When You Change Your Perception Of What Is, You Change What Is

When You Change Your Perception Of What Is, You Change What Is


The Hypnosis Prognosis

Jay Gordon, M.D., and Simone Gordon, C.Ht., discuss hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and related topics.

About Us

Meet Simone

Simone Gordon, C.Ht., is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, specializing in hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, weight loss, relationship strategies, and the elimination of fears, phobias, and anxiety. Simone is a graduate of the venerable Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a professional member of the American Hypnosis Association, and currently holds 13 certifications qualifying her to work on various issues. A Santa Monica native, Simone's professional background is in communications, with an emphasis on targeted communication strategies. During her time in graduate school for clinical psychology, Simone became interested in hypnosis and strategic therapy. Taking an unorthodox and strategic approach to treatment, Simone devised solutions to her client's problems that were rapid, innovative, and highly effective. A survivor of multiple sclerosis, Simone knows first hand the healing powers of hypnotherapy. In addition to seeing clients in her private practice in Santa Monica, Simone teaches the fundamentals of hypnotherapy to aspiring hypnotherapists. When not at the office, Simone can be found spending time with the love of her life, her fiancé Razmik, relaxing at home or walking their dogs in Palisades Park.

What Is Hypnosis?

 Hypnosis is a very pleasurable state of relaxation, increased focus, and heightened awareness. We naturally go into hypnosis multiple times a day. From watching a movie or television, to falling in love, to the dreamlike state we enter right before we fall into a deep sleep, we enter this hypersuggestible state naturally and comfortably. It is this state of hypersuggestibility that allows us access to the subconscious mind. When we reach the subconscious, effective, meaningful, and quick change can take place, dramatically improving our lives.

What Is Brief Strategic Hypnotherapy?

Brief Strategic Hypnotherapy (BSH) is a rapid, brief, solution-oriented, and directive form of hypnotherapy with a maximum of 10 sessions. BHS involves setting specific goals and using hypnosis to actively reinforce those goals. Simone developed this form of hypnotherapy as a means of helping her clients reach their goals in a short amount of time, with lasting results. 

Simone's Specialties

Smoking Cessation

We can all agree that smoking is a dangerous and destructive habit, claiming the lives of almost half a million Americans every year. On average, smokers die ten years earlier than non smokers, and smoking increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. On top of this, smoking is increasingly socially unacceptable, and can lead to bad skin, discolored teeth, premature aging, and much else. Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you will ever make, and hypnosis can help. Hypnosis can help change the habits, triggers, and associations that drive you to smoke. In three to five sessions, you can quit smoking for life and begin a path to health and longevity.

Weight Loss

Excess weight can lead to all sorts of problems, from poor health to low energy to not looking your best. Losing weight is about more than diet and exercise- it’s about changing your lifestyle and subconscious reasons for putting on weight. For permanent weight loss, you need to change what’s happening emotionally as well as physically. This is where hypnosis comes in. Through hypnosis, and with a strong commitment to change, transformation can occur in eight sessions. Eight weeks for a fit, healthy body for life- that’s a powerful investment.  

Fears, Phobias, & Anxiety

From a fear of rejection or public speaking, to a phobia of flying or closed in spaces, to general, free floating anxiety, fears, phobias, and anxieties come in all forms. Countless people suffer from these issues, not achieving what they want in life because fear is holding them back. Thankfully, hypnotherapy can help. Simone's unique and specialized approach to fears, phobias, and anxieties can help rid you of these challenges in just a few sessions so you can live the life you truly deserve.

Relationship Strategies

Would you like a relationship? Would you like to somehow change the relationship you're currently in? Would you like to get out of a relationship? As your hypnotherapist and relationship strategist, Simone's job is to help you get your needs and wants met. You can have whatever you want in the relationship department if you know how to navigate through the complicated chessboard of the relationship and dating world, and that's where Simone is here to help.

Sessions & Fees

Hypnotherapy Sessions

Hypnotherapy sessions are $250. The initial 75 minute session includes an intake, consultation, hypnotic suggestibility testing, and hypnosis. Subsequent sessions are 50 minutes and include a consultation and hypnosis. House calls are available upon request for those in the greater Los Angeles area and are $350 per session.

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