What is Clinical Hypnotherapy & How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Get rid of what is upsetting you!

This is the core of it. Your session is customized and recorded to support you! Rochelle creates experiences.

Rochelle is a lifesaver. Her specialized work in hypnosis and therapy changed my life. The results were very quick. And, I now have a sense of freedom and safety. Beyond grateful.

~ Mo.K.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy? It Helps People Reframe Destructive Patterns and Thrive!

My Version Mashes Together Spiritual Psychology & Hypnosis together. By combining these two modalities and adding a sprinkling of Buddhism you will experience a level of freedom that includes mindfulness and peace! Overcome your addictions, your obsessions and your fears with Clinical Hypnotherapy.

I combine Spiritual Psychology and Hypnotherapy to deliver a holistic treatment program that quickly and effectively overcomes sadness and depression, stress and anxiety. Book a Free Consultation or call me +1 (310) 577-2381 and experience root issue counseling.

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy? How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnosis helps the subconscious mind to reframe and change destructive patterns.

“I’m still in disbelief. I had been feeling so depressed and anxious over a breakup that was further compounded by grief from losing my mom to cancer. I cried all the time. I was going to therapy, sound baths, and dancing a lot to get a break from all the negative thoughts in my mind. Sometimes I got temporary relief, but I just couldn’t let go. I kept tightening my grip and
analyzing the break up over and over (he may have cheated) I missed my mom so much. While I knew I was doing this to myself, I felt powerless. It was like a vicious, addictive cycle. Tons of negative loops were playing on repeat in my head and making me feel powerless.

After seeing Rochelle, I felt a huge shift the very next day. It was a shift in my spiritual energy and in my thoughts. I felt more detached from the situation. I thought about my ex and the break up less, and when I did think about it, I felt more ambivalent about it. It hasn’t been perfect, but my feelings are much more manageable. I feel like I’m going to get through this if I continue to do therapy.

I’m planning on going to another session since this one session did me so good! I’m doing better at work too!”

~ Jennifer S. Long Beach, California USA

What is Clinical Hypnotherapy? It can be very effective treatment for a range of issues

Hypnotherapy sessions are specifically tailored to client needs and issues. Sessions are held in up total confidence. We work with adults, teenagers, and children.

Hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy, used along with other forms of psychological or medical treatment, there are many applications. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse including tobacco, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits. It can be used to help improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues. Hypnotherapy can aid in pain management and help resolve medical conditions such as digestive disorders, skin issues, and gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy and chemotherapy. It can also be used by dentists to help patients control their fears or to treat teeth grinding and other oral conditions.

“I just had my third session with Rochelle in approximately three years, and the reason I see her so infrequently is because if how damn effective she is.

I saw her first, three years ago while suffering a new, acute trauma; Rochelle was recommended to me after EMDR treatment failed. I saw Rochelle for one hypnosis session and immediately noticed a reduction of my anxiety and PSTD symptoms. I regained control of my thoughts, could contemplate the traumatic event without going into a panic attack, and could redirect looping thoughts when necessary. It was like she just flipped a switch in my brain. My relief was so profound after just one session, that I didn’t even listen to the hypnosis recording, of do any of the follow up work she assigned.

About eight months later I finally followed up and had her hypnotize me again for good measure, but probably unnecessary. My most recent appointment was for smoking cessation, which has definitely taken the edge off.Overall, I cannot begin to convey the relief I got from just one session with Rochelle during the most difficult/ traumatic time in my life.”

~ Alissa W.

Spiritual psychologies principles suggest that your life is a series of lessons

“The issue is not the issue, but how you relate to the issue is the issue”

~ Ron Hulnick Ph.D.

Clinical Hypnotherapy changes your perceptions at the subconscious level, meaning, that your life can flourish!  Combining the two modalities together creates a system that allows awareness of life’s misunderstandings and judgments to be reframed into new positive ones. Relationship issues, weight, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and even test anxiety, etc are false realities that have been programmed in an attempt to alleviate root issues that have not been worked through. By using clinical hypnosis, the subconscious mind can be reprogrammed to respond to the new choice of a healthier lifestyle.

Issues evaporate because Clinical Hypnosis changes thought patterns and belief systems at the subconscious level. The subconscious rules your life!

~ Rochelle L. Cook MA CHt.

It is one thing to work with the “conscious mind,” As an example,  (I no longer want to eat the chocolate cake or, I really want to stop smoking now”) which represents our will-power, reasoning, and logic, however; the subconscious mind and it’s library of associations, (what we have learned in childhood, “I love chocolate cake, or, smoking relaxes me,”) and their associations, must be reprogrammed so that all of our new intentions can be honored and put into place. This is also true for abandonment and fears anything that is disturbing your peace. “What we learn as children we become as adults.” This is answers the question of what Clinical Hypnotherapy is and How it Works?

In 2001 The British Psychological Society commissioned a working group to write a formal report on hypnosis.

The remit given to the working group was: “to provide a considered statement about hypnosis and important issues concerning its application and practice in a range of contexts, notably for clinical purposes, forensic investigation, academic research, entertainment and training.”

The results are in: Hypnotherapy has Therapeutic Effectiveness:

  • “Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry, and psychotherapy.”  (BPS, 2001)
  • “There is convincing evidence that hypnotic procedures are effective in the management and relief of both acute and chronic pain and in assisting in the alleviation of pain, discomfort, and distress due to medical and dental procedures and childbirth”. (BPS, 2001)
  • “Hypnosis and the practice of self-hypnosis may significantly reduce general anxiety, tension, and stress in a manner similar to other relaxation and self-regulation procedures.”
    “Likewise, hypnotic treatment 
    may assist in insomnia in the same way as other relaxation methods.” (BPS, 2001)

Treating Depression With Hypnosis: Integrating cognitive-Behavioral and Strategic Interventions – As a pioneer in the use of hypnosis in treating depression, Dr. Michael Yapko brings readers the newest research data about overcoming depression as well as detailed examples of hypnotic strategies at work in the clinical context. Download the Report “The Nature of Hypnosis 2001”

Most people in the world associate hypnosis with a form of entertainment BUT IT’S NOT!

The cliché clock swaying back and forth in front of a volunteer’s face that magically convinces them that they are a chicken or convinces them to bark like a dog.  It’s entertaining to witness these silly antics on stage; however, when taken more seriously, clinical hypnosis can be used as a very effective therapeutic and enlightening tool. Hypnotherapy allows you to navigate subconscious feelings, release and heal them, and then create a better version of yourself.

Hypnosis has been practiced within professions such as psychiatrists, psychologists, physicians, dentists, chiropractors, marriage counselors, social workers, nurses, and physical therapists.

  • Use the power of suggestion to change the perception of what people feel, see and hear
  • Combat health problems like smoking and losing weight where other methods have failed
  • Recover faster from injuries, use less medication and spend less time in the hospital than patients with standard care have
  • Reduce pain cessation

Recent articles in mainstream media like Forbes, Discover Magazine, New York Times, and ScienceDaily.com report the trends:

  1. Forbes “Getting Hip to Hypnosis” View…
  2. New York Times “Using Hypnosis to Gain More Control Over Your Illness” View…
  3. New York Times “The Possibilities in Hypnosis, Where the Patient Has the Power” View…
  4. Science Daily “Coll Imagery Lowers Hot Flashes through Hypnotherapy” View…
  5. Discover Magazine “Hypnosis Works” View…
  6. Psychology Today  “The Power of Hypnosis” View…
  7. WebMD Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Health Center & Hypnotherapy. View…
  8. WebMD Mental Health and Hypnotherapy. View…
  9. Clinical hypnosis can be used to treat depression. View…
  10. WebMD Anxiety Disorders and Hypnotherapy. View...

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What’s it like to be in a hypnotic state?

To gain a better understanding of what it is like to be in a hypnotic trance, think about when you daydream; you wake up realizing that you are sitting at your desk in the office, you have been looking out the window and now you are back in the present moment, back at the task in front of you. You were in the land of daydreaming far off from anything work-related. Perhaps you were on a vacation in France or a dancer in front of a delightful audience. The world is no longer around you, but just a minute ago, another world existed. Daydreaming is similar to hypnosis. Depending upon one’s suggestibility, a person can go in and out of trance-like states several times a day.

Hypnosis happens when the conscious and subconscious mind comes together. In this state, you are not asleep or awake. It is somewhere in between.

Hypnotic sleep is a twilight experience. Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness that in a positive way alters the state of consciousness. When in this state, you are aware of your surroundings including all the noises around you. On another level, you feel distant from those sounds and surroundings; it is as if there is an absence of time. Hypnosis is a focus of concentration were visualizing and imagining take place. While in the state of hypnosis, the subconscious mind is open and receptive to receive positive images and suggestions.

The hypnotherapist specifically designs the client’s session based upon client needs and desires.

Hypnosis occurs when an overload of message units and information comes into the conscious mind. The conscious mind has a difficult time handling the amount of data it is receiving so an escape occurs. This escape is called the fight and flight mechanism. When the flight and flight mechanism has been activated, one’s suggestibility has been heightened and the subconscious mind can be more easily accessed. Whether a person is in self-hypnosis or has help from a therapist, the subject must want the experience. The subject will only do what they want to do; they are in control at all times.  Because of the fact that the client must have the desire to be hypnotized, all hypnosis can be considered self-hypnosis.

We offer office visits and/or recorded Skype/Zoom & telephone sessions! You do not have to leave the comfort of your own home to experience the results of a changed and healed life.

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Hypnotherapist’s work with vocational and advocational self-improvement and are not licensed by the State of California as healing arts practitioners. Some conditions may require a medical or psychological referral. Hypnotherapy is an approved medical practice that is fully recognized in many countries around the world. Hypnotherapy is frequently used to control pain without any side effects and when drugs sometimes fail. Due to this holistic mind/body approach healing can occur rapidly, yet gently, with faster recovery and fewer doctor visits.

Not sure if hypnotherapy or my methods will work? Please reach out and book a FREE consultation with me and tell me your story.