Alternative Health Therapies

Hypnosis: Helping you reach your full potential

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Katheryn McGlynn

Our guest columnist is Kathryn McGlynn, Certified Hypnotist and Success Coach. She adheres to and is guided by the ethical principles set forth by the National Guild of Hypnotists’ Code of Ethics. She has been certified through the Guild since 1996. For over 20 years, she has used the power of hypnosis to help thousands of people make positive changes in their lives. She works with referrals from healthcare professionals on such issues as hypertension, pain management, digestive disorders, migraines, anxiety, insomnia, and much more.

Kathryn sees clients at the Tam Center for Healing in Quincy Center. Additionally, she offers adult educational hypnosis seminars through UMass Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and Massasoit Community College.

With her soothing voice, she has produced a series of hypnosis CDs that comfort and support anyone encountering life challenges who is interested in self-healing, self-improvement, and personal growth. — Carol Corio, Integrated Health Therapies Editor

By Kathryn McGlynn

It has often been said that “What your mind can conceive, you can achieve.” In other words, what you can imagine in your mind, you have the power to bring into your life. Hypnosis is one method that has proven effective with countless individuals, enabling them to achieve their desired potentials.

What is hypnosis? It is a method of mental programming. It is not sleep. Neither is it a state of unconsciousness. It is not a giving up of control. It is actually an altered state of highly focused awareness in which the conscious mind is by-passed and access is achieved directly to the subconscious mind, which is far more powerful than the conscious mind. In the hypnotic state, some of the benefits that can be realized: relaxation can be induced to relieve pressures of stress at home and work; habit problems (examples: smoking or overeating) can be brought under control; and attitude modifications (examples: developing motivation, building self-esteem and confidence) can be effectively implemented. In this state, one is able to accept and actualize helpful suggestions for behavioral change in a way not possible in the ordinary state of waking consciousness.

Many of us have preconceived ideas or concerns about hypnosis due to stereotyped comedy routines where “hypnotized audience members” do embarrassing thing in front of an audience for the pure entertainment of the those watching. That is not the kind of hypnosis that I am writing about here. I took many hours of accredited training so that I could help people use hypnosis to change their lives for the better.

My personal approach is based upon natural, safe, established hypnotic principles. Hypnosis has been recognized and approved by the American Medical Association since 1958. The National Institutes of Health supports clinical trials of complementary and alternative medicine, which includes hypnosis. “Numerous scientific studies have emerged in recent years showing that the hypnotized mind can exert a real and powerful effect upon the body,” writes The Wall Street Journal (Oct 2003).

Seniors, for the most part, face the same problems that affect younger people. They have hopes and dreams and plans. When these falter or fail, they are subject to frustration, worries, grief, self-doubt, and react accordingly. Hypnosis can help to regenerate interests, restore awareness of self-worth, and create new levels of acceptance.

My job as a hypnotist is to assist individuals to shift their mindset and release and resolve any unconscious, self-imposed limitations that prevent us from living life fully. My therapeutic emphasis helps my clients eliminate self-defeating behaviors. Sessions offer a wide spectrum of wellness and healing benefits including stress management, pre- and post-surgical hypnosis, time management, clutter issues, finding life purpose, success coaching … and more.

Because hypnosis is a process, and not an instant fix, it may take 3-8 sessions to change ingrained patterns and habits. All of my clients receive a hypnosis CD for home practice to support their continuing transformative process. Let hypnosis help you get the results you want. Change is much easier than staying the same.

If you would like to know more about the benefits of hypnosis, contact me at 781-340-2146 or email: ybglum@juno.com or visit my webpage for more information: www.hypnosis.ws. A confidential, free 15 minute phone consultation is offered so that we may begin the process of helping you to achieve the health and lifestyle you really want.

27d2a1d-1About Carol Corio

Integrated Health Therapies Editor

Carol Corio has been studying integrated health therapies for more than 25 years with certifications in aromatherapy, polarity therapy, RYSE, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy (EIT) sharing her long-time passion for integrating the benefits of therapeutic aromatherapy with those served by Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care, an independent, private, non-profit, Medicare certified CHAP accredited, family centered, dedicated team of professionals providing excellent care services on the South Shore since 1979. In addition to her role as Community Relations Liaison for Old Colony Hospice & Palliative Care, Carol is a Master Trainer for AGE-u-cate LLC, creator of Dementia Live™, a dementia simulation experiential program to educate families and professionals caring for individuals with dementia. For information, call 781-341-4145, visit http://www.oldcolonyhospice.com, or email Carol at ccorio@oldcolonyhospice.com

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