"The person in a hypnotic trance is always in control, just as someone who is daydreaming..." Dr. Andrew Weil

Hypnotherapy / Clinical Hypnosis Irvine CA

“The person in a hypnotic trance is always in control, just as someone who is daydreaming can decide to go on or stop at any time. While the practitioner serves as a teacher or guide, the only person who can hypnotize you is you…Therefore, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.” Dr. Andrew Weil

“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.” New Scientist

“Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal” – Hypnotherapy was found to have a success rate of 93% after an average of 6 sessions, compared to an average of 22 sessions for Behavior Therapy; and for Psychoanalysis a success rate of 38% after an average of 600 sessions. A. Barrios,Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist/Researcher

Clinical Hypnosis is defined as a state of relaxation,when you are alert, and always in control. In this relaxed state,your conscious mind is relaxed, and your subconscious mind is activated. Through the use of suggestion, you can begin to see positive changes in your life. I utilize the term,”Clinical Hypnosis” to distinguish my work as clinically-based to assist you in finding relief from difficult issues.

At my practice, I use clinical hypnosis Irvine CA as an adjunct clinical treatment to counseling when appropriate.In addition to anxiety and/or depression, Clinical Hypnosis can assist with issues such as:

  • IBS/IBD- Gastrointestinal problems
  • Stress Reduction
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Weight Loss
  • Compulsive Habits
  • Insomnia
  • Pain Reduction
  • Headaches
  • Dermatological problems
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Test Preparation
  • Confidence
  • Post -Traumatic Stress
  • Sports Performance- (incl.Yips-Golf)
  • Tinnitus

Clinical Hypnosis Irvine CA is a complimentary treatment provided together with whatever treatment your own physician prescribes. Many medical conditions such as stomach and gastrointestinal issues including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), have responded well to Clinical Hypnosis. We utilize an extensively researched and tested protocol for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with very successful results. There is a 85% probability of substantial improvement in bowel symptoms,and overall well-being utilizing this protocol. Clinical Hypnosis has also been effective in helping with the symptoms of other medical issues such as dermatological conditions.

If you have questions regarding whether your specific condition may benefit from Clinical Hypnosis, please contact me.

Although further research is needed, studies with MRI’s show that,in a trance state, several of the brain’s areas are activated in ways that do not occur during the wakeful state. More research continues to be done internationally to determine exactly how hypnosis works. Past studies in psychological research have demonstrated how stress can effect our immune system. “Stress Weakens the Immune System.” Psychologists in the field of “psychoneuroimmunology” have shown that the state of mind affects one’s state of health.”Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints. (Web MD)

My work with my Irvine CA hypnosis has been shown to significantly reduce stress,and therefore, support and enhance mind/body health. 

“Whatever you create in your life, you must first create it in your imagination.” Tycho Photiou

Call Irvine Counseling and Hypnosis at 714-418-7454 or email us HERE