She has been in private practice as a clinical hypnotherapist and life coach for 15 years. She has been an educator for 45 years. Twenty-five of those were spent as a music teacher (singing) and thirty-five of those years were also in the counseling and coaching fields.
Her background has provided her with the knowledge and experience to help clients achieve their specific goals in a wide variety of issues.
She specializes in treatment of anxiety, especially Panic Disorder and PTSD, treatment of emotional and physical trauma. She has received specialized training in treatment of panic attacks, general anxiety disorder and PTSD from Hypnosis Motivation Institute, National Guild of Hypnotists and the Rewind Technique to Eliminate Phobia and PTSD from excellent Uncommon Knowledge Hypnosis Instructors in the United Kingdom.
She also specializes in the reduction of chronic pain and all pain management issues. Many patients and physicians want to moderate or eliminate opiate medication when possible. Hypnosis is recognized by the medical community as a wonderful adjunct to traditional medical treatment.
Hypnosis can be used with or without pain medication, surgery or other pain management treatments. Hypnosis for pain management has given so many patients their lives back.
She has received training and certifications in pain management from Ron Eslinger, an RN anesthetist/hypnotherapy clinician and National Guild of Hypnotists Instructor, from Hypnosis Motivation Institute, and the National Guild of Hypnotists.
She has been a substance abuse counselor and sponsor for thirty years several different 12-step programs, including AA, OA, and CODA (Co-Dependents Anonymous).
She, herself, has achieved over 30 years of sobriety using 12-Step approach and is very familiar with this modality. She has sponsored many to sobriety using 12-step protocol however she also uses other techniques as requested by the client, including Smart Recovery method.
To date, AA has the highest statistical rate of recovery that we know of, but it is not the only good method. She uses the principles the Smart Recovery System and others non-12-step programs as requested.
It is through these experiences that she has an intimate knowledge of addictive behavior, which she bring into sessions for smoking cessation, weight management and eating disorders, as well as the addiction or over-use of prescription medications. As stated, she herself has been sober, clean and abstinent for over thirty years.
Test Taking Anxiety
She loves helping students (adults and adolescents) to prepare for the rigorous testing for licensing and certifications such as for admission to the Bar, NClex (nursing), Court Reporting, and highly competitive academic testing such as the SAT’s and PSAT’s and others.
She uses a wide variety of hypnotic protocols, *NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), and personal life coaching techniques to help clients achieve their goals easily.
She regularly receives referrals from medical, dental, other therapeutic professionals, as well as from clients who have been able to pass those difficult academic or licensing exams, from those who have been able to resume life after debilitating panic dysfunction or chronic pain, as well from as those who have been able to quit smoking or who have lost weight easily.
The issues in which hypnotherapy can be of such great benefit are too numerous to mention here, but you can see more specifics by visiting the Directory of Solutions Using Hypnosis .
Additionally, she is a speaker and a writer because I want to share my knowledge and experience with people beyond than my one-on-one clients. If you are interested in information about all problems that can be resolved using hypnosis, please sign-up to receive her blog: http://forms.aweber.com/form/59/761344059.htm .
The huge, clinically proven benefits of hypnotherapy are just being discovered, and more is discovered every day.
This is especially true as we learn more about the brain through neuroscience. Medical researchers are showing us through various testing procedures exactly how hypnosis actually works in the brain to effect these almost miraculous changes.
Most of her writing about hypnotherapy can be found in her extensive hypnosis blog as well as other articles around the internet and a variety of publications. Feel free to sign up to receive her blog: http://forms.aweber.com/form/59/761344059.htm .
She maintains a higher standard of continuing education than is required for my yearly recertification with the National Guild of Hypnotists and the American Hypnosis Association.
It has been said that she has an incisive ability to identify core issues as well as to reframe them with sensitivity and compassion in ways that will circumvent fear, defensiveness and resistance. She has an encouraging nature and a Let’s-Do-It attitude that has inspired and motivated others just like you.
She is dedicated to seeing her clients achieve their goals and dreams. She makes herself available while you are working together and afterwards. Many clients stay in touch and let her know of their successes as they progress through life.
She has often said: “Nothing warms my heart more than hearing a client say: “Wow. I’m not sure how you did that but it just WORKED. Almost like magic.” Even when they also say, occasionally, “I wasn’t even sure that I was in hypnosis.” She, like her colleagues, just smiles knowingly.
Confidentiality is assured by law and by practice.
Watch her here as she teaches a class at HMI in using 12-step protocols for weight loss, and being interviewed with a client about our sessions for her extreme, debilitating anxiety and stress.
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