WholeHealth Hypnosis has been awarded Top 3 Hypnotherapy in Seattle.
Three Best Rated® (U.S.) is an independent organization that finds the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants, health care providers, etc., in any city. The top 3 local businesses or practitioners are handpicked using a 50-point inspection including the business's reputation, history, complaints, ratings, nearness, satisfaction, trust, cost, general excellence, reviews, etc.
Thank you, previous clients, for submitting such fabulous reviews and ratings on so many different platforms! I'm sure this was a big part of getting WholeHealth Hypnosis noticed. And thank you, ThreeBest, for awarding this local business with your recognition!
Pleasure is its own principle – we seek it for its own good. Oftentimes, we’ll do things precisely for the pleasure. We only stop to think about the activity or issue if it becomes a problem: if despite its short-term pleasure it is detrimental to our overall happiness.
“Happiness” has traditionally been understood as long-lived and useful, often attained in relationships, and typically doesn’t lead to addictions or dependence. In contrast, “pleasure” has been short-lived, fast and fleeting, and can lead to addictions. In the abstract, we can probably see or even “feel” the difference, even when we don’t articulate it as a difference between “happiness” and “pleasure.”
It isn’t just a difference of words, however. There is at least one way to measure the distinction. Happiness is built on serotonin, a hormone produced by the brain that relaxes the body and calms the mind, provides a feeling of general satisfaction and contentmen...
The customers, members, and team members at Bark.com awarded WholeHealth Hypnosis their Certificate of Excellence for 2019. This was based on 2018 reviews, customer feedback, professional qualifications, and a host of back-end technical things that Bark uses to measure the professionalism and quality of providers on their network. Bark is an online portal that allows people to shop with verified service providers in their area. This certificate is Bark's highest award for performance and value.
I am honored by this recognition and award, and will continue to endeavor to live up and exceed the expectations of my clients in the coming year!
WholeHealth Hypnosis has been nominated for New Business of the Year by the Greater Seattle Business Association. The GSBA is the nation's largest LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, and represents over 1300 small businesses, corporations, and nonprofit members who share the values of promoting equality and diversity in the workplace.
I am tremendously honored to be nominated by my peers and colleagues in the GSBA, and cannot express how dear this community is to my heart.
I will be offering a free introduction to self-hypnosis class this coming Thursday evening at 7pm. Learn how self-hypnosis works, how to make it work for you, and start with a guided hypnosis experience to get you grounded! Totally free - no obligation, no strings.
If you want to go deeper and learn more, there will be two more classes (the following two Thursday evenings), and registration for the whole series is $110, and includes a book and CD. But no pressure. You'll learn what you need to get started using self-hypnosis in the first, free evening!
To learn more, visit my website at www.WholeHealth.today/self-hypnosis. Advance registration for the free class isn't required, but it is appreciated so I know how many materials to have on hand.
I have earned advanced certification in Hypnosis with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. My career is built on helping people neutralize emotional triggers that distort our thinking, perceiving and acting. Now I am prepared to turn these tools to helping clients with PTSD.
As before, I require a referral from a Doctor, Counselor, Psychologist, or Psychiatrist to participate in treatment for PTSD (and preferably, I will be part of a team of professionals supporting an individual).
As always, I do not charge for consultation. If you or someone you know wants to explore hypnosis as an adjunct therapy for treating Post-Traumatic Stress, we can have a conversation about that without cost or obligation. (No referral is needed for a consultation.)
If you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, and feels open to considering hypnosis, call me to schedule a free consultation.
Behind my house is a large patch of blackberries. Himalayan Blackberries, big and sweet, but with thorns and stalks that are big and stiff, too. Hacking them back is a chore, but there are sweet rewards, too. The last time I trimmed them back I really went to town. I jumped in and hacked and picked, hack-hack-hack, pick-pick-pick, hack-pick, hack-pick. You get the idea. When I came inside afterwards and washed the grit, grime and blackberry juice from my arms, I noticed how many scratches, cuts, scrapes I’d collected. And they even started to hurt! Surely, you’ve experienced something similar at some point.
Now, it wasn’t as if I had lost and suddenly regained the sense of feeling in my arms. I hadn’t applied a topical anesthetic that instantly wore off. What probably happened was that I was just so focused on the work (and the occasional berry-break) that I was able to unthinkingly ignore the scratches and snags. It also probably helped that I knew that the tho...
It isn’t unusual for people to come to me with their own ideas about what hypnosis is or ought to feel like. Sometimes those ideas are close to the mark, but often they are way off. That’s understandable, of course, since popular culture is fascinated by things like “mind control”, unconscious actions, and undetectable coercion. That couldn’t be further from what hypnosis actually is, but actual hypnosis wouldn’t make an interesting Hollywood plot device, so we can’t expect movies and stage shows to give accurate information.
One of the first conversations I have with people interested in hypnosis is what hypnosis really is, and isn’t.
First, hypnosis is safe and natural. It happens all the time - literally many times a day. It is there when we learn, when we daydream, when we are entertained, when we are moved to tears, when we vividly remember. Hypnosis is, simply, openness to suggestion. When you hear a song on the radio from your childhood and instantly you remember exactly where you...
Basically, there are two types of hypnosis. (Really, there are as many “types” of hypnosis as there are hypnotists. But I’m generalizing styles and techniques into two broad categories.)
The first is “Direct Suggestion.” This is when we get you into a trance and I simply tell you good things about yourself. “You are confident. You are a non-smoker. You eat only healthy foods and only when it is healthy to eat them. You are comfortable and pain-free.” And so on.
Direct Suggestion is a legitimate and effective hypnotic technique. As far as it goes. The main problem with Direct Suggestion is that it often doesn’t last. Generally, when considered successful, Direct Suggestion lasts about a week, maybe two at most. And then it “wears off.” That is because the underlying issue, the “root cause”, remains unaffected. Typically an individual relying on direct suggestion must continually reinforce it with either frequent visits to the hypnotist or listening to a recording.