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Advanced Hypnotherapy of Naples

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Emotional Issues

How Can Hypnotherapy Help You

Hypnotherapy can help anyone to overcome a wide range of issues some of which are listed below. One method to achieve this is through Suggestion Therapy. Delivering positive suggestion to the subconscious mind during the time the critical factor is relaxed (the hypnoidal state). Then we can modify limiting ideas to bring about positive change both physically and mentally.

Hypnotherapy for Children:

Think of the situation where a child falls over and hurts their knee - the mother calms this child by giving the Bo-Bo a “healing kiss” and as if by magic, the child’s knee automatically begins to feel better. This is an example of waking hypnosis being used by a mother, whether she consciously realizes it or not.

Unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions that are held by both children and adults alike regarding hypnosis – some of these come from the parents, friends, and family but in the majority of cases, television is responsible. An example can be found in the Disney film, Aladdin, which depicts an evil sorcerer using hypnosis to “magically” make his victims obey his commands. However, more often than not, children are drawn to the “mysticism” of hypnosis, and any fears and misconceptions can be corrected before the start of each session.

As a general rule, hypnosis may not be as effective with children under the age of 5. This is due to the inability to build the necessary rapport, as well as, children of this age may prefer not to close their eyes or sit still for long periods of time. Subliminal or Hypnotherapy CDs played while the child sleeps, may be helpful to overcome their issue, without engaging them in their awake state.


Here are some other areas where we can help you


Weight issues

Food, our friend and sometimes our worst foe, our comfort, yet for some causes much discomfort, our security, haven, retreat, and our strength, yet exposes the under-belly of our deepest vulnerability. We use it to celebrate our achievements and our successes and to punish our mistakes and failures. This unconscious response to food is embedded in us due to conditioning and environmental factors.

Important Factors:

Food is often used as a coping mechanism by those with weight problems, particularly when they are sad, anxious, stressed, lonely, bored, and or frustrated. In many obese individuals, there appears to be a perpetual cycle of mood disturbance, overeating, and weight gain. When they feel distressed, they turn to food to help cope, and though such comfort eating may result in temporary attenuation of their distressed mood, the weight gain that results may cause a dysphoric mood due to their inability to control their stress. The resulting guilt may reactivate the cycle, leading to a continuous pattern of using food to cope with emotions. This pattern is particularly applicable if there is a genetic predisposition for obesity or a “toxic” environment in which calorie dense foods are readily available and physical activity is limited. Unfortunately, these circumstances are common.

Other factors include problematic eating behaviors such as “mindless eating,” frequent snacking on high caloric foods, overeating, and night eating referred to as “Binge eating” (BE) characterized by: recurrent episodes of eating during a discrete period of time and eating quantities of food that are larger than most people would eat during a similar amount of time; a sense of lack of control during the episodes; and guilt or distress following the episodes. An important differentiation between BE and bulimia/anorexia is that BE is not associated with any regular compensatory behaviors, such as purging, fasting, or excessive exercise, so the majority of individuals with BE are overweight.

Cognitive and sub-cognitive Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Cognitive and Sub-cognitive Hypnotherapy is used as part of a program of lifestyle modification with slight food change and exercise. This cognitive conditioning combined with Hypnotherapy has been proven to be a very effective therapy model, (sometimes uncovering an underlying causation) usually used in weekly sessions lasting 45-75 minutes. Within a six-month period, our clients generally looses 15-25% of their initial body weight pending on their weight goal. A higher frequency of sessions is recommended in the initial stage (first month) of Sessions.

In Sub-cognitive conditioning (Hypnotherapy), eating behaviors are associated with other activities. The behaviors become conditioned to occur together, as when a person eats nachos while watching the evening news. If these two behaviors are paired repeatedly, they become so strongly associated with one another that turning on the news alone triggers a craving for nachos. Behavior intervention involves identifying and shifting the inappropriate,  environmental or other triggers and cues.

Operant conditioning uses reinforcement and consequences. A person who uses food as a reward or to temporarily attenuate stress will associate food with a more pleasurable state, which makes it more likely to become a repeated behavior..

Working on both the conscious awareness regarding the relationship to food and the Subconscious triggers Hypnotherapy have been proven to be a powerful modality to overcoming problems of overweight. Cognition influences both feelings, and behaviors, and they cannot be ignored when handling obesity. Both the behaviors and the triggers must be attended to, in the management of Weight, as a way to help individuals change their negative eating behaviors and incorporate healthy lifestyle changes. These Hypnotherapy interventions and other self-monitoring techniques (e.g. food and exercise journals), stress management, stimulus control (e.g. eating only at the dining table, drinking more water throughout the day), social support, problem solving, and cognitive restructuring (e.g. helping clients have more realistic weight loss goals, avoidance of stress triggers and challenging of self-defeating beliefs)


Overcoming Phobias

Because hypnotherapy is exceptionally useful in helping us re-evaluate past events, and change our emotional reactions to them, hypnotherapy has been shown to be very effective at helping people overcome phobias. Most phobias (irrational levels of fear response to particular situations) are caused by one or more past events that the subconscious mind has failed to deal with effectively. Hypnotherapy techniques can uncover these experiences and help emotional healing so that they no longer have such dramatic effects on present emotional responses and reactions.


Enhancing creativity/overcoming 'blocks'

Most creative people experience a downturn in their creative output at some stage. However, this may become far more severe leading to extended periods of time where little or no work can be done. Hypnotherapy can address the underlying emotional cause of these problems, examine the states of mind which are most effective for creativity, and help 'fire up' the imagination with creative visualization, finding methods to access our natural subconscious inspiration. As well as helping with specific blocks, there are a number of techniques which can help to enhance creativity in a more general sense, even when there is no specific problem to deal with.


Alcohol dependency

Alcoholism: A dependency, Drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages. Characterized by (although sometimes subtle) compulsive and uncontrolled behavior during and after the consumption of alcohol, usually to the detriment of the drinker's health, relationships, and social standing. Like other drug dependencies, alcoholism can be helped. The foundation of alcoholism can be quite varied and complex (some of these elements are: sexual abuse, physical and mental abuse, stress, anxiety, sleep disorder, fears, fatigue, and loneliness, among others). Also in some cases, the need to be accepted socially “Social Drinkers”. Prolonged alcohol usage can, over time causes chemical change within the body. As the chemical change occurs, a physical and mental dependency develops. Such brain chemistry change maintains the alcoholic's compulsive inability to stop drinking.

Identifying the underlying causation and the need it fulfills is perhaps the most essential element in the recovery process, this can then achieved through Hypnotherapy. Once the underlying causation is recognized, specific hypnotherapy model can then be employed to overcome the issues and to maintain sobriety.


Listed here are some of the other areas where Hypnotherapy can be helpful.

* Drug Usage

* Alcoholism

* Anger

* Anxiety

* Body Shape

* Childhood Trauma

* Chronic Pain (assessed by a physician)

* Fears (of flying, insects & etc.)

* Fibromyalgia

* Fidgety

*Learning difficulties

* Guilt

* High Blood Pressure

* Job Performance

* Lack of Motivation

* Low Self Esteem

* Menopausal Symptoms such as hot and cold flashes

* Mental Block

* Migraines

* Nausea

* Phobias

* Pain (assessed by a physician)

* Side effects associated with Chemotherapy

*Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

* Sleep Disorders

* Smoking Cessation

* Stress

* Study Habits

* Test Taking

* Unwanted Habits

* Weight loss/Gain

* Procrastination

* Bed Wetting

* Night Terrors/ Nightmares

*Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

* and more.

Disclosure of Hypnotherapy Services

The services provided by our Hypnotherapists do not include the practice of medicine nor the practice of Psychology or Psychiatry as our Hypnotherapists are not Physicians or Healing Arts Practitioners. Our services are non-diagnostic and are an excellent adjunct to the healing arts services that are licensed by the state. During the Hypnotherapy Sessions, clients are completely aware of their surrounding and suggestions from the Hypnotherapist, however, persons may become so relaxed they rarely pay attention to anything but the voice of the Hypnotherapist. The ability to visualize or imagine may be enhanced. Most clients comment that they were truly relaxed, and have not been so relaxed in quite some time. Hypnosis is safe pleasurable and relaxing.

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