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Hypnotherapy combines the ancient art of hypnosis with the best of modern, effective psychotherapy. Hypnosis uses our natural ability to "zone out" and guides and deepens it into trance work.

Most of us go in and out of trance several times a day -- from getting lost in thought or in a book or movie, to the highway hypnosis that can occur with a familiar, boring drive that you don't quite remember once you're at your destination. Clinical hypnosis for treatment of psychological and medical issues is accepted by the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Social Workers, among others. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists and have been a member of that group since 1998. Hypnosis can be used to treat many psychological issues, including habit control, phobias, depression, anxiety, addictions, chronic pain, low self esteem, stress management, and memory / concentration work. In addition, hypnosis can be used to reinforce positive traits, such as healthy eating, exercise or problem solving, to enhance creativity, and to address spiritual issues.

Some people are wary of hypnosis because of myths or misconceptions about its use. Hypnosis does not involve a loss of consciousness or surrender of control. You will not be "asleep" in trance, but merely very relaxed yet very focused. You can bring yourself out of trance at any time merely by opening your eyes. If a suggestion is made that you do not like or runs counter to your belief system, you will be able to disregard it with ease. You retain control at all times -- all hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis. Hypnosis accelerates the pace of treatment and is a valuable adjunct to more traditional psychotherapy. Feel free to ask more questions about its use.

For more information, please visit the National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists at

638 West Iris Drive
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: (615) 975-7084
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