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Pleasant Hill Hypnotists

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Sean Michael Imler
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Glory-A M.
Verified review

Sean is awesome. His hypnosis sessions are the best I've ever had. His voice is clear and his tone will guide you as deep as you allow. I am pleased with the program he created just for me.

SFHypnotherapy & Reiki
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
LauraLynn B.
Verified review

My experience with Ewa's hypnotherapy was fantastic. She really surprised me with the scope of her sessions - we talked about everything from past lives...to current dilemmas...to yummy herbal teas to drink for clarity. The hypnosis portion was always my favorite part...even though I was merely curious if it would work at first. Honestly, I found it to be the KEY for every session. Combined with the tarot cards she used, I received some Very Clear images to help me on my healing path. I highly recommend!!

Jill A.
Verified review

I sought out Shannon because I have some subconscious blocks regarding relationships and I wanted to see if hypnosis would help me get past them. I immediately loved Shannon. She has a really calming and beautiful spirit that is immediately obvious upon meeting her. I saw her for 8 sessions. I really enjoyed my time working with her and I feel like we worked on a lot of core issues that I am struggling with. My only disappointment was that I was only put under hypnosis 2 times, and we focused on other issues aside from relationships in those sessions. The therapy was actually much more like traditional therapy in that most sessions involved discussing my life and issues I am dealing with. She gave me several exercises to complete that I found very helpful and enlightening. She has a really powerful and genuine energy. I would definitely recommend her, I would just say you should go in expecting more traditional therapy with hypnosis as one tool that she may use, but it wasn't the primary focus of the work. I am very grateful to Shannon for her help and I hope that many others will find her and benefit from her healing gifts.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie R.
Verified review

I originally began seeing Beth back in 2014 for anger and anxiety issues. While I still have some work to do, my life is exponentially better as a result of working with Beth. I had seen a traditional therapist for years and it helped shed light on things, but did little toward actually helping me solve my problems. Thanks to Beth’s commitment to her clients’ health and happiness, I now know what my true calling in life is and I am working toward it every day. This alone has reduced my anxiety and anger, as I am finally feeling happier and more connected with my true self. Also worth noting is that Beth is not only a gifted healer, she is an incredibly empathetic, non-judgmental, and professional person. As a result, I look forward to every single appointment I have with her. If you are feeling “stuck,” as I did when I originally sought out depth hypnosis, I encourage you to call Beth today. Your happiness is more than worth it and she will do everything in her power to help you achieve your goals, whatever that means for you. “May you be free of suffering, may you be a peace.”

Randy Weled, MFT
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Peter B.
Verified review

As a serial student, I am on a constant quest for self-improvement and life’s truths. This journey began in college with a Psychology degree but after a traumatic divorce I quickly dispelled traditional forms of therapy when I discovered and experience Brief Solution Therapy. I also am a huge fan of Tony Robbins but in my analysis his techniques where remarkably effective on the conscious level. I knew that personal limiting beliefs from my abused childhood residing in my subconscious were preventing me from being my best self. So my journey continued into NLP which in turn led me to Ericksonian hypnosis. All highly valid and powerful forms of therapy yet something was still missing. Enter Randy and Brainspotting. Isn’t life grand!?! “There are no accidents” as it’s only fitting that I write this review on Thumbtack as this is the site that I somehow happened upon that led me to Randy and this strange brief therapy called Brainspotting. Randy immediately responded to my inquiry stating that “Brainspotting goes deeper than hypnosis” so of course I just had to try it. Without spoiling your personal Brainspotting experience in describing the process let me focus on the results: Profound. After just one session I felt an inner calm and peace that I’ve never before experience. Not only was I free of daily struggles but the impact has not been just inner-world but immediately manifested in my outer-world as well. Life has “flowed” effortlessly with tangible new opportunities that have been transformative. Most importantly my newly discovered better self has dramatically and positively affected the lives of my family and the people I love most. What could be more important? Brainspotting has been life-altering for me as I’m certain it will be for you but lastly and most importantly is Randy himself. The love, empathy and compassion I experienced from Randy guiding me through my personal journey of self-discovery as left me in awe of his humanity.

Interactive Hypnotherapy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
John G.
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I had gone through an ugly, expensive lawsuit to protect a musical copyright that had been infringed upon. Ultimately I had to let the lawsuit go, which impacted me financially, emotionally and creatively. Afterwards, I was shell-shocked and disillusioned which took the joy out of my life specifically in the area of creating music. My spirit was broken and I could not seem to fix it. I had never before experienced hypnosis. I came to it guarded but willing to try. Kaia was compassionate and patient in helping me identify the problems, As I relaxed into a dreamlike state she asked questions about where I was going, what I was feeling, and what I was seeing. Soon I just allowed myself to let go, moving into trust, going with the flow. I soon found myself before a locked portal. Behind were a series of other doors, all encased in Gothic arches with sacred energy, glowing with golden light. But I couldn’t enter because it was locked. It could not be forced open, and though I could see what lay behind it, I could not go around it either. Though this was frustrating, I began to realize that those cherished places were at least still there… I just had to find a key, though that would require work, time or whatever. Post-hypnotherapy, I continue to process. Taking heart, I now find I am achieving what I set out to do in that session: to reclaim those lost, battered parts of me, returning to my musical roots and moving on. My session was a cleansing, enlightening experience. I got tangible results upon which to build. UPDATE: The album in question is now up on Amazon and other sites. I continue selling my album and have just released a new one this year. The hypnotherapy was a significant step towards this outcome.

Hypnosis 4Wellness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
Natalie C.
Verified review

Cathy is a very intuitive, patient, and open-minded hypnotherapist. I had never tried hypnosis before, but now I can see that it can be used for so many things. You are in good hands with her.

Hypnotherapy Oasis
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Gio M.
    Verified review

    I'm so grateful to have found Victoria. She's a great hypnotherapist and healer, one of the BEST!. She has helped me deal through some very stressful situations that were affecting my performance in general. Life can throw some ugly curve balls when you least expect it. So, I turn to Victoria each and every time. Not being a fan of taking meds to deal with stress, insomnia, etc., I turned to hypnotherapy and boy was I glad. Victoria really cares for her clients. Our sessions are never rushed and she knows what to ask to get to the root of the problem. When our hypnosis sessions are over, I always feel so calmed and collected. Having been to several hypnotherapist in my life, I think Victoria is one of the BEST. She also gives you an mp3 recording of your session to play at home. Whenever a stressful situation comes back, I just do my meditation while listening to our recordings, and 20 minutes later, voila! I'm ready to handle any issue. Thank you, Victoria for being there for me. :)

    Fred Lee - Mastermind
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jake R.
    Verified review

    Fred is the best hypnotist for corporate events. He has left the CEOs and employees alike talking about his show time and time again. Treat him very well! He was worth flying to our event in Saudi Arabia!

    A Healing Spirit
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Mike B.
      Verified review

      I used Carol's hypnotherapy to manage anxiety before a major surgery, to manage pain after surgery, and to help with a positive outcome. As a result, I went into surgery without apprehension. The doctor told me to expect severe pain for a week after surgery and gave me oxy. I never had to take a single pill as I had no pain at all because Carol taught me hypnosis skills to manage pain. My potentially 3 night hospital stay was only one night because I felt so good. At my 2 week follow-up visit the surgeon released me far sooner than he normally would have he said because I had healed so well and quickly. I credit the work that I did with Carol for preparing me for a pain free outcome and quick recovery. I recommend her without hesitation.

      Alchemical Hypnotherapy
      5.0
      from 2 reviews
        Lynne H.
        Verified review

        I've had more than 1 session with this woman. All 3 times I was going through heavy things - one time i had just had a spinal surgery and Christina gave me a session as i lay in my bed healing from that - that i received counsel on through the alchemical hypnosis process. i even reconnected with my first true guide/friend - my childhood dog. Her sessions brought clarity to me during dark doubtful times and felt restorative physically, emotionally and spiritually. All 3 sessions felt very different and were honed toward my situation. i highly recommend Christina's services.

        About

        I do the work I do because it calls me. It calls me to utilize my gifts of intuition to see where individuals may not see, to hear where individuals may not hear and feel what individuals may have difficulty expressing. These gifts, when associated with the coaching process help clients experience amazing "Aha" moments and breakthrough what appeared as barriers or blocks to living the life they really want and the success they deserve.

        About

        We (Jim and Lynn) have been happy "newlyweds" for over 30 years, sharing common interests and passions. This makes our practice unique, with each of us sharing our special strengths and talents, truly complimenting one another. Clients get "two for one" when they sign up with us, as it is not uncommon for a client to meet individually one time with me and another time with Lynn, making sure the client meets with the person with the specific expertise to assure success. Our clients get the full advantage of each one's unique expertise and specialty services. Both of us are highly skilled hypnotherapists but with specialities in different areas. I have over forty years of counseling experience and specialize in addiction and 12-step support, family and relationship problems, memory/recall (test taking), spirituality and resolution of traumatic events. Lynn specializes in smoke cessation, building confidence and self-esteem, weight management, and professional development (e.g. accomplishing goals, public speaking, procrastination). Of course, both of us handle many other concerns and we consult each other regularly to be sure each client receives the very best we can offer.

        About

        I am certified as a hypnotherapist by the American Alliance of Hypnotists. I am very proud of my work, and I use my skills to bring relief, freedom and pleasure to my clients. I provide the best-quality hypnosis product around, which is customized to your needs. I utilize an "easy-to-use" computer program called Skype so that I can deliver you a premium hypnosis session right into the comfort of your own home. No matter where you are in the world, I can help you today. People use hypnosis because it works for them; why not give it a try? What have you got to lose? Some of the hypnosis products I offer include: * hypnosis to losing weight * hypnosis to stop smoking * hypnosis to stop phobias * hypnosis for confidence * hypnosis for depression and anxiety

        About

        Choosing hypnotherapy sessions with me, you have the opportunity to change old habits, patterns and emotions to actually re-program your mind to work for you. Instead of self-medicating, you can take the holistic approach because the subconscious mind is a powerful gift with great abilities that nature has given you to create our life at your own design.

        • 14 years in business
        About

        I help people heal from trauma, sexual abuse, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, and addictions. I use EMDR therapy, guided meditations/hypnosis, talk therapy, mindfulness, etc. I was trained as an engineer, which has led me to be very curious about what works in therapy. I'm down-to-earth and practical. I love seeing people make connections and changes in their lives. (Lic # LMFT40414) More info at SunnyvaleTherapy.com

        About

        I am a certified clinical hypnotherapist. I specialize in past-life regression, healing, stop smoking, fears, phobias, and more. My clients love the results they receive.

        About

        Get the help creating the life you want with hypnotherapy. You can overcome seemingly intractable problems, release addictions, better your relationships, redefine your life goals, and make difficult transitions, leaving behind chronic pain for good!

        • 4 years in business
        About

        My services are customized to meet the needs and preferences of each of my clients. I strongly believe that while we all carry universal feelings and experiences, we are all so very unique. When I guide my clients into a meditative space using hypnotherapy, I find first what draws their inner peace forward. I ask questions and I create something that tailors to each individual.

        About

        We provide individual and family hypnotherapy services. We are specializing in weight management and body image with individual hypnotherapy, group hypnotherapy, hypnosis classes and self-hypnosis downloads.

        About

        Weight loss and quit smoking are just two of the services that Bay area Hypnosis Center offers. We also help with wellness, stress management, and positive thinking.

        Q & A

        Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

        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.

        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

        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.

         

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