Colleen C. Lopez CHt.
About Colleen ...
Colleen is a highly trained - Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist who uses the most advanced - cutting edge techniques available to relieve suffering, change human behavior, and transform human emotions.
At the core of many of her client's success stories is her multi-disciplinary approach combining several modalities to design a custom solution and produce fast results.
What exactly is Hypnosis ?
Colleen explains how Hypnosis works ...
We often unconsciously imprison ourselves with negative mental programming that leads to unpleasant emotions, maladaptive behaviors, and a lack of physical well-being. Hypnotherapy skillfully reverses these patterns.
The mind’s amazing power, coupled with newly gained understanding, can free you from a myriad of unpleasant physical and emotional symptoms such as depressed feelings, anger, sadness, grief, lack of enery, pain, insomnia, migraines, etc.
Hypnosis is a natural - yet altered - state of mind where you are fully conscious, fully aware, and fully in control. You hear every word that is said and you remember the entire experience.
You are in a state where you are highly in touch with yourself and your deep inner subconscious mind. You are relaxed, receptive, and responsive. It is in this state where people are able to make incredible lasting transformations.
Your memories and emotions are in a state of hyper-acuity (highly amplified). You can not be made to say anything that you do not wish to say or to do anything that you do not wish to do.
Hypnosis has a better success rate than any other type of therapy
In 1970 a groundbreaking meta-analysis of hypnosis research studies was conducted by Alfred A. Barrios, which led to the mainstream acceptance of hypnosis as an extremely effective form of therapy.
Barrios compared 1,018 studies and articles on hypnosis, 899 articles on psychoanalytic therapy and 355 on behavioral therapy. In particular he noted the overall lasting success rates of the different therapies.
He found that hypnotherapy had a massive 93% success rate after only 6 sessions compared to only a 72% success rate with behavioral therapy (after 22 sessions on average), and only 38% success rate with psychotherapy (after an average of 600 sessions).
This led him to conclude that for changing habits, thought patterns, and actual behavior hypnosis was not only the most effective method, but that it needed less time / sessions than any other type of therapy.
The Harvard Medical School conducted research on the use of hypnosis to enhance physical healing. Twelve people with a recent bone fracture were divided into two groups. One group received hypnosis and the other group served as control. Both groups received standard orthopedic treatment. The hypnosis group had individual hypnotic sessions and listened to audio tapes designed to increase bone healing. Xray and orthopedic evaluations were made during the 12 weeks of the experiment. The results showed a faster healing for the hypnosis group at week 9 of the experiment. Xrays revealed a notable difference at the edge of the fracture at week 6 of the experiment. The hypnosis group also had better mobility and used less pain killers. The researchers conclude by saying that "despite a small sample size.... these data suggest that hypnosis may be capable of enhancing both anatomical and functional fracture healing, and that further investigation of hypnosis to accelerate healing is warranted.
Ginandes, CS, Rosenthal, DI.1999, "Using hypnosis to accelerate the healing of bone fractures: a randomized controlled pilot study", Therapy Health Medicine, March, 5(2), pp.67-75.
• Pain Management
• Stress Reduction
• Overcoming Fears & Phobias
• Panic Attacks
• Anger Management
• Low Self-Esteem / Self-Confidence
• Difficult Breakups
• Physical / Mental / Sexual Traumas
• Life Transitions
• Stop Smoking
• Weight Loss
Some issues Colleen has helped her clients overcome using Hypnosis in Dauphin County - Harrisburg, PA
Did You Know?
All these people have used to hypnosis at some point in their lives to help them to overcome their bad habits and personal problems or to eliminate their limitations and become massively successful.
Tiger Woods (Golf Pro):
Has used hypnosis and mental imagery techniques since a young age to help him to focus and “get in the zone”.
Orlando Bloom (Actor):
His mother took him to a hypnotist as a child to help him to overcome his addiction to chocolate and help him to shape up.
Ellen DeGeneres (Celebrity):
Experienced hypnosis live on her chat show and successfully quit smoking.
Ben Affleck (Actor):
Quit smoking with help from hypnosis, later stating “ I feel a huge difference in my health now that I don't smoke. I feel like I'm in better shape than I was five years ago”.
Albert Einstein (Physicist):
Used trance states and regular hypnosis sessions to develop his ideas. It is claimed his theory of relativity came to him during one of these sessions.
Jackie Kennedy (President Kennedy’s widow):
Used hypnotherapy to help her to get over the tragedy of her husbands assassination.
What Research Has Shown ...
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking
In 1992 the University of Iowa conducted a meta-analysis of studies using different methods to try and help people to quit smoking. This was the largest ever scientific comparison - looking at more than 600 studies which contained 72,000 people in total, from America and Europe.
They found that on average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine patches or nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone, and concluded that hypnosis is by far the most effective way of giving up smoking.
90.6% Success rate when using hypnosis to stop smoking
The university of Washington medical school conducted a study where they used hypnosis on 43 patients to help them stop smoking.
Of the 43 consecutive patients undergoing hypnosis, 39 reported remaining abstinent from tobacco use at follow-up (up to 3 years post-treatment).
Barber concluded that hypnosis is an extremely effective way to quit smoking and this study represents a 90.6% success rate using hypnosis.
Athletes focus better with hypnosis
Professional athletes are turning to hypnosis to help give themselves an edge, to correct everything from their golf swing to pre-competition nerves.
Dr Dwight Damn, president of the National Guild of Hypnotists estimated that more than 7,000 of the guild’s members are using hypnosis to help athletes improve their performance.
Bob Reese, the famous former trainer for the New York Jets uses hypnotherapy with both professional and recreational athletes to help them “get into the zone”
When used like this hypnosis works simply to take the athletes peak performance and make it available to them 100% of the time. It takes away subconscious doubts, nerves, and other mental blockages to allow the athlete to give their top performance, every time.
40 percent showed reduction in Irritable Bowel symptoms
In one of the studies, which was published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, 138 patients with IBS received hypnotherapy treatment for one hour a week over 12 weeks. The study showed that 40 per cent demonstrated a satisfactory reduction in symptoms, compared with 12 per cent in the untreated control group.
"The treatment involves the patient learning to control their symptoms through deep relaxation and individually adapted hypnotic suggestions. The idea is for the patient to then use this technique in their everyday life," says Magnus Simrén.
The positive effect was sustained for the entire year for which the study ran and led to an improvement in the quality of life experienced by the treatment group.
In the other study, which was presented in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 208 patients who had previously received hypnotherapy were examined. The results showed that 85 per cent of those who had been helped by hypnosis still felt the benefits of the treatment up to seven years later -- and that the majority still actively use the technique in their everyday lives.
Disclaimer / Waiver of Liability
On no occasion should hypnosis / hypnotherapy, or the techniques used within, be seen as a substitute for professional medical advice. Hypnosis / hypnotherapy acts as a complimentary therapy, not an alternative, to professional health care and advice
should always be sought from your GP or other healthcare provider.
The information, statements, and opinions presented on our website are applicable to the individuals depicted.Results will vary and may not be representative of the experience of others. Client testimonies are voluntarily provided and are not paid, nor were they provided with free products, services, or any benefit in exchange for said statements.
Information provided is representative of client experiences but the exact results and experience will be unique and individual to each person.
No warranty is given, expressed, or implied, for satisfactory results from hypnosis sessions.
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