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Hypnosis Services

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Phobias
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Abuse (physical, sexual, and/or mental)
  • Transition
  • Chronic Pain
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Family Conflict
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Phobias
  • Mood Disorders
  • Career Issues

Depression – Depression may include some of the following symptoms. Feelings of helplessness and/or hopelessness, problems sleeping, change in appetite, lack of motivation, irritability, negative thoughts, problems concentrating, memory problems, teariness and sometimes suicidal thoughts.

Anxiety – The essential feature of generalized anxiety disorder is excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities. The intensity, duration, or frequency of the anxiety and worry is out of proportion to the actual likelihood or impact of the anticipated event. The individual finds it difficult to control the worry and to keep worrisome thoughts from interfering with attention to tasks at hand. Adults with generalized anxiety disorder about everyday, routine life circumstances, such as possible job responsibilities, health and finances, the health of family members, misfortune to their children, or minor matters. Symptoms include: restlessness or feeling keyed up on edge, easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulty.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – (PTSD) Fear of separation from loved ones is common after traumatic events such as a disaster, particularly when periods of separation from loved ones were experienced during the traumatic event. In PTSD, the central symptoms concern intrusions about, and avoidance of, memories associated with the traumatic event itself, whereas in separation anxiety disorder, the worries and avoidance concern the well being of attachment figures and separation from attached figures.

Phobia – The following symptoms may occur: marked fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation (ie, flying, heights, animals, injections, seeing blood). The phobic object or situation almost always provokes immediate fear or anxiety. The object or situation is actively avoided or endured with intense fear or anxiety. The fear or anxiety is out of proportion to the actual danger posed by the object or situation. The fear, anxiety, or avoidance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

Social Anxiety – Social anxiety symptoms include fear or anxiety about one or more social situations in which the individual is exposed to possible scrutiny by others. Examples include social interactions (ie. having a conversation or meeting unfamiliar people), being observed (ie. eating or drinking), and performing in front of others. The individual fears that he or she will act in a way or show anxiety symptoms that will be negatively evaluated (ie. being humiliated and or embarrassed; will lead to rejection or offend others). The fear or anxiety is out of proportion to the actual threat posed by the social situation and to the sociocultural context.

Panic Disorders – Symptoms include: accelerated heart rate, sweating, trembling or shaking, shortness or breath, chest pain, nausea, abdominal distress, dizziness, light-headedness, chills, numbness or tingling, fear of dying, and fear of losing control or “going crazy.”

Self-Esteem – Self-esteem is a realistic respect for oneself and valuing your sense of worth. If you think everything you do is wonderful and deserves praise then your self worth is good. If you feel you are not worthy of good things then your self-esteem is likely low.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – (OCD) is the presence of obsessions, compulsions, or both. Obsessions are undergoing recurrent and persistent thoughts or images that are experienced as intrusive and unwanted and that in most people cause significant anxiety or stress. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors such as re-checking locked doors or washing hands. Or compulsions can be mental acts such as counting or repeating words silently and the individual feels driven to perform in repetitive and rigid manner.