Issues

Issues commonly addressed with hypnosis

Abandonment
Addictions
Adoption
Aggression
Alcohol cessation
Anesthesia
Anger
Anxiety
Assertiveness
Attitude adjustment
Bed wetting
Being late
Blood pressure
Blood sugar
Blushing
Breathing
Career success
Change habits
Childbirth
Chronic pain
Cigarettes
Cold calling
Communication
Concentrations
Control issues
Cramps
Cravings
Creativity
Death or loss
Discouragement
Divorce
Dreams
Drinking
Energy
Exam preparation and performance
Exercise
Fear of animals
Fear of death
Fear of dentist
Fear of doctor
Fear of driving
Fear of elevators
Fear of escalators
Fear of failure
Fear of flying
Fear of heights
Fear of loss of control
Fear of open places
Fear of public speaking
Fear of public places
Fear of school
Fear of success
Fear of surgery
Fear of tests
Fear of water
Fears
Fingernail biting
Forgiveness
Frustration
Gagging
Gambling
Grief
Guilt
Hair twisting
Healing
High blood pressure
Hopelessness
Hot flashes
Hostility
Immune system
Impotence
Improve health
Improve sales
Indecision
Inferiority
Inhibition
Insecurity
Insomnia
Irrational thoughts
Irritability

Jealousy
Lack of ambition
Lack of direction
Lack of enthusiasm
Lack of initiative
Lower blood pressure
Marital discord
Medication side effects
Memory
Mistrust
Moodiness
Motivation
Nail biting
Nausea
Negativity
Nightmares
Obsessions
Obsessive-compulsive
Overeatin
Overly critical
Pain management
Panic attacks
Perfectionism
Pessimism
Post-surgical recovery
Pre-surgical preparation
Problem solving
Procrastination
Publicspeaking
Reaching goals
Rejection
Relationship enhancement
Relaxation
Resistance
Resistancetochange
Responsibility
Restlessness
Sadness
Self awareness
Self blame
Self confidence
Self control
Self criticism
Self-defeating behaviors
Self esteem
Self expression
Self understanding
Self hypnosis
Self image
Self mastery
Self sabotage
Separation
Shame
Skin problems
Sleep disturbances
Smoking
Snoring
Social discomfort
Social unease
Sports performance
Stage fright
Stress
Study habits
Stuttering
Stubbornness
Substance abuse
Superiority
Surgical recovery
Tardiness
Temptation
Thumbsucking
Tics
Tiredness
Trauma
Ulcers
Unhappiness
Victimization
Weight loss
Worry
Writer’s block

Hypnosis can affect these types of issues directly or indirectly.

For example, one client came in for weight loss, and the following week, she said, “I’m not afraid of driving over bridges anymore. Did you put something like that in my weight loss session?” The answer was, “No.” Sometimes, a seemingly unrelated issue will spontaneously resolve.

My services are not health care, counseling, or psychotherapy, but always complementary to those practices. I must have approval from your licensed health-care professional before working with issues that are or could be diagnosed or treated by those providers.

Despite research to the contrary, by law I make no health benefit claims for my services. The services I render are held out to the public as nontherapeutic hypnotism, defined as the use of hypnosis to inculcate positive thinking and the capacity for self-hypnosis, in which all clients receive instruction.

I am a Consulting Hypnotist with more than 15,000 client hours helping individuals change behaviors that compromise their success. I am a member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists and the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association and fulfill the annual continuing education requirements of the NGH and OHA.