Online Live Hypnotherapy and Spiritual Life Coaching, sessions made easy.

Online Live Hypnotherapy and Spiritual Life Coaching, sessions made easy.

At Holistic Mind Guru we take the stress out of finding the time in your day to focus on self care. Our online services range from spiritual life coaching to hypnotherapy, from groups to individuals.

With all the distractions in the world we tend to lose focus and forget who we are as well as taking the time to revisit, resolve, refocus and finally repair. A lot of the issues many of us have stem from stress linked to all sorts of events that have impacted our lives. Stress can cause weight gain, sleepless nights, a variety of health issues as well as anger issues. One of the main things hypnotherapy can assist with is relaxation, stress and letting go of things we cannot control or simply need to resolve within.

Following are some guidelines to help you getting started:

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  • Either a laptop, a desktop computer, a tablet.
  • A webcam
  • Internet connection
  • A headset with earphones
  • A comfortable chair or sofa you will sit on facing the computer device, close enough that I have a good visual of your whole face.
  •  Coffee, tea or anything with caffeine less than two hours before the session.
  • Please make sure that you have cleared your bladder before session.
  • Music or TV playing in the background
  • Any disturbance from other people or pets in your residence for the duration of your session.
  • Cell phones and landlines should be put on silent

Is to finally open yourself and realize that you can take control over your life and become what you are meant to be. Feel how you are meant to feel about your life. Holistic Mind Guru is all about being your partner, working together with the all knowing you that sits deep inside. Without judgement, always confidential and will always create a safe space for you while you are on this life changing path. You have the power… you are in control and you have the answers, our job is to just remind you of your own greatness. So, let’s join forces and take the first steps towards your greatest journey ever.

The success rate for smoking cessation using hypnosis
Smoking Cessation 90.6%

In 2001, a study published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis examined the effectiveness of hypnosis and a rapid smoking protocol for cessation. The results: Of the 43 smokers who underwent treatment, 39 remained smoke-free after 6 months.

The success rate in a study on intensive therapy for drug addiction
Reduction in Drug Addiction 65%

The effectiveness of hypnosis for treating drug addiction was noted as early as 1972 in the study “The Use Of Hypnosis In The Treatment Of Drug Addiction” by B.J. Hartman. 

He stated:

“In conclusion, the use of hypnosis in the treatment of drug addiction shows a great deal of promise. Without the use of a long-range program utilizing hypnosis, the rate of success is around 2%. Success rates in programs employing hypnosis have consistently been between 60% and 70%.”

The success rate in a study on hypnosis for pain relief
Pain Relief 75%

Hypnosis for pain relief has garnered much research. Hypnosis is effective in managing pre-surgical and post surgical pain, and also with chronic pain. Hypnosis Case Study Pain Relief:
International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Jan, 2008

The success rate in a study on hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
Weight Loss 75%

Those who received the hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of those not receiving hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.

University of Connecticut, Storrs Allison DB, Faith MS. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1996;64(3):513-516.
Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss
Study of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral treatments for weight reduction, additional data were obtained from authors of two studies. Analyses indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time.

Kirsch, Irving (1996). Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.

The success rate in a study on hypnotherapy for Anxiety
Anxiety Reduction 56%

“Isham (1962) found hypnorelaxation and psychotherapy equally effective in the relief of anxiety, and in his opinion, both were superior to drug therapy.”
Clinical Hypnosis: Principles and Applications
, by Harold Crasilneck, Ph.D and James Hall, M.D.

Source:
Center for the Advancement of Perioperative Health, Department of Anesthesiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA. zeev.kain@yale.edu

Abstract:
In this study we examined the effect of hypnosis on preoperative anxiety. Subjects were randomized into 3 groups, a hypnosis group who received suggestions of well-being; an attention-control group who received attentive listening and support without any specific hypnotic suggestions and a “standard of care” control group. Anxiety was measured pre- and postintervention as well as on entrance to the operating rooms. We found that patients in the hypnosis group were significantly less anxious postintervention as compared with patients in the attention-control group and the control group. Moreover, on entrance to the operating rooms, the hypnosis group reported a significant decrease of 56% in their anxiety level whereas the attention-control group reported an increase of 10% in anxiety and the control group reported an increase of 47% in their anxiety. In conclusion, we found that hypnosis significantly alleviates preoperative anxiety. Future studies are indicated to examine the effects of preoperative hypnosis on postoperative outcomes.

Get Started in 3 simple steps

If you have any questions for Adrian Parks; your Clinical Hypnotherapist & Life Coach, her process, or hypnosis, you can easily give her a call at 310-735-0455, or e-mail her at aparks@holisticguru.com or through a contact form. Adrian will assist you on your new journey. She will create a safe space without judgement, so all questions and sessions remain confidential.

If all issues or concerns have been settled, the next step will be to complete our Online Intake Form. It will only take a few minutes, and it gives Adrian a head start preparation for your first session. After you have completed the form, it will automatically be emailed to Adrian and kept confidential.

After you complete the client intake form and it is automatically e-mailed to Adrian, then go to Appointment and select an appointment that is most convenient for you. It’s that easy!  To add to your convenience all session are done via the internet/phone. So, location and time is no longer an issue, as long as you are in a quiet and comfortable location your session can take place where ever you are.     

Frequently Asked Questions

Rest assured, Hypnosis FAQs are referenced from The American Association of Professional 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.

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.

There are many other times that people enter a natural state of trance. Driving, watching TV, listening to music, working on a favorite hobby or activity in the “flow” state. These are all “altered states of consciousness,” and all are various levels of trance. Trance is normal, natural and common.

Some people leave their first hypnotherapy session saying, “I wasn’t hypnotized – I knew what was going on the whole time!” Well of course you did! Hypnosis is not a state of amnesia or of no awareness. Just the opposite true, in fact: hypnosis is a state of very heightened awareness and focus.

Hollywood has perpetrated many myths about hypnosis, and not remembering anything from the hypnosis session is one of those myths. Only under special circumstances would a person forget everything from a session.

Much more can be accomplished when the person undergoing hypnosis remembers everything.

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.

Let me guess: you’ve seen a stage show where a hypnotist made people do all these crazy things. Or, perhaps you have ideas from Hollywood’s movies and TV. The stage hypnotist carefully selects his subjects (watch how many volunteers he has sit down), and he chooses people he knows WILL bark like a dog. They will because somewhere inside them is a part that loves to entertain. And they will do it because, deep down inside, they don’t believe there is anything wrong with barking like a dog.

Hypnosis cannot make you do something that is against your morals or ethics. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, in truth, and no hypnotist can make you do something that you really don’t want to do. That’s why some people can be hypnotised to stop smoking and yet they still smoke. You have to want the change, agree with the change, and then hypnosis is an instrument for helping make that change better, faster, and permanent.

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.

There is more to changing a serious habit like smoking than just a few hypnotic suggestions, I’m afraid. In the simplest terms, the person must want the change, and they must have a replacement for smoking. Hypnosis can be used to find a healthy, effective replacement, and then it can be used to help flip the subconscious over to the new, healthy habits.

While sitting in a room with 50 other people in a seminar, or listening to a stop-smoking CD can work, it is usually much more effective to have a personalized session with a hypnotherapist, who can customize the approach, language and replacement suggestions to match your lifestyle and circumstances.

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.

Other than that, the language of hypnosis and of affirmations is similar. Both are always expressed in the present tense, and always in the positive. If you ever meet a hypnotherapist that uses the words, “don’t smoke” as a direct suggestion, choose a different hypnotherapist!

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 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.

Of course, you will want to choose a hypnotherapist that has been well trained and that is trustworthy. Select one that gives you confidence. Hypnosis is a safe and beneficial procedure when facilitated by an ethical and trained professional.

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.

All sessions are completed online using Skype allowing convenience and flexibility to all clients.

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