Why does hypnotherapy work?
- The conscious mind, that part that allows us to reason, solve problems and make decisions, accounts for only about 10% of our mind's power. That explains why our will power so often fails us when we depend on it to help us make changes.
- The subconscious mind is the feeling part of us, which contains all our emotions, memories, habits, belief systems and controls all of our internal organs. It accounts for 90% of our mental power.
- Our subconscious mind is unable to reason or rationalize. It does not know the difference between right or wrong, but does what we instruct or program it to do. If we suggest to the subconscious mind that we are an content individual, we will be. If we tell it we are an inferior individual, that is what we will become.
- Most of our programming takes place during our childhood before we develop our ability to reason This explains why some of our earlier belief systems no longer serve us as they once did.
- If during childhood we are praised, encouraged and supported, we will develop a healthy self-esteem, but if we are put down and criticized we will develop a poor self-esteem.
- Fortunately, most of the programming we received as children serves us well as adults, but we also received negative programming, usually put there unknowingly by parents, teachers and peers.
- The negative programming is what holds us back as adults. It determines our self-esteem, our confidence level, whether we succeed in reaching our goals and how we react to situations and stresses of life.
- Hypnosis allows us to go back and replace any negative programming with positive systems of our choosing. The process of hypnosis gives us the power to utilize 100% of our mental resources to make the changes in ourselves that we desire.
Frequently asked questions
Anyone can be hypnotized if they want to be. No one can be hypnotized against their will. With that said while in hypnosis you will NOT do or say anything against your will. You are always in control of you mind and body. The hypnotherapist is simply a guide supporting your desired outcome.
No, you are simply in a dual state of mind where the subconscious and conscious minds overlap. During hypnosis you are actually in an expanded state of awareness.
Hypnosis is best described as an experience of an extraordinary sense of complete physical relaxation. Every muscle in your body becomes pleasantly relaxed and all tension disappears. However, your mind is fully aware of what is taking place and your mind is in an expanded state of awareness. Most people find the experience extremely pleasant (I have a difficult time meditating so I have started using self-hypnosis in place of meditation).
- 38% recovery after 600 sessions
- Behaviour Therapy:
- 72% recovery after 22 sessions
- 93% recovery after 6 sessions
No! Never! Remembering, hypnosis is a perfectly natural state of mind. It is part of our brain wave cycle, as are sleep and fully conscious states. You will maintain control.
What do you treat?
Clients have experienced benefits and results with using hypnosis in these areas:
This of course is not limiting all that hypnotherapy can support. I will work with you one on one specifically tailoring your hypnotherapy to support your goals and desired outcome.
How many sessions will I need?
Generally clients are amazed at the results from just one hypnotherapy session. Understanding that we are all unique and on our own journey results all vary on the individual and they issue at hand. Generally clients notice drastic improvement after 1-3 sessions, dependent on the issue some individuals may sometimes require up to 6. Payments can be made by Visa, Mastercard, Cash.
- Consultation session
- 2 sessions approx 2hrs each
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- 90 minutes session approx.
- Enjoy at Emerald Healing Place or long distance via skype
- 60 minute sessions approx.
- Has to be experienced to truly understand the amazing modality
- Sessions are available at Emerald Healing Place or long distance
You now know the benefits of hypnotherapy, so why not continue to support your growth in the comfort of your home? I am pleased to offer you guided recorded sessions supporting numerous areas; building confidence, deep relaxation, creating positivity and many more.Contact me to learn more
I would like to share my story with you. Understanding that everyone has a story, but our story does not have to define us. My story begins with a little girl who lived in a situation, an environment that no child or adult should have to endure, although many have. My story is one of survival, growth and spiritual evolution. Our lives are a constant journey, a journey of growth and awareness if we are open and listening.
My journey has filled me with insight that took me from a position of suffering to a position of power through understanding and compassion. Understanding that we all have choices, which should be made with love and good intention. I found compassion for those who have the intent to do with love but are consumed in their own darkness that shade their actions.
When I was at the bottom I made the decision to invest in my wellbeing. I deserved to seek out the medical and holistic support that I needed. I made the conscious effort to surround myself with friends that made me feel worthy. I immersed myself into nature and animals, which I truly believe has always been the key to my survival.
I knew in order to move forward I would have to do some work. One of the first steps was putting my well being before my family. This was very difficult for me to understand and practice. A friend described it well, it is the same concept as when you are on an airplane, you are supposed to fit yourself with an oxygen mask first then your children. If we don't give ourselves an opportunity to breath, or just to be, we can't breath or be anything more for anyone else.
I was guided to understand I am responsible for myself first. This may sound selfish, but you can't help others until you have...
...helped your self. The moment I realized I was the only one who could heal myself, the moment I understood that I had to love myself unconditionally before anyone else, is when the shift occurred. The ahaa! moment for me was understanding that in order to feel, receive and love unconditionally; I had to love my self unconditionally first! I had to know and believe that I am worthy of love, that love surrounds me, as it does you<3.
I have learned that it truly will set you free when you can forgive yourself and others. Forgiving did not mean that I had to invite that person back into my life as in some situations that is not a wise option. I could however forgive and set us both free, all while honoring myself by choosing to surround myself with individuals that support and love me in this journey of life.
My journey brought me to the understanding that I create my own happiness and so can you. You hold the key to your own success and vitality; you always have... sometimes we just need help finding which door needs to be opened. I can help you find and unlock the door, so you can live to your fullest potential, help you achieve your goals, overcome your fears and move forward.
I wanted to close with one of my favorite quotes:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." by Marianne Williamson
Emerald Healing Place is based in beautiful Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Located on a majestic property surrounded by old growth trees, mountains and a salmon bearing creek. I believe the power of nature as an integral component to all healing and growth. Which is the main reason I have decided to practice at home in a more natural environment. I am excited to share it with you, and invite you to take a walk with me through the trees. Weather permitting clients have the option to experience hypnosis outdoors in the trees or if you prefer near the bubbling creek.
My office is safe, warm and inviting. I feel honoured to work and support each individual with sincerity and without judgment. It is my desire to support you in reaching your goals. Yet know that I understand and respect each individual journey. Understanding that the lows or struggles in life are not anything to be ashamed of or to hide but to be viewed as an opportunity to grow and learn.
From the minute I walked in to Heathers office there was an instant warmth that overcame me. I had been hypnotized as a young girl after a traumatic dog bite and I was feeling some anxiety due to that horrifying attack. Heather calmed me down and put my mind at ease. I cannot even describe all of the sensations I felt and how relaxing hypnotherapy was. I cannot wait to go back for more as this was just the beginning of my journey that I have been waiting for. Thank you..- Monica M.
I came to Emerald Healing Place to explore ways to better myself in my relationships. In a relaxing, comfortable and safe environment, not only was I able to work on those issues, with Heather's gentle guidance I have also learned much more about myself. I have grown, loving myself and others in healthy ways. Heather is a brilliantly gifted and caring clinical hypnotherapist. This was my first experience with hypnotherapy and Heather took all the time I needed to make sure I was comfortable and fully aware of the path we were about to embark on. I am a better person and truly grateful for my life changing experiences at Emerald Healing Place.- Shannon H.
Heather has a vibrant, caring personality and is always a pleasure to be around. She conducts herself in a very professional manner. I have had such a positive learning experience with Heather. I would like to thank her so much for guiding me towards living a more relaxed life. After my sessions with Heather, I feel a lot calmer. I have been using the techniques she has taught me to combat my anxiety. She truly has the gift of healing.
- Maurice L.
I have had difficulties sleeping for a long time not being able to get a full nights rest. I would only sleep for 1 or 2 hours then I would wake up over and over all night about every 1 hour or so leaving me completely exhausted. After one session with Heather, I found right away that I was able to have much deeper and longer sleeps. I now have much more energy when I wake up each morning. Thanks Heather.- Darcy B.
I first met Heather shortly after arriving on the island, in a depressed, run down state with many addictions, including alcohol and marijuana of over 20 yrs. With her genuine caring nature, professional integrity and a combination of skills and 'gifts', I was able to fully recover in a beautiful, serene, safe and supportive healing environment in a relatively short time. She is professionally trained and continues to develop her expertise with courses to stay current and able to provide the best for her clients. With the synergistic variety of treatments (1+1=3), Heather also provides resource suggestions of colleagues, reading, and 'tools' to compliment her therapy that have helped to fast track my successful recovery. I am very grateful to have found her and recommend her services enthusiastically.- L.
Hypnosis is not just for smoking and weight loss! I had very major surgery last Fall and required a lot of physiotherapy to regain the ability to walk, among other things. I developed a real problem with the physio, having little panic attacks at every session. Obviously my brain needed a firm talking to! In three sessions Heather had that problem sorted out, so I could exercise and do the therapy without those issues and I have made good progress with my recovery ever since. And as an added bonus, Heather gave me some tricks for relaxation and for improved sleep, which I am still enjoying. I can't recommend Heather and Emerald Healing enough, whatever you are needing help with.- JH.
I was referred to heather through my personal trainer last June, I went to her to help me with a load of grief I was carrying around from the loss of my father and best friend. Little did I know she was about to change my life forever and in leaps and bounds I couldn't even imagine. After talking with heather about my chronic back and leg pain, she started me on quantum touch. Within two sessions she had me off the prescription pills and standing straight again. The doctors diagnosed me with arthritis and told me my disks were slipping crushing my sciatic nerve. All true, but heather got to the root of the cause which was major childhood trauma. Something I had locked away many many years ago and hoped no body ever found the key. Well heather did and with kid gloves she walked me through the healing process. She attributed it to peeling an onion and off came the first layer and then the next and then the next. I'm not one for talking at all I prefer to keep it all inside and use the "tough girl" attitude and "I got this". With quantum touch and hypnotherapy you don't need to talk unless you want too and Heather never prys. My life is so much better now I smile and the childhood nightmares have stopped. I choose to feel when something bad happens and most of all the pain in my back is at a dull roar. I still attend sessions and will almost be sad when Heather tells me I'm healed. I would recommend Heather to anyone my time with her has been money well spent and an experience I will never forget. Thanks for giving me my life back Heather!!- Melissa
Heather has the gift of healing. She created Emerald Healing where she provides a warm and spiritual environment along with her sense of being able to tune in to her clients to nurture them on the road to healing. Her gentle and supportive personality helps her clients to allow healing to take place. The spiritual meaning of the emerald stone is a Seeker of Love and a Revealer of Truth, inspiring an ongoing search for meaning, justice, compassion and harmony. Called the Stone of Successful Love, Emerald opens and nurtures the heart and the Heart Chakra. This is what Heather does with her professional skills and knowledge of the human heart and body. I have experienced Heather's healing after many years of searching and discovering and she is the "icing on the cake".- Phyllis