Portland Hypnotherapy:
Change Your Mind to Change Your Life!

Hypnotherapy offers a proven complementary health method of working successfully with certain conditions and symptoms that involve a mental, emotional, or physical component.

If a person’s attitude, expectations, beliefs, feelings, needs, or self-image factor in a way that he/she experiences a particular problem, then that problem may benefit from hypnotherapy.

What is a hypnotic trance?

Trance is defined as an altered state of focused attention. Being in a trance is a natural, everyday phenomenon that we typically experience several times a day. For example, when we watch TV, or when driving on a freeway and missing our exit, we often are in a trance.

Hypnotic trance differs from natural trances in that it happens intentionally, and it is applied to a therapeutic purpose. Wondering what it’s like to be in a trance? Nothing at all like in the movies! Check out the “What is trance like?” link on right >>.

Hypnotherapy Can Help Many Conditions and Issues

There are so many therapeutic applications for this powerful complementary health modality. A list of some of the more common issues and complaints with which I have worked can be found here using the “Hypnosis Helps” link on the right >> Also, you can find there a list of the “Special Hypnotherapy Programs” which I offer.

What happens in a typical hypnotherapy session?

If you haven’t experienced hypnotherapy before, perhaps you are curious about what happens in a typical session. In a first session, I will first take your case history. I also will take as much time as you need to explain hypnosis to you, so that you feel comfortable, safe, and relaxed.

Then I will guide you into trance. Usually this may take less than 10 minutes. I will then give you therapeutic suggestions that are suitable to your complaint. And, of course, I will bring you back to full waking consciousness. Most likely you will feel profoundly relaxed.

At the end of the session, I will give you a CD recording of your session for you to take home. Each time you listen to your recording at home, you will go into a hypnotic trance, thereby compounding the effectiveness of your work. That way you can continue to benefit from and reinforce your inner work in the convenience of your own home.

What distinguishes my hypnotherapy practice from other hypnotists?

hypnotherapist in Portland

Unlike most fellow hypnotherapists, my educational background includes a bachelor degree and a master degree in psychology. Also, I have been trained in a diversity of counseling modalities including neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Additionally, I am a hypnosis instructor certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

I also have a private practice in Portland as a counselor. In all, my background provides my clients with a relatively uncommon depth of insight into how to work successfully with their complaints.

 

by Michael Nagel MA CHT