Frequently Ask Questions

Please watch the video on the home page for more information.  EMDR is a psychotherapy that I use to assist people in recovering from traumatic events and disturbing life experiences and the symptoms that accompany the stress created by them.  When disturbing events are experienced, trauma often remains.  During EMDR, we will work together to identify a specific problem as the focus of the treatment session. We'll call to mind the disturbing issue or event, what was seen, felt, heard, thought, etc., and what thoughts and beliefs you currently hold about that event. We'll then use eye movements or bilateral touch or vibrations to shift how negative information is stored in your brain, creating positive feelings and beliefs.

We all have negative feelings from time to time.  If someone cuts us off and causes us to get into a car accident, it’s unlikely that our first response will be to send them love.  Chronic negative feelings are different in that they are a constant/frequent pattern of behavior.  Chronic negative feelings inhibit us from feeling good and can hold us back from doing and being our best. They are “life and success zappers” and have detrimental effects on our mind, body and spirit.  Some important things to understand about our chronic negative feelings:

  1. They inhibit and prevent the internal positive flow of wellness, hold us back and prevent us from doing what we really want to do. They stop us from doing things that make us happy, successful and healthy.
  2. They can rob us of our mental clarity, logic and common sense.
  3. They can disrupt life in many areas when they are not released.
  4. They cause imbalance or dis-ease in our body.
  5. If we resist negative feelings, they will persist.  If we try to push them deep down inside and pretend they don’t exist they will push back harder.  We must release them on a deep level to get completely well!

Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is also known as hypnoanalysis. It is a pleasant experience to explore the subconscious and unconscious parts of your mind. It helps us identify past experiences associated with your current problem and quickly helps us get to the root of the problem. Once we find the root cause, we can begin to heal it at a deep level. Most of the time, people do not know the exact experience that is the root cause of their anger, anxiety, or panic. To fully heal a problem, we’ve got to heal it at the root. If we don’t want a weed to grow back, we’ve got to pull it out at the core. If we just pull off the top, it will surely grow back.

Hypnoanalysis is clinical hypnosis that is used to explore the subconscious and unconscious parts of your mind. It helps us to identify past experiences that may be associated with the current problem and easily helps us get to the root of the problem. Once we find the root cause, we can begin to heal it at a deep level.

Absolutely not…if you receive services from a licensed mental health professional. Unfortunately, hypnosis is not a regulated profession so a car salesman can take a “class” on hypnosis and start providing services to the public. This is dangerous and not recommended. When clinical hypnosis in performed by a highly trained licensed mental health professional such as a licensed clinical social worker, then you know you are in good hands. You will feel fantastic and relaxed after all your sessions with Keli.

Most of the time, you appear to be asleep because your body is so relaxed, quiet and still. Your mind, on the hand, is highly active. Measurements of brain activity during hypnosis show a high level of neurological activity during the hypnosis state.

No, you will be fully conscious during her entire hypnosis session. Even though we have access to the unconscious part of your mind, that is not the same thing as being in a state of unconsciousness. When someone undergoes surgery, they are administered chemicals/drugs through an IV that render them unconscious and unaware of anything that goes on around them. They have no control over their body functions, which is why a urinary catheter is required during general anesthesia. You will have complete control of all your body functions and it’s nothing like the experience of general anesthesia.

No, you are in control and cannot be made to do anything against your will. This is one of the biggest fears and misconceptions of hypnosis that is reinforced by stage hypnotists who screen and choose their participants before the “show”. Remember too, that Keli is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a specific code of ethics she abides by. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis in that you must allow the process to take place. If you do not want to go into hypnosis you will not go into hypnosis. You will not reveal information you wish to keep secret. You will have complete control of all your bodily functions such as your bladder.

No, Keli has done more than 15,000 hypnosis sessions and 9000 hypnoanalysis sessions, and nobody has ever experienced a false memory.  Keli is a licensed mental health professional with a great deal of advanced training and uses specific techniques to prevent the creation of any false memories. 

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