At Berkeley Hypnosis, I can help you successfully:
I use five techniques to cover the different aspects that keep you coming back to cigarettes like an ex you know is bad for you, but you can't seem to break up with. I help you break your attachment to cigarettes, break free of the three or four cigarettes per day that you really enjoy (like the one with your morning coffee or the one with dinner or the ones during your breaks at work). I also assist you in connecting to the subconscious part of you that still wants to smoke and help you make that part of you comfortable with quitting. (Most hypnotherapists skip this part, which is the real reason most people go back to smoking.) Plus I help you hypnotically rehearse your first happy day as a non-smoker. Most people become permanent non-smokers in one session.
You'll heal emotional eating, overeating, addictions to specific foods and understand and release the the subconscious original cause of why you gained the weight in the first place. People typically succeed in permanently changing their relationship to food in 3 -5 sessions.
*Overcome Anxiety, Phobias and PTSD
Having overcome anxiety and PTSD myself, I have a full arsenal of tools, (as well as a system to help you develop your own tools) that will help you get over anxiety, PTSD and phobias in 1 -12 sessions. I'll work with you to retrain your brain to stop sending you anxiety symptoms. You'll find and heal the original causes of your anxiety, phobias and PTSD. I'll also help you let go of stuck emotions from past events, using visualizations or techniques where you send this energy out of your body. Most phobias can be released in 1 -3 sessions. Anxiety and PTSD usually take 4 -12 sessions, with noticeable relief during the first hour.we work together.
I can help you change how you react to what's going on in your body and mind when you have sensations that you label as "depression." I will also give you tools you can work with to get you moving when you feel stuck and listless. Plus, just like with anxiety, I can help you discover the original subconscious cause of your depression; you will also experience easy ways to release the stuck emotions in your body from past events. I also offer a technique that helps you get past the feeling like part of your old personality is missing and bring back the energy, drive and willingness to be fully present in the world that you once had. Working with depression typically takes 4 -12 sessions.
Having gotten over anger issues myself, I understand this territory well. On the one hand, I can teach you techniques that will instantly calm you when anger is triggered. On the other hand, almost anything that makes you angry actually comes from the pain of an earlier, unresolved wound, usually from childhood. I can help you get in touch with these wounds and heal them through hypnosis. I can also show you how to discover what really bothers you seconds after someone says or does something that angers you in the moment, so that you easily let go of your anger at them.
Here are some testimonials from clients about our work together:
“I’ve been to other hypnotherapists, but my three sessions with Mahesh were the most successful I’ve ever had. He helped me stop smoking, and to eliminate my sciatica pain and my neuropathy. I would recommend him to anybody and I would go back to him if I had any kind of angst, whether it was physical, mental or emotional.”
~Maria I., Oakland
“I went to see Mahesh for restorative hypnosis after many years of struggling with an addiction to a specific person. I had tried years of therapy, was medicated by psychiatrists, went to SLAA [twelve-step] meetings, and nothing was working. Deou will begin to feel betterspite being a high functioning executive, I had lost friendships, relationships, and jobs because of the addiction and was completely suicidal. I had never tried hypnotherapy before, and walked in with a reasonable dose of skepticism. Mahesh made me feel completely comfortable with the process.
…The impact has been transformational. For about two weeks after the session, I felt a strong energy coursing through my body. I had a new clarity and sense of strength that culminated in a calm acceptance. For the first time, I began to move on. I couldn’t believe it. I started living my life. It was the beginning of such a profound change in me as a human that I don’t believe I could ever feel suicidal again. My deepest gratitude to you, Mahesh.”
~Sarah C., San Francisco
“I started to see Mahesh Grossman of Berkeley Hypnosis to work on opening my heart and improving my relationships. The work we’ve done together has led to significant inner growth for me. In hypnosis, I’ve been able to heal aspects of my childhood experiences with my mother, my father and my oldest brother. I also discovered a secret that was kept from me when I was three years old that made a particular event more understandable. Through hypnosis, I’m able to imagine living a happier childhood than I actually had, and surprisingly, the effect stays with me long after our session and transforms me. Trauma is relieved and wounds are healed. As a result, I’m more open and vulnerable in my life and my relationships with my wife, my son, and most importantly, with myself, have all deepened.”
~Daniel P., Berkeley