Jay Gordon, M.D., and Simone Gordon, C.Ht., discuss hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and related topics.
I’m Simone Gordon and I'm a Board Certified Hypnotherapist with a private practice in Santa Monica, California. While I work with a broad range of conditions, my specialties are hypnotherapy for the elimination of fears, phobias, and anxiety, smoking cessation, weight modification, and issues with sleeping. I'm a graduate of the venerable Hypnosis Motivation Institute and a professional member of the American Hypnosis Association. A Santa Monica native, my professional background is in communications, with an emphasis on targeted communication strategies. During my time in graduate school for clinical psychology, I became interested in hypnosis and strategic therapy. Essentially, I liked therapeutic approaches that actually helped my clients get the results they wanted! Taking an unorthodox and strategic approach to treatment, I devised solutions to my client's challenges that were rapid, innovative, and highly effective. As a survivor of multiple sclerosis, I know first hand the incredible healing powers of hypnotherapy. When I'm not seeing clients, you can find me spending time with the love of my life, my husband Razmik, relaxing at home or walking our Cane Corso Raja May in Palisades Park.
Hypnosis is a very enjoyable state of relaxation, increased focus, and heightened awareness. We naturally go into hypnosis multiple times a day- from becoming wrapped up in an interesting movie or book, to daydreaming, to the dreamlike state we enter when we're halfway between being awake and falling asleep, we go into this trance state naturally and comfortably. It's this trance state 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.
I developed Brief Strategic Hypnotherapy (BSH) to help my clients reach their goals and make the changes they want in a short amount of time with lasting results. Drawing from the most effective psychotherapeutic techniques available, BHS 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. In short, it's a method that WORKS.
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 10 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 4 sessions, you can quit smoking for life and begin a path to health and longevity.
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, we need to change what’s happening emotionally as well as physically. This is where hypnosis comes in. With the help of hypnosis, and with a strong commitment to change, permanent weight loss can become your reality in as few as 5 to 6 sessions.
From a fear of rejection or public speaking, to a phobia of flying or elevators, to panic attacks, to free floating anxiety, fears, phobias, and anxieties come in all debilitating and annoying forms. Countless people suffer from these issues, not achieving what they want in life because fear is holding them back. Thankfully, hypnotherapy can help! My unique and specialized approach to fears, phobias, and anxieties can help you overcome these problems in just a few sessions so you can live the life you truly deserve.
Whether it's trouble with falling asleep, staying asleep, mediocre sleep, or nightmares, issues with sleep can negatively impact your quality of life. Hypnotherapy can very effectively address these challenges. When you're finally able to get a good night's sleep, you can feel energized, calmer, and more focused during the day, letting you concentrate on getting what you want out of life.
In-office hypnotherapy sessions are $250 per session.
Zoom and FaceTime hypnotherapy sessions are $250 per session.
House calls are available for those in the greater Los Angeles area and are $350 per session.
Handwriting analysis reports include an in-depth conscious and unconscious personality assessment and are $300.
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