Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy in Nanaimo

Hypnosis as a Therapy in Nanaimo

What is Hypnosis as a Therapy or Hypnotherapy?

In today’s very media conscious world it’s hard to imagine anyone not hearing about or seeing hypnosis either on TV, YouTube, the Internet, or by actually attending a hypnosis stage performance or hearing someone else’s experience at a hypnosis performance. This is ‘Stage or Street Hypnosis’ as it’s called, and whenever you hear anyone talking about these performances it’s usually quite funny and entertaining and your entire reason for attending is to be entertained and have a good laugh. But hypnotherapy is quite a different experience than a hypnosis stage performance.

A person going to see a hypnotherapist is going to find it to be a very relaxing experience and one that actually helps you to make positive changes in attitudes, behaviors, beliefs, habits, fears and even help you to find ways to heal yourself too. A person having a hypnotherapy session need not fear that they will come out of the office exhibiting strange or bizarre behavior such as barking like a dog or quacking like a duck. Nor is there any fear that you will lose control of yourself to the hypnotherapist. As with any hypnosis, whether its stage hypnosis or hypnotherapy, you are always in control.

Even in stage performances the people who volunteer to go onstage want to entertain the audience and so are willing participants to the suggestions that the hypnotist is giving them. The same thing applies when seeing a hypnotherapist, he/she only guides the person through visualization, imagery, metaphors, and some direct suggestions to the sub-conscious mind all designed to help the person to make positive life style changes; but the person has to actually want these changes in the first place in order for any positive effect to take place.

What are the benefits of Hypnosis as a Therapy? How can it help me, really?

Hypnotherapy is a truly amazing therapy and has many benefits. There are so many areas that it can benefit you to feel mentally, physically, and even spiritually more rejuvenated, healed, and renewed that I could go on and on. The benefits are truly overwhelming but here are just a few main ones to consider:

Anyone Can Benefit From Hypnosis as a Therapy

Anyone from any age group, gender, profession, or background can benefit from hypnotherapy. And contrary to popular opinion, the smarter you are the easier it is for you to go into a hypnotic trance and not the other way around!

Hypnotherapy for Men & Women’s Issues:

  • Overcoming stress at work and home
  • Releasing old relationships so you can move on
  • Balancing home & work relationships
  • Coping with divorce, new marriage, new baby, new job…

Hypnotherapy for Children’s Issues:

  • Anxiety over dealing with divorce, or going to a new school, making changes, and separation anxiety…
  • Ending Bedwetting
  • Ending Thumb sucking
  • Help with Sleep issues
  • Improving concentration and study habits

Effective Treatment Solutions for both Physical & Psychological Issues

Quite often our bodies exhibit various types of ailments in response to our emotional states. For instance, a person who is very obese may be that way because of the emotional need to amour herself and so she overeats as a protection. Or a person may never be able to keep a long-term relationship because they believe themselves to be not worthy so they find ways to sabotage the relationship unconsciously to prove that they are right. These are only a few examples of issues that hypnotherapy can help people.

Here is a partial list of more Physical & Psychological Issues that Hypnosis as a Therapy can help:

  • Weight Management & Promoting Healthy Eating Habits
  • Insomnia, Sleeping Disorders
  • Hearing Problems like Tinnitus
  • Allergy and Asthma Release
  • Easy Childbirth
  • Headaches
  • Irritable Digestion
  • Skin Problems
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Guilt & Release of Emotional Traumas from Childhood
  • Ability to Grieve Effectively & Trauma Release
  • Relationship Problems & Self-Sabotage
  • Blushing & Shyness

Enhance Your Body’s Natural Healing Function

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Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to help a person ease their mind in order to deal with the doubts and fears they may be experiencing because of receiving medical treatments for an illness. Hypnotherapy first of all helps the person to reduce their anxiety, tension, and stress by giving them positive reinforcement and ways to relax their bodies completely. Then it helps by strengthening their immune system to unlock their own inner potential by utilizing their sub-conscious mind to create their own personal mind-body healing. Hypnotherapy can greatly improve a person’s response time to medical treatment in a positive way. Positive thinking really matters when it comes to healing quickly and efficiently.

Hypnosis as a Therapy Can Improve Your Health by:

  • Encouraging a Healthier Lifestyle
  • Easing Your Chemotherapy Experience
  • Manage Chronic Pain (Including phantom pain)
  • Make Coping with Illness Easier
  • Positive Mental Preparation Before Surgery
  • Rapid Healing After Surgery

Hypnosis as a Therapy Helps to Overcome Addictions, Bad Habits & Odd Behaviors

Many people have addictions to things like smoking, prescription drugs and other drugs, alcohol, or some people have odd types of behaviors like obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) that limit you from living as freely as you should. With the use of hypnosis as a therapy we can unlock what it is that started these addictions, behaviors, or habits by talking to the subconscious mind and then asking your subconscious mind to stop the behavior and encouraging it to change. Afterwards positive suggestions are given that have a powerful positive impact on your ability to control such addictions, habits, and behaviors.

Addictions, Bad Habits & Behaviors that Hypnosis as a Therapy have been known to help:

  • Addictions like: Gambling, Alcohol, Smoking, Drugs, Prescription drugs…
  • Behaviors like: Nail Biting, Teeth Grinding, Binge eating, Hair pulling, Skin picking…
  • Fears like: Flying, bugs, animals, falling, heights, closed spaces, etc.

Hypnosis as a Therapy Can Give You Greater Access to Your Super Conscious Mind

Are you looking for answers to your divine purpose here on this earth? Are there things that have happened to you in this lifetime that science just can’t explain? Things like unexplained aches or pains, unexplained fears towards places of travel or unexplained talents and aptitudes for things, a love or hate of certain cultures that are not at all related to your own family or upbringing. Would you like to know who you were in another lifetime? Do you have a certainty or feeling that someone or something is always guiding you, like a spirit guide? These are things that can be discovered through Past Life Regression therapy or through Meeting with your Spirit Guide during hypnosis.

  • Discover your previous lifetimes through Past Life Regression – PLR
  • Meet your Spirit Guide through hypnotherapy

Improve Yourself and Be the Best You Can Be!

Are you stopping yourself from fulfilling your dreams because you have feelings of inadequacy? Maybe you’d like to apply for a better job, or make that presentation, ask the girl of your dreams out on a date, but something is always holding you back from being all that you can be. Hypnotherapy can help you achieve more out of life. It can help to give you the self-confidence, self-esteem, memory recall, public speaking confidence, motivation, focus and anything else you need. Again it comes down to talking to your sub-conscious mind and implanting positive suggestions and new behavior patterns that allow you to take positive action in your life.

Personal Development that Hypnosis as a Therapy is known to help with:

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  • Memory Recall & Accessing Your Untapped Mental Abilities
  • Confidence & Self-Esteem
  • Learning Skills & Study Habits
  • Intensity of Focus & Emotional Clearing
  • Mental Attitude & Letting Go
  • Public Speaking Ability
  • Motivation & Writer’s Block
  • Attention Span &Using Your Potential
  • Tension & Stress
  • Creating Exercise Patterns & Achieving Goals
  • Assertiveness & Concentration

Why has hypnosis been utilized for so many thousands of years by so many people?


Come in and see me, I am a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist and I can help you to become more relaxed, confident, and fulfilled to live the life you’ve always dreamed of. Imagine when all the bad habits, fears, stress, extra weight and smoking are gone, and how your life will change for the better, you’ll have more energy, health, money and you’ll just FEEL BETTER!

Through hypnotherapy I can help you get to the root of what’s causing you to feel anxious and worried. If it is your desire to be able to remove all obstacles and understand how to make dramatic improvements in your life then I am here to help you on your journey towards self-improvement. Through hypnotherapy you will feel a lot happier than you have for a very long time and will feel empowered to achieve all kinds of amazing personal goals.

Discover the amazing secrets of hypnosis and hypnotherapy today!

Tracy Lee Thompson, ACCHT

Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Contact Tracy at: 250-739-4609 for an appointment or email at: tracy.nhc@shaw.ca 

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