What is Hypnosis?

​​​​​​​​​​​Mindspa utilizes an innovative approach to help you "SOW  SEEDS OF HEALTH & HAPPINESS" by combining modern technology  (PSIO Light & Audio)with an ancient tried and true modality (Hypnosis) to insure your success. 

Hypnosis is the fastest and most effective way to achieve your goals and live a life worth living!

   The National Institute of Health and several studies at Duke, Harvard and Columbia have shown that Hypnosis works in controlling pain.  Hypno-analgesia is likely to decrease acute and chronic pain in most individuals, and helps to save money and surgical procedures.  

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Women's Health Reports:
38% recovery rate after 600 sessions of Psychoanalysis
72% recovery rate after 22 sessions of Behavior Therapy
93%  Recovery rate after 6 sessions of  Hypnotherapy



Hypnosis is a natural but altered state of awareness. It is anytime one’s mind    wanders away from its analytical, reasoning mind. Hypnotherapy taps into the subconscious mind and addresses pre-programed or hidden issues.  The mind can be likened to an iceberg, with around 12% of the mind being on the conscious level (what we are aware and see) the rest  88% being on the sub-conscious level (that which is hidden or below the surface). Hypnosis allows one to open the doors to the sub-conscious mind to facilitate quick and efficient change.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I be Hypnotized?
In the late 1950's Stanford University learned through subsequent studies that any person with normal intelligence can be hypnotized.  Some are more easily hypnotized than others.  The person must want to be hypnotized.
Is Hypnosis a truth serum?
      No you will not divulge secrets unless you choose. You cannot be overpowered or controlled. You can lie in hypnosis and  edit information when  hypnotized
Can Hypnosis make you do something you do not want to do?
      No, you will not do something outside your moral code or anything you do not want to do,
you do not surrender your "will" to the Hypnotherapist; the ego is never completely    dissociated.
It is harder to hypnotize "strong willed" or very "intelligent people"?
      No, in fact the more intelligent and creative people are usually easier to hypnotize.
Is Hypnosis brainwashing? 
      No, brainwashing requires  "entrenchment with deprivation".  If you could manipulated   hypnosis would  work 100% of the time. Hypnosis, when properly applied works about 70-80%

Hypnosis can break you free of unwanted habits by addressing the positive intent behind the behavior.  For example, the cigarette smoker might feel the need to smoke in order to relieve stress.  Hypnosis has been proven to have a better success rate compared to willpower alone.

Finally get a good night sleep by addressing the reason for not sleeping well whether it be from jet lag, seasonal affect disorder or fears that lurk deep in  your conscious or subconscious mind. 

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Hypnosis is the absolute best for:​​​
Over coming Grief & Loss, Heal Anger, Allow Forgiveness
Preparing for Change , Manage Situational Stress, Procrastination / Organization / Time Management, Improve Self-Confidence​
Determine and Set Goals, Career Planning Increase Motivation,  Sales Success 

Public Speaking
Improve Concentration / Memory 
Exam Confidence  







Have you been in the Twilight Zone of Weight Loss?  Have you tried every diet out there to find yourself eventually right back where you started from or even worse, you gain even more weight?  

Could it be that there is more to it  than just eliminating certain foods that you love?  Could it be the answer lies deep within your subconscious?

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Learn the positive intent behind stress so that you can transform it into something more useful and positive to help you achieve the goal of peace and harmony in your life. This is done by addressing hidden subconscious fears.


Weight Management
Fears & Phobias
Pain Control
Relapse Prevention
Accelerated Learning
Test Anxiety
Habit Control
Self Esteem
Cope with Grief
Improve Sports
 Bladder Control
Lower Blood Pressure
Self Image
Cancer Support
Fear of Flying
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The information here is general in nature and not to be taken as professional advice for specific health problems.  Any decision you make involving the treatment of an illness should include the advice of the medical doctor of your choice.  Before making any change with your diet and exercise, be sure to consult with your physician.  Do not change medications  without medical advice.   As a  Certified Medical Hypnotherapist in the state of Florida, my clients should have a  Global Assessment of Functioning(GAF) score greater than 60. Disorders listed in the DSM  and all medical conditions require a written referral from a licensed medical professional for me to be able to work with you. Hypnotherapy employs and teaches skills of self improvement; therefore the effectiveness depends on the motivation and willingness of the client to bring forth positive change. 

Mindspa is very excited about introducing  PSIO glasses along with traditional hypnosis.  The PSIO glasses have the potential to take you very deep into "trance"  where effective re-programming of the mind takes place.

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