Psychotherapy plus Hypnosis


Hypnosis is largely about suggestion.  As a Psychotherapist (or Counselor, Social Worker, etc.), you use suggestion all the time.  If you wanted the shortest possible answer to why you possibly would consider adding hypnosis to your tool chest as a complementary therapy, it might be that you’re only reaching 10% of the client’s mental faculties.

The Subconscious is the other 90% and, in most cases, typical talk therapy is just not going to be as effective as you wish it could be because you’re not rooting your suggestion there.

Don’t get me wrong, I love psychotherapists.  The work you do creates some of the most amazing inflection points for transformative growth there is.  The conscious process of working through any life challenge with a skilled therapist is a critical step towards an individual understanding their behavior and deciding, or committing, to change.

It’s just that getting them to re-wire the complex web of thoughts, beliefs, and habits that supports their reality is work that, well, is easier said than done.

I began to realize just how powerful the combination was when, after years of helping clients with hypnosis, I began having psychotherapists approach me about working in tandem with their clients.  Together, we were truly more than we were separately.  I saw first-hand how this one-two punch delivered knockouts.

Likely, you’ve worked with more than a few clients where, at some point, progress slows to a crawl.  When anxieties, fears, habits, self-worth, and other beliefs that are obviously deeply held get in the way.  These issues (and much more) are perfect for hypnosis to be the catalyst for continued change.

The subconscious mind is this huge storehouse of thoughts, beliefs, and habits, and hypnosis allows us to access that larger portion of our minds.  It’s not that this approach is “better” than another, it simply often works as an adjunct therapy in an amazingly effective way.

It’s why I love having psychotherapists in my hypnosis training classes.  I even tailor some classes specifically for practitioners in the mental health field.  My intensive three-day certification class is held in my offices in Ellicott City, Maryland (just outside Baltimore and Washington), but I can also do the training on the road for groups of four or more.

If you’ve more questions about adding the modality of hypnosis to your therapy, see the Get Certified page, or feel free to call me at 443-812-6530.  Just remember that, like you probably, I’m with clients much of the day, so leave a number and a good time to call you back.  Or you can reach out through the Contact page.  I’d love to help you get even more powerful results with your clients!