What is Clinical Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully.
Most people have had similar experiences in which they were so absorbed in what they were doing that they lost track of time, or they were “in the zone” when things just seemed to flow, easily and effortlessly.
When Dr. Valdez helps clients use their hypnotic ability to solve problems, they often tell her that they remained aware and in control during and after their hypnotic experience. Sometimes they almost seem disappointed at how normal and natural hypnosis is for them!
Dr. Valdez likes to think of hypnosis as a way of getting to know yourself at another level of being – at a deeper level than we live at during the blur of daily life.
How Can it Help Me?
Hypnosis can be used to help with many different aspects of counseling and growth:
- Achieving control over addictive/compulsive behaviors
- Stress management
- Problem solving – especially when feeling stuck or ambivalent (should I? or shouldn’t I?)
- Resolving “unfinished business” from the past
- Performance enhancement – e.g. sports, public speaking, test taking
- Strengthen self-confidence
Counseling, Biofeedback & Clinical Hypnosis
Counseling is a relationship designed to help you be good at being yourself.
Biofeedback therapy can improve many distressing symptoms like anxiety, headaches, hypertension and more.