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Performance Enhancement in Portland, Oregon

What makes an individual or a team soar? What turns us into unstoppable leaders and icons in our field?

The drive, motivation, energy and skills we generate and our synergy, or ability to work with others in effortless, efficient and powerful harmony.

Working with you on an individual basis, or with your team on a group level, enables us to address, resolve and release any limitations, fears, resistances or obstacles standing in the way of your capacity to soar and achieve greatness.

Whenever we find ourselves struggling with tension, procrastination, lack of drive, lack of motivation, overwhelming stress, fear of failure or fear of success, there is always a specific reason at the root of our negative emotions. Left unaddressed, the root cause remains active and we find ourselves fighting a losing proposition, feeling overwhelmed, unfulfilled, defeated, exhausted or depleted.

Clinical Brain Rewiring

Regression to cause hypnosis is one of the most powerful methods available to help us understand, resolve and release the resistance, blocks and obstacles standing in the way of our potential.

Being able to uncover our self-sabotaging beliefs, limitations and fears is an essential step to restoring our self-image, inner-strength and drive. It is the gateway to igniting our potential, boosting our motivation and considerably enhancing our performance, results and achievements.

Individual Sessions

Working one-on-one enables us to target, address and release any resistance standing in the way of your success, motivation, drive and success. Learning how to access the most powerful part of your mind to overcome past limitations and unleash your potential is the most powerful tool you could ever give yourself.

New York Times Best-Selling Author Susan Chernak McElroy:

“Wonderful work, deep work, work that has helped me restore much of the vitality and creativity I thought was lost to me. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thank you, lovely lady!”

Jason, Portland, Oregon:

“I came to Genvièv to address a fear of failure (or success) causing compulsive procrastination.

The results were miraculous. We identified a formative event in my early childhood and addressing it has been phenomenal.

I completed nearly two months of procrastinated actions within the first week after the session, and after the next two I have brought my entire personal, financial and business lives back under control.”

Group Training

Teach your team members how to target, address and release the obstacles standing in the way of their greatness: procrastination, fear, lack of drive, purpose or motivation. Recharge their energy and enable them to expand their potential, on a personal and professional level.

Author, Anthropologist, Motivational Speaker Dr. Jeff Salz, Ph.D:

“Genvièv is a breath of fresh air! I have known her for quite a few years. Her YouTube series captures only a small part of her inspirational message. She brings grace, wholeness and opens worlds of possibilities to all those whose lives she touches. Carry on, Genvièv… Take us all to new heights!”

Scott Duvall, Past President, Oregon Hypnotherapy Association:

“Genvièv is an exquisite and gifted speaker. She has an incredible talent to deliver a plethora of information, combined with her real life experiences, that invites her audience to journey into the wisdom and knowledge of the subjects she presents.

Her professional demure and light-hearted sense of humor make learning – even the most difficult subjects – a delight, leaving her audience excited about using what they have learned to enrich every aspect of their lives.”

Joseph Bennette, Editor-in-Chief of OHA Northwest, Official Publication of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association:

“Genvièv always presents well-researched and documented material – important for those of us who value accuracy and good solid research to back the information presented. She is expertly knowledgeable in her subject matter, standing fearlessly erect and speaking assertively with an air of authority.

Her winning smile and friendly demeanor genuinely convery her interest in her material and her audience. She provides a logical progression of presentation materials that is easy to follow and interacts well with her audience, fielding questions well and making questioners feel respected and satisfied.”

Will McKnight, J.D. Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice:

“Genvièv’s presentations on Forensic Hypnosis are so powerful and so well received, I am hoping she will be willing to loan us the richness of her expertise again. The students genuinely appreciate her.”

Michael Whitenburgh, Centre of Excellence for Mind Empowerment:

“Well done, Genvièv! Keep inspiring us all being an ‘Outstanding Woman.’ You really are so significant to so many, even people you don’t even know. Thanks for being you.”

Dr. Joan Schultze, Wellness Chiropractic Center:

“Genvièv, Brilliant talk that you gave! I have had wonderful feedback about it. Everyone was most impressed! Good, good, good reviews!”

Laura Goldman, Events and Adult Programming Director, Club Sport Oregon:

“Genvièv, You have been such a pleasure to work with! Your passion for what you do and enthusiasm for working with the community here at Club Sport shines. The positive feedback from participants is a reflection of you, your insight and passion. I am lucky to work with you!”

Quincy Whitfield, President, Bridges Business Group:

“Over the last year, I’ve had the pleasure of being part of 3 presentations delivered by Genvièv on hypnosis and the work she does. I can’t begin to tell you how powerful her presentations are, packed with incredible insights, dispelling all myths, and giving participants an entirely new, fresh perspective of hypnosis. If you have yet to attend one of Genvièv’s presentations, now is the time to get enlightened. Genvièv, please keep on keeping. You are a blessing to all of us!”

Specialized Expertise

Genvièv has decades of experience working at the executive level of leading international corporations in the US and overseas.

A graduate of the Department of Doctorates of the Sorbonne University of Paris, she received her Master’s Degree and DESS with the highest honors and congratulations of the jury.

She built her professional expertise helping corporate CEOs, company presidents, entrepreneurs, sales forces and team leaders reach and exceed their goals, overcome obstacles and bring their teams to the position of leaders in their industries.

Genvièv is the author of numerous magazine articles, columns and features on performance, published nationally and internationally. Her story Zen in the Art of Survival was published in Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body and Soul by the best-selling literary series. She has in-depth experience in national and international business development, goal achievement and sucess.

A lifelong athlete, Genvièv taught fitness classes within leading fitness centers in Paris and at the University of Nice, France. In the US, she acted as assistant martial arts instructor with the International Hapkido Federation, while a member of their Black Belt Program. An Emergency Medicine First Responder and trained rescuer diver, she served on board the Professional Ski Patrol of Mt. Hood. Her teachings in performance enhancement and goal achievement are influenced by her lifelong commitment to athletic training and excellence.

Enhance your Performance with Hypnosis

Contact us to schedule an individual consultation or to learn about our corporate programs, specifically targeted to enhance business performance, motivation, team work and success. Group presentations are held at your location and one-on-one sessions enable each member of your team to receive personal, individual and optimal training.

Regression to cause hypnosis is one of the most efficient methods available to positively address and resolve the following issues: motivation, procrastination, professional goals, sales results, self-confidence, public speaking, fear of failure, fear of success, athletic performance, financial performance, musical performance, creative goals, writer’s block, composer’s block, fears, limiting beliefs and memories, exam stress, study skills, performance stress, creative visualization, memory enhancement, etc.  We also specialize in subconscious brain reprogramming and physical, mental and emotional relaxation.

Working in Cooperation with the Medical Field

As consulting hypnosis practitioners, we do not independently work with medical conditions, diagnose, treat or prescribe. We do not practice psychotherapy, we teach and train our clients to shift limiting beliefs, reach their goals and enhance their well-being using hypnotic techniques.

We only assist with diagnosed physical, mental and emotional symptoms with the authorization and under the supervision of medical doctors, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners. Please note we do require a physician’s authorization before scheduling sessions and work only under your physician’s guidance. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.

Clinical Hypnosis

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What is Clinical Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy, also referred to as clinical or consulting hypnosis, is the application of hypnosis with the authorization and under the supervision of licensed medical professionals as an aid to enhance wellness. By communicating directly with the subconscious mind, hypnosis is used to address a wide variety of physiological, emotional and behavioral issues.

Working in Cooperation with the Medical Field

As clinical hypnotherapists, we do not independently work with medical conditions, diagnose, treat or prescribe. We do not practice psychotherapy, we teach and train our clients how to shift limiting beliefs, reach their goals and enhance their wellness using hypnotic techniques.

We only faciliate, enhance and support wellness around diagnosed physical, mental and emotional symptoms with the authorization and under the supervision of medical doctors, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners. Working with licensed medical practitioners enables us to help enhance the wellness of their patients around symptoms of stress, sadness, worry, sleep quality, fear and a wide range of mental, emotional and physiological issues.

Please note we do require a physician’s authorization before initiating work on diagnosed conditions and work only under physician guidance. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.

Targeting the Source

Most therapeutic methods, such as counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and coaching, work on a conscious level. The conscious mind, however, represents merely the tip of the iceberg. The efficiency of hypnosis lies in its ability to work at a subconscious level, thereby directly targeting the source. Hiding underneath the surface of our conscious mind, the subconscious represents the largest part of our mind.

The Subconscious Mind

While the conscious mind is only capable of holding a small amount of information at any given time, the subconscious mind, on the other hand, stores everything we have learned and mastered through the course of our lives. It also stores our memories. When we first learn to drive a car or operate a complicated piece of machinery, we consciously strain to analyze, memorize and implement each step in a specific sequence. After years of experience and practice, we no longer need to consciously analyze the different actions needed. The control has been handed over to our subconscious mind and we can drive seamlessly from one location to another, while reflecting on perfectly unrelated topics. This illustrates the power of our subconscious mind and the fluidity with which it controls our behaviors most of the time.

The Functioning of the Brain

The brain is the control center of the nervous system, our body’s decision and communication center. The central nervous system comprises the brain and the spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system is made of nerves. Together they control every part of our daily life, from breathing and blinking to helping us memorize facts for a test.

The Role of the Limbic System in Emotions

The limbic system, often referred to as the emotional brain, comprises the hippocampus, amygdala, anterior thalamic nuclei, septum, limbic cortex and fornix, which support and control a variety of functions including our emotions, fears,

behaviors, long-term memories and olfaction. The thalamus is a gateway that transfers all sensory information to the brain for processing, and determines whether or not to send the information to the cortex for conscious consideration. The hippocampus is in charge of transforming information into memories, which are then transformed into neural pathways and stored for future reference. The basal ganglia are a group of nuclei, which receive most of this information from the cortex and translate them into a variety of functions, including voluntary motor control, procedural learning relating to routine behaviors and habits, eye movements and cognitive and emotional functions.

The Role of the Hypothalamus in Motivation

The hypothalamus links the nervous system to the endocrine system. Among many other functions, it plays an essential role in our motivation and controls our body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue and sleep.

The amygdaloid region of the brain, or amygdala, is part of the limbic system and involved in a wide range of behavioral functions.

Among its primary role is the processing of our emotional reactions, such as anxiety, fear, desire or exhilaration. Because of this, it is said to participate in our emotional memory and affects the way we relate to the world and to each other.

The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in Cognitive Behaviors

The prefrontal cortex is primarily implicated in planning complex cognitive behaviors, mental functions and personality expressions. It is regulates our decision making process and moderates correct social behavior. The basic activity of this part of the brain is considered to be the orchestration of thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals. It holds executive functions in its ability to differentiate among conflicting thoughts, determine good and bad, better and best, the consequences of activities and the advantages of working toward defined goals.

The Role of Neural Pathways in Behavioral Habits

It is estimated that the brain counts around one hundred billion neurons. These billions of neurons connect with one another in complex networks. Called neural pathways, they allow communications to occur in the brain via neurotransmitters, producing different thinking, feelings, and behavioral actions. All our physical and mental functions depend on the establishment and maintenance of these networks. Our habits and skills, such as nail biting or playing a musical instrument, become embedded within the brain in frequently activated networks. When we stop performing an activity, the neural networks for this activity fall into disuse and may eventually disappear. When neurons are either over or under used, the chemistry of the brain changes and neurological or psychiatric disorders can occur.

The Transformational Role of Hypnosis

Hypnosis techniques address the currently held behaviors specifically. When old negative behaviors are correctly addressed, room is created for new positive behaviors to be formed. Healthy and beneficial positive emotional associations are brought forward, initiating new routines for the mind to focus on. Once former negative behaviors are reduced and released, active techniques are used to find, create and maintain new emotional balance. Hypnosis allows us to communicate directly with the subconscious mind, thereby enabling us to correct, rectify and release a wide variety of issues having resisted other modalities and approaches.

Forensic Hypnosis

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What is Forensic Hypnosis

When law enforcement officials need witnesses or victims to relay information from a crime scene, their memories are not always as helpful as they would like them to be.

According to Senior Special Agent John Kilnapp of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, hypnosis may be the only way to recover the details of a traumatic event crime victims blocked out of their mind.

Neuroscientists studying electroencephalograms of the alpha and theta brain cycles experienced during hypnosis, explain the deep, attentive physical, mental and emotional relaxation characteristic of this state produces a significant increase in endorphin levels, our body’s natural opiate system, as well as in dopamine and norepinephrine levels, enhancing our focus and attention.

This creates an ideal state for synthetic thought and creativity, functions of the right brain hemisphere, placing us in an optimal condition to learn new information, remember facts and data, memorize new languages and analyze complex situations. Helping witnesses and victims enhance their clarity of mind, enables us to revivify their recall, thereby providing law enforcement officials with vital information and leads.

When conducted properly, forensic hypnosis can be an important element in the preparation and outcome of a trial.

Recent Reviews

Criminal Case Files

Below are reports from our criminal case files:

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The forensic session was professional and effective.Genvièv worked well with us in asking the right questions and bringing to the surface parts of our witness’ memory she hadn’t remembered in 12 years. I would return in future situations for this and other cases.

Craig Sklar. Criminal Defense Team. Sklar Legal Investigations, LLC. 

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Genvièv’s Legal Experience

Fellow and former President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, Genvièv is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists. She was professionally trained in Forensic Hypnosis by a retired Police Officer and former Marine with a lifelong experience assisting Police Departments in retrieving the most information possible.

She brings to the table many years of experience in the legal field. After graduating top of her class from the University of La Sorbonne Paris with a Master’s Degree and a DESS in Foreign Affairs and International Law, she spent years as an executive in the legal and litigation support fields assisting major law firms with the coordination of their cases.

She worked on the production of prosecution exhibits for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office during the O.J. Simpson and Menendez Brothers trials and followed intensive specialized training in Forensic Discovery and Computer Forensics.

Genvièv has extensive experience acting as a communication liaison in complex and critical situations, including duties for the Department of Homeland Security and the US Court System. She also has a decade of experience in combat training, crime awareness, protection and self-defense. A member of the International Hapkido Federation’s Black Belt program, she was trained in hand-to-hand combat, firearms and weapons by a former Lieutenant in the Foreign Legion Anti-Terrorist Unit.

Forensic Hypnosis Presentations


Genvièv’s presentations on Forensic Hypnosis are so powerful and so well received, I am hoping she will be willing to loan us the richness of her expertise again. The students genuinely appreciate her.

Will McKnight, J.D. Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice.

History of Forensic Hypnosis

A crime-fighting tool often kept under the radar, forensic hypnosis refers to the application of hypnosis in civil and criminal investigations to enhance the recall of pertinent details among victims and witnesses.

The use of forensic hypnosis in criminal justice and law enforcement dates back to 1845. First used to solve a burglary case, it has since been used in a number of high-profile cases, including the criminal prosecutions of Ted Bundy, Dr. Sam Sheppard, the Boston Strangler, New York City’s Mad Bomber and the Scott Peterson case. In 1976, the use of forensic hypnosis gained national recognition when a school bus driver and 26 students, aged 5 to 14, were kidnapped and buried alive. The driver escaped and was able, under hypnosis, to remember the license plate number of the abductors’ white van.

While Courts are divided over the admissibility of hypnotically elicited testimony, forensic hypnosis can be an important element in the preparation and outcome of a trial. Its use has been upheld by the US Supreme Court. In states where hypnosis is not admissible in court, forensic hypnosis, when conducted properly, can still produce vital information, leads and credible testimony to be pursued and verified independently.

Forensic Hypnosis on the Last Frontier

More on Forensic Hypnosis on The Last Frontier: Genviev TV

Forensic Regression

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In a groundbreaking development, forensic regression was proved effective in enabling memory revivification following substance-induced amnesia.

Amnesia: a common effect of date rape drugs

In November 2016, the subject, a 5’5”, 100 lbs. woman in her 30s, was invited for dinner to the home of a man she had recently resumed seeing. She had met the unemployed 49 year-old the previous summer. Her initial lack of interest was met by his whirlwind attempts to win her over. It ended abruptly in August, when she accepted to meet him at his residence and found herself brutally pinned, face down, both wrists trapped in one of his hands, while he assaulted her with his other hand, deaf and oblivious to her repeated pleads he was hurting her. She interrupted all contacts with him. Months later, the 49 year-old resumed his romantic attempts to win her over, stressing what had happened over the summer was a misunderstanding, and ensuring he never meant to harm her. For weeks, he worked relentlessly at regaining her trust, until she eventually accepted to visit him again.

When she arrived at his residence, a fire was burning in the living room. He invited her to sit in front of the hearth and retreated to the kitchen. Returning with a small cup of warm sake, he indicated it would warm her up, since it was stormy and cold that day. When she brought the cup to her lips, the vapors emanating from it and the taste seemed strong and unpleasant. She dipped her lips in the warm liquid and put the cup down without consuming it. He withdrew to the kitchen once again and returned this time with a glass of sparkling Italian red wine. She began sipping the beverage as he stood watching her.

Within 15 minutes, she had lost all muscle function and motor coordination, along with the ability to think coherently. She later described feeling as if she had somehow left her body and suddenly found herself in some sort of dissociated, dream-like state. Confused and drowsy, she looked up at him and asked: “What did you put in my glass? I can’t feel my body!” Towering over her from his 6’4″ height, he snapped back: “Nothing. Just Lambrusco.” She attempted to stand but found herself stumbling, disoriented and dizzy. This was shortly after 4 pm.

She then experienced complete amnesia of the following 8 hours. Her memories resume after midnight, when she found herself naked, alone on her knees on the bathroom floor, vomiting over his toilet. Freezing cold, shaken, dizzy and violently nauseous, she continued vomiting for hours as her body desperately attempted to expel the ingested substances.

Around 2 am, when she was finally able to stand, she washed herself in the bathroom and made her way to the bedroom, where she found him cuddling his dog, his back turned to her. Cold and shaken, not understanding what had happened, she curled into bed against him, in an attempt to find warmth. When she placed her cheek against his chest, he head-butted her with his shoulder in a violent motion that propelled her away from him, and turned his back to her again. Standing up without a sound, she searched for her clothes, which she found on the ground, kicked in a discarded lump in a corner of the room. She dressed silently and fled the scene.

When she awoke the next day, she discovered her body was covered with bruises. Large, red, black and blue contusions marked her breasts, the inside of both forearms, her gluteus and legs. Without any recollections of the eight-hour period of time that extended between sipping the glass of red wine downstairs by the fireplace, and finding herself naked on her knees in the upstairs bathroom, she struggled to make sense of what had happened.

Forensic Regression

The medical, police and forensic teams that responded to her in the following days, examining her, taking photos of the bruising and documenting the facts, were adamant. The partial consumption of a glass of red wine is unlikely to produce symptoms of this severity within 15 minutes of sipping it. Even in cases of alcohol intoxication, the reasonable question that follows is who would disrobe and have sex for the first time with a partner whose judgment is impaired and who might even be unconscious. The combination of the complete amnesia of an eight-hour block of time and total anesthesia from all physical sensations she experienced indicates a likely benzodiazepines poisoning, a medical emergency that could have proved lethal for the 100 lbs. woman without previous exposure to synthetic drugs or sedatives.

Amnesia is a common side effect of date rape drugs. Benzodiazepines, whether they are legal like Xanax, Klonopin or Valium, along with a long list of anti-anxiety, muscle relaxants and antipsychotic prescription medications prescribed to manage psychosis, bipolar or borderline symptoms, emotional or mental disorders, anesthetics used in veterinary practices like Ketamine, or underground drugs like GHB or Rohypnol, no longer legal in the United States, can all cause drowsiness, confusion, loss of motor coordination, dizziness, numbness, nausea, seizures, vomiting, unconsciousness and death. Rohypnol, GHB and Ketamine are not the only drugs used to spike the drinks of unsuspected victims. Legal benzodiazepines like Xanax and Klonopin have also been used to facilitate crimes.

During the forensic regression, the woman was brought back to her last conscious memory: in front of the fireplace, beginning to sip the glass of wine. To prevent the possibility of tainting, leading or influencing her recollection, she was left to process the unfolding of the events on her own, without any input or interference from the forensic team.

From the safety of the deep, physical, mental and emotional relaxation we induce during a regression, surrounded by the protective presence of the team, the memories contained within the depths of her mind began to unfold gently, easily and effortlessly.

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Ideomotor responses were established for her to indicate when the revivification had begun, confirm it was still unfolding, and signal when she had reached the reconnection to her conscious recollection of being on her knees on the bathroom floor.

Among the recovered memories were:

His voice, as he was towering over her in front of the fireplace, asking her: “Would you like to go upstairs?” Her clear response: “I wouldn’t be able to stand… What did you put in my glass? I can’t feel my body!” These words alone were alarming to her, as she had never before had to ask this question.

Flashbacks, images and sounds continued unfolding in her mind:

Staring at his open closet, from the bed upstairs where she found herself laying on her back, noticing the rigid and clinical color coordinated alignment of clothing, exclusively in shades of black and gray.

Finding herself naked, pinned down under his naked body, while she repeated: “I’m scared … I’m scared…” His voice responding: “Don’t worry… I’m not going to take you until you relax some more…”

Her own voice stating: “I’m not on the pill…” His response: “I have condoms. The last thing I want is an unplanned pregnancy…”

Physical Anesthesia

What was never recovered was any awareness whatsoever of physical sensations during the 8-hour timeframe, indicating the ingested substances had in fact produced a complete state of physical anesthesia.

Among other missing blocks of memory was the absence of recollection as to how her clothing was removed from her body. This was disturbing to her considering she was wearing multiple layers: a snug winter dress with a full-length zipper in the back that came all the way up to the nape of her neck, stockings, thick knee-high winter socks and boots.

These missing parts indicate the very real probability she slipped in and out of consciousness. This is also hinted by the fact she remembers nothing further until she was shaken by his loud screaming in her ear as he came. The loud, painful shouts against one of her ears, jolted her back to consciousness for a moment. She became aware only then, in her dream-like state, that he was inside of her. An observation she deducted from the positioning of his body trapping and engulfing hers and his screaming. Yet, again, there were still no physical sensations of any kind. Her body remained entirely numb through the complete block of time.

The degree of confusion and distress prompted by amnesia is difficult to understand without having experienced it. The mind spins in endless loops in an attempt to recover the missing memories. It is challenging for the mind to comprehend how a large block of life can somehow disappear from conscious awareness. The depth of relief provided by memory revivification is immensely therapeutic and beneficial in recovering from the debilitating hold left behind by traumatic events.

This was groundbreaking research for our team. It is often assumed forensic regression is not likely to facilitate results in cases of substance-induced amnesia. Yet, we consistently obtain results clinically regressing patients to experiences they had in surgery, while under general anesthesia. Memories sometimes confirmed by those present at the time. If part of the mind remains aware while in a controlled state of unconsciousness like general anesthesia, we should expect memory revivification to be possible in other types of drug-induced amnesia.

Statistics

Close to 75 percent of rapists and sexual offenders are friends, family members or partners of the victim. Most acts are premeditated and occur behind closed doors as an attempt from the perpetrator at gaining control. Perpetrators are trained manipulators, who convince themselves and others that they are never at fault for their actions.

Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is a criminal act punishable by up to 20 years of imprisonment and fines for intent to commit a crime of violence by distributing controlled substances to another individual without their knowledge (Drug-Induced Rape Prevention and Punishment Act of 1996).

About the Author

Genvièv Martin-Bernard, President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the NGH, a Valedictorian from the Ivy League Sorbonne University of Paris, and an Emergency Medicine First Responder with the Wilderness Medicine Institute. She has decades of experience researching, practicing, and teaching the concepts and applications of working with brain plasticity and forensic hypnosis in the U.S. and overseas. With specialized training in forensic discovery, and years of expertise in the legal field, she acted as a communication liaison in complex and critical situations, including duties for the Department of Homeland Security and the US Court System.

The niece of Bernard de Gaulle, nephew of General Charles de Gaulle, President of France, and Leader of the Resistance Forces during WWII, she comes from a long family tradition of national and international defense. The support, morale and wellness of troops, law enforcement and government officials are at the core of her personal and professional values.

According to Senior Special Agent John Kilnapp of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, forensic hypnosis may be the only way to recover the details of a traumatic event crime victims blocked out of their mind. Neuroscientists studying electroencephalograms of the alpha and theta brain cycles experienced during hypnosis, explain the deep, attentive physical, mental and emotional relaxation characteristic of this state produces a significant increase in endorphin levels, our body’s natural opiate system, as well as in dopamine and norepinephrine levels, enhancing our focus and attention.

This creates an ideal state for synthetic thought and creativity, functions of the right brain hemisphere, placing us in an optimal condition to learn new information, remember facts and data, memorize new languages and analyze complex situations. Helping witnesses and victims enhance their clarity of mind, enables us to revisit their recall, thereby providing law enforcement officials with vital information and leads.

When conducted properly, forensic hypnosis can be an important element in the preparation and outcome of a trial.

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    In the spring of this year, a bright young woman came to seek my help for severe exam anxiety. Considering she had a four-hour round-trip drive to get to me, we conducted a single session, six months prior to her exam, to uncover, shift and release the root cause responsible for her unexplained anxiety.

    A straight-A student through the course of her youth, she never worried about exams and succeeded effortlessly until she suddenly became plagued by acute anxiety shortly after starting medical school. She couldn’t comprehend what caused such radical shift in her abilities and performance. Her symptoms were so severe, she experienced debilitating panic attacks during examinations, paralyzing her capabilities and rendering her unable to think, process the information and perform appropriately.

    The anxiety built within her chest, prompting shortness of breath and moist palms. Mounting panic rushed through her, tears bursting through her eyes, as her thoughts spun out of control telling her she would not be able to do this. Her condition worsened as the test progressed, culminating into a debilitating panic attack rendering her entirely unable to perform. For the first time in her life, she was unable to maintain her academic excellence and failed her Medical Board Examinations two years in a row before ending up in my office.

    In a state of hypnosis, she was brought to the situation triggering her anxiety: sitting in an exam room, in situation, attempting to take her Medical Board Exam for the third year in a row. Instantly, she began exhibiting the symptoms she had described: overcome by spasms, hyperventilating, crying, her body curled up into a full-blown panic attack. As soon as she connected to the anxiety she experienced during examinations, we age-regressed her panic to its original cause.

    What we call the ISE (Initial Sensitizing Event) was, in her case, criticizing comments addressed to her by one of her professors during her early years of medical school. As a young student in her early 20s, entering the medical field for the first time, she was impressionable and under pressure to perform. Whenever our emotions are heightened by stress or a sense of insecurity, our subconscious mind becomes more vulnerable to imprints. An imprint is a statement our subconscious mind takes in as truth at a level so deep, it bypasses our conscious, logical, barriers and becomes edged in the emotional fabric of our mind, embedded as truth. The event itself is often forgotten thereafter, leaving us with an “imprinted” truth that becomes our reality, influences our actions and reactions and changes the course of our path. When the ISE comes from a figure of authority, it is all the more easily accepted and integrated as truth by our subconscious mind. In the case of this bright young woman, the root cause responsible for the collapse of her academic excellence originated in the threatening comments of a professor, who had expressed doubts about her ability to be successful in this field.

    Once the root cause is unveiled, in a state of hypnosis, we are able to analyze the situation in a logical manner, with a clear, detached frame of mind, freed from the confusion of unnecessary emotions. We are able to reflect upon the fact the professor did not know her personally, was not aware of her lifelong academic track of excellence and therefore had no way of knowing whether or not she had the ability to excel in this field. There is no logical reason for a bright student, who always excelled in her studies, to suddenly lose the ability to continue excelling in her field of choice. Having no personal knowledge of this student, the Professor’s comments could have just as well been brought on by her own self-doubts, inner-fears or preconceived limitations. This student having excelled effortlessly throughout the course of her education had long demonstrated the ability of her mind to comprehend, memorize and put courses into proper application. Analyzing imprints at the subconscious level of the mind, while in a state of hypnosis, enables us to delete the negative programming left behind by authority figures, restore our self-image and renew our original potential.

    Uncovering the root cause of a problem of this nature in a state of hypnosis enables us to disconnect its hold on our subconscious mind.  When we understand where and when the imprint took place, we are able to shift our perspective of the initial sensitizing event and reveal the truth behind the illusion.  Very often, when we are at the receiving end of an attack, we are in fact witnessing a reflection of the attacker’s own fears, problems and limitations.  Once we understand that, we are able to observe the actions of others from a different perspective and prevent them from affecting our sense of self-worth.

    Having successfully resolved the root cause of this young woman’s anxiety, we followed up with techniques targeted toward restoring her natural confidence and success.  During hypnosis, we also anchored post-hypnotic commands enabling her to remain deeply relaxed, focused and comfortable during her board exam with a simple finger technique, allowing her complete control of her breathing, clarity of mind and physical, mental and emotional states.

    One week prior to her Board Exam, we conducted a follow-up session to reinforce her shift, strengthen her ability to reach a deep level of calm, focused relaxation and clarity of mind throughout the length of the exam and deepen her self-confidence.  We solidified the calm, peaceful, solid and serene awareness she experienced during her hypnosis sessions.  Lastly, we trained her in exam-taking techniques, allowing her to make optimal use of her time during the length of the exam, in order to progress through every question in a calm and efficient manner.

    She attended her anticipated Board Exam the following week, for the third year in a row. This time, she passed with flying colors. The root cause unlocked, shifted and released, the paralyzing panic and anxiety, which had plagued her since medical school and caused her to fail two years in a row, were permanently disconnected. The exam techniques enabled her, she reported later, to prioritize her responses efficiently and make excellent use of her time in a calm, focused and goal-oriented manner. She completed her morning session with one and a half hour to spare and her afternoon session one hour early.

    She now enters a new chapter of life and the career of her dreams, freed from the weight of an imprint that had, for years, paralyzed her potential.

    Procrastination Eradication

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    Senior Executive Eradicates Years of Paralyzing Procrastination in a Single Session

    Discover how forensic brain rewiring enabled us to permanently address, regress and release the cause responsible for this block. Reconquering his freedom from the weight of an imprint that had, for years, paralyzed his potential, instantly fueled his drive, performance and results.

    Adult Onset

    In my office, the fifty year old explained he had been a high achiever since childhood. His reputation as a problem solver, go getter, and winner, had allowed him to rise to the top of the corporate ladder. His success in the high-tech industry however came to an abrupt halt with the dot com burst. As the market crashed, high-tech corporations began reporting unprecedented losses. Silicon billionaires, suddenly out of work, began losing their million-dollar estates and lifestyles. Their world disintegrating underneath them, they had to reinvent themselves.

    The then forty year old had to let go of everything and move out of state to accept a new position. He hoped this would be a new start on life. His marriage, however, did not survive the change, and the unexpected divorce left him even further affected. Having lost everything, shaken by fear and financial setbacks, parachuted to a new environment, and left by his spouse, he found himself struggling with dark depression and symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

    Suddenly, he became unable to accomplish tasks he had always performed effortlessly. Procrastination began to plague him, slowing his recovery even further. Trying to muscle his way through this created rising anxiety.

    Dread and fear built within, prompting him to turn to just about anything his mind could find to escape the projects at hand. He would find himself checking his e-mail, responding to text messages, surfing the web, checking the weather, doing house chores, anything and everything to avoid facing the work he needed to tackle. For the first time in his life, he was beginning to lose ground.

    “I suddenly have a block with work projects,” he explained. “A fear of taking action. I’ve never had this problem before. I always got things done, no matter what stood in the way. I was known as a problem solver. I always found work, because everyone knew I got things done. Now all of a sudden, after this series of setbacks, I am plagued by constant procrastination. I let everything pile up until it becomes overwhelming. It’s almost as if I were fearing negative consequences from getting the work done. Yet, I’m very aware the more I procrastinate, the more I amplify the potential for negative consequences. Still, I cannot find a way to control this.”

    Root Cause

    This is a typical example of adult-life events suddenly triggering mental malfunctioning. Unavoidably, people tell me they stopped functioning efficiently following an adult-life event and believe the trauma to be the cause of their current issues. While the recent adversity certainly acts as a trigger, what we find however, is that root causes for current malfunctioning of the mind typically go back much beyond adult life. Almost always, they are rooted in early-life events.

    When there are no early-life fracture underneath the surface, we might be brought to our knees by adversity, but we eventually find our way back to normal functioning. When we don’t, when post-traumatic sequels remain and resist, it is usually the sign they have triggered life-long wounds lying dormant beneath the surface.

    I often compare this to the San Andreas Fault extending through California. You may travel over it with the impression the earth underneath is solid and stable. However, deep below the surface, lies an extensive fracture, a fragility, a vulnerability. The San Andreas Fault is the tectonic boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. When earth plates shift underneath areas where foundations are solid, the terrain is able to flex, stretch, bend and adjust without too much damage. When the shift happens to hit an existing fracture, however, everything collapses, prompting considerable damage. The same applies to our emotional fabric.

    Early life wounds leave fractures, fragilities, vulnerabilities hidden silently below the surface of our otherwise resilient coping mechanisms. We compensate (often over-compensating) to continue functioning to the best of our abilities. Left unaddressed, however, the wounds remain. When an adult-life shift, traumatic event or shock happens to hit a specific area of vulnerability, the mind suddenly begins to malfunction. We develop glitches, issues or symptoms, sometimes referred to as post-traumatic stress.

    I am often asked how we can identify the root causes for adult life malfunctioning, when the person themselves is unaware of them. The mind always knows. Anytime our mind begins to experience issues, it knows precisely why and what it is trying to avoid. Along the course of our journey in life, whenever something shakes us, threatens us at some level, or creates deep discomfort, our mind takes a snapshot of it. We may think we forget the event, but it remains stored in our brain’s database. Later in life, when we encounter events bearing similarities to these earlier snapshots, our mind reacts based on the original trauma, with the response experienced at the root cause, based on the age we were at that time. This is an automatic response from our mind to protect us from a situation it has learned to regard as a threat. Regressing an issue to its cause forensically allows us to understand the reasons for our current responses, reactions and actions.

    Methodology

    In session, we brought the executive back to the situation triggering his current struggle: sitting at his desk, attempting to focus on a project. Instantly, he began experiencing the symptoms he had described: tightness in the throat, pressure in the temples, heaviness spreading across the forehead, as an impending sense of dread and anxiety unfolded and expanded throughout his mind and body. Igniting the correct negative emotions opens a direct pathway to their root cause.

    Interestingly the initial sensitizing event for his sense of dread and fear of taking action brought us back to something that had happened when he was 3 years old. A toddler full of energy, action-oriented and adventurous, he momentarily escaped the watchful eye of his parents and managed to climb to the edge of one of the windowsills. When his parents noticed he was leaning against the window, chaos exploded around him. The high-pitch screams of his mother tore through the silence. In the blink of an eye, his father came bolting through the door and leaped toward him, grabbing him so abruptly both of them came close to collapsing. Wide-eyed and puzzled, the toddler remained stunned as his father and mother both yelled at him simultaneously, shaken by their sudden and intense fear for his safety.

    In my office, it is now the 3 year old speaking to me: “I am so scared… I have never seen my mom and dad so mad at me… They are yelling at me… I must have done something very wrong… I shouldn’t have climbed the window… They had told me not to climb the window… I feel guilty… The fear and the anger I sense in them is terrifying…”

    Here again, we have all of the components for a lifelong imprint gathered: strong emotion, repetition and authority figures. Analyzing the origin of imprints at the subconscious level of the mind enables us to finally understand, address and release the negative programming left behind by past traumatic events. It gives us the opportunity to rebuild and restore our self-image, and finally detangle our potential from the limitations left behind by traumatic events.

    In situation, we brought the adult self to the rescue of the 3 year old. Removing the toddler from the situation charged with intense emotions, we explained to the little one the reaction he witnessed and experienced at that moment was simply a reflection of the panic felt by his parents. When they realized he was in imminent danger, they also likely projected a reflection of their own guilt, for having lost sight of their child for a moment. Being able to bring this understanding, clarity and comfort to the 3 year old allows us to restore the truth and perspective of the event. Suddenly, he is able to understand that, while his actions could have endangered him as a 3 year old, they also reflected his positive energy and adventurous spirit. And that while, at 3 years old, we are not always able to assess our safety in the most appropriate manner, the adult of today certainly is. The key here is to bring to the mind the realization that today, the adult is perfectly capable of taking the appropriate measures to best ensure his safety. Even further, today it is his very ability to take action that allows him to ensure his safety, security, success and wellness.

    Projected back in his original example situation, the executive, returned to his adult age, indicates: “I now feel very good at the idea of tackling my project. I feel calm. I am no longer aware of anything holding me back. Suddenly, I realize the block I experienced was due to a paralyzing fear of the reactions of others. A fear of them becoming angry at me. There is no more justification for this fear in my life of today.”

    Emerging from the session, he exclaims: “Wow! I had no idea I still remembered that event! I had forgotten how mad my father was that day… I hadn’t thought about this since it happened. I certainly didn’t realize how much it still affected me!”

    Result

    A week later, coming back for his follow-up visit, he beamed: “The problem is completely resolved. The change is miraculous. And it’s not merely the procrastination that has disappeared. My attitude, the way I’ve been interacting with my family, and others around me … everything has changed. My wife even asked me if I was the same person!”

    Correctly identifying, addressing and releasing the root cause of a problem of this nature allows us to disconnect its hold on our subconscious mind. When we understand when and where the imprint took place, we are able to shift our perspective of the initial sensitizing event, resolve it, and recover our truth, strength and peace of mind.

    About the Author

    Genvièv Martin-Bernard, President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the NGH, a Valedictorian from the Ivy League Sorbonne University of Paris, and an Emergency Medicine First Responder with the Wilderness Medicine Institute. She has decades of experience researching, practicing, and teaching the concepts and applications of working with brain plasticity and forensic regression in the U.S. and overseas. With specialized training in forensic discovery, and years of expertise in the legal field, she acted as a communication liaison in complex and critical situations, including duties for the Department of Homeland Security and the US Court System. She is the founder of a Forensic & Clinical Brain Research Center and can be reached at https://www.genvievhypnosis.com/

    Sadness

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    Working in Cooperation with the Medical Field

    As clinical hypnotherapists, we do not independently work with medical conditions, diagnose, treat or prescribe. We do not practice psychotherapy, we teach and train our clients how to shift limiting beliefs, reach their goals and enhance their well being using self-hypnotic techniques.

    We only assist with diagnosed physical, mental and emotional symptoms with the authorization and under the supervision of medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners. Please note we do require a physician’s authorization before scheduling sessions and work only under physician guidance. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.

    Understanding Emotions

    Emotions are the driving force behind everything we do. What we feel, not what we think, is the determinating factor behind most of our decisions, intentions, motivations, actions and reactions. Emotions are what keeps us alive, both individually and as a species. They keep us from danger. The igniting of fear prevents us from falling off cliffs or getting hit by traffic. Emotions are what makes us fall in love and form families. They guide our thinking and decision making every day of our lives. Emotions are at the heart of our existence, they shape our judgements and determine our personality. Without them, it would be impossible to exist. Learning to access the driving force responsible for our emotions enables us to bring balance, peace, joy and serenity back into our lives.

    Clinical Sadness and Hopelessness

    While most of us have experienced feeling sad, unhappy, unmotivated and down at one time or another in our lives, there are times when feelings of sadness, grief, hopelessness, helplessness, lack of energy, loss of interest, anger or frustration persist and interfere with day-to-day life. They affect the way we perceive ourselves, others and the world around us.  Problems and situations tend to appear overwhelming and solutions out of reach.

    Symptoms

    Symptoms can include: sadness, feelings of unhappiness, hopelessness, helplessness, fatigue, lack of energy, lack of motivation, slowed thinking, speaking or body movements, loss of interest in activities, discouragement, lack of purpose, feelings of worthlessness, low self-image, self-hate, guilt, tendency to fixate on past failures, self blame, change in the quality or quantity of sleep (insomnia or excessive sleeping), reduced sex drive, difficulty concentrating, indecisiveness, distractibility, restlessness, frustration, irritability, anger, tendency to become withdrawn or isolated, changes in appetite often leading to weight gain or weight loss, unexplained physical problems such as back pain or headaches, thoughts of death or suicide.

    Medical Approach

    Mainstream treatments principally consist in prescription medications (antidepressants) and talk therapy (psychotherapy).

    Prescription medications can, in some cases, offer a degree of relief.  What they do not do is address the specific cause at the root of these conditions. Prescription medications are designed to address, mask and diminish the symptoms of a condition. Left unaddressed, the root cause remains active. Being able to correctly address and resolve the cause at the root of our feelings of depression or anxiety enables lasting remission from emotional distress.

    Antidepressants are also often linked to long list of side-effects including nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, increased sweating, constipation, fatigue, appetite and weight changes, insomnia, abnormal dreams, irritability, blurred vision, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo, decreased sex drive and sexual problems. Some of them report occasionally compounding depression and leading to suicidal thoughts or behaviors, anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, hostility, aggressiveness, restlessness and unusual changes in behavior, including engaging in dangerous activities. Rare side-effects also include mental changes, confusion, hallucinations, changes in blood pressure and heart rate, cardiac arrhythmia, fever, shivering, shakiness, agitation, seizures and coma.

    Psychotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy allow us to gain better understanding of the functioning of our mind, along the course of our path, on a conscious level of the mind.  Hypnosis brings that understanding to the subconscious, the core center of our feelings and emotions. The creative part of our mind, the subconscious determines our emotional state, life-long habits, automatic patterns and behaviors.

    Addressing Wellness with Clinical Hypnosis

    Our emotions are there for a reason. They act as a flag, a signal, letting us know a specific wound below the surface needs to be understood, addressed and resolved. Hypnosis enables us to track negative emotions back to their root cause, their source, the reason they became a part of our experience of life.

    Being able to bring to light the underlying causes responsible for negative emotions enables us to reach the emotional fabric on a subconscious level of the mind. By dissolving misperceptions and restoring our truth, we are able to bring resolution to the wounds of our past and finally regain our wellness, balance and peace of mind.

    Physician’s Authorization and Coordination

    Please note a physician’s written authorization is required prior to assisting your medical team with your wellness. If you are currently taking prescription medications for depression or anxiety, do not stop or reduce your dosage without your doctor’s approval.

    As consulting hypnosis practitioners, we do not independently work with medical conditions, diagnose, treat or prescribe. We do not practice psychotherapy, we teach and train our clients to shift limiting beliefs, reach their goals and enhance their well-being using hypnotic techniques. We only assist with diagnosed physical, mental and emotional symptoms with the authorization and under the supervision of medical doctors, physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners. Please note we do require a physician’s authorization before scheduling sessions and work only under your physician’s guidance. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.

    Loss and Grief

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    Recovering from Loss and Grief with Hypnotherapy

    Our relationships with others weave the fabric of our existence and constitute the mosaic of our life. In sharing our experience with loved ones, we find warmth, joy, support, companionship and often purpose and direction. Our connectedness with others connects us to the essence of life itself. We have a natural tendency to turn to others to receive information and validation about ourselves. Depending upon the stability and nurturing we received in our childhood, as our knowledge and comprehension of life and our own identity was developing, our dependency on the information and validation we receive from others is more or less pronounced.

    The behaviors, actions and reactions of individuals who were loved, nurtured and supported in their childhood vary greatly from the behaviors, actions and reactions of those who were not. As the child begins his journey of discovery of the world and himself, he relies on his parents, family and other authority figures to develop his belief system about his identity, his value and his role in the chemistry of life. The child’s mind functions primarily at the subconscious level. As such, he will accept and integrate the information he receives from authority figures as truths. These truths progressively form his belief system and the reference parameters according to which he views himself, his value and moves forward, processing and reacting accordingly to the world around him.

    Childhood Foundations

    The child raised in a stable, loving and supportive environment develops an underlying foundation made of positive beliefs, a sense of self-worth, balance and inner-strength, which allows him to bounce back from life’s challenges more easily. Those raised with the belief they are not good enough, not worthy enough, face the world fractured, carrying a gaping void within, which makes it considerably more challenging to address life’s difficulties.

    This fundamental difference is clearly illustrated in the case of a break-up or the loss of a loved one. While the loss of a loved one is unquestionably one of the most painful experiences we go through in life, someone whose sense of self-worth was supported during the identity development phase of their life, will proceed through the stages of loss, grief and sadness with a foundation of strength, knowing life goes on and their identity remains unaltered.

    On the other hand, someone whose sense of self-worth was shattered during the identity development phase of their life, tends to rely on the relationships they have with others to fill the gaping void left behind by the lack or absence of self-worth they acquired in early life. In this case, when the relationship ends, the early childhood wounds of despair, abandon, betrayal and terror are reopened and compounded. The fractures left behind, having never been mended, are re-triggered.

    The person is left with a terrifying sense of free fall, as if the ground had suddenly collapsed under their feet. The sinking feeling, often felt physically with symptoms such as nausea, stomach or digestive problems, shortness of breath, tightness in the throat or chest, can be experienced as panic attacks, bottomless despair, loss of identity and depression, potentially even leading to a sense of inability to go on, suicidal ideation or actions.

    Self Worth is the Spinal Cord of our Stability

    Our sense of self-worth is the spinal cord of our ability to go through life, act and react to the challenges we face, while remaining centered, grounded, solid and stable. With a healthy sense of self-worth, we are anchored on our path, balanced in the midst of the constant shifting and unfolding of life events and able to pause and react accordingly. We are not led by an exhausting compulsion to achieve and excel, driven by the deeply-rooted panic of reliving the rejection we experienced in early life.  The status of our relationships with others is neither detrimental nor determining to our sense of self.

    Consequently, when we are called to work with individuals who find themselves unable to recover from the loss of a loved one, the root of problem does not lie in the relationship they recently lost per se, but stems from a lack of self-worth acquired much earlier in life, often in childhood.

    Addressing Loss and Grief with Hypnotherapy

    With hypnotherapy, we have the possibility to track the negative emotions experienced – be it a sense of despair or darkness, a sensation of free fall, panic, void, terror, abandon, betrayal or anger – back to their original cause to discover what initially prompted them to appear in the person’s experience. In doing so, the root cause behind the programming of the negative beliefs is unveiled. This allows us the opportunity to shift the perception, release the negative beliefs and ultimately, restore and rebuild the missing sense of self-worth.

    The results experienced include a noticeable sense of relief, as if a considerable weight had suddenly been lifted.  We acquire a new sense of inner-peace, lightness, acceptance and the realization that events unfolding around us are separate from our inner value and do not have the ability to damage it. This enables someone to stand in the face of a loss and understand that, although sadness and grief are part of the process, who they are within and what they have to offer remains unchanged and endures.

    Occupational Trauma

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    Working in Cooperation with the Medical Field

    As clinical hypnotherapists, we do not independently work with medical conditions, diagnose, treat or prescribe. We do not practice psychotherapy, we teach and train our clients how to shift limiting beliefs, reach their goals and enhance their well being using self-hypnotic techniques.

    We only assist with diagnosed physical, mental and emotional symptoms with the authorization and under the supervision of medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners. Please note we do require a physician’s authorization before scheduling sessions and work only under physician guidance. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.

    Careers at Risk for Occupational Trauma

    Anxiety, depression, acute stress, survivor guilt, sleep disorders and PTSD are common issues in military personnel, law enforcement, first-responders and operating room staff. During the course of their careers, members of these professions are exposed to traumatic events more often and more intensively than those in other professions.

    As clinical hypnotherapists, we work in close cooperation with doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and social workers on trauma-related conditions including:

    • Post-Deployment Trauma – United States Marine Corps, United States Armed Forces, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army
    • First Responder Trauma  – Firefighters, Paramedics, EMTs
    • Law Enforcement Trauma – Police Forces, SWAT, CIA, FBI
    • Operating Room Trauma – Emergency Room Doctors, Nurses and Staff

    Residual Effects and Addiction to Trauma

    Repetitive exposure to trauma increases the probability of both residual effects and addiction to trauma. Trauma addiction is the result of a physiological and psychological conditioning that accustoms the brain to function within a pattern of hormonal levels produced under high stress. When exposure to the initial trauma ceases, hormonal levels produced by the brain change and a compulsive need to replace the danger or excitement by other types of activities may be felt. Trauma addiction is a physiological withdrawal symptom.

    Addressing Occupational Trauma with Clinical Hypnotherapy

    Clinical hypnotherapy specialilzed in PTSD, depression, panic and anxiety has proven and lasting success treating these conditions. While most therapeutic methods work at the conscious level of the mind, the power of hypnotherapy lies in its ability to work at the subconscious level, thereby directly targeting the source, or root cause, responsible for the physical, mental or emotional symptoms. Reframing the sensitizing events with hypnotherapy enables us to unveil, shift and release trauma-related wounds, restore peace of mind, recover quality of sleep and rebuild the foundations for a peaceful and solid future.

    Medical Coordination

    Please note we require a physician’s authorization before initiating work on diagnosed conditions. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner. If you are currently taking prescription medications, do not stop or reduce your dosage without your doctor’s approval. As clinical hypnotherapists, we work in close cooperation with medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and social workers. Your continued progress is monitored by your doctor. This enables us to provide you with optimal results.