Hypnotherapy can be an effective tool in the early stages of addiction as well as in the recovery process. It helps with the denial aspect because one becomes more receptive to treatment and less receptive to the barriers. By introducing relaxation therapy along with imagery, hypnosis can assist in alleviating the body’s symptoms of withdrawal, including anxiety, muscle tension, spasm and pain. Every thought or idea causes a physical reaction. The subconscious mind controls the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls over 80% of bodily functions, and is susceptible to stress and emotional states.
Throughout life, thoughts and feelings are developed due to external factors, such as people, situations and events. External factors create positive/negative beliefs accepted about self and also how the world is perceived (safe or threatening), which influences behavior and creates outcomes. The subconscious level of awareness is continuously recording and storing. Therefore, everything in the environment is potentially programming the subconscious mind, and always has been. This can be limiting or it can be empowering.
During hypnosis, guided imagery and suggestion therapy are used to improve thought processes, heal emotions and change behavior. Imagination is more powerful than knowledge when dealing with the mind. The brain and nervous system respond to mental images, and reason is easily over-ruled by imagination. Because opposing ideas cannot be held at the same time, client specific, positive therapeutic suggestions are utilized to cancel negative thoughts. Once an idea has been accepted by the subconscious mind, it remains until it is replaced by another idea. Therefore, positive thoughts trigger positive emotions, resulting in positive behaviors and outcomes.
Hypnotherapy is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to a person’s internal resources to assist in resolving emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical issues. Through hypnosis, positive change is created by increasing motivation, developing healthier thought processes and altering behavior patterns.
Hypnotherapy services are rendered for educational and self-improvement purposes only. These services are not the practice of medicine or psychotherapy and are, therefore, not offered as a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment.
Monica Miner graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University in 2015 with her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Her intern work specialized in substance abuse with certification in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Following Monica’s graduation, she attended Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a graduate of the Hypnotherapy Academy of America, she has the most extensive training in the field of hypnotherapy. Monica’s training is an ongoing commitment to herself and to her clients. She continually does research, attends training classes and participates in seminars which enhances her proficiency. Monica is passionate about learning and takes advantage of every opportunity to benefit each and every client. Monica's use of hypnotherapy and relaxing techniques have proven to be of great value to her clients and is a recommended part of our coaching program.