In your hypnotherapy session I first spend some time finding out about your issues. Then the session involves guiding you into deep relaxation and exploring your subconscious mind. Hypnosis is a deep, relaxed state where your inner mind listens to positive suggestions I’m telling you. Here, you accept more easily than normally these positive suggestions which bring inner strength and motivation into your life. Profound answers often emerge which help resolve issues.

In hypnosis you only accept ideas which you want to believe: you will not accept any suggestions you do not want to accept or if they are against your beliefs. When you’re in hypnosis and in contact with your subconscious mind, you are more motivated to make positive changes and achieve your personal goals. The process is helpful for so many different issues – the potential to help yourself is enormous. Your session is entirely confidential.

In 2004 I graduated from the Alchemy Institute School of Hypnosis in Santa Rosa, CA. There I completed 250 classroom hours of hypnotherapy training coursework. To learn a greater variety of hypnotherapy techniques I also completed 300 intensive  hours at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, NM.

Since 2004 I have continued with an active membership in the highly respected American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. I am registered as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, their highest level of certification. The council is reputed to have the highest educational standards of any hypnosis organization, requiring its members to pass special exams, graduate from one of its approved and state-licenced schools, and also complete continuing education requirements. I have also attended a number of hypnotherapy conferences where I always learn a great variety of special hypnotherapy techniques.

Hypnotherapy is not medicine and does not replace medicine however it can be a helpful addition to your medical program. Please consult your medical doctor and other health practitioners about your interest in hypnotherapy. I can discuss your issues with them as directed by you in a written release.

What issues can hypnotherapy help with? Here are a few:

  • Relaxing and reducing stress
  • Changing patterns and stopping addictions
  • Finding underlying causes of illness
  • Losing weight
  • Stopping smoking
  • Increasing motivation to exercise more
  • Obtaining peak performance in your activities
  • Managing time better
  • Programming your mind for success
  • Discovering your life’s purpose better

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Hypnotherapy with Stephen Starkweather    707-544-5143

Rates: $160 for a session, or a package of four sessions for $520.