Portland Hypnotherapy Services
Let Hypnotherapy Change Your Mind and Your Life
How hypnosis helps you make the changes you want
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 can benefit from hypnotherapy.
Why is that hypnosis can help? William James, the founder of American psychology, stated the principle years ago:
“The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.”
Since James, an ever-growing body of scientific research has confirmed hypnosis’ power for change leading the New York Times to note, “Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.”
The key to hypnotherapy’s effectiveness is neuroplasticity, the brain’s ability to change through the repeated experience of hypnotic suggestion. As William James discovered long ago, change your mind, change your life. What would you like to change?
If you are new to hypnosis and hypnotherapy, here’s some helpful info…
An Intro Message from Hypnotherapist Michael Nagel MA
What happens in a typical hypnotherapy session?
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 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 Portland hypnotherapy practice from other hypnotists?
My educational background and training is significantly more extensive than most hypnotherapists. Unlike my fellows, I have 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). I also have a private counseling practice in Portland. Additionally, I am a hypnosis instructor certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. In all, my background provides my clients with a relatively uncommon depth of insight into how to work successfully with their issues.