INTRODUCING THE LUCIA N0°3 LIGHT
Turn on and journey into your personal portal into your inner space.
The Lucia N°03 helps the you travel into an active dimension of your mind without any effort or long-term practice. The desisre to change expirence and behavior above consciousness can be seen as an attempt to drive the wrong way down a neuropsycholoical path. Tune IN and understand the outer reality, the "is" state is positioned with the "should be" state, which is aimed for through the use of Hynagogic Light Expirence.
Light and the Brain
Lucia N°03 is a neurostimulator, which combines a stroboscope (flickering light), flexible in both, speed and intensity, with a constant light, available in different degrees of brightness. The computer-controlled interaction of these light sources activates different ways of experiencing (seeing intense worlds of colour and shape, a sense of leaving the body etc. ) allowing for an impressive individual light experience that is different every time. Lucia N°03 creates wave patterns in the EEG that would usually only appear after several years of meditation practice. Since this involves a real neurostimulation and not an optical post-image phenomenon, each session is different. Lucia N°03 allows for a transcendental experience as it is usually seen only under extreme conditions (during high performance sport, through using entheogenic substances or in near-death experiences) and consequently triggers the same positive effects. The experience value is one of a kind and the effects are noticeably intense, even after the very first use
When presented with light, the electrical activity in the brain changes. The pineal gland (glandula pinealis) is stimulated to produce mind-activating hormones that have a significant influence on the circadian rhythm. This small light organ, deep inside the brain, has always been a matter of speculation. Not without good reason, the gland is frequently also called the “third eye”. In the case of the tuatara, a living fossil, the third eye still has a lens rudiment and papillary muscles innervated by the sympathetic nervous system. Even in the area of the human pineal gland, tissue cells, as we find them in the eye, could be histologically detected.
The Light Projekt is a Barcelona initiative centred around the Lucia N°03 Hypnagogic Lamp developed by clinical psychologist Dr Englebert Winkler and specialist in Neurology Dr Dirk Proeckl.
The Lucia N°03 is a stroboscopic lamp controlled by a dedicated software system that has the effect of inducing in the experiencer various states such as deep relaxation, meditative or dream-like states and various transcendental experiences. It is increasingly used in therapeutic settings as well as in research environments relating to entheogenic or perceived near-death experiences.
Austrian clinical psychologist Dr. Engelbert Winkler and his research partner, neurologist Dr. Dirk Proeckl first developed the Lucia Hypnagogic Light device arising out of research into Near-Death Experiences and the realization of the health and psychological benefits that often were a result of such experiences. Looking at ways of replicating the benefits of the NDE they hit on the idea of simulating one of the key motifs of the experience – interaction with light - and developed Lucia as a means of stimulating the brain via an external stroboscopic light source. The resulting EEG brain-wave patterns and mental states have been shown to be equivalents of the measured reactions of subjects who are meditation practitioners of many years experience.
Lucia N°03 as a neurostimulator therefore is capable of inducing experiences that can be compared to deep relaxation and meditative states, mystical experiences, simulations of the Near-Death or Out-of-Body experience and realities experienced under entheogenic substances such as DMT.
Dr.med. Dipl.- Psych. Dirk Proeckl
Neurologist and psychologist now working in private medical practice, focussing on the interaction between the psyche and the nervous system.
Dr. Phil. Engelbert Winkler
Clinical & health psychologist, supervising psychotherapist, and legal expert witness, graduated in Innsbruck 1989 with qualifications in philosophy, pedagocics and psychology, later adding additional certification in logotherapy, existential analyses and hypnotherapy.
In 1994 Dr. Winkler founded the Kooperative Familieberatung, a Tyerolean governmental welfare initiative offering both out-patient and residential care, with particular emphasis on the care and treatment of children and young persons with extreme behavioral problems.The centre, of which Dr. Winkler remains director, has developed outreach programmes for homeless teenagers and those not fitting the criteria for admission to other centres. The XXL-project of Kooperative Familienberatung is designed for a maximum of eight teenagers aged between 14 – 18 to live in their own apartment.
By using neurostimulation lamp Lucia N°03, with our natural sensory channel of vision, the interdependency between the state of consciousness, brain waves and hormone production is illustrated. The resulting brain activity recorded shows in its analysis an image of increasing harmonisation which, depending on the characteristics of the light and willingness of the viewer, corresponds to a state of deep relaxation and the highest level of concentration. The activity of the brain is reflected in the eye of the beholder in previously unseen scenarios and the client learns be guided by this bidirectional neuro feedback. This phenomenon of central vision in Hypnagogic Light Experience results in the merging of object and subject.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to tap into the power of your subconscious to change your life in 40 minutes?
Hypnotherpy can effectively break negative thought patterns and life-long negative habits. It opens your mind to positive changes, allowing life changing transformation to take place.
The magic has to do with a switch in your brain called the Reticular Activation System. The Reticular Activation System plays an important role in our day to day lives. It is best known as a filter as it sorts out what is important information that needs to be paid attention to and what is unimportant and can be ignored. Without this filter we would all be over stimulated and distracted constantly. The irony is that in today’s world we are over stimulated with the speed of technology, cell phones, computers, instant messages, negative news on TV, texting, interactive games, email, you name it - it demands our attention!
So imagine being in control, filtering out negative thought patterns and having the power to program your own Reticular Activation System to whatever you want to bring into your life? It is just like setting your radio to your favourite music station.
You set your RAS daily at an unconscious level. For example, think of the last time you purchased a car… then all of a sudden you start noticing how many cars there are that are the same colour, make and model that you just bought. You just unconsciously set RAS.
People who say “I am not very confident” are not very confident. People who say “I am always late” are always late. People who say “I will never have enough money” never do. Through hypnosis you can re-program and tap into your subconscious mind to set your RAS to the transformative direction of your choice.
When I work with clients I help them identify exactly what they want to bring into their life, whether it be financial abundance, self confidence, a really good nights’ sleep, dealing with grief, writing exams, improving health, eliminating stress and anxiety, love and relationships or a new job.
Imagine taking charge of what you want to bring into your life. Visualize the changes you want to make, then start setting new goals and actually achieve them. This is your time for reprograming your RAS to look for all the things you want to bring into your life. Life is not about finding yourself it is about creating yourself. Visualize yourself shifting from fear to fabulous freedom.
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention. It is 100% natural and normal. You are in a hypnotic state several times a day without realizing it. It still remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Clinical Hypnosis taps into our ability to enter a unique state of consciousness that opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration and positive changes.
Hypnosis has been recognized for thousands of years and used for many purposes. When we enter into the absorbed state of hypnosis, we can use our thoughts, talents and experiences in ways not usually available to us. With the help of a trained professional, you can open your unconscious mind that enables making desired changes in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors possible.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Although some researchers and clinicians claim that some people are not able to be hypnotized, everyone has the ability to be hypnotized because it’s a natural, normal state that each of us enter at least twice each day – upon awakening and falling asleep. We also enter a hypnotic state whenever we get totally engrossed in a movie or TV show. When the actors become the characters they portray in our minds, we are hypnotized. Also, whenever we are driving and daydreaming enough to miss a turn or freeway exit we know to take, we probably were experiencing a light state of hypnosis.
People may have this misconception because of an unsuccessful experience they've had with a hypnotist. 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. IMDHA Certified Hypnotherapists/Hypnotists have several techniques that they can use, and are trained to find a method that will work best for you.
How can a treatment aimed at your mind affect your body?
Our bodies respond physically through our thoughts. For example, think of a time when you were watching a scary movie; your body may have experienced an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating, “butterflies” in the stomach, your hand making a fist, shaking, and from what? Just a thought!
Now imagine what happens when we think a pleasurable thought, we can experience reduced heart rate, smiling, deeper breathing, relaxation of muscles, more focus and the ability to make better decisions. These are autonomic nervous system responses that are involuntary, but they can be utilized to promote health and wellness. When hypnotized, you are very open to suggestions that can enhance positive and diminish negative physical reactions.
Will I be asleep or unconscious during hypnosis?
The word hypnosis comes from the ancient Greek word ‘hypnos’ meaning sleep, but you are not actually in a sleep state. Although the sensation may seem similar since you are very relaxed and have your eyes closed. In trance you are in a relaxed state, but with heightened awareness. If you were to fall asleep during a session you would return to normal consciousness when asked to, or simply awaken after a short nap. You would feel refreshed and relaxed.
Are you sure I was hypnotized? I heard every word you said!
Some people, after a session of hypnosis, don’t believe that they were hypnotized at all. There are differences between the brain waves of people who are asleep and those who are in hypnosis. During clinical hypnosis, you are very aware and sometimes talk with the hypnotist, and can both answer and ask questions, and hear everything that is said very clearly.
Will I lose control of myself?
When under clinical hypnosis I cannot make you do anything you don’t want to do. Hypnosis allows you to be more focused and less distracted. In this way, you will better achieve your goals, and actually achieve more control of your personal health and well-being. The ‘control’ misconception appears to originate from stage hypnosis which actually involves people doing what they want to be doing in a social setting to be entertaining.
What are the benefits?
• Feel worthwhile, self-confident and zestful.
• Gain a happier home life; become a better husband, wife, parent, or friend.
• Acquire the ability to completely relax in any situation.
• Make better decisions.
• Improve concentration.
• Overcome procrastination.
• Increase the quality of your emotional expression.
• Reduce conflict and stress.
• Promote health and well-being.
• Regain your natural ability to sleep easily.
• Sell yourself, your ideas, and your services with confidence and enthusiasm.
• Increase your income.
• Attract and maintain worthwhile friendships.
• Discover your negative mental patterns and how they affect you.
• Free yourself from hostility, resentment or fear of rejection.
• Select your goals in life and chart your course for their realization.
• Program your mind with positive mental concepts and success attitudes.
• Develop the ability to construct mental images easily.
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Andrea Wagemaker M.Ht., C.Cht.
My past career involved working in the medical community and in hospitals as a practical nurse. During this time, I had the honor of working with a family doctor that practiced Hypnosis in Victoria. B.C. (1989). I was so impressed on seeing people’s lives changes with the power of their minds. He treated many conditions; from fear of flying to shutting down that voice in your head to get a good night’s sleep. He showed me that clinical hypnotherapy is a proven drug free solution! I completed my Hypnotherapy studies through The Canadian College of Advanced Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (R.E.P.T) through Renaissance Life Therapies Training Academy. My studies also include diplomas in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Attacks and "Take Back Your Life" Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Therapy, Certified Life Purpose Coach and the art of Indian Head Massage. I am honored and privileged to have my articles on Narcissistic Abuse Recovery published to reach out to people who really want to change their lives. I love working with clients and I know everyone holds the power to shift into their own passions and desires with inner strength. Yes, it really is an inside job, you will see and feel what a difference just one session makes.
With Gratitude. Andrea
Single Sessions of Hypnotherapy are available at $100.00 - includes materials..... Great for Sleep, Releasing Stress & Anxiety, Self Confidence, Fears, Controlling Negative thought patterns, Weight Loss,
Hypnosis package - 3 Session Package: $250.00 Great Gift Idea (no expiry date) Includes all materials and tools to jumpstart and excel your sessions. Includes one personalized recording on CD or MP3, or download into your tablet or computer.
Session One: (90 minutes) This is all about you feeling comfortable and getting to know who you are and what you desire in your life at this time. It also includes a mini introduction hypnosis session on releasing stress and anxiety. This allows you to fully experience the magic of hypnosis.
Session Two: This session is all about transformation. You will receive one custom download session created for you to use in between sessions. Let the magic begin.
Sessions Three: Follow up hypnosis sessions on further developing your own self-awareness.
Past Life Regression Session: $175.00 Includes one consultation meeting that includes a mini Hypnosis session and then a full 2-3 hours for Regression session. Bookings are available on Saturdays for these sessions.
Payment: Visa and MasterCard, E-transfer, Cash and Checks accepted.
Note: 24-hour cancellation policy.
Many extended health plans now cover Hypnosis. You may want to check with your provider.
"Time to take back your life” Recovery from Breakup or Divorce
Personal Narcissistic Abuse Healing Package $300.00 for 3 life changing sessions
Includes MP3 recording and all materials.
The secret to healing from narcissistic abuse isn’t focusing on the abuser. It’s actually the opposite. It’s focusing on healing yourself.
Do you feel like you are living your life in constant fear? Being Stressed out? Tired of walking on egg shells and constantly combating that nervousness that never goes away?
Are you feeling uneasy about the decisions you make in your life or changes in your life?
Do you find yourself imagining the worst-case scenarios and negative outcomes of what might happen if you take the risk to get what you want?
Do you lack self-esteem and confidence within yourself?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then your fear may very well be limiting you in your pursuit for true happiness, purpose and calm in your life.
What am I going to get from these 3 powerful life transformation sessions?
You will get a solid understanding of the physiological dynamics that you have been consciously and subconsciously exposed to and how they have adversely effected all aspects of your life
Understand and recognize the Core Principal Traits of Narcissistic behavior
Diffuse fear, release guilt, and achieve peace
How to clean out the Trauma and heart ache once and for all
How to manage and/or establish firm boundaries that enable you to end the toxic cycle
How to process and embrace your true feelings
How to let go of negative thought patterns through Clinical Hypnosis
Feel the freedom to make decisions that allow you to take charge of your life
Embrace your future with self-confidence and self-worth
Control and Direct Your Thoughts for a healthier and more fulfilling life, establish firm boundaries that enable you to end the cycle of narcissistic abuse
I am excited to share the most powerful key to Financial Abundance with you.
Prosperity begins in your mind, and this is your opportunity to use your inner mind creatively to produce financial abundance. Do you ever notice people who say... “I never have enough money.” Others may say, "My financial situation needs a miracle.”
Guess what... you ARE entitled to miracles!
Positive programming is how to begin to make them happen. Imagine tapping into your beliefs that no longer serve you and discovering how they have actually held you back from creating the life you really desire and deserve. Do you want to earn more money? How much more do you want to earn next year? You may think you're doing everything possible to achieve your goals. But what if there's an unconscious part of you which doesn't believe you can do it?
How can hypnosis help me earn more money?
Hypnosis can help you uncover and remove the mental blocks which prevent you from achieving the wealth and success that you believe you are capable of achieving. By the power of hypnosis you will begin to understand what it is inside you that has prevented you from making the money you want, and the secrets of abundance will be revealed to you. Hypnotherapy can help you to believe in yourself, to build up self confidence and motivation and to develop more clearly defined outcomes for your life. Deep relaxation techniques can help you to focus inwards and start to really believe in yourself and your goals. How much do you want to earn next year?
How much do you want to earn next year?
You can decide exactly what abundance means to you. You will develop an abundant state of mind - a wealthy "mind-set." This 3 session program will change your relationship with money. Whether you are starting a new business or wanting to increase your sales in your existing job this is an excellent way to get started. Financial abundance is a simply a mindset. Many people just want more money and if your reading this, chances are you are one of them. Everyone wants something - be it something physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. But we don't all want the same things - some may want only enough to get by, others may want it all. You hold the power in your mind to go after whatever works for you.
Imagine or Visualize what you want to achieve.
It may be doubling your income, being able to afford that new home, car, and then see how you feel in that state of mind right now. Are you thinking of that new red sports car or maybe that lovely home you drove by last week? If only I could have a home like that or if I could only drive a new car. Do you feel nervous? Excited? Worthy? Uncomfortable about being rich? Are there people around you who are giving you weird looks? Are you fearing people’s jealousy?
Imagine or Visualize what you want to achieve.
It may be doubling your income, being able to afford that new home, a new car, and then see how you feel in that state of mind right now. Are you thinking of that new red sports car or maybe that lovely home you drove by last week? "If only I could have a home like that or if I could drive that new car." Does this make you feel nervous? Excited? Worthy? Uncomfortable about being rich? Are there people around you who are giving you weird looks? Are you fearing people’s jealousy?
Even though we keep saying how much we crave and want financial abundance, there may be blocks and fears that may be preventing you from fulfilling your goals and dreams. You may be your own worst enemy, but the magic begins from knowing what is stopping you, and the miracles begin by working on what you do want. You know, these fears do not show up as plainly as, “Oh, I am afraid of success”. They show up in procrastination, missing out on opportunities, not being present at the right place at the right time, turning down lucrative offers, and an inability to get out of your comfort zone. All these mind beliefs will block your financial abundance without consciously being aware of it.
This is your time to focus on finally removing any stumbling blocks in your mind that effect your day to day reality. Just think for just a moment... how exciting it would it be to achieve exactly what you want. Imagine being connected and really enjoying working on your incredible new future.
10 Biggest Misbeliefs
1. Limiting beliefs - I am not talented enough.
2. Self confidence - No one will give me chance; I will never find a new job that will pay me what I am worth.
3. My comfort zones and ceilings (how can I make more money if I am on a monthly fixed income or I will have to work way harder to earn more etc.).
4. Fear of success - If I start earning more than my husband, he will not like it.I will not fit in with my close friends who are all broke, what if this does not work?
5. History - My parents did it this way and it is what I am used to.
6. Ownership - It’s not my fault that my boss is an ________.
7. Vision - I don’t see or imagine how this can help me.
8. Excuses - I don’t know where or how to start.
9. Negotiation mode - I will just stick this out for a few more years, things will be OK.
10. Blame - It’s not me, it the economy.
I was really stuck after losing my dad over 2 years ago. I finally sought out Andrea to help solve some sleep issues. The first session felt like I was floating on clouds, I felt weightless and totally relaxed for the first time in my life. When I was finished the session, I felt like a weight had been lifted. For the first time in 2 years, I could sleep peacefully and I felt so well-rested. She literally eased my mind and I could finally let go of all the fear, guilt and stress that I have been carrying for far too long. The second session was even more powerful, she provided me with a personalized CD that I could use at home if I got stuck with my own negative self-talk. I still use it once and a while to bring me back to the feeling of complete relaxation and releasing anxiety. I love it! I feel such freedom and joy in my life again. I am finally rested and feel restored. I can’t wait to embrace each day. The power of the mind is a useful thing.
Randy, Nanaimo, B.C..
This really works. I have a small business and I was tired of not going anywhere. I made enough money to get by, but after 4 years I really was getting depressed and lifeless about my company. I loved what I do, but I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t more successful. My first financial abundance session with Andrea opened my eyes. I could not believe that I was holding myself back. My old beliefs around money were based on my parent’s old beliefs as I was growing up. It was there staring at me in the face. These old beliefs entrenched in my mind were not allowing me to succeed or grow in my own life. The shift was incredible and energizing. I could not wait to see what would happen each day. It was like the universe shifted for me and doors started to open up. I feel so empowered and I was shocked at my own inner strength came shining through, I didn’t even know I had inner strength! My bottom line is up over 25% in just a few months. People would ask me what did I change my business, it was so easy- all I need was to change my mindset. My world has changed, not just financially, but in all areas of my life.
I had the privilege of seeing Andrea at a time in my life when I knew I wanted to move forward but I couldn't stop those old tapes in my head blocking me from my future. I was nervous about the idea of hypnotherapy, of course I knew nothing of the actual practice, just an ill conceived idea about someone tinkering around in my brain while I'm completely unaware. Andrea took the time to explain what the process was and how we would go about it (I was WAY off base by the way). She was kind, gentle and completely non-judgemental. I felt at ease telling her about my past, how some of these deeply rooted beliefs took hold and the chaos I was dealing with in my present life.
Andrea helped me help myself, since meeting with her I've celebrated a year of continuous sobriety, started talking to my daughter on a weekly bases, taken some major steps forward in my art career and most importantly I got out of my own way! Before I met Andrea I held a strong core belief that it was and always would be, me against the world. I am so grateful to say that couldn't be further from the truth today! I'm in a relationship with myself and my world today and I'm the happiest I've ever been, my journey still has bumps and dips but I handle them in a completely different way and I've done nothing but love forward since :)
I highly recommend seeing Andrea, she pours her whole heart into her work she's not just a hypnotherapist but a compassionate ear, a cheerleader, a life coach, a motivator and a beautiful soul. Thank you Andrea for sharing your gift with me and helping me bring my gift to the world :)
Vanessa B. Lady Smith B.C.
Just released Dec 2018- Mother.... Mother.... May I ?
A complete healing manual that includes 2 healing Hypnosis session in the comfort of your home.
If you are a daughter of a Narcissistic Mother, this guide is the 1st ever healing guide that starts with the guidance and wisdom you will need to move forward in a life for you. This took over a year to research and write. All written and audio material is copy written and not be copied without written permission from Andrea Wagemaker. This healing manual is produced and written with both personal experience and professional research.
Cost of complete guide and CD's (or downloads- I will send personally to you through email) ......$48.00 Canadian funds -this also includes taxes and postage to your home.
Accept: MasterCard, Visa or e-transfer
This complete guide will soon to be avail on Amazon and is now only available through this web-site at this a reduced rate for a short time.
4 Powerful Sessions Include:
Understand the psychological dynamics you were subject to as a young girl and how her behavior effects you now
Coming to Terms with your past and finally letting go
Releasing the Guilt
Letting go of the negative thought patterns
Reclaim your identity
Stop the Toxic Legacy and establish firm boundaries that enable you to end the cycle of narissistic abuse
Taking charge of your life
Moving towards an exciting new future
Imagine feeling at peace with yourself. New doors open and you will notice a dramatic difference in your health and your sleep. Being a daughter of a narcissistic mother does not define you, give yourself the gift of acceptance. You are deserving and worthy to move into a new chapter of your life. At the end of each session you will will start making healthy decisions for yourself and start taking control.
Does the question of “Why can’t I do anything right?” seem to come up more often then you like? If you are reading this, there is a reason, chances are you may have suffered the abuse of a self-involved, egotistic mother.
My goal is for you to start the healing process through your experience of emotional and mental destruction, one that comes with narcissistic abuse. Through this process you will discover your true self. Get ready to take back your power and stop the gaslighting and manipulation. As a daughter of a narcissistic mother, my feelings were not validated, the constant emotional, verbal and physical abuse were used as an excuse and a constant reminder that I was not entitled love. These healing sessions have been very powerful in my own self recovery and I learned the greatest gift you can give yourself and your children is stopping the toxic legacy. I recognized my own self sabotaging actions and how I was allowing my programming to ruin my life. It all changed when I found the strength to halt it once and for all. Let the healing process begin with you. I understand the toxic programming that leaves you wondering why you can’t seem to do anything right. It is a topic that daughters are not suppose to talk about, after all this is your mother. Through Hypnosis and a personalized coaching program, you will begin to start taking control of your negative thought patterns, reclaim your life and stop the toxic legacy.
Book these powerful 5 sessions that will change your life . Includes all supplies, MP3 download or CD recording and full access to new local support group. Please allow 1.5 hours for 1st session
$300.00 includes tax
Hypnosis Pre-Op Session , makes Post- Op so much better
One particular area where hypnosis has been shown to be extremely effective is before and after surgery. Hypnosis can help to relieve the intense anxiety that often strikes before undergoing a surgical procedure as well as help control pain and speed recovery after surgery. Imagine reducing your anxiety levels regarding your upcoming medical procedure and remaining calm, relaxed, and stress free prior, during, and after the operation? PreOp Hypnosis sesssions specialises in helping people reduce their anxiety around all types of medical procedures. From dental surgery, Cancer treatments to major operations, Hypnosis helps in alleviating general symptoms and side effects of stress, nervousness, uneasiness, or fear usually experienced prior to having surgery whether it be a simple day procedure or a major operation.
When used before surgery, the benefits of hypnosis go beyond just allowing a patient to remain calm and reducing stress. That nervous, anxious feeling that accompanies most people into the operating room has been linked to patients experiencing more pain, a greater need for painkillers, and longer stays in the hospital after surgery. It has been proven that preoperative anxiety can have big effects on postoperative recovery.
You may not be able to avoid the operation however, but imagine and invite a peaceful transition from pre to post-operative state and a chance to heal more quickly and easily than ever before. House call are availablae for people that are not able to come to the my office for a small travel fee. Clients will be given tools to manage for a stress - free surgery. In one study, conducted in 2007 and published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 200 randomly selected patients who were about to undergo breast cancer surgery were given brief hypnosis sessions prior to their procedures. The results showed that those who underwent hypnotherapy prior to their surgery required less anesthetic and reported less pain, nausea and fatigue after their procedures. In addition, the study also found that the cost of surgery on hypnotized patients was actually lower because of the reduced amount of medication needed. In a report published by ABC News, Guy Montgomery, director of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine’s Integrative Behavioral Medicine Program and lead author of the study said, “The vast majority of patients can have some benefit from doing this. To me it’s a no-brainer: It helps patients and it saves money.”
If you have any type of surgical procedure in your future, hypnosis can help to relieve the anxiety and stress leading up to the procedure, which, in turn, will reduce the risk of complications and prepare your body for a speedier recovery with less pain, and less need for drugs. After your surgery, hypnosis will allow you to maintain a calm and relaxed state of mind that is conducive to faster and more complete healing.
Pre-Op Sessions - $125.00 - includes consultation and Pre-Op Hypnosis Session in my office in Comox
Home Visits are available $170.00 per session + $25.00 travel fee in the Comox Valley Area - includes all materails, a MP3 download or cd for playing anytime pre-op and post-op.
If you are outside the Comox Valley Area - please contact me directly for travel fees.
If you’ve ever “gone with your gut” to make a decision or felt “butterflies in your stomach” when nervous, you’re likely getting indications from an unexpected source, your second brain. The brain has an absolute effect on the stomach, with the very suggestion of sucking on a lemon, your mouth and stomach can release juices before the lemon even reaches your mouth. This connection goes both ways. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain, just as a distressed or agitated brain can send signals to the gut. A person's stomach or intestinal upset can be the root of anxiety, stress, or depression. That's because the brain and the gastrointestinal (GI) system are intimately connected. Hidden in the walls of the digestive system, this “brain in your gut” that is revolutionizing medicine’s understanding of the links between digestion, mood, health and even the way you think. Scientists call this little brain the enteric nervous system (ENS). But guess what? it’s not so little. The Enteric Nervous system has two thin layers of more than 100 million nerve cells lining your gastrointestinal tract from esophagus to rectum. Neurons that line our guts are so extensive that some scientists have nicknamed it our "second brain". Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition of the digestive system whose symptoms include cramps, nausea, diarrhea, constipation and bloating. The term IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome means simply, that the bowel is irritated. So how does stress and anxiety effect our guts? The enteric nervous system doesn’t seem capable of thought as we know it, but it communicates back and forth with our big brain in our skull with profound results. When you are feeling mentally or emotionally tense, troubled, angry, or overwhelmed, these feelings stimulates colon spasm in people with IBS. The colon has a vast supply of nerves that connect it to the brain. These nerves control the normal rhythmic contractions of the colon and may cause abdominal irritations at stressful times, coupled with twinges and painful cramps when they are nervous or anxious, but with IBS, the colon can be overly responsive to even the slightest signs of conflict or stress. The effects of stress triggers or fear also can spark the mind to go into overdrive, fueling more and more anxious and negative thoughts sending the mind and body into a panic state. IBS is not the kind of condition you're likely to tell other people about, people find it embarrassing, painful and emotionally draining. People suffering from IBS often limit their time going out in public or leaving home in fear of not making it to a bathroom in time. It can really make your life difficult, especially if you work outside the home, it is not easy to tell when you will have a flare up, or how badly you will be affected if you do. People with IBS may have noticed that the severity of your symptoms is linked to the levels of stress they may be experiencing, research suggested that 75% of IBS patients do not respond to traditional treatment, such as multiple medications, including steroids, bulking laxatives and special diets. The good news is there is a drug free alternative for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Clinical Hypnotherapy is a well-tested treatment for IBS, nearly 80% of clients found hypnotherapy had helped in improving their symptoms. Many gastroenterologists now advocate the use of Clinical Hypnosis for IBS in reducing or even banishing symptoms of IBS. You might not always be able to change the sources of stress in your life, but you can dramatically change how you respond, naturally changing what happens in your gut. Hypnosis has been proven to be an effective way to treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Hypnotherapy routinely produces positive results in more than 80% of the people who use it. In fact, researchers have called gut-directed IBS hypnosis a "cure" for the brain-gut dysfunction that underlies IBS. Hypnotherapy is not magic and it does not cause you to be unconscious, but it does recruit the therapeutic power of relaxation and belief to alter bowel function in people with IBS. If you are struggling with IBS, the tension, anxiety, and depression that comes from living with this illness can actually undermine your immune system and further compromise your health. Imagine, in just one Hypnotherapy session calming down your reaction to stress levels. Using the power of your mind, you can influence your mind and digestive system to start healing, feeling empowered, relaxed, and most importantly you will be provided with a personized recording to use every day. You will be able to identify your stress triggers, and start taking control of negative thought patterns. Make the shift to start healing today,