Open up your mind and breathe...
We are all capable of change, however old we become, and the brain is remarkably flexible or "plastic" throughout the lifespan. Everyone has times in life when they struggle with one thing or another.
Hypnosis and other mind-body techniques can help you to feel better, change old habits, and become more self aware. When you are hypnotized, you enter a focused, trance state where you become more open to suggestions. Once in that comfortable, relaxed state, the hypnotherapy tools and techniques help to bring about positive, beneficial change. These mind-body techniques often work very quickly compared to other approaches like talk therapy.
I am Claire de la Varre, a consulting hypnotist and hypnosis instructor. I have been in private practice since 2008.
Breaking News October 21, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and Children's Hospital Association have declared a national emergency in children's mental health, with soaring rates of depression, anxiety, trauma, loneliness, and suicidality. The CDC found that between March and October 2020, emergency department visits for mental health emergencies rose by 24% for children ages 5-11 years and 31% for children ages 12-17 years. Suicide attempts in girls (12-17) increased 51% in early 2021 compared to the same period in 2019.
Covid-19 has taken a huge toll. Researchers in Pediatrics write: "From April 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, over 140,000 children in the U.S. experienced the death of a parent or grandparent caregiver. The risk of loss was 1.1 to 4.5 times higher among children of racial and ethnic minorities, compared to non-Hispanic White children."
See my Children & Teens page for how I work with this population.