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Cathy Resler, MMHC, CH is a certified hypnotherapist with added certifications in Medical Hypnosis, and 5-Path and 7-Path modalities of hypnosis. She is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and is a provider with the National Plan & Provider Enumeration System Provider Index registry (NPPES NPI).

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HYPNOSIS EFFECTIVENESS

"Western scientists first became involved in hypnosis around 1770, when Franz Mesmer (1734– 1815), a physician from Austria, started investigating an effect he called "animal magnetism" or "mesmerism" (the latter name still remaining popular today)." (Wikipedia)

Hypnosis has been recognized by the medical and psychiatric professions of the U.S., Britain and Canada as a legitimate and useful tool in psychology and healthcare since 1955. Following are some key events:

  • 1995 - The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) compiled an official statement entitled "Integration of Behavioral & Relaxation Approaches into the Treatment of Chronic Pain & Insomnia" which concludes that: "The evidence supporting the effectiveness of hypnosis in alleviating chronic pain associated with cancer seems strong. In addition, the panel was presented with other data suggesting the effectiveness of hypnosis in other chronic pain conditions, which include irritable bowel syndrome, oral mucositis (pain and swelling of the mucous membrane), temporomandibular disorders [jaw pain], and tension headaches. (NIH, 1995)"
  • 1961 – American Psychiatric Association endorses hypnosis as a therapeutic procedure.
  • 1960 – The American Psychological Association endorses hypnosis.
  • 1958 – The Canadian Psychological Association endorses hypnosis.
  • 1958 – The Canadian Medical Association endorses hypnosis.
  • 1955 – The British Medical Association became the first professional organization to endorse the medical use of hypnosis.

Benefits

Why Choose Hypnosis?

There are several different ways that practitioners can help individuals who are under hypnosis: They may present ideas or suggestions, encourage patients to come up with mental images that illustrate positive change, or help them better understand their underlying motivations. Hypnosis is recognized by the American Psychological Association, stating in their APA Official Actions, "Position Statement on Hypnosis"; David Spiegel, M.D., and Herbert Spiegel, M.D.; approved by the Board of Trustees September 2009, approved by the Assembly May 2009: "Randomized clinical trials have shown that interventions employing hypnosis are effective in the treatment of pain, anxiety, stress, cancer surgery, phobias, psychosomatic disorders, nausea and vomiting, and habit control problems such as smoking and weight control. It is also helpful in the management of patients with dissociative and posttraumatic stress disorders."

Lose Weight

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Hypnotherapy is also an effective tool to help people that overeat for psychological reasons eliminate their need for the extra food they crave. Weight loss can be one of the easiest and most rewarding sessions a hypnotherapist can do but can also be one of the hardest.

Beat Addictions

In order for hypnotherapy to serve a meaningful role in overcoming addiction, it is essential that the person receiving treatment be sober. Deep concentration is the cornerstone of hypnotism, and the toxins and dulling effects of alcohol limit the effectiveness of a hypnotic trance. Along these lines, hypnosis serves a greater role in preventing relapse than it does in quitting drinking. It serves as reinforcement, but not as a solution to addiction in itself.

New Confidence

Confidence is not necessarily something you either have or you don’t. You’re not just born with it. It is absolutely something that can be developed. Because feeling confident can have such a significant impact, it is very worthwhile to find ways to increase it. Hypnosis is an excellent way to do this. For some people, hypnotherapy can bring about results much more quickly and easily than traditional therapy or self-determination. The results are often lasting in many cases.

Quit Smoking

Quitting smoking can be a real challenge. But it's one of the best things you can do for your health. Smoking is a dangerous, even deadly habit. It's a leading cause of cancer. It also increases your risk for heart attacks, strokes, lung disease, and other health problems, including bone fractures and cataracts. If nicotine lozenges, patches, chewing gum, counseling, and other smoking cessation methods haven't helped you kick the habit, don't give up. Ask your doctor if hypnosis is an option for you. Some studies have shown that hypnosis may help certain people quit smoking.

Dealing With Loss and Grief

Hypnotherapy can help change your perspective towards life in drastic positive ways. This method has been proven to enable your subconscious to deal and cope with the stress of losing someone or something. Thus, experience a huge sense of release and relief and be able to put your thoughts and feelings back into a proper perspective.

Pain Management

Research has shown medical hypnosis to be helpful for acute and chronic pain. In 1996, a panel of the National Institutes of Health found hypnosis to be effective in easing cancer pain. More recent studies have demonstrated its effectiveness for pain related to burns, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis and reduction of anxiety associated with surgery. An analysis of 18 studies by researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York revealed moderate to large pain-relieving effects from hypnosis, supporting the effectiveness of hypnotic techniques for pain management.2

In 2013, a study at the National Institutes for Health stated, "Hypnosis provides a safe and efficacious supplement to pharmaceutical management of cancer pain."1

1. J Adv Pract Oncol. 2013 Mar-Apr; 4(2): 83-88. Published online 2013 Mar 1

2. http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/hypnosis-meditation-and-relaxation-for-pain-treatment

Reduce Stress and Anxiety

The British Psychological Society has now officially declared hypnosis a proven therapeutic medium to curb stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraines. "Improvements from hypnosis can be as specific as eliminating erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation, remaining committed to a workout plan, delivering a dynamic sales presentation—or as broad as improving motivation and increasing confidence," said psychologist and certified hypnotherapist Marty Lerman, Ph.D., author of Mindshift.

FAQs

I have some questions

We are sure that you may have some questions in regards to hypnosis and if this is the right decision for you. We have answered some general questions that you may have that can help assist you in your hypnotherapy process. If you have any detailed questions, please feel free to contact us!

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the process of using hypnosis to interact with the subconscious mind in an open-reflective process to create positive change in your life. There are many techniques and many styles and many applications of hypnotherapy. They all have several things in common: (1) a strong desire to change, (2) a state of deeply relaxed focus, and (3) language and visualization in relationship to emotions.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is simply a state of relaxed focus. It is a natural state. In fact, each of us enters such a state - sometimes called a trance state - at least twice a day: once when we are falling asleep, and once when we are waking up. That kind of fuzzy, timeless state between dreaming and awake is a trance state. When a nine-minute snooze-button seems to give you enough time to have an-hour long dream, that's a trance state.

What can't be treated with hypnotherapy?

Serious psychiatric or mental health problems are referred to a qualified psychotherapist or psychiatrist. Medical problems with the physical body must always be treated by a physician, who can, at his or her discretion, prescribe hypnotherapy for pain control, hypnoanesthesia or relaxation. Drug addiction, family dynamics disorders, clinical depression and other such problems need to be treated by doctors and psychiatrists, who can, at their discretion, prescribe hypnotherapy as a supplementary treatment.

Will I lose control?

This is another Hollywood myth. You always have control, and you can always hear what's going on. Hypnosis is nothing but a state of relaxed deep focus. It is a natural state that you enter at least twice a day (while waking up and while falling asleep!), and probably much more often than that. If at any time you are in trance and you wish to be fully awake, you can just count to yourself "1 - 2- 3" and open your eyes.

How is hypnotherapy different than affirmations?

Hypnotherapy has the advantage of being able to communicate with the subconscious in a two-way fashion. Affirmations don't facilitate direct responses from the subconscious; they only seek to speak to the subconscious. A post-hypnotic suggestion is also different than an affirmation: effects tend to be more direct, more specific, and more immediate when using post-hypnotic suggestions.

Is Hypnosis dangerous?

Myths about hypnosis, perpetuated by Hollywood movies, urban legends and fiction books lead people to think all kinds of things about hypnosis, including that it is somehow dangerous. Some people have heard that you can go into a trance and not wake up. Or that the hypnotist can make you do things you don't want to do. These things are untrue. You are always in control, always able to "came back" to full waking state at anytime if you wanted or needed to. The number one job of the subconscious mind is to protect you, and it is always on the job.
NOTE: Do always keep in mind that hypnosis is not a treatment or cure for mental illness, and people suffering from psychosis, suicidal depression, or that are on medications for psychological stability should only be hypnotized by their doctors or psychiatrists or by an experienced hypnotherapist with the client's doctor or psychiatrist present.

REVIEWS


"I recently had a session with Cathy Resler to help with debilitating migraines. I felt at ease almost immediately by Cathy's demeanor and soothing presence. She is very intuitive and a talented hypnotist. So much so that I got more benefit after just one session than I thought possible! I know this will take time, but I am encouraged that I am well on my way to wellness.".1

Connie B., Milpitas, California

"I decided to contact Cathy for hypnosis therapy for anxiety and stress...Cathy put me completely at ease. We talked for a while and through hypnosis she quickly melted my stress and anxiety. I've had a few sessions now, mainly to focus on my Inner Energy and every session has been fantastic. I truly endorse Cathy to help anyone with anxiety, stress, distress and depression. Her warm demeanor will make you feel very comfortable and I guarantee that she is a kind hearted and caring professional.".1

AUDREY F., SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

"I am amazed at how helpful hypnosis has been. I would highly recommend Cathy to anyone who wants to cease an unhealthy habit. Cathy also helped me stop using my e-juice vapor device. I feel so free to not have to keep track of the device, and I feel empowered by the fact that I am able to be without it. I relaxed immediately when I entered Cathy's office, and was rejuvenated when I left."1

Sally W., San Jose, California

"I had never tried hypnotherapy before, but I can say now that it is a remarkable tool. In Cathy's care healing to my innermost self occurred."1

Natalie C., San Jose, California

"Cathy Resler helped me through a very stressful work situation that was exacerbating migraines. Her insightful questions helped me make the connection between the physical effects of stress and subsequent headaches. She taught me relaxation techniques and other post-hypnotic suggestions that had positive effects. Sometimes hypnotists can be very good at what they do, but you want someone with a good "bedside manner" who gives you an instant sense of being trustworthy. That person is Cathy Resler."1

Laura L., San Jose, California

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