Issues Frequently Addressed Through Hypnotherapy

The scope of practice of a hypnotherapist involves vocational and avocational self-improvement counseling.  As a hypnotherapist, I address areas that do not qualify as medical, emotional, or psychological disorders.  I address the little things that the majority of Americans struggle with on a daily basis.  Typical would be those self-improvement issues central to the New Year’s Resolutions most people make and and fail to achieve each year.

Improving sports performance, increasing confidence and motivation, addressing a fear of public speaking, stopping smoking, and more, as listed below, are all specialties of a hypnotherapist. Unlike psychologists and medical doctors, the hypnotherapist is a professional specifically trained to work in these areas.

At the same time, as a hypnotherapist, I can work, by way of referral from dentists, medical doctors, and psychologists, with issues beyond the scope of vocational and avocational counseling.  This is because California Business and Professions Code 2908 exempts persons using hypnotic techniques from the psychology licensing act when they are working by way of referral from persons licensed to practice psychology, dentistry, or medicine.

Please note that psychological, dental, and medical referrals are commonplace to my practice. With this in mind, I have asterisked below those areas where a medical or psychological referral is or may be required.

A Partial List of Issues I Work With:

  • Weight Management*
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Pain Management*
  • Stress Reduction*
  • Fear of Public Speaking
  • Improving Sports Performance
  • Learning Self-Hypnosis
  • Nail Biting
  • Panic Attacks*
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Addictions*
  • Confidence Building
  • Fears and Phobias*
  • Undesirable Habits
  • Stress Management*
  • Past Life Regression
  • Motivation to Achieve Goals
  • Lack of Initiative
  • Improved Sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Improving Memory, Recall, and Focus*
  • Reducing Negative Feelings and Emotions*
  • Obsessive Behaviors or Habits*
  • Premature Ejaculation*
  • Anger Management
  • Bed Wetting*
  • Reducing Chronic Pain*
  • Increasing Creativity
  • Improving Decision Making Skills
  • Increasing the Benefits of Dreaming
  • Addressing Emotional Blocks*
  • Fears of Success or Failure
  • Encouraging Forgiveness of Self or Others
  • Goals Setting and Goals Achievement
  • Sexual Difficulties*
  • Improving Problem Solving
  • Procrastination
  • Feelings of Rejection
  • Increasing Relaxation
  • Increasing Self Esteem
  • Increasing Confidence
  • Increasing Self-Control
  • Reducing Self-Criticism
  • Reducing Self-Defeating Behaviors
  • Improving Self-Image
  • Improving Study Habits
  • Stuttering*
  • Substance Abuse*
  • Reducing Test Anxiety
  • Improve Test Taking
  • Time Management
  • Worrying*
  • Medical, Dental, and Psychological Hypnosis by Referral