spirit approach to help you improve your physical, emotional, and mental well-being with innovative therapeutic counseling, hypnosis, relaxation techniques and imagery training.



Kathy works with individuals and groups for a variety of health and wellness concerns, including: Weight Loss,anxiety Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, Pre-and Post-Operative Counseling for Plastic Surgery, Insomnia, Skin Disorders, and Anxiety Issues Relating to Cosmetic Procedures. Sessions range from one extensive consultation to ongoing support according to each client’s individual needs.



Before a treatment plan is devised by Kathy, a comprehensive history of each client is required. Kathy will evaluate what the patient wants to change, how long it will take to accomplish this goal, and what they are willing to do to produce this result. One of her methods is to individualize hypnotic suggestions to the unique personality, expectations, motivations and problems of the client.
The Use of Hypnosis
What Hypnosis Is
Hypnosis is a trance-like state, usually induced by another person, although self-hypnosis is possible. In this state, a person is more open to accepting suggestions, which makes it the perfect time to begin correcting problems like overeating and smoking.
What Hypnosis Is Not
• Unfortunately, because of popular culture’s representation of hypnosis, many myths surround the practice. Many people believe that hypnotized people are sleeping or unconscious, that hypnotists have magic powers to hypnotize, or that the hypnotized subject can be “stuck” in hypnosis and be forever under the control of a hypnotist. Others believe that the medical community has never accepted hypnosis as a treatment.
None of this is true. By the 1950s, both the American Medical Association and the British Medical Association recognized hypnosis as a valid medical therapy that can aid in relieving pain, procuring sleep and alleviating many functional ailments. Hypnotized people are not sleeping or unconscious, but they do reach an alternate state of consciousness, characterized by a greater quality and quantity or imagery and fantasy, and a lower level of rational control.
Unlike the unconscious, however, the hypnotized do not lose all control, and during hypnosis, every action is voluntary. Hypnotists themselves are rarely men in turbans with swirls in their eyes. They are trained professionals and are more easily able to bring people to a state of hypnosis, but they do not have special powers beyond their training. It is actually possible to self-hypnotize.
Hypnotherapy in Your Life and Professional Practice:
Hypnosis has many functions in everyday life. With it, one is better able to explore consciousness and spirituality, and to promote creativity. More practically, it can help people change their habits and heal disease. Hypnosis does not cure anyone alone, but it does help them form new and beneficial associations, helping to improve symptom management strategies like reducing anxiety and improving sleep.
Hypnosis allows for new resource accessing, like building problem-solving skills, and changing a subject’s point of reference, moving their focus from feelings to action, or their thoughts from the past to the future as necessary. We can use hypnosis therapeutically to help us amplify or diminish specific elements of an experience.
All of these positive traits can be used to alter negative behaviors and attitudes to help make positive changes in your personal and professional life. Hypnosis can help you to focus and improve on what is working in your life. It can help you to break unhealthy habits like overeating and smoking, and to develop new habits of organization and positive thinking that increase your productivity and general level of happiness.
The Power of Hypnosis
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is simply a state of concentration and focused attention. When we focus and concentrate, our mind can be used in a more powerful way. Memory is enhanced, allowing new and positive learning to occur.
How Does It Work?
Hypnosis facilitates deep relaxation. It can alter behavior and attitudes, and can be used as a tool for self-control. Hypnosis can help you develop hidden resources by focusing and improving upon what’s working in your life—especially in your job and relationships.
Is It Safe?
Extensive research over the last 40 years shows that hypnotic techniques are completely safe and effective.
Can You Be Hypnotized?
Most people can be hypnotized. There are “good,” “very good” and “excellent” subjects—depending upon your imagination, creativity, and intelligence. Other factors that impact the outcome are your motivation, health, and relationship with your therapist.
Who Are Good Subjects?
Readers, writers, movie-goers, athletes, workers—anyone who can do anything well to the exclusion of other things. Successful hypnosis has nothing to do with “willpower.”
Dispelling The Myths Of Hypnosis
You lose control. …You fall asleep. …Someone takes control of your mind.… You develop other bad symptoms. …You lose consciousness and black out…. You lapse into even more of the behaviors that you want to get rid of…. None of these myths are true.
What Hypnosis Can Be Used Fo
Hypnosis is especially useful for smoking cessation, phobias, improving concentration and study habits, and physical healing (including headaches, muscle tension, even cancer treatment).