The subconscious mind holds the key to our behaviors, attitudes, and deepest desires. By accessing this part of the mind through hypnosis, it is possible to reprogram the way you think, eliminating negative thoughts and replacing them with positive ones that can change your behaviors and dramatically improve your life.
During your private and confidential session, you will remain completely aware of everything that is going on around you. Hypnosis is a state of hyper-awareness, as opposed to sleep, where sounds are enriched, and thoughts are clearer, and your ability to imagine and visualize are greatly enhanced. Many people describe it as a sensation of deep relaxation that leaves them feeling emotionally calm, mentally alert, and physically refreshed.
HOW TO CHOOSE A HYPNOTHERAPIST
Look at their credentials. Did they graduate from a State or nationally accredited school? How many hours of instruction do they have? The minimum is 300 hours. Did their training include a supervised clinical residency program? To what other related organizations do they belong? What are the requirements for membership in these organizations? Do they have a business license? Insurance? Any good therapist will happily answer these questions without hesitation.
Of course, your final decision will depend on the level of rapport and trust you feel with the individual. Feeling comfortable with a therapist lays the foundation for any healing process.
Membership Requirements for the Hypnotherapists Union
Hypnotist: has completed a basic course in hypnotism from a school approved by a State Department of Education or other regulatory agency and holds a business license.
Master Hypnotist: has completed a minimum of one hundred (100) hours of instruction in hypnosis from a school approved by a State Department of Education or other regulatory agency, holds a city business license, and passes an exam approved by the Membership and Qualifying Board of the Union.
Hypnotherapist: has completed a minimum of three hundred (300) hours of instruction in hypnosis from a school approved by a State Department of Education or other regulatory agency and will have a minimum of two hundred (200) hours of practical experience under the direct supervision of a Hypnotherapist who is certified by the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 or a state-licensed psychiatrist, psychologist, medical doctor, clinical social worker, or marriage, family, and child counselor OR holds a state license as a psychiatrist, psychologist, marriage, family, and child counselor (and has fulfilled his/her state hypnotherapy certification requirement), and in addition, has completed a minimum of fifty (50) hours of instruction in hypnosis from a school approved by a State Department of Education or other regulatory agency.
Techniques & Technology
Tools For Change
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
- Therapeutic/Guided Imagery
- Light and Sound Technology
- Emotional Freedom Technique
Linda Clements, C.Ht
Serving – Scottsdale and Phoenix Arizona area’s