Hypnosis is a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion wherein the process of change is made easy.
Clinical Integrative Hypnosis, as developed by Melissa Tiers, is a multi-faceted plan utilizing NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Processing), EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), guided imagery, and hypnosis techniques, tailored to fit each individual and their unique issues.
Hypnotic trance, during a session, is a consensual state that has been clinically proven to have a remarkable, positive impact on a range of emotional and physical issues.
While in trance, it is completely normal to talk, laugh, scratch an itch, or shift to get more comfortable in your chair. At no point are you actually unconscious.
Integrative Hypnosis can help with any problem you're finding hard to handle on your own, including thoughts and actions you'd like to banish, improve upon, or acquire. Hypnosis also helps relieve emotional suffering that is overwhelming.
Integrative Hypnosis can also be utilized to improve academic, job, artistic performance, or to enhance what is already working well for you.
Margo will ask questions about what you want to work on or change and answer any questions you might have.
Margo will work with you using an amalgamation of techniques (NLP, EFT, hypnotic trance, guided imagery) to achieve and anchor inthe desired change. Margo's way of working is tailored to each client's needs.
Margo will teach you anti-anxiety and self-hypnosis tools to use on your own.
You'll briefly discuss your experience, any follow-up measures to take with you, and dates for your next appointment, if applicable*.
In-office, Skype, phone, and group sessions available.
Margo has a 24-hour cancellation policy
*Excluding ongoing Life Coaching sessions, most people find that 1 to 4 sessions is all that is needed to make a significant change in their lives.
As a Certified Integrative Life Coach, Margo first works with her clients to identify and break through any limitations of the subconscious mind. She then utilizes dynamic and conversational ways of influencing and guiding the subconscious for multi-level change to help her clients define their vision, set challenging goals, create a plan of action, and achieve phenomenal results. Margo's coaching sessions will help you access a blend of conversational hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistics, and processes created from the latest research in Cognitive Neuroscience and Embodied Cognition.
Most coaching programs focus on the rational, analytical and very limited conscious mind. However, the majority of people are aware, consciously, of what they "should" be doing. We know, from the recent studies on the adaptive unconscious, that most issues are habituated patterns that have their roots in priming, cognitive biases and conditioning. Margo's coaching sessions will help you access and change those programs to rewire the brain for the desired change and Next Level Greatness.
Some of the techniques Margo employs during coaching sessions*:
Memory re-consolidation to change old programs
Priming the subconscious mind through language and environment
Conversational Hypnosis & Neuro-Linguistic techniques for neutralizing triggers
Conversational Regression for change
Self-directed Neuroplasticity to teach you to rewire your brain
Rapid techniques to change emotions and eliminate cravings and compulsions
Anti-procrastination protocol for motivation and long term goals
Creative inductions for deep trance conversations
Spatial and conscious/unconscious separation for deep level problem solving
Spatial and temporal language for shifting internal representations
Coaching Through Time: A recursive protocol for generative change
Margo is certified as an Integrative Life Coach** by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) and the Center for Integrative Hypnosis.
When you are freed of your limitations, outdated beliefs, fears, and restrictive subconscious programs, yoursuccess is inevitable.
*Individual and group coaching sessions available.
Fact: A Comparison Study Shows: Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions. Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions Source: American Health Magazine.
Myth: Some people can't be hypnotized.
Fact: Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized. We enter a hypnotic state whenever we're engaged in a film or TV show. When the actors become the characters they portray in our minds, we are hypnotized. Whenever we are driving and daydreaming enough to miss a turn or freeway exit, we're experiencing a light state of hypnosis.
Some people may have this misconception because of an unsuccessful experience they may have had in the past. People are responsive to different approaches, and if a particular approach has not been successful in the past, it's a matter of finding the way that works best for them. Board Certified Clinical Integrative Hypnotists have numerous techniques to draw upon, and are trained to find a method that will work best for you.
Myth: You can be hypnotized to do things against your will.
Fact: The Clinical Hypnotist is a facilitator. He/she cannot make you do anything against your will. In fact, during a hypnotic session, you are completely aware of everything going on. If you do not like where the hypnotist is guiding you, you have the power to reject the suggestions.
The purpose of hypnosis is often to do things differently than we've done them in the past. These changes are not enacted against the client's will. Psychologist Ernest R. Hilgard's (1977) work at Stanford University demonstrated a principle known as The Hidden Observer, which indicates that there is a part of the client's mind that monitors the hypnotic process and will protect them from responding in a manner that violates their ethical and moral standards.
Myth: You might reveal personal secrets under hypnosis.
Fact: You are in complete control of what you choose to reveal or conceal at all times.
Myth: A person can get stuck in a trance.
Fact:No one has ever been stuck in a hypnotic trance. Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state that we enter and exit several times during the normal course of a day. If, for some reason, the hypnotist does not bring someone out of trance, he/she will return to a fully alert state on their own.
When in the state of hypnosis, our brainwaves alternate between the Alpha and Theta ranges. Any time you choose to emerge from hypnosis, you are able to simply open your eyes and become fully alert. If you practice self-hypnosis before going to bed and end in the Delta state (the slowest of all 4 brain wave frequencies), you will simply fall asleep.
Myth: Intelligent people can't be hypnotized.
Fact: Studies suggest that people of above average intelligence who are capable of concentrating and who have a capacity for creativity and vivid imaginations make the best subjects.
Myth: A person in a hypnotic trance is asleep or unconscious.
Fact: A common misconception is that you are asleep when hypnotized. Hypnosis is neither sleep nor unconsciousness. The experience of a formally induced hypnotic state might resemble sleep physically: slowed breathing, eyes closed, muscles relaxed, activity decreased. Mentally, the client is relaxed and may be highly alert, in a comfortable state where the person can think, talk and even move about if needed. All clients are different and can experience hypnosis in their own unique ways. Some are comfortable enough with the process that they find themselves drifting in and out of a more dream-like state. In some instances they might respond subconsciously, through ideomotor signals or other methods.
Myth: I won't remember anything the hypnotist says.
Fact: Everyone experiences hypnosis differently. For some it's a state in which you are focused on the hypnotist's words and listening more carefully. For others it's more like daydreaming and your attention may drift and wander from one thought to another, at times, not paying any conscious mind to what the hypnotist is saying. Both ways are equally effective.
Myth: Hypnosis is contrary to religious beliefs.
Fact: A handful of religious sects have, in the past, raised objections to hypnosis. Most religious groups accept the proper ethical use of hypnosis for helping people. Included are: Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Mormon, and most Protestant Christian Churches, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, and others. Hypnosis is not associated with any religion. A professional and ethical hypnotist respects the faith of all clients and cannot use hypnosis inappropriately to influence a person's religious beliefs.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming™ was specifically created to allow us to do the miraculous by generating new ways of understanding how verbal and non-verbal communication affect the human brain. It presents us all with the opportunity to not only communicate better with others, but to learn how to gain more control over what we considered to be automatic functions of our own neurology.
NLP is an ever-growing collection of information and insights into how people function. There are a wide range of mental NLP Techniques that enable us to improve how you think, behave and feel.
NLP has been described as the technology of the mind, the science of achievement, and the study of success. It's based on the study of the factors which account for either success or failure in human performance. For over 40 years, NLP explorers have studied or "modeled" the behavior and thinking styles of particularly effective and successful people in business, education, sales, therapy, sports, and personal development.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a behavioral technology, which simply means that it is a set of guiding principles, attitudes, and techniques about real-life behavior. It allows you to change, adopt or eliminate behaviors as you desire, and gives you the ability to choose your mental, emotional, and physical states of well-being. With NLP, you learn how to grow from every single life experience, thus increasing your ability to create a better life for yourself.
NLP is a pragmatic technology based on an ability to produce your desired results, to create your future. Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, J.K. Rowling, Heston Blumenthal, Tiger Woods, Bill Gates, Russell Brand, Lily Allen, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, Sophie Dahl, and Jimmy Carr are some people who use or have used NLP for their own development and success.
Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT (commonly referred to as Tapping or EFT Tapping), is a universal tool that can provide impressive results for physical, emotional, and performance problems. EFT operates on the premise that no matter what part of your life needs improvement, there are unresolved emotional issues in the way. Even for physical issues, chronic pain, or diagnosed conditions, it is common knowledge that any kind of emotional stress can impede the natural restorative ability of the human body.
EFT, in many cases, can be applied directly to physical symptoms for relief without exploring any emotional contributors. However, for the most powerful, longest lasting results, related emotional issues should be identified and targeted.
While acupuncture and acupressure primarily focus on physical ailments, EFT applies this ancient process to ease emotional issues. This provides benefits for performance and physical issues.
While related to acupuncture, EFT does not use needles. Instead, a simple process wherein you (1) mentally "tune in" to specific issues while (2) stimulating certain meridian points on the body by tapping on them with your fingertips. When properly done, EFT appears to balance disturbances in the meridian system.
The more unresolved emotional issues you can clear, the more peace and emotional freedom you will have in your life. EFT can be an ongoing process used to clear out the old traumas, and welcome any new challenges with a healthy, productive attitude.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that alsopromotes the alleviation of emotional and physical problems. It's administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that the magnetic impulses in our body result in the formation of a magnetic field around it. If your magnetic/energy field is low, then you are more likely to become ill or feel stress, and if it is high, you are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki helps the whole person, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported phenomenal results.
Reiki was in use in hospital operating rooms as early as the mid-1990's. Since then its acceptance in medicine has grown. It is now listed in a nursing "Scope and Standards of Practice" publication as an accepted form of care, and a 2008 USA Today article reported that in 2007 15% of U.S. hospitals (over 800) offered Reiki as a regular part of patient services. For a detailed description of 64 Reiki hospital programs, please go to www.centerforreikiresearch.org
Julie Motz, a Reiki Practitioner, worked with Dr. Mehmet Oz, a noted Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. She assisted Dr. Oz in the operating room during open-heart surgeries and heart transplants. Motz reports that none of the heart patients who were given Reiki treatments experienced the usual postoperative depression. The bypass patients had no postoperative pain or leg weakness, and the transplant patients experienced no organ rejection.
Scientific Validation: A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86%, reduced pain by 78%, reduced nausea by 80%, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94%.
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe way to mitigate physical symptoms and enrich self-improvement. It's been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. Reiki works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to receive, learn, or use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and works whether you believe in it or not.