Having the privilege of working for most of my life in technology, I was sufficiently sensitive to realize that 9/11 had triggered an unraveling of the social contract. An empath by nature, I concluded that technology was a driver of that change, and that people needed help to restore trust in their personal and social relationships. Hypnotherapy was the most direct route to that end.
I was fortunate to study at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, CA. Hypnosis is a tool, but to use it for therapy demands an orientation to personal development and the powers of the mind. Dr. Kappas, the founder of HMI, treated thousands of clients from all walks of life, and developed ways of talking about our struggles that are simple to explain and understand. I have refined and extended those views, bringing perspectives that guide clients away from grief, submission, and outrage and toward hope, action, and passion.
Along with the insights of Dr. Kappas, I am a student of Milton Erickson, who experienced trance as a shared experience. As did Dr. Erickson, I have faced choices in my life that enable me to confront darkness without fear, and guide clients toward the healing powers that reside in each of us.
Hypnotherapists fall into three categories: authoritarian, academic, and collaborative. As the third type of practitioner, I help my clients achieve a state called "trance" that liberates the wisdom and creativity of the united mind. In that state, clients discover possibilities that empower them to lead productive and fulfilled lives.
In guiding this journey, I draw upon lifetime of reading in psychology and spirituality. I do not hack the subconscious - I will help you to befriend it.
The first session begins with "How can I help?" As you unburden your heart, the most common reaction is "You're hearing me." Next we will identify the strengths and steps to restore mental and emotional well-being. Then I will encourage your subconscious to reveal itself in trance. We'll celebrate its support in bringing you thus far. The first steps of therapy will follow, leaving you connected and refreshed. With renewed trust, you'll find your subconscious eager to return the next week.
When I was sixteen, I placed love at the center of my intellectual universe, and harnessed the intellectual strengths of a Ph.D. physicist to organize everything around it. My conclusion, at the end of my sixth decade, was that love was the most powerful force in the universe, and that the human gift - after three billion years of Darwinian evolution - is to anchor love to the world. Those insights brought me to hypnotherapy.