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

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


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The Hypnosis Prognosis

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

About Westside Hypnosis Associates

Who Am I?

My name is Simone Gordon, I'm a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, and I specialize in hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, weight loss, relationship strategies, and the elimination of fears, phobias, and anxiety. I'm a graduate of the venerable Hypnosis Motivation Institute, a professional member of the American Hypnosis Association, and currently hold 13 certifications that qualify me to work on various issues. 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 in my private practice in Santa Monica, I can usually be found spending time with the love of my life, my fiancé Razmik, or writing short fiction stories.

What Is Hypnosis?

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.

What Is Brief Strategic Hypnotherapy?

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.

My 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 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.

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, 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.

Fears, Phobias, & Anxiety

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.

Relationship Strategies

Would you like a relationship? Would you like to change the relationship you're currently in? Would you like to get out of a relationship? As your hypnotherapist and personal relationship strategist, my 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 the complicated chessboard of the marriage, sex, and dating world, and that's where I'm 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.

Schedule an Appointment

1247 7th St., Suite #202. Santa Monica, CA 90401

Westside Hypnosis Associates

(310) 736-9017

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