Joseph is a Clinical Hypnotherapist who has been trained and certified by Dr. George Bien. Joseph incorporates Shamanic Healing-Journeying Music during his sessions in order to create a more in depth and effective healing process. Joseph uses Hypnotherapy to shift the patterns in your subconscious mind.
All of us have experienced hypnosis. Several times a day we enter a self-induced trance state. This is a part of the natural activity-relaxation rhythm of the body known as the ultradian rhythm. We conventionally experience this as "spacing out." It is also the state in which openness to learning is most likely to occur.
Hypnosis is the focused use of the trance state in order to reprogram self-limiting sub-conscious patterns.However, we've learned that the sub-conscious cannot be commanded into a state of well-being. The old authoritative hypnotist approach, "When you look at that ashtray, you will stop smoking," has been replaced by a more sophisticated and successful method pioneered by Milton Erickson, M.D. Erickson reasoned that the sub-conscious is not an evil force trying to thwart our best intentions. Instead, each individual has all the resources necessary for change already residing within.
Joseph helps the client awaken these latent potentials. He conveys options to the client which were formerly unperceived.In order to do this, Joseph uses a variety of techniques. He may dialogue with the sub-conscious, tell anecdotes and metaphors, stimulate memory recall, utilize age regression, help the client recall, reinterpret, or reparent the original childhood trauma, or even assist in altering the original birth experience. Some esoteric hypnosis seeks to connect the client with past life events. Few good hypnotherapists utilize only hypnosis in treatment. Joseph uses insight-oriented and behavioral techniques as well.The problems treatable through hypnosis are equally diversified. Although hypnosis is commonly associated with habit cessation (losing weight, quitting smoking, etc.), almost any area which responds to conventional therapies can be treated with hypnosis. The well-trained clinician using hypnotherapy can help clients suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, low self-esteem, stress, insomnia, substance abuse, phobias, memory loss, panic attacks, and more. Even forms of schizophrenia and multiple personality have been cured through hypnosis. The medical applications range from pain control and anesthesia to the more generalized use of stimulating the overall healing process.
Each client may experience hypnosis differently relative to the technique being used and the psychology of the client. For some, it is a heightened awareness; for others, a profound relaxation. Sometimes the client hears every word the hypnotist says, and other times the voice fades in and out or becomes completely inaudible. In Ericksonian work, the client is never put under the "control" of the hypnotist. The client is always free to alter the hypnotic experience or awaken at will.
Therefore, hypnosis is not an artificial condition imposed upon a "subject," but rather a skill to be learned by the client to correct an existing symptom or problem. It's not magic; all clients must work cooperatively with their therapists. However, when used by a competent and well-trained professional, it is an effective and dynamic therapy.