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Welcome to Inner Awareness Hypnosis Center! My name is Susan Gallaher. I am an NGH-certified hypnotherapist, self-hypnosis teacher, personal empowerment coach, transformational counselor and EFT practitioner. In simple terms, I help people experience greater levels of joy, inner peace, harmony, and success in their lives through the deeply transformative process of Inner Awareness Hypnosis. Transform your life with Inner Awareness Hypnosis. You can: * improve your relationships * overcome feelings of fear, anxiety, habitual sadness, and loss * experience freedom from past trauma * achieve increased levels of joy, satisfaction and well-being * regain control of your life * eliminate unwanted habits and self-defeating behaviors * release anger and resentment * remove obstacles to your success * enhance focus, concentration and memory * increase self-esteem, confidence and authentic personal power * heighten physical performance and mental acuity * alleviate chronic pain * discover your life's purpose * create the success you have dreamed of Lasting change begins with Inner Awareness. No matter what issues you are facing, what obstacles you want to overcome, what behaviors you want to change, how much weight you want to take off or what goals you want to accomplish, we can build a bridge to success together. Call today for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation.


Allow me to provide coaching and hypnosis for your success. I am not a therapist, I am a coach. Motivating your passions, strengths, and talents into your success. Call for a free session today. Leave your name & number. Today, coaching is done, right from your home or office, over the phone. Or it can be done by email. You no longer have to meet. Over 500+ topics, such as ... 1. Articulate your goals and desires. 2. Help you develop strategies to overcome roadblocks. Help you open and unlock doors. Help you inspire yourself! 3. Identify and eliminate your limited beliefs. Bring out the positive in you! 4. Be accountable to your dreams/desires. 5. Step outside your comfort zone; think out of the box. Help you take baby steps. 6. Help you to be the best you can be and get the most out of you! Specialize in pre-separation, separation, pre-divorce, divorce, pre-dating, dating, children/parents, financial, organization and motivation, fears/phobias, hypnosis gastric bypass weight loss, and victimization (ex. spousal battering). See more insight and info online. Call today ... And work towards your success. (including your number) Vivian M Webb, CPLC, C.Ht

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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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