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10. Colin Stauber
Exceptional 5.0

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Offers remote services
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  • Serves Beverly Hills, CA
Two years ago, I suffered through a trauma that turned everything upside down. Until then, I had lived a relatively easy and comfortable life so was really not prepared to handle any serious loss. Consequently, I fell into a deep depression. Of course, all things in life are blessings and while it has not been easy, I am truly grateful for what happened as it initiated my spiritual journey. I started meditating, doing yoga, breathing exercises, reading spiritual books and just about anything else I could to help me cope. However, despite my desperate attempts to feel better, I was actually suppressing the pain rather than releasing it. Each time a bad memory or emotion would surface, I'd automatically judge it and push it back down. Ultimately, this energized the trapped negative energy and created an equilibrium that prevented me from truly healing. Now, as someone who'd spent the past two years exploring spirituality, I didn't think there was much more I could do for myself, other than be patient and let it pass naturally with time. Therefore, when I contacted Colin about an energy healing session, I didn't have huge expectations. After-all, I thought I'd tried everything. I was wrong. Colin took me to a gem of a spot last Friday afternoon. We got comfortably situated in the peaceful, natural enclave, chatted for a bit and then dove straight into it. Over the course of the next several hours, he worked his magic, guiding me on a journey that took me deep into my soul. With great focus, passion and love, he helped me to connect with Mother Earth, opened up my chakras, and cleansed my body of trapped negative energy. Being perfectly honest, I was very happy with the session but still didn't have huge expectations for the results. I figured it was just another nice meditation that would help but not offer anything transformative. However, the following morning, I was surprised to wake up feeling lighter. Now normally, whenever I woke up, I'd be bombarded with negative thoughts (stemming from the trauma) that would stimulate negative emotions in my gut. It felt like I was poking a thorn in my heart. I hated it; so much to the point that I actually feared waking up in the morning. However, this morning was different. For one, the thoughts came but not with the same intensity. But more importantly, when I had them, there was zero emotional reaction. It felt as though the thorn that I'd been poking for the previous two years had been surgically removed from my heart chakra (somewhere in my gut). Without the thorn, the thoughts just didn't have the same power. And with nothing to poke, there was nothing to be afraid of. Since then, the healing progress has been rapid. Whenever I feel the pain begin to accumulate, I employ the practices Colin taught me and release the energy. By finally learning to let the pain out, rather than fight it and keep it trapped, I have officially started a new chapter in my life. Unsurprisingly, this inner state of peace and openness is already manifesting externally and I have more to be excited about than I have in a very long time. Colin is a genuine, passionate, and determined healer who is on a mission to help as many people as he can. He has an infectious energy that radiates peace and love and I would recommend a session with him to anyone, for any reason. Regardless of where you are in life, I believe he can help you. If you want to hear more about my experience, don't hesitate to contact me – I could speak at length at how much it meant to me and would wish the same experience for anyone.See more

$300/session

estimated cost

$300/session

estimated cost

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How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a wellness technique that works by promoting positive behavioral or cognitive changes. During successful hypnosis, the client should be eased into a state of deep relaxation in which the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind becomes more active. The client is often able to let go of critical thoughts and become receptive to the therapist’s suggestions. In this state of hypnosis, motivating suggestions can bypass your usual mental resistance and internal defense mechanisms. For example, even if you want to quit overeating cupcakes, you may have some level of resistance that your rational mind can’t overcome. During hypnosis, the positive suggestions made by the hypnotherapist can bypass your usual blocks, helping you to achieve the formerly unachievable: stopping overeating, quitting smoking, mastering public speaking, or losing your fear of heights. The goal of hypnosis is to strengthen and empower the client’s motivation, commitment and focus. Consider working with someone who is not just trained in hypnosis but also is a licensed therapist or psychotherapist who can bring their academic background into your session.

How is hypnosis used in therapy?

Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help clients overcome challenging issues such as anxiety, phobias, pain management, hot flashes and more. Hypnosis is also a way to help let go of addictions like smoking, overeating and gambling. In and of itself, hypnosis is not a therapy, but it can be used in conjunction with therapy to empower and encourage the person receiving it to make positive change. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis and will benefit more from hypnotherapy than others.

According to Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus, speaking for Psychology Today, hypnosis is a “genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice … hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.” The suggestions made in a therapeutic setting get deep into a person’s brain, beyond their conscious thinking, leading to behavior change and the ability to overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

What is the effectiveness of hypnosis?

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes the healing power of hypnosis and its proven effectiveness for anxiety, pain control, smoking cessation, headaches and more. Hypnosis may be safe and complementary way to augment medical attention you are receiving for a chronic illness or pain, or a way to resolve an addiction or phobia that you are otherwise unable to control. Hypnosis does not work on every person. When scientists began studying hypnosis in earnest, a report published by Stanford University titled “The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale” demonstrated that different brains respond to hypnosis in varying degrees, and a very few do not respond at all. Working with a trained psychologist, you’ll soon determine whether you are a good candidate for the healing benefits of hypnotherapy.

During a hypnotherapy session, the therapist will bring you into a state of deep relaxation in which the critical, conscious part of your brain recedes and the subconscious mind becomes alert and focused. The therapist will make suggestions, based on your intended goals, that will take root in your subconscious mind. These suggestions should affect your thinking in a positive way and empower you to make change.

 

What can hypnosis help you with?

According to many sources including the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine and a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypnosis is scientifically proven to help relieve both mental challenges and physical pains. Hypnosis can alleviate stress and reduce pain after surgeries, has been shown to relieve anxiety in children in the emergency room, and can be useful for managing pain associated with everything from arthritis to migraines. Hypnosis is non-invasive and gives you a way to control pain or discomfort that might otherwise seem out of your hands. Hypnosis shouldn’t be used as a substitute for medical care, but may be an excellent complementary tool that is best provided by a trained therapist or licensed medical provider. The University of Maryland Medical Center shares many conditions for which hypnosis can be useful:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Alopecia areata
  • Asthma
  • Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Bedwetting
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Labor and delivery
  • Skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Weight loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Warts
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Smoking cessation
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