What makes Edie unique is EDIE!
As a Change Strategist, hypnotherapist and coach, my commitment is to give people the tools that will help them manifest their personal and professional goals and become the person they “choose” to be. My techniques and strategies are as diverse as my experience working with thousands of clients of all ages and all walks of life.
As a licensed psychotherapist and marriage and family counselor in private practice for 25 years, I have developed a deep understanding of the way people work. I have also been a college instructor, career counselor and human development coordinator as well as an occupational therapist and talk show host with affiliates of ABC.
I continue to be a life and executive coach, international speaker and corporate trainer. In more recent years I have published several inspirational, business and self-help books including Stop Bullying Now and thus provide seminars in the prevention and intervention of bullying and violence in schools, the workplace and our communities.
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What Is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Experts agree that hypnosis is a powerful, effective method for behavioral change. It is a way to make rapid, positive changes for yourself. Hypnosis is simply a deep state of relaxation where you are fully aware and awake. It is not sleep, but conducive to sleep. Most people have full recall and remember all that occurs during their hypnosis session.
Hypnosis is a heightened state of consciousness, concentration and focused attention. If you have ever caught yourself daydreaming or you have been so deep in thought when driving that you missed your exit, or you never heard someone calling you when immersed in a great novel, that is like being hypnotized. It is induced by deep relaxation causing your brainwave activity to shift from the normal beta state to the slower alpha state. By relaxing the conscious mind, the deeper, more powerful subconscious mind is now open and receptive to make the desired changes. You get the results you want.
Hypnotherapy induces a hypnotic state to solve problems, change habits, reduce stress and achieve your goals more easily than in a state of normal awareness. Although it has been used for thousands of years to help people with a wide variety of mental and physical challenges, it has been in more recent years that the medical model understood and endorsed.
Myths and Misconceptions About Hypnosis
1. Do I give up free will and control?
No, you don’t give up your free will or walk like a duck! That is stage hypnosis and is performed for entertainment. As your hypnotherapist, I merely serve as a skilled and knowledgeable guide and facilitator. You are in control and can say “no” to end the session any time you like.
2. Is it dangerous?
It is natural, wholistic, non-chemical and a very pleasant experience. It is a simple, but powerful process and thus should not be used by anyone who is not a professional or has intentions of malice.
Can I Be Hypnotized?
Most people are hypnotizable, although there are people who can’t be hypnotized:
Since repetition is crucial, all sessions are recorded so that you can economically change your mental software to achieve
- Those who don’t want to be hypnotized
- Those who are fearful or anxious about it
- Those who may be mentally ill or limited
your desired goals.
How Can Hypnosis Help Me?
The mind can promote healing from illness as well as an overall feeling of happiness. Optimism and a positive state of mind can affect the immune, the endocrine and the nervous systems, thus expanding life expectancy. Hypnosis engages and optimizes our most powerful mental resource, the subconscious mind, and allows us to effortlessly break bad habits and addictions. By changing your intentions, we can down design and alter our destiny. Learning self-hypnosis will more efficiently and effectively accomplish your personal and professional goals.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Hypnotherapy works by working where the problem is. Have you ever tried to break a bad habit or compulsion, but continued to do it? Have you ever felt nervous or anxious for no logical reason? When you “want” to change how you think or feel, but don’t seem to have the will power to do it, it's because the source of the problem is below the conscious level. That's why the problem is so difficult to solve with just talk or good intentions and goal setting. Hypnosis enables you to work directly in the areas where those feelings, beliefs and habits originate - on the subconscious level.
If you don’t like a TV show and want to change the channel, you must first have the remote in your hand. Hypnosis puts the power in your hands and allows you to easily and effortlessly change the channel and the movies of your life.
Two Types of Hypnosis:
- Suggestive: While most hypnosis is suggestive and is implemented to break bad habits, change thoughts and behavioral patterns, and assist in health and healing, exploratory hypnosis is an effective tool to identify and release underlying, subconscious self-sabotaging beliefs.
- Exploratory Exploratory: Exploratory hypnosis is another application that helps to identify and stop self-sabotaging behaviors caused by negative emotions trapped in the subconscious mind. Since repetition is crucial, all sessions are recorded so that you can economically change your mental software to achieve your desired goals.
Coaching: Tools and Techniques for Healthy Life Choices
- Life - Personal
- Relationships: Marriage, divorce, family, parenting
- Professional: Career and business
- Leadership: Executive and workplace issues
- Speech - Presentation: Communicate like a "pro"
- Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Facilitation
- Divorce-Family- Organizational
Call me now at (704) 658-8997 for your FREE 15” consultation to determine if hypnosis is the right approach for
you to make the desired changes.