Integrative Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness Coaching

 Hypnosis is a completely natural state that involves significant relaxation of the body and mind coupled with focused attention (selective thinking). During hypnosis we are able to bypass the more prominent evaluating and critical part of our mind to allow greater access to the subconscious mind. That's important because it is there in the subconscious mind that our memories, emotions and beliefs are stored. These factors shape our feelings about ourselves and others, ultimately influencing our behavior and the way we experience the world. Accessing the subconscious mind through the use of hypnosis allows us to discover and amend limiting thoughts and ideas to change unwanted feelings or behaviors, heal emotional trauma, achieve specific goals, manage physical pain, and more, all in support of the overall health of our bodies and minds. 

Hypnotherapy involves the use of specialized protocols and induction techniques to guide individuals into hypnosis in order to facilitate communication between their conscious mind and their subconscious mind. This relaxed state also allows for an increased awareness and understanding of the factors that may be contributing to the patterns of thought or behavior they wish to change. And very importantly, since hypnosis relaxes the "critical" aspect of the mind, the person in hypnosis welcomes the agreed-upon suggestions designed to support those changes. 

The goal of hypnotherapy is to create positive, desired change, but the path to that change is unique to each individual. Ours is a highly personalized, co-therapeutic process focused on the partnership we develop with our clients and their unique needs. Every step we take is done in collaboration with our "Co-therapists". Once in hypnosis, we continue to guide our clients to explore and communicate with their subconscious mind using co-written suggestions and imagery focused on their specific goals. We teach our clients how to use their minds in new ways---to think differently.

Stress is a protective mechanism. However, irrational chronic stress is a leading cause of disease. According to The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine, 60% to 80% of primary care visits may have a stress related component. While only 3% of office visits included stress management counseling by primary care physicians. In a related article, it is estimated that "approximately 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety." Studies show that stress can be reduced by activating the parasympathetic nervous system for 20-40 minutes daily using visualization and positive affirmation prompts while in hypnosis.

Public Figures and Hypnosis:

Smoking Cessation: Mark Knopfler, Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Ellen 
DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher , Ben Affleck, and Charlize Theron 

Weight Loss: Fergie, Kelly Osbourne, Lily Allen 

Managing Sea Sickness: Kevin Costner 

Music Composition: Mozart composed his Opera “Cosi fan tutte” 
while hypnotized. 

Interpersonal Skill Development/Goal Achievement: Bruce Willis & James Earl Jones (Overcoming Stuttering), Sylvester Stallone (Overcoming Producer Rejections of “Rocky” manuscripts Submissions), Henry Ford (Automobile Industry Pioneer), Sean Connery, John Travolta, Tony Curtis, Sean Penn, Samual L. Jackson, Robert De Niro (Acting), Jimmy Conners, Tiger Woods, Jack Niklaus, Jean Alesi, Shaquille O’Neil (Performance Improvement). 

Benefits of Hypnotherapy include but are not limited to: Ability to Improve Focus and Concentration, Increased Feelings of Well-Being, Ability to Create Healthier Relationships, Improved Self Image, Greater Self Acceptance, Support of Goal Achievement, Greater Positive Attitude. 

 

Quotes from Experts and Media:

 

“There’s entrancing news about hypnosis; it’s gaining credibility as a treatment for a multitude of troubles, from nicotine addiction to post-traumatic stress disorder.”  
– Business Week, Feb 2/04 

“Indeed, scientific evidence is mounting that hypnosis can be effective in a variety of medical situations, from easing migraine headaches to lowering blood pressure, controlling asthma attacks, minimizing hot flashes and diminishing side effects from chemotherapy.”  
– Wall Street Journal, 4/12 

“Hypnosis can help. A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.”  
– Newsweek, 9/04 

“…hypnosis is not mind control. It’s a naturally occurring state of concentration; It’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body.”  
Dr. David Spiegel, Assoc. Chair of Psychiatry  
Stanford University School of Medicine  
-Jane Pauley Show 9/04 

“When you’re under hypnosis, your attention is highly focused, and you’re more responsive to suggestions, including behavior changes that can help you lose weight.”  
– The Mayo Clinic, 11/12

“Hypnosis…can help you address the unconscious reasons for keeping weight on, and help you more easily shed those extra pounds.” 
– Psychology Today, 12/14 

“In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes.” 
Dr. Daniel Handel, National Institute of Health 
– New York Times, 6/02 

 “Hypnosis can play a very real role in protecting and promoting health. Two meta-analyses of existing pain and hypnosis research…deemed hypnosis effective at lowering pain associated with a number of conditions…” 
– Huffington Post, 7/14 

“Hypnosis has been used in the treatment of pain; depression; anxiety and phobias…” 
– American Psychological Association web site, 2/15 

 “The British Psychological Society has now officially declared hypnosis a proven therapeutic medium to curb stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines.” 
– Fox News, 2/14 

“…hypnosis has been a very successful technique to help heal the mind, body and spiritual aspects of life…there is no ‘down-side’” 
– Psychology Today, 10/10 

“Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain-imaging technology…. Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders…” 
– Business Week, 2/04 

“Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses…” 
– Scientific American 7/01 

“Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.” 
– Allure, 1/10 


“Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.” 
Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain 
– Oprah Magazine, 8/04 

“Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior.” 
The Mayo Clinic, 11/12 

“[Hypnosis] has been used to counter the nausea of pregnancy and chemotherapy; dental and test-taking anxiety; pain associated with surgery, root canal treatment and childbirth; fear of flying and public speaking; compulsive hair-pulling; and intractable hiccups, among many other troublesome health problems.” 
– The New York Times, 11/08 

“Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever” 
– Consumer Reports, 1/05 

“The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.” 
– The Mayo Clinic 12/03 

“It’s a tool that can help you change your eating behavior so that certain patterns become easier to undo or resist. Hypnosis isn’t an automatic route to weight loss, but it can make it easier to undo bad eating patterns.” 
– Shape Magazine, 7/05 

“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.” 
– New Scientist, 10/92 

“On hypnosis…His total loss, 35 pounds.” 
Losing It! The Ultimate Diet Challenge 
– Dateline NBC 1/04 

“… hypnosis often is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad habits — it can help you make changes that you’ve been unable to make otherwise.” 
– National Women’s Health Resource Center 11/03 

“With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.” 
– Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99 

“I should have done it years ago…It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more.” 
Matt Damon describing his hypnosis experience to Jay Leno, 
-The Tonight Show, 12/04 

“…throughout the medical mainstream, it’s common to be used for addiction…and psychotherapy.” 
– Diane Sawyer, 
Good Morning America, 6/02 

“[Hypnosis] can also be applied to improving study habits, stress reduction and raising self-esteem…If you are having difficulty controlling your appetite, sleeping or just need to relax, hypnosis might help you toward your goal.” 
– Forbes, 11/05 

“…today it’s considered a respected therapeutic tool, a well-established method of reaching the subconscious mind. Many patients have tried it and successfully cut back on smoking or overeating…” 
Connie Chung, 
– Eye-to-Eye, 12/94 

“Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them…” 
– Psychology Today, 9/96 

“Want to lose weight? Kick a bad habit? Well you might want to try hypnosis! … no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus, it’s been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias.” 
– Jane Pauley Show, 9/04 

“Approved as a valid treatment by the American Medical Association in 1958, hypnotism has become increasingly accepted by the medical community. Its use for chronic pain was approved in 1996 by the National Institutes of Health.” 
– The Capital (Annapolis, MD), 4/04 

“There’s entrancing news about hypnosis; it’s gaining credibility as a treatment for a multitude of troubles, from nicotine addiction to post-traumatic stress disorder.” 
– Business Week, Feb 2/04 

“It is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and enhance performance.” 
– Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99 

“Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight? I’m 32 Pounds Lighter.” 
Ira Allen, Center for the Advancement of Health 
– Washingtonian, 3/02 

“…hypnosis can help adult patients control other forms of pain, relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems, and accelerate the healing of bone fractures and surgical wounds.” 
– Consumer Reports, 1/05

“As a neuroscientist, I consider the effects of hypnosis to be amazing.” 
– Huffington Post, 2/16 

“Hypnosis…can help you address the unconscious reasons for keeping weight on, and help you more easily shed those extra pounds.” 
– Psychology Today, 12/14 

“In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes.” 
Dr. Daniel Handel, National Institute of Health 
– New York Times, 6/02 

“It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS.” 
– Good Morning America, 9/10 

“Hypnosis can play a very real role in protecting and promoting health. Two meta-analyses of existing pain and hypnosis research…deemed hypnosis effective at lowering pain associated with a number of conditions…” 
– Huffington Post, 7/14 

“Hypnosis has been used in the treatment of pain; depression; anxiety and phobias…” 
– American Psychological Association web site, 2/15 

“When you’re under hypnosis, your attention is highly focused, and you’re more responsive to suggestions, including behavior changes that can help you lose weight.” 
– The Mayo Clinic, 11/12 

“Indeed, scientific evidence is mounting that hypnosis can be effective in a variety of medical situations, from easing migraine headaches to lowering blood pressure, controlling asthma attacks, minimizing hot flashes and diminishing side effects from chemotherapy.” 
– Wall Street Journal, 4/12 

“The British Psychological Society has now officially declared hypnosis a proven therapeutic medium to curb stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines.” 
– Fox News, 2/14 

“…hypnosis has been a very successful technique to help heal the mind, body and spiritual aspects of life…there is no ‘down-side’” 
– Psychology Today, 10/10 
“Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain-imaging technology…. Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders…” 
– Business Week, 2/04 

“Hypnosis can help. A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.” 
– Newsweek, 9/04 

“Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses…” 
– Scientific American 7/01 

“Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.” 
– Allure, 1/10 

“…hypnosis is not mind control. It’s a naturally occurring state of concentration; It’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body.” 
Dr. David Spiegel, Assoc. Chair of Psychiatry 
Stanford University School of Medicine 
-Jane Pauley Show 9/04 
“Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.” 
Harvard Medical School psychotherapist Jean Fain 
– Oprah Magazine, 8/04 

“Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior.” 
The Mayo Clinic, 11/12 

“[Hypnosis] has been used to counter the nausea of pregnancy and chemotherapy; dental and test-taking anxiety; pain associated with surgery, root canal treatment and childbirth; fear of flying and public speaking; compulsive hair-pulling; and intractable hiccups, among many other troublesome health problems.” 
– The New York Times, 11/08 

“Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever” 
– Consumer Reports, 1/05 

“The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.” 
– The Mayo Clinic 12/03 

“It’s a tool that can help you change your eating behavior so that certain patterns become easier to undo or resist. Hypnosis isn’t an automatic route to weight loss, but it can make it easier to undo bad eating patterns.” 
– Shape Magazine, 7/05 

“Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.” 
– New Scientist, 10/92 

“On hypnosis…His total loss, 35 pounds.” 
Losing It! The Ultimate Diet Challenge 
– Dateline NBC 1/04 

“… hypnosis often is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad habits — it can help you make changes that you’ve been unable to make otherwise.” 
– National Women’s Health Resource Center 11/03 

“With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.” 
– Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99 

“I should have done it years ago…It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more.” 
Matt Damon describing his hypnosis experience to Jay Leno, 
-The Tonight Show, 12/04  

“[Hypnosis] can also be applied to improving study habits, stress reduction and raising self-esteem…If you are having difficulty controlling your appetite, sleeping or just need to relax, hypnosis might help you toward your goal.” 
– Forbes, 11/05 

“…today it’s considered a respected therapeutic tool, a well-established method of reaching the subconscious mind. Many patients have tried it and successfully cut back on smoking or overeating…” 
Connie Chung, 
– Eye-to-Eye, 12/94 

“Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them…” 
– Psychology Today, 9/96 

“Want to lose weight? Kick a bad habit? Well you might want to try hypnosis! … no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus, it’s been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias.” 
– Jane Pauley Show, 9/04 

“Approved as a valid treatment by the American Medical Association in 1958, hypnotism has become increasingly accepted by the medical community. Its use for chronic pain was approved in 1996 by the National Institutes of Health.” 
– The Capital (Annapolis, MD), 4/04 

 “It is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and enhance performance.” 
– Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99 

“Can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight? I’m 32 Pounds Lighter.” 
Ira Allen, Center for the Advancement of Health 
– Washingtonian, 3/02 

“…hypnosis can help adult patients control other forms of pain, relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems, and accelerate the healing of bone fractures and surgical wounds.” 
– Consumer Reports, 1/05

Hypnotherapy is a motivational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to a person’s internal resources to assist him/her in solving problems, reducing pain, increasing motivation, or altering behavior patterns to create positive change. Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Ticia Low does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and her services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric care, or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition. Medical support hypnotherapy is used only as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. Consultation with a licensed physician is required before medical support hypnotherapy services are provided.