Auto Accident – Memory Recovery

Genviev Hypnosis

Auto Accident – Memory Recovery

The forensic interview of an auto accident victim, held in my office this week, allowed us to recover once again the missing information needed to proceed with the claim. Until the session, the accident victim had been unable to remember the license plate and identifying details of the car following him, whose driver had witnessed the accident.

In a single session, bringing the auto-accident victim back to the day of the collision, we are able to go through the unfolding of the events, exactly as they took place.

Proceeding from the moment our subject left his office, we experience the sounds, scents, temperature he noticed around him as his day unfolded. His facial features soften as he leaves the cool air conditioned environment of his office to step into the warm summer breeze outside.

Moving to the moment of the collision, our subject relays the sequence of events: “The light turns green. A truck is cutting in front of me! There is so much noise! His muffler is so loud! He’s going to hit me!” Proceeding through the events enables us to review every sight, sound, detail and information needed for the claim as if we were looking at a videotape recording.

Glancing at his rear view mirror, our subject notices it has been shifted by the impact. Once he readjusts it, he notices the car behind him, whose driver witnessed the accident. This clear image in his mind gives us all the information we need on the driver, his car and an almost complete license plate.

Memory Functioning

Have you ever wondered why our memory often fails us when it need it most?

We have all experienced the moment when, in the middle of a conversation, we try to convey the name of a person that seems to remain at the tip of our tongue and maddeningly just out of our reach. The harder we try to remember, the more the data escapes us. Yet, the minute we walk away, the information often comes flooding back to our conscious awareness. We see this when we try to find an object we misplaced as well. The harder we try to remember where we last placed it, the more elusive the memory becomes. Only when we give up does the memory finally float back up to the surface of our mind.

There is a physiological explanation for this. As we stress, tense and intensify our efforts, our body restricts internally. Our muscles, tendons, tissues squeeze under the mental, physical or emotional pressure. Blood vessels constrict, thereby restricting blood flow to the brain. When we are under stress, cortisol levels increase. Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the brain and released in the body under stress, fear, tension, anxiety. Intially, in our Neanderthal times, this psycho-physiological response enabled us to bolt and run, giving us our best chance to escape predators or imminent danger. In our day and age, we produce high levels of cortisol in response to various non-life-threatening stressors and tend to function for long periods of times under sustained stress.

High levels of cortisol produce all of the things we don’t want: accelerated aging, aches and pains in the body, immune system deficiency and yes, mental deficiency as well. As a friend and colleague stated recently, while on stage during a presentation in his capacity as Adjunct Professor of Psychology: “Basically, the more stressed we are, the stupider we become.”

Memory Recovery

The process of hypnosis allows us to reverse the effects of stress on the body and mind. In the state of hypnosis, as the entire body soften, our flesh, tissues, tendons and muscles finally relax. Blood vessels loosen up. Our blood is able to resume flowing easily, fluidly and effortlessly through our entire system, flooding the brain with vital oxygen, essential for proper functioning, and nourishing our internal organs with nutrients. Our immune system is boosted. Most importantly in the matter of data recovery, our clarity of mind is vastly enhanced.

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. Electroencephalogram and functional MRI studies of the brain before, during and after hypnosis demonstrate the chemical and hormonal changes taking place in the brain during hypnosis. As cortisol levels drop significantly, they are replaced by a boost in endorphins, dopamine and norepinephrins. This produces enhanced focus and attention, higher levels of mental clarity, better brain functioning and superior memory capabilities.

This is why we are consistently able to recover key missing information when we place victims or witnesses of traumatic events in this profoundly restorative state. Hypnosis is an ideal state for synthetic thought and creativity, functions of the right brain hemisphere. The state places us in an optimal condition to remember facts and data, memorize languages, analyze complex situations, all of which in a state of profoundly restorative calm.

Emotional Balance

In addition to enabling the recovery of determining information, hypnosis allows us to address the secondary effects left behind by trauma, enabling us to restore the emotional balance, stability and peace of mind of those we work with.

Consultations and Sessions

Genviev Hypnosis

Learning to Retrain your Brain with Hypnosis

The goal of our approach is to teach you to retrain your brain to recover your peace of mind, inner-strength, emotional balance, motivation, drive, solidity and stability. Learning these powerful techniques enables you to become rapidly self-sufficient, driven and empowered.

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 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.

Consultations and Sessions

Due to the increasing demands on our schedule, we are no longer able to work with everyone. To be considered for a consultation, you are also welcome to visit our center. Our reception team will be happy to assist you in completing your intake paperwork. We will contact you once your file has been received and reviewed. You may also schedule a consultation online with the button at left, or e-mail us from our “Contact” page above to request an application to be sent to you.

Scheduling a consultation is an essential requirement to be considered for sessions. We only work with those we have met in consultation and only address medical conditions in collaboration with your physician and medical team. For these reasons, sessions can only be scheduled after the preparation work has been conducted in consultation.

We work in collaboration with your medical team. A physician’s authorization is required, prior to initiating work on medical conditions (this includes weight management). Your physician’s authorization is not needed for the initial consultation. We will contact your medical team after your intial consultation and coordinate with them directly.

Hypnotherapy is not currently covered by insurance. It is an out-of-pocket expense. Please review our office and cancellation policies below before scheduling a consultation.

Cancellation Policy

Because our rooms and team are reserved for you, a 48-hour advance notification is required to cancel or reschedule an appointment. Once your appointment is booked and reserved, a 50% service charge applies to all cancellations. Cancellations with less than 48-hour advance notice and skipped visits are charged a one hour fee. 

Due to the increased demands on our schedule, and the full exclusivity and dedication we offer to each person who books an appointment with us, it is not possible for us to work with those who miss or skip their scheduled and requested appointments. 


If you have not already filled our new client intake form, please arrive 15-20 minutes early to your initial consultation to allow stress-free check in, paperwork completion and a little decompression time with one of our delicious bererages in our comfortable lounges. Please note your session begins at the time at which you were scheduled.

Payment Policy

Payments are due at the time of your scheduled appointment. We accept checks or cash in the office.

There will be a $35 charge applied to your account for any check returned.

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Initial Personalized Training

The individual consultation includes an individual assessment of your personal situation, what you can expect from hypnosis, and how hypnotherapy can be used to best address and achieve your specific needs and goals. It also includes all contacts, correspondence and collaboration with your physician and medical team.

Clinical Hypnosis Sessions

Sessions involve working in collaboration with your medical team to best address your symptoms and conditions. Sessions also involve individual coaching and training for habit modification, procrastination, performance, motivation, exams, personal goals, etc.

Session time includes personalized assessments, pre-hypnosis discussions of your individual situation, needs and goals, actual hypnosis time and post-hypnosis review.

Medical Coordination

We work in close cooperation with your medical team. A written authorization from your physician is required prior to assisting your medical team with your overall wellness. Your continued progress and sessions program are monitored by your medical team. This enables us to provide you with optimal results. We refer to specialized practitioners when we feel our approach is not the best fit for your needs.

Forensic Hypnosis

For forensic hypnosis, contact us to obtain a quote tailored to your team’s specific needs.

Skype Training, Consulting & Coaching

Learn the process of hypnosis, from wherever you are via Skype. Remote training enables you to learn how to use hypnosis to retrain your brain. Mastering powerful hypnotic techniques allows you to become rapidly self-sufficient, pro-active and empowered.

On-Site Training & Educational Seminars

Genvièv is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists. She reguarly acts as a keynote speaker at educational conferences and events and in the frame of corporate performance training seminars. Contact us directly to obtain a quote tailored to your team’s specific needs.

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Book your session yourself with our quick and easy online appointment scheduling system by clicking on the below button. If you do not see a date and time that works for you, contact us to enquire about other openings.