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Hypnosis can help you change your mind for the better—to gain clarity, release limiting beliefs and behaviors, access inner resources and wisdom, and pay attention to what’s most important. It can be a powerful tool for stress relief, allowing the mind to quiet and focus. Past Life Regression is one of many Hypnosis techniques.

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How Does Hypnosis Work?

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Anyone who’s lulled a child to sleep with a bedtime story, used an analogy to convey a new idea, or watched a movie or TV, has used techniques similar to those used during hypnotherapy. When you’re in a hypnotic state, you’re able to pay closer attention to your own sources of information and guidance. You can enable your unconscious mind, where all your deeply held beliefs, behaviors, and habits are stored, to make positive changes more easily.

Does Hypnosis Work?

Yes, all Hypnosis is Self-Hypnosis, so having a desire and commitment to make the changes you want to make is key. Hypnosis is a natural ability and skill that can be improved with practice (like anything else).

Sometimes clients aren’t sure if they were hypnotized because they remember most of what was said during the trance work (trance is another word for Hypnosis), or they don’t remember anything that was said. You are actually hypnotized in both of these cases. Here’s why you shouldn’t be misled by these two signs.

Does Online Hypnosis Work?

Yes, you can be hypnotized online. There’s no difference in the benefits and effectiveness of in-person and online Hypnosis sessions (other than the bonus of being able to relax during and immediately after the session in the comfort of your own home).

Deborah has offered remote sessions with clients around the world since she started her practice in 2008, and uses Zoom (unless you prefer phone or Skype).

You’re able to lay down or lean back, resting comfortably as you experience Hypnosis. (Another bonus: If you like, you can take a nap after the session for deeper integration.)

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Is There Research?

Hypnosis has been an accepted therapeutic intervention by the American Medical Association since 1952, and is used by many professional athletes and artists.

According to a study:

93% recovery after 6 sessions — Hypnotherapy

72% recovery after 22 sessions — Behavior Therapy

38% recovery after 600 sessions — Psychoanalysis

In this article in The Wall Street Journal, David Spiegel, a psychiatrist and director of the Center for Health and Stress at Stanford University who has studied Hypnosis for 40 years says, “We can teach people how to manage pain and anxiety.”

The same article cites two studies from Sweden that found that one hour a week of hypnotherapy for 12 weeks eased symptoms of irritable-bowel syndrome in 40% of patients (compared with 12% in a control group) and that the positive effects can last as long as seven years.

What Are The Potential Benefits Of Hypnosis?

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Self-Hypnosis supports a range of issues including, but not limited to:

How Can Hypnosis Help Me?

If you’ve unsuccessfully tried making a change using will-power or other methods using the conscious/analytical mind, you might be using the wrong part of your brain to solve the problem!

The conscious/analytical mind is 5-10% of your brain, and the unconscious mind is the other 90-95%, where your deeply held beliefs, behaviors, patterns, and intuition are stored. Hypnosis is a tool to help you soften the analytical mind and explore making positive changes in your unconscious mind.

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Deborah incorporates many Self-Hypnosis Techniques, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique or tapping) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), into your session. These Self-Hypnosis Techniques will help clear the issue or challenge you’re dealing with during the session.

You can also use these techniques to extend the effects of your Hypnosis sessions, so that you’ll have tools you can use on your own.

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What Should I Expect?

At the beginning of the session, you’ll go over the Intake Form if it’s your first session, and tell Deborah more about what you want the session to support. For example, you can request help with a challenge, goal, or physical issue. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for many issues including: anxiety and depression, public speaking, insomnia, writer’s block, grief and sadness, and confidence/peak performance.

The sessions and Self-Hypnosis Techniques are tailored to your individual needs, learning style, and issues, empowering you so you can take control and be your best.

How To Get Hypnotized Online:

Here’s how to prepare for your online Hypnosis session:

Set aside time for the session when you can focus and be in a place that offers quiet and privacy. A comfortable chair, sofa, or bed to sit or lie down (head support is recommended) is ideal to help you get in a relaxed state of mind.

Additional suggestions:

  • Have headphones handy. as well as pen/paper.
  • Make sure you’re in a space where you won’t be interrupted (even by your pet).
  • Turn off your phone or anything that makes a sound.
  • Go to the bathroom beforehand.
  • If you wear glasses, you can take them off when we do the formal trance work so you can be more comfortable.

Bonus Options:

The virtual session format offers the opportunity for Deborah to integrate much more into Hypnosis sessions in a way that she wasn’t able to in person. These optional bonuses include offering Reiki and Tao Hands during the guided Hypnosis trancework.

Many clients enjoy maximizing the effects of the session by incorporating energy healing and soul healing, as it encompasses a comprehensive soul|heart|mind|body approach. Deborah will give you these options at the beginning of the treatment so she can best personalize the session to support you.

What Can I Do To Maximize The Effects Of My Online Hypnosis Session?

Here are some optional ideas to help you maximize the effectiveness of your online Hypnosis sessions:

  • Do something to help you center yourself and quiet your mind. For example, you could meditate or offer a prayer or intention beforehand.
  • Reflect on your commitment and/or any resistance to healing yourself (and feel free to share anything that might be useful with Deborah).
  • Music can be a powerful mood shifter. Play something that you find relaxing.
  • Journal about the focus of your session beforehand, or insights after.
  • Take a nap after the session; so much is processed when you sleep.
  • Additionally, before you go to sleep at night you could set your intention to gently continue processing everything from the session while getting deep, restorative sleep.

Deborah also emails you after your session with additional recommendations to prolong the positive benefits of your session. Here are things to do and notice to make the most of your Hypnosis sessions.

Is Hypnosis Safe?

If you are dealing with recent or unresolved deep trauma, Deborah recommends having the additional support of a therapist who specializes in PTSD. She often collaborates with therapists and doctors, taking a team-based approach as needed.

How Many Hypnosis Sessions Will I Need? Does It Wear Off?

Everyone changes differently, but 3-6 sessions is the average (with chronic issues often taking longer than acute issues), and you will receive a personalized recommendation after your first Hypnosis session. Hypnosis doesn’t wear off but secondary gain can be a factor. Occasionally, clients find a refresher session or sessions helpful to reinforce the changes they’ve made or if new triggers arise related to the original issue.

What is Past Life Regression?

Past Life Regression is one of many techniques under the umbrella of Hypnosis. It allows you to explore past life identities and events that may be related to current life challenges, as well as offering untapped resources and a broader perspective.

Where Can I Find More Information About Hypnosis?

Find out more about Hypnosis:

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The way online Hypnosis works complements the way Reiki, Tao Hands, and Flower Essences work.

Interested in a combination of Reiki Distance Healing with your virtual Hypnosis session? Deborah often intuitively combines her sessions and gives you the option when you book.

She also offers Virtual Soul Healing Events (which integrate Reiki, Tao Hands, Hypnosis, & more).

I brought my 13-year-old son to Deborah for testing and competition performance anxiety and I can’t recommend her highly enough. He has even incorporated the EFT and visualization into his life, and a couple of weeks after his Hypnotherapy session he placed 2nd in an international tournament, which was his best competition placing to date.

I will even admit my son was not totally onboard with the process prior to his Hypnosis appointment. However, Deborah has such an amazing calm presence and she talked through all of the Self-Hypnosis exercises in such a clear way that he walked away feeling very positive and excited. I know that we will be back for more sessions!

Rachel L.

Purchased a session for my daughter for her sleep issues. The results dramatically exceeded our expectations–after only one session my daughter reported improved quality of sleep, and to my surprise, a path to repair a long-term dysfunctional relationship with a close family member that most likely was a factor in her sleep issues. She experienced more immediate benefits in one session with Deborah than 15 years of sporadic sessions with psychologists, analysts and counselors.

My daughter has since purchased additional sessions on her own to continue her progress she describes as LIFE CHANGING. Congratulations to Deborah for providing a path to help people like my daughter take control over their quality of life.

Hal R.

I wanted to let you know the hypnosis sessions were so meaningful, helping me overcome my fear of public speaking! When I had to speak, everything flowed effortlessly. People came up afterwards and told me I absolutely nailed the speech.

Wanted to let you know my wedding weekend went splendidly! With your help, I was able to nail my speech and truly savor every moment with minimal anxiety or worry.

Ryan R.

I instantly noticed a lift in my self-esteem, which is what I was dealing with, along with some trauma.

As time passed and I was starting to feel down, I did two more virtual hypnosis sessions and have never felt better. I had never had hypnosis before and did not know what to expect. And honestly the virtual sessions may have been even more powerful than in-person. Deborah takes the time to learn about what you are dealing with. Then, she provides you tools and healthy ways of working through.

Cait B.

I had some profound insights during our session as to why I binge. After my session, I received disappointing news so I opened the fridge and for the first time ever closed it: I didn’t feel like eating.

I read instead. It was really weird. As a comparison, I quit smoking 10 years ago and I don’t pass up a cigarette with that kind of ease. Our sessions have already proven to have a tremendous impact.

Jane S.

I have been repeatedly amazed by the results, especially for someone with a very analytical (and sometimes critical) mind. I have had three virtual hypnosis sessions with Deborah and am blown away both by the personal results I am seeing and by her kindness, enthusiasm, skill, and acceptance.

She is able to personalize each session perfectly by taking careful and compassionate consideration of whatever you’re going through. I recommend her to anyone looking for hypnosis and/or Reiki. Highly, highly recommend!

Brooke T.

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Burned out by an all-consuming job, Deborah Flanagan found balance and peace through the healing arts — and now she's helping others do the same.

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