BEING FREE OF WORRY, FEAR, SELF-DOUBT, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION...
ELIMINATING BAD HABITS & NEGATIVE BEHAVIOURS...
HAVING CONTROL OVER PAIN, ADDICTION OR TRAUMATIC MEMORIES...
PERFORMING AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME...
HAVING CONFIDENCE & FEELING HEALTHY IN BODY, MIND AND SOUL...
YOU CAN ACHIEVE WHAT YOU imagine AT RISE HYPNOTHERAPY!
With the use of hypnotherapy, as well as in-office exercises, and learning tools to cope with anxiety, we can help you find and address underlying causes to relieve anxiety and to help create lasting change.
Past traumas can often linger and some people have even gone as far as hurting themselves in attempts to forget them. Hypnotherapy can release you of these burdens, so you can live your life the way you're meant to.
HABITS & ADDICTIONS
If you want to lose weight, quit smoking/drinking/drugs, have a bad habit like biting your nails, or if you should just be taking better
care of yourself, hypnotherapy can help you get the results you’ve been looking for quickly and effectively.
For some, depression lasts much longer than a few days and it can seem inescapable. Hypnosis and hypnotherapy can help by bringing some positivity and hope to
those that feel all is lost.
Whether it be communication trouble, infidelity, not feeling loved or understood, or if it has ended in a broken heart... the way we address different personality types in hypnotherapy lends itself extremely well to understanding differences and healing the heart.
Pain is our body’s way of telling us it’s time to slow down - or stop altogether - what’s causing it. For some people, this pain can become unbearable, and testing, doctors visits, medication, and the like may be required. Some may find they don't understand their pain, why it’s happening, or if it will ever go away... resulting in feelings of confusion and frustration. Within the use of hypnosis, we have a number of ways of investigating, easing and managing pain.
FEARS & PHOBIAS
Some people spend a large part of their lives avoiding certain places
and activities out of fear, which can result in missing out on what life has to offer. Whether your fears are based on real events or something you don’t understand, hypnotherapy can help you to face and overcome these fears so that you won’t be held back any longer
... and much more! Contact me to discuss any issue.
Hypnotherapy has proven effective across many area. For those curious about the medical implications and applications, click this "PDF" button to read article provided by the IMDHA.
WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY
WHAT IT IS...
Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis, a naturally occurring state, to provide therapy for a countless number of issues. I use relaxation techniques to quiet the critical part of the mind and address the subconscious directly. By turning your attention inward, we can find and utilize your own resources to create change, or regain control of certain areas of your life. Using a trance-like state of focus and concentration, I can address a client's issues without the negative filter of their conscious mind. Some of these issues may be allergies, anxiety, depression, fears and phobias, grief, performance, pregnancy and childbirth, quitting bad habits, trauma and PTSD, skin conditions, relationship troubles, and many more.
WHAT IT'S NOT...
Hypnotherapy is not mind control; the client always has the power to accept or reject any suggestions given by the therapist. Nobody can be hypnotized against their will, and - when hypnotized - you are not unconscious and cannot be made to do anything you do not want to do. Hypnosis is not a magic spell... the client and I work together to create results, and there may be some effort required from clients in the form of answering thought provoking questions and homework assignments like journaling.
HOW WE DO IT...
At Rise, each client is first offered a free consultation where I can answer questions and address any concerns. During the free consultation, we also discuss a treatment plan and options for the future.
Although uncommon, I may ask you to seek help from a doctor before we continue. Not everything can be treated with hypnotherapy alone, but in some medical cases, hypnotherapy works extremely well in conjunction with other treatments by offering the subconscious suggestions for wellness (For example, that medications will work quickly and effectively, and that chemotherapy or surgery will work to rid the body of illness). It is an excellent complementary therapy for countless issues.
Once we’ve determined that hypnotherapy is right for you, we will set up an initial appointment where we will begin to uncover the root cause of the problem or limiting belief. This initial appointment will also serve as a gentle introduction to hypnosis for those who have not experienced it before. Hypnosis is like anything else; you get better with practice. We start with a session mostly based around relaxation, with some specific suggestions given pertaining to the issue at hand. Subsequent appointments (up to a possible number of six, but typically less), will be more tailored and personalized to the client. There may be homework assignments, like journaling or visualization exercises. Some appointments may only require you to be relaxed, focused and listening, while others may be more interactive. Until we locate and address the
root of the issue - in order to set you free from it - the focus is on positivity and the future, rather than negativity or past experiences.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does Hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy works by guiding relaxation of the body and conscious mind, allowing direct access to subconscious mind without interference from the critical part, to filter suggestions with negativity. When you create a scene in the subconscious it actively seeks it out without conscious effort.
What does it feel like?
When you are hypnotized you are extremely relaxed and it feels like when you’re almost asleep, but still aware of your surroundings. There are some physical signs that demonstrate you have achieved the hypnotic state and these may include dry mouth, watering eyes, and possibly tingling or twitching in fingers and toes, but the client is so relaxed, these are usually only noticed by the therapist.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
YES, we can all be hypnotized, and have entered the hypnotic state thousands of times in our lives! Every night, five seconds before you fall asleep, you are in this hypnotic state. We use different techniques to achieve this, depending on the individual. Everyone takes in information differently, and therefore enters hypnosis differently. When you get scared or sad reading a book or watching a movie, it is also a trance-like state, where you consciously know it isn’t real, but your imagination has taken over…. this is hypnosis. It has been thought that intellectuals are harder to hypnotize, but in fact, smart people with good imaginations usually enter hypnosis the easiest. The only categories of people who cannot be hypnotized are the intoxicated, intellectually challenged, or those too young to comprehend what’s being said.
Can I get stuck in Hypnosis?
No, left on your own in hypnosis, you either just come out of it or fall right to sleep.
Does hypnotherapy have to do with spirituality?
No, hypnosis is a naturally occurring state, and hypnotherapy is based in neuroscience. You can create change in your mind whether or not you have religious beliefs.
What if I remember something I don’t want to?
Within hypnotherapy we don’t go looking for repressed memories. The belief is that if your mind is leaving something out, there’s probably a good reason for it.
Growing up in Powell River, I have gained so much from this community and I am excited to be able to give back by helping people realize their potential.
My very first job as a young person was in hospitality, and I quickly learned how much I enjoyed working with the public. I followed this career path as I moved around in my twenties, always returning to Powell River, and fifteen years ago I came back to stay. Since then, I have been working as a hairstylist and my love for - and fascination with - people has only grown. I have found that so many of us are looking for something outside of ourselves to bring happiness, peace, love and acceptance, and I felt a deep desire to help people through this common struggle. As this desire grew over the years, I explored different avenues through volunteering, but never felt that I had found the right fit. I had always been interested in hypnotherapy and the power of our minds, and when I began to look into this, I knew right away that it was what I had been searching for.
I received my training at the Canadian College of Advanced Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (CCAHH) in Courtenay, and graduated as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.CHt). In my commitment to confidentiality and continuous professional development, I am also a member of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA).
I strongly believe that my skills as a hypnotherapist, my caring and diplomatic nature, and my acceptance of others (and what makes us individually special!) will make Rise Hypnotherapy the place to find what it is you’ve been looking for... inside YOURSELF!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
In my sessions with Holli, I always feel extremely cared for. She has a very special way of calmly guiding you toward your goals. She is spunky, fun, and relatable, which - in combination with her caring nature and skill - makes her a fabulous hypnotherapist!
I saw Holli to address my fears of flying. After she assessed me, we realized that the fears were more deeply embedded in claustrophobia. With this, she explored my past and we were able to address the fears from where they started. I was impressed with how easily she was able to put me into a state of relaxation and am thankful that I now am able to be in confined spaces without being anxious.
I would like to thank Holli for all her help with my anxiety and stress. I found hypnosis to be very calm and relaxing, and since our treatments I have had little to no anxiety. I am able to deal with any stressful situation that arises.
I was very impressed by the time and care Holli took to specifically target the underlying reasons for my concerns. I felt very safe…enough to be truly open about my feelings, which helped me achieve remarkable results after only two sessions. The relaxation experience was amazing -- feeling 'one' with the chair, yet remaining totally aware of everything being said.
The behaviours I wanted to create are coming on their own, although I am not making any special effort; there is just an awareness that 'something' is different in my attitude. I am so looking forward to continuing when time permits.
BOOK A SESSION
15 MINUTE FREE CONSULTATION
In person or over the phone
During your free consultation, I will answer any questions you have and we will discuss a treatment plan based on your problem area.
REGULAR HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION
In person at my office
Initial session will be as discussed during our consultation, and focused mainly on relaxation and inquiry. Subsequent sessions will follow our treatment plan.
$75.00 per hour*
*Most sessions are 90 minutes long.
Phone or text (604) 414-3835 to book.
New clients, please print and fill out this PDF
document to bring for your first session.