Arlene Thompson Clinical Hypnotherapist


WHAT IS HYPNOSIS? Hypnosis is a simply a method used to totally relax your body and your conscious mind, which in turn allows your subconscious to be more open and accessible. In this state, your subconscious will accept positive suggestions, such as for improved management of the stresses in your life.

It is common knowledge nowadays that stress can adversely affect health. In fact, a study by Dr. Howard Friedman of UC Irvine concluded that chronic emotional stress doubles a person’s chances of serious disease. That makes stress a stronger risk factor than smoking! It is known that excessive stress hormones can impair the immune system and raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

What’s worse is that literally hundreds of factors in our busy day-to-day lives can cause stress – from noise to resentment, from fatigue to emotional upsets. Your stress may have several combined causes. When examined individually, they may seem insignificant; yet their cumulative effect can lessen your joy in life and even cause illness and disease (dis-ease).

But the good news is that, while you may not be able to change the world, you can change your reaction to it. And hypnotherapy, which harnesses the power of your own subconscious, enables you to actually reprogram your reaction to stressful situations.

Specifically, we will work together to:

  • Reduce or eliminate negative stress in your life.
  • Incorporate new responses to stressful situations.
  • Help you become a calmer, healthier, more effective person.
  • Set and affirm any other goals you have for yourself.

Hypnotherapy for stress reduction is individually tailored for your specific needs. These needs are determined by pinpointing your stress stimuli and your usual responses to these stimuli. Then we reprogram new, positive responses to these same stress stimuli, helping you become calmer and more in control.

In addition, the vehicle we use – the hypnotic induction – is in itself a powerful relaxation tool. The “Relaxation Induction,” which brings you into the trance or hypnotic state, not only releases tension from your mind and body but also is a tool you’ll learn to use to dissipate stress at any time.

The sessions are recorded, so you can practice your relaxation skills and hear the positive suggestions again and again.

So, allow me to help you empower yourself to make the changes you desire in your life!