Santa Cruz, CA18 Hypnotists near you

Where do you need the Hypnotist?

Answer a few questions

Tell us what you need so we can bring you the right pros.

Get quotes

Receive quotes from pros who meet your needs.

Hire the right pro

Compare quotes, message pros, and hire when ready.

Santa Cruz Hypnotists

Browse these hypnosis services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Cruz.

Sean Michael Imler
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Allison B.
Verified review

I have really enjoyed working with Sean. He is very knowledgable, asks great questions, and challenges me to be a better person. I am working with him on weight loss, and I am shocked at how much my diet has changed for the better. I actually don't prefer junk food any more, and I am eating a ton of vegetables a day... by choice! I have listened to the hypnosis recordings he made for me for 5 weeks now, and I definitely see the change. I am very grateful for this life changing opportunity.

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.

June S.
Verified review

I liked the peaceful environment in which my welcoming interview took place. I was made completely at ease before my hypnosis session, which ultimately helped me considerably, especially since I was able to tape it and listen back.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lishanna T.
Verified review

I have worked with Laura for three different life issues I was "stuck" with. Her approach is direct, dynamic, and effective! I had a really difficult pregnancy with my last baby. By the time I was 8 months in, I realized I was projecting the difficulties onto my birth, and was growing really anxious about my labor and delivery. I had three sessions with Laura and my mindset did a complete 180. I was so relaxed for the birth that we barely made it to the hospital in time for baby to come! Laura blends life coaching, hypnosis, and reiki into her sessions in a way that makes for a fun, deep, and lasting shift in various levels of the psyche. I really believe in her work, and recommend her to friends and patients alike.

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. :)

    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.

      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!

      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.

      About

      Theresa helps people make changes in numerous ways--as a Motivational Speaker, a Hypnotist, Energy healer and a Minister. Theresa has been doing hypnosis since the age of 11. She has done personal sessions across North America for over 25 years. She is an empowerment and positive change motivational speaker. She is the Director of Hypnosis for Premier Hypnosis Training Center and former Director of hypnosis of Sylvia Browne Hypnosis Training Center. She is a trainer at International Hypnosis Conferences. She does classic behavioral change hypnosis and Spiritual Hypnosis including Past Life and visiting Heaven. Theresa does hands-on healing and trained in Energy Healing Medicine.

      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

      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.

      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

      Psychotherapy, relationship counseling, hypnosis, and some EMDR. I focus on the changing needs for individuals, families and relationships within the context of the busy and demanding Silicon Valley life and this changing world. Alternative lifestyles and sexual minorities are welcome. Mft#44647

      About

      Hypnosis and guided imagery are great ways to eliminate unwanted behavior or destructive thinking patterns, as well as heighten or improve existing desirable tendencies or skills. It is also a great process to retrain our minds how to think bigger, better, and in a healthier fashion.

      About

      I am a certified hypnotherapist located in Half Moon Bay but also available for Skype sessions. Hypnosis is a great tool for stress management, pain, phobias, trauma, grief and habit control, among other things.

      • 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

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      Seth-Deborah Roth has been in the medical profession since 1969 when she became a registered nurse, working in oncology nursing. Soon after, she completed a year's training at a major New York teaching hospital, in a 12-suite operating room. She then worked in the operating room of a 500-bed orthopedic hospital in New York City. In 1973, she entered a Nurse Anesthetist training curriculum at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Kings County Hospital had 3,500 beds at that time. Seth-Deborah finished her training in 1975, doing over 3,000 cases before graduating. It was during her training in anesthesia when she first witnessed the use of hypnosis for surgery. She is married to a physician who totally supports her in realizing how much the mind and body are connected. Seth-Deborah is certified hypnotherapist, certified instructor and faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnosis. She's also a member of the International Hypnosis Federation, the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, the American Board of Hypnosis, the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association, Imagery International, and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. She is an instructor in Medical Hypnosis at the "Hypnotherapy Center" in Oakland California. She received the 2005 "Award of Excellence" in the category of Health Care from the International Hypnosis Federation (IHF). She has been featured on the Discovery Channel's "Myth Busters" segment on hypnosis. She has special advanced hypnosis training in medical hypnosis, pain control, hypno-anesthesiology, cancer hypnosis, emergency hypnosis, HypnoBirthing®, habit control, advanced reiki, LuxMani energy work, and pediatric hypnosis. She also is a master NLP practitioner, Time Line practitioner®, and a certified Results Coach trained by Christopher Howard. She continually attends the most current seminars and workshops in order to remain on top of new information. She also utilizes and teaches EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with each client, so they go home with tools they can use for the rest of their lives. She has presented to the National Guild of Hypnosis, the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association, the International Hypnosis Federation, the American Board of Hypnotherapy, the Institute for the Advanced Studies of Health World Conference, and the Dermatology Nurses Association, regarding the many uses of hypnosis in the area of health. She lectures in the hospital setting regarding medical hypnosis, including St. Rose Hospital, Seton Hospital, and the Bay Area Cancer Forum at Sutter Hospital. Seth-Deborah is also the medical hypnosis instructor at the Hypnotherapy Center in Oakland, California where she also teaches the two-day medical hypnotherapy certification training course. She often speaks on the San Franscisco radio station KEST called "Seeing Beyond" with Bonnie Colleen, regarding hypnosis in the field of health. Seth-Deborah writes a blog called "Hypnotic Health."

      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.

       

      Hire skilled professionals for absolutely everything.