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I entertain and motivate individuals and organizations through the power of the subconscious mind. I present powerful and entertaining comedy hypnosis shows that respect the volunteer and make the organizer of the event look fantastic.

  • 27 years in business

Healing the body comes first than healing the mind. I'm a certified clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapist, and I have 24 years of experience as licensed massage therapist. I believe in balancing the mind and body by opening energy pathways through massage and removing emotional blocks through Reiki, breath work and hypnosis.


I offer a guarantee. If what I quote you for does not fix your issue, then I will continue the work until completed for no extra charge. However, this requires you to be honest with me when I ask questions or other wise I cannot do the work correctly.


Maryanne is a certified clinical hypnotist. She received her hypnosis certification through the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy. Maryanne is also a certified medical hypnotist and certified nutritional wellness counselor. She is a graduate of the Florida School of Massage, Broward Community College, and Santa Fe Community College, and is a studying homeopathy student. Maryanne is a member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association, International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, and the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy. A Caring Approach to Today's Problems Everything valuable comes from within... Everyone has the ability to become healthy and stay healthy. It may sound too simple, but we all have the foundation to incorporate our mind and body into a state of wellness. We are all born fine, then we are defined, then we must be refined. We all absorb limiting belief systems, as children, into our minds. We tend to hold the negative beliefs into the forefront of our thoughts. Beliefs such as being not good enough, unlovable, too skinny, too fat, not smart enough... the list is endless as we all know. These beliefs can actually cause a physiological change in our bodies if we hold onto them long enough, causing anxiety, fear, guilt, sadness, anger, pain, negative behaviors, postural changes, and many more limiting health factors. When we have had enough suffering or disease, we tend to look outside of ourselves for answers or quick fixes. The greatest news is that the truth and the miracles are all within us -- we just have to be ready and willing to allow our inner physician to heal us. We all want to be happy and at peace, and to be loved and to help to rid ourselves of negative self limiting beliefs. Hypnotherapy utilizes techniques to generate a state of deep relaxation where the conscious mind is quieted and peaceful, allowing heightened receptivity to positive suggestions and affirmations and accessibility to our subconscious mind, unlocking our inner wisdom to re-frame our true potential that we were born with. Hypnotherapy is a natural, safe, yet altered state of mind similar to daydreaming. The client is always in control and you always remember the session. Suggestions are not outside the client's personal belief systems, whereby only allowing your perfect mind to do its perfect work.

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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.

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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