Posts by John Utter
How Does Professional Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis is a type of therapy that places the patient into a deeply relaxed state and allows them to have intense concentration. It’s often a therapy that uses the mind-body connection to help heal the patient from a specific problem. Not everyone is susceptible to hypnosis, but between 60% and 79% of people have a…Read More
Freedom from the Past Through Hypnosis
“So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.” -Eagles, Already Gone I had a client recently who went through a horrific experience while coming out of cancer surgery, as if having cancer isn’t hard enough. She did recover from the cancer, but…Read More
The GROW Process
The GROW process is a useful tool for defining goals, finding the best way to accomplish the goal, and then making commitments that you’ll actually keep. The GROW process has four steps: Hypnosis is excellent at removing past barriers and helping you envision new futures. The GROW process is complementary to hypnosis. GROW can help…Read More
8 Approaches for Better Sleep
1) Get Really Warm Before Sleeping 2) Invoke Positive Thoughts There are few things worse than trying to get a good night’s rest with a mind that won’t stop churning on the day’s stressful events. The following can help quiet your mind so you can wake up relieved. 4) Eliminate Electro–Magnetic Fields Some people are…Read More
How Hypnotherapy Helps Post-Traumatic Stress & PTSD
PTSD and post-traumatic stress symptoms wreak havoc in the lives of millions of people. They can keep us up at nights, make our tempers quick and unpredictable, and lead us to always doubt ourselves. They can tempt us into toxic habits and unhealthy relationships for a temporary sense of peace, which ultimately leaves us exhausted.…Read More
Get Transformational Results From Self-Compassion
One of the things I love about the kind of hypnosis I do, is that it provides very effective techniques for turning personal hardships into self-compassion. What was previously a reason for self-rejection becomes a reason for self-acceptance, compassion and strength. I was raised in a family that valued kindness to others. I learned to…Read More
How to Work with Negative Feelings.
The following is a road map for working out troubling emotions. For starters, negative feelings can be very useful, but they often don’t feel good. They are meant to agitate us into action so that we can improve our situation. That agitation can be a force for positive change. Step 1. Identify the Feeling and…Read More
Build Capacity for Positive Emotions
Here’s a quick and reliable exercise to shift into a positive mind state. This has always worked best for me as a partner exercise but you can also do it as a journaling exercise. Questions for Daily Practice Regarding today: General Notes for Daily Practice This exercise is especially important on horrible days. It might…Read More
Transforming Shame to Strength
In my study of how human beings work, nothing has been more interesting than shame. The good news is that you don’t feel shame because there is something wrong with you. You feel shame because human beings are hardwired to feel it as a social survival mechanism. Shame is a profound evolutionary advantage. Human beings…Read More
What are Strengths?
People talk a lot about strengths but it’s hard to find a concise definition. Here’s one: In the Embody Your Strengths program, “strengths” are defined as your most meaningful, energizing, and effective actions. This is a definition that’s supported by about 50 years of motivation research through a world-wide effort involving over a thousand scientists…Read More