Hypnosis is a form of therapy in which one is deeply relaxed on a physical level, thereby allowing one to be mentally more alert and open to suggestion than in normal states of consciousness. Contrary to popular belief and media depictions of hypnotized persons, one has tremendous control over which hypnotic suggestions to act upon or reject. During a hypnosis session, I guide clients through progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing, safe place imagery, deepening imagery, and various visualizations depending on their goals for treatment. Clients leave feeling lighter and very relaxed.
Lisa E. Haberman, J.D., M.S.W., L.C.S.W. uses the benefits of hypnosis to help clients with issues such as, but not limited to, stress, pain management, worry, anxiety, fears, self-confidence, self-image, shyness, insomnia, smoking, and enhancing performance.