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What is Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy?

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy® is used worldwide as a powerful therapeutic and energetic healing modality. 

How Does Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy differ from other hypnotherapy methods?

Heart-Centered-Hypnotherapy® approaches therapy from a deeply caring and dynamically healing perspective. Our highly trained therapists and practitioners embrace the concepts of self-determination and the belief that every client contains, deeply within their own subconscious mind, the key to their own individual health and healing. 

Our first task as a Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy® clinician is learning how to speak the language of the subconscious mind. In talk therapy or counseling sessions we have spent years communicating with the conscious mind of our abused, addicted, depressed and anxious clients. In speaking with the conscious mind of our clients, we can offer them behavioral solutions, insight, empathy and positive affirmations. We can try to help them understand their difficulties, but this method contains limitations and often does not produce long lasting changes in their emotions or behavior. It does not relieve their anxiety or depression and talking certainly is extremely limited in treating and eliminating addictive behavior.

It is mainly through learning how to access this deeply personal guidance held within each human being that Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy® excels. The subconscious mind contains 90 percent of the mind and within that 90 percent is the deeply held key that unlocks the client’s individual inner guidance.

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What Pixar's Inside Out Teaches Us About the Brain and Hypnotherapy

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Jul 8, 2015 11:27:00 AM

 

For every therapist we train and certify in hypnotherapyI always insist that the parents of their children clients be involved and experience the hypnotherapy as well. This is because most issues that children have, of course, begin in the family they are born into and continue in the families they live with. 

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Topics: Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy

How to Establish or Grow Your Practice with Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Dec 11, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Most therapists, counselors, social workers, teachers and others in the helping professions, were drawn to our profession because we wanted to help or perhaps we even dreamed of healing people . . .

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Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy Student: Tom Gigliotti

Posted by Tom Gigliotti  Oct 9, 2014 2:11:00 PM

In March of 2007 my son Tommy was invited to a prom in  Palm Beach, Florida. We live in Ohio so it meant he would stay with his date’s family. He asked if I could go with him as his date’s parents were long time family friends. My wife suggested I find a continuing education class in hypnosis available during the time I would be there. I got busy and looked online and found a six day Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy training in Fort Lauderdale. I had been a therapist for 20+ years and had some basic hypnotherapy skills and thought that taking the course might be of use in my private practice.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, hypnosis

What Is Shock and How Can I Find Treatment?

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Oct 1, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Most people experience shock at one time or another in their life. And a great majority of people are in shock, in one form or another, on a daily basis.

Shock may begin early in life and then build up as life’s stresses increase, or it may result from a sudden traumatic event.

Stress is a normal part of our lives and, of course, most people feel stress on a daily basis.  Stress is exacerbated when it becomes increasingly intense, and then something tragic, threatening, or overwhelming happens. For example, someone in your family or perhaps you, yourself, get diagnosed with an illness, dies, loses a job, has an accident or a million other situations which become “the last straw” so to speak.

Then you move into panic mode, your heart and thoughts are racing, you are frantically searching for solutions, you perhaps begin using more alcohol, caffeine, sugar, or sleeping pills to cope. You notice that you are gaining weight, unable to sleep and feeling intense anxiety.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Overcoming Shock, Shock

Three ways to Resolve Shock and Enhance Vicarious Resilience

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Sep 24, 2014 4:00:00 AM

In the previous blog we discussed shock and secondary traumatic stress as it relates to first responders. We introduced the concept of shock as a primary physiological symptom of traumatic stress, and how many of us “self-medicate” our chronic stress with food and drink, as well as caffeine, drugs, and other substances and behaviors.

Vicarious Resilience

In this follow up installment, we want to focus on the solutions to the problems we identified. A relatively new concept is beginning to be researched: vicarious resilience, the positive side of close proximity to individuals who have been traumatized. While it is true that first responders are inundated with images and stories of terrible traumas, they also get to share in the heroic recoveries and triumph of the human spirit of those they work with to rescue, protect, or heal. And bearing witness to the enormous resilience of these survivors can be a source of inspiration and fulfillment to the trauma practitio­ner. In other words, first responders can be vicariously affected in positive ways.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Overcoming Shock, Shock

How Shock Can Cause Obesity and Substance Addiction

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Sep 17, 2014 9:58:00 AM

We have read thousands of articles, studies and theories about the growing obesity problem in our country and many of them have some validity. But the one newly identified physiological cause is shock.

Shock is the physiological response to trauma in our lives

More and more Americans are realizing that, yes indeed, we do have trauma and it is time to address it. And there is a growing category of previously unacknowledged people who have daily and insidious trauma: all the first responders in our culture such as critical incident responders, therapists, medical personnel such as doctors and nurses, fire and police men and women, ambulance drivers, crisis workers, psychologists, social workers, combat veterans and now we need to include journalists who travel the world to bring back news of war and other threatening situations. There are literally millions of workers who experience vicarious trauma, or secondary trauma, everyday which goes completely unnoticed and therefore untreated.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Overcoming Shock, Obesity, Sustance Addiction, Shock

Why is it crucial to use hypnotherapy to heal shadow defenses?

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Sep 11, 2014 4:00:00 AM

Shadow parts of ourselves live in the recesses of our subconscious mind. They are the blind spots that we may catch a glimpse of, and then they disappear in an instant. They return with a vengeance to create behavior that embarrasses us, creates conflict with others, and prevents us from making the healthy choices in life that we say we want. In fact our hidden shadow parts may actually cause PTSD to our children and family members.

What are some of the common and hidden defenses that our young child parts used to stay safe (and that we are still using today)? For certain, staying safe is the hidden agenda of all these infantile parts of ourselves. If as a child we were physically or emotionally abandoned, our shadow child will do anything to avoid abandonment. She will sell her soul for love, acceptance or recognition.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Shadow Parts

Hypnotherapy to Treat Shock in First Responders

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Sep 4, 2014 4:00:00 AM

People who are affected by shock in their lives often have survived traumas of various types. Many of the traumas we refer to in our case examples in our book Overcoming Shock: Healing the Traumatized Mind and Heart (New Horizon Press, 2014) are early childhood traumas, including parental rejection, sexual or physical abuse, being unwelcome or unaccepted by the family and a multitude of situations experienced in dysfunctional families. But there are many traumas that people face and endure on a daily basis which also result in shock. In the book we examine the shock response to shootings at schools, serious accidents, victims of crime, victims of sexual assault, first responders, combat veterans, traumatic loss of a loved one and natural disasters.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, hypnosis, Overcoming Shock, Shock, All issues that hypnotherapy helps treat

Robin Williams: A Heartbreaking Example of How “Gallows Humor” Can be Used to Deflect Emotional Anguish

Posted by Diane Zimberoff  Aug 15, 2014 2:59:00 PM

One of the gifts that Robin Williams had so plentifully was the ability to laugh at life’s tribulations. In the week since his death, many of us have seen clips of television interviews with Robin over the years in which he joked about addiction, depression, and even suicide. Being able to address such difficult topics with humor actually allows some taboo subjects to be brought into the public discourse. And it may also “normalize” individuals’ experiences that are usually pathologized, creating permission for others to discuss their own “dark secrets”.

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Topics: hypnotherapy, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, hypnosis

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