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After Hours Hypnotherapy
from 5 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Kate L.
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Melvin talked to me of about an hour about hypnosis education. He is very knowledgeable about hypnosis, he was able to answer all my questions in detail as well as include interesting and entertaining stories. Melvin is obviously very passionate about it and has taken the time to master his craft. Glad I got to ask him my questions. I learned about different styles of hypnosis, how hypnotists can test suggestibility, and the dangers of self hypnosis when you gave anxiety. I felt more secure after hearing about all the hours he put in and the continuing education and investment he puts into his business. He works hard to hone his craft and isn't someone who just took a class over the weekend. Melvin experienced doing hypnosis for a variety of issues. Have never tried hypnosis with another person but would work with a Melvin if I ever do!


Imagine yourself discovering or reclaiming the innate healing potential that resides within you. I am trained in traditional "talk" psychotherapy and "mindbody" therapy. I am a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and stress-reduction consultant with over 28 years of experience. I am also a national board-certified clinical hypnotherapist. I offer several clinical hypnosis modalities to resolve anxiety, pain, and a wide range of symptoms. People seek my help for emotional healing and regulation, eliminate negative habits, move through life transitions, improve focus, enhance grief and conflict resolution skills, or a combination of areas to strengthen. I am also trained in mindfulness-based meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy breath and energy work, biofeedback, and guided imagery. I have been privileged to work with a diverse population and a wide range of issues and provide individual treatment programs. Customized hypnotherapy, stress reduction, mindful meditations, and healing through illness recordings are also provided.

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Why Choose South Carolina Hypnosis? Most problems with weight gain stem from emotional habits and old programming from the past. Your powerful, subconscious mind, the part of your brain that controls 80% of what you do, is in charge of these habits. It doesn't matter if your habits are damaging your health or making you miserable and frustrated. Your subconscious mind will continue to run these "programs" unless they are changed or updated. This is why will power approaches that offer to "burn out" your bad habits or programs based on counting calories or buying foods that have a low success rate. To be effective in losing weight, reducing stress, increasing energy, and feeling great about yourself, you must update your subconscious programming, and hypnosis is the fastest and most direct way of doing this! Hypnosis is relaxing, safe, effective, and natural...period! It's something that everyone can do and does on a daily basis. You can learn to use this natural, God-given ability on purpose to experience the results you've been desperately seeking! We believe that we offer the best service available at the lowest-possible cost with the least amount of hassle. Here's why: Professional Facilities - A professional hypnotist with an in-depth experience in hypnosis provides individual sessions for custom programs in our office. Stay-With-It Guarantee - Regardless of how many sessions you may need to attain your desired results and goals, we stay with the problem until you are happy. We offer a written service guarantee. Free Hypnotic Screening - We give a 30-40-minute screening; it's fun and informative. We will give you an honest and in-depth explanation of hypnosis and evaluate your situation. If we do not feel hypnosis will benefit you, we will tell you so. We specialize in: - Weight loss - Stop smoking - Self confidence - Stress relief We're serving the markets of Columbia, Greenville, Charleston, Sumter, Rock Hill, Camden, Newberry, Florence, Irmo, Lexington, Myrtle Beach, Anderson, Easily, Clemson, Seneca, Augusta, and Charlotte. We're conveniently located in Columbia South Carolina within minutes of Irmo, Harbison, Chapin, Lexington, Lake Murray, and downtown Columbia. Call now, and make an appointment for your screening. NGH "Consulting Hypnotist"- A separate and distinct profession, helping ordinary, everyday people with ordinary, everyday problems.

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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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