How can Hypnosis and Wellness Coaching Help me?
A number of benefits are available from participating in hypnosis and wellness/life coaching. Practitioners can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as anxiety, relationship troubles, stress management, illness, pain and addictions. Many people also find that practitioners can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Hypnotherapists and Wellness Coaches can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. The benefits you obtain from this work depend on how well you use the process and put into practice what you learn. Some of the benefits available include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues or concerns that led you to seek assistance
- Learning new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing emotional pressures
- Improving communications and listening skills
- Changing old behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your family or marriage
- Improving your self-esteem and boosting self-confidence
- Learning concrete strategies for lessening pain and coping with illness
What is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a way to overcome an issue otherwise too difficult to explore while totally alert. Hypnosis is conducted in sessions with a professional who has trained in the hypnosis process for the specific medical condition that requires alleviation or treatment. Examples of medical conditions for which hypnosis may be appropriate include traumas and fears, smoking cessation, obesity or eating disorders, grief and loss, addictions, and sleep disorders.
Hypnosis usually takes place over the course of several treatment sessions, and may focus on a suggestion or analysis-based approach. A suggestion based approach is usually recommended for hypnosis treatments that address a behavioral-based medical condition. An analysis-based approach is usually recommended for hypnosis treatments that address a trauma-based or psychological-based medical condition; in an analysis-based approach, the hypnotherapy sessions explore the root causes of an issue by taking advantage of the patient's ability to explore topics and memories that might otherwise be difficult to discuss while completely conscious.
Hypnotherapy requires that a patient enter a state of guided relaxation under the observation and care of a certified hypnotist/certified hypnotherapist or mental health professional. Hypnosis sessions may cause the patient to become less aware of their surroundings, and requires careful consideration before use with patients who have psychotic symptoms or psychiatric disorders.
Is Hypnosis and Coaching right for me?
People have many different motivations. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, illness, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Hypnotherapy/coaching can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking hypnotherapy/coaching are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
What is Hypnotherapy/Coaching like?
Because each person has different issues and goals , the work that is done will be different depending on the individual. In general, in life/health coaching, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous session. Depending on your specific needs, services can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your practitioner (usually weekly). Clinical hypnosis will help you achieve clarity about your issues, be an adjunct to traditional medical and psychiatric care, aid in addiction recovery and maintaining recovery, and manage stress.
It is important to understand that you will get more results from this work if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of hypnotherapy and coaching is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in your sessions, your practitioner may suggest some things you can do outside of sessions to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking hypnotherapy/coaching are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
What about Medication vs. Hypnosis and Life/Health Coaching?
It is well established that the long-term solution to physical and emotional distress and the challenges they cause cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, clinical hypnosis and life/health coaching address the cause of our distress and the behavior patterns that curb our progress. You can best achieve sustainable growth and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness. Working with your established health team, you can determine what's best for you, and in some cases a combination of medication and alternative wellness modalities is the right course of action.
Do you take insurance, and how does that work?
The Center for Personal Excellence does not participate in any health insurance programs. The practice does accept payments via credit cards, PayPal, check and cash. We also have prepaid discount packages for your convenience. However, some health insurance carriers may reimburse for clinical hypnosis, providing you have a prescription from your medical provider to work on a particular medical issue.
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and practitioner. Successful outcomes require a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the practitioner's office. Every practitioner should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your practitioner to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, etc), but by law, they cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
However, law and professional ethics require practitioners to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the practitioner has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.