Clinical, Medical, Psychological Application of Hypnosis Therapy

Temecula, CA

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How does your service stand out?

My interest in Hypnosis began in 1979. I entered an internship in 1984 and began practice 1985. I've been a member of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and have been certified by Gil Boyne as a Hypnotherapist, a title which requires over 300 hours of class and 3 years of practice. I've worked with clients who have not been successful prior to meeting me. Some of those clients found success with me in Stop Smoking, Teeth Grinding, Migraine, Post Traumatic Stress, Rape/incest. Some people who have been successful have prior treatment by Dentists for TMJ, treatment by Psychiatrists for depression, and treatment by Psychologists for anxiety. Doctors who had prescribed the upper limits of depression meds and sleep medication for Fibromyalgia have referred their patients to me. It's wonderful to see the reliance on medications be reduced or totally eliminated. The practice of Hypnotherapy can be complementary to all current care by Medical Doctors, Psychiatry and Psychologists. Pain applications can be trained so to use the mind to reduce the pain experienced with degenerative spine disease and other chronic pain issues. Patients as young as 6 years old have had their bed-wetting stopped in as few as 3 sessions. The youngest child I have worked with was age 5. Anger outbursts in children, experiencing divorce can be addressed. Their need to feel safe in the divorce split can be very important to them as they continue their psychological and emotional development. The oldest person I have worked with was 82, a woman who was not able to eat as much as she needed and was on a continual loss of weight. This person needed to take just a few extra bites at every meal. This could sound simple, that it should have occurred without hypnosis, but the weight loss was a significant concern as her weight was approaching 90 lbs. I have worked successfully with people from age 6 to age 82 with a wide variety of needs. These needs once met helped them to have a more enjoyable life.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like to see people who cannot find a solution, find their solution. If the Medical Doctor can't find the cause for a Migraine or sleeplessness, or fibromyalgia... I love to give that solution. If someone has Post-Partum Depression and they are not as happy as they used to be, I like to remind them of the joy they had, and with Hypnotherapy allow the redirection to their happiness. If someone is busting their molars with teeth grinding, I like to hear they are sleeping with ease and comfort. I like my job, all of it.
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Temecula, CA 92590

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8 Reviews
  • Amber S. Jun 6, 2017
    Therapy and Counseling
    Verified Review
    I have had 2 appointments and I can genuinely say it has helped tremendously already. I had tried a life coach in the past and it really was just a waste of time talking and explaining my life....if you want to really change and not just talk and be a victim this is the therapy and the hypnotherapist for you. He is kind and humble and really wants to help people.
  • Dora S. Jun 27, 2016
    Verified Review
    I meet with Paul at his office on Sunday morning. Paul is very knowledgeable in this area. I do not know how this is going to work for me, but I am going to try him. I will send my reviews after the treatment.
  • Kevin M. Apr 12, 2016
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Great service will use again.
  • Antonette S. Mar 9, 2016
    Verified Review
    My therapist, Paul Rieker, has made a tremendous difference in my life! After only three (2 hour sessions) he was able to help me unlock the issues and move forward into a fulfilling, productive life that is now void of fears and insecurities. He is very honest and genuinely cares for his partients. He is more concerned about helping others than racking up expensive therapy sessions. He is very affordable and I definitely recommend him.
  • Rachel T. Feb 20, 2016
    Spiritual Counseling
    Verified Review
    I went to see Paul because I needed counseling, I didnt know he was a hypnotherapist. He called me right away and I could tell he really cares. He explained his technique and was very personable with a great sense of humor. He truly believed that he could help me. When I went to his office I was completely hopeless but Paul sat down with me to reassure me that I have a bright future ahead of me. I feel a LOT better after seeing him. This was different than a regular therapy session, and it worked a lot more effectively than just talking everything out. Somehow it really worked and afterwards I felt ready to take more responsibility for my life!
  • Cassie M. Apr 5, 2015
    Therapy and Counseling
    Verified Review
    I met with Paul Rieker this last Friday. He has a positive way of looking at life. He has many years of experience in what he does. He also uses what he teaches. I think this is great. He is great and it was a joy to meet him and to experience his service. I plan on going back to see him in the future.
  • Patricia E. Sep 24, 2013
    Mr. Rieker is a very astute hypnotherapist and gets right to the crux of the problem. He works with sensitivity and compassion for his clients, and he listens to them! I was more than impressed with the outcome of my hypnosis session, and happy with the results..
  • Mary F. May 14, 2013
    Therapy and Counseling
    Verified Review
    I had an opportunity to sit and talk with Paul Reiker. I felt comfortable in his women friendly office. I learned a lot about ME! He coached me to be well again. Helped me understand my past and move on as an adult. He truly is very caring, very experienced in what he does. I was a skeptic and became a believer regarding Hypnotherapy. Thank you, Paul


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Learning to go to sleep quickly, is a stepping stone to the depth of relaxation necessary to achieve the mind state of hypnosis. Breath Control and change of respiration and heart rate is a new concept for some. Then creating the emotion of the next morning can drive the underlying tone of dreams. If nightmares have been a problem, we can change or eliminate these as well.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been certified by Gil Boyne as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. This certification required 300 hours of coursework, which was provided by Dan Roden.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Due to Mother's Suicide of 1976, I have found these techniques most effective for resolution to depression.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with a wide population. Children as young as 7 and adults as old as 90. I have helped test scores, through concentration exercises. I have assisted resolving nightmares of Vietnam Veterans. I have assisted in the reduction of meds for Acid Reflux and Sleep medication. I have reduced or eliminated teeth grinding. I have worked with people who were divorced, rape victims, car accident victims. I have worked with a person who was taking 7 showers a day, and women who were anorexic and women who needed to gain weight. I've assisted others who were morbidly obese to loose weight.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am proud of the many people who have recommended me to the Temecula Kiwanis Club. We are embarking on a medical study. This study is to evaluate a brief therapy process for PTSD. This study to become a process of therapy for Adverse Childhood Experiences.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I am an experienced Hypnotherapist with many successful clients, of different needs, expanded expertise and knowledge, to meet your needs. A successful Hypnotherapist is not created in class or by reading books. Success comes from a broad range of successful experience . I have helped people who were smoking and alcohol addicted. Nightmares and insomnia. War trauma and molestation trauma. Fear of death and folks with extreme grief. People cutting and people who were anorexic. I have helped with weight loss, and for those who needed weight gain. Fear of driving and fear of being murdered. Children of divorce and children of abuse. I am experienced with wide and varied problem sets. I am generally able to assist you in your objective in fewer sessions and less cost. Most of all, the objective is for your success.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Deep relaxation brings you great power. Not only can you change your body temperature, but also other aspects of your physiology. You can redirect your perspective, to change depression. This new perspective allows us to be joyful for our future accomplishments, with optimism. My practice brings a prescription and treatment of optimism and positive change.