Aleah Ames, CCHt.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CHT# 308-181)
Spiritual Response Therapy Practitioner
Do you have an interest in the power of the mind and the mind/body/Soul connection? Perhaps you're wondering what hypnosis or SRT can do for you, or whether it can help you reach your goals and lead a happier, more fulfilling and peaceful life. Read on and be inspired to tap into your unlimited potential.
Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective tool to help you to achieve lasting change and experience genuine personal growth. You have within you the answers, and the resources necessary to create the life you desire.
By accessing the power of your subconscious mind you get to the cause behind the effect, enabling you to free yourself from limiting and negative patterns that are undermining your happiness.
Hypnosis is a natural, yet altered state of mind in which the barrier between the conscious and subconscious mind is relaxed. Brainwaves in hypnosis are the same as those in meditation. The hypnotic trance has been used as a therapeutic tool for thousands of years, by almost every culture. You experience this state every time you day-dream, read an engrossing book, lose yourself in artistic expression or drift off to sleep.
If you were to compare your mind to a computer, the subconscious would be where the software is stored. This is where your emotions, memories and beliefs are found. The techniques used in hypnotherapy help you to release old, unwanted programming and stuck emotions and introduce positive ideas that lead to your desired results.
The Autonomic Nervous System, which controls our involuntary physiological systems, is governed by the subconscious as well, which is why hypnotherapy is such an effective adjunct to your physician's care in accelerating healing and pain control.
Because it works! There are over 11,000 studies published in medical and psychological journals demonstrating the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for conditions such as phobias, weight loss, smoking cessation, pain relief, accelerated healing, anxiety relief and much more. Click on the link below to see what the Mayo Clinic has to say about the benefits of hypnosis.
A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred A. Barrios, Ph.D. revealed the following recovery rates:
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions.
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions.
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions.
-Source Alfred A. Barrios, PhD
You are always in control. You can never be made to do anything that you do not want to do.
You are aware of what you are saying and can censor anything that you say.
You will generally remember everything that occurs in the session.
You are always able to speak and you can bring yourself out of hypnosis any time you choose.
Most people find a hypnotherapy session to be a very pleasant, relaxing and empowering experience.
"One session with Aleah is like 20 years of therapy! She helped me through the death of a husband, a broken neck, and a new relationship."
- Suzy Grais
"I recently had hypnotherapy with Aleah Ames to address a familial tremor and some personal issues. As someone who has worked in the mental health field for over ten years, I was most impressed with her professionalism, integrity, and gentle, empathic approach. And with only two sessions I'm thrilled to report my tremor has subsided almost completely (without medication), and I'm happier than I've been in years! I would recommend her to anyone."
- Sharon Carboni, MSW
"I’d been having trouble getting a full night’s rest for the past three and a half years. It was by going into hypnosis with Aleah that I was able to discover that what was keeping me from sleeping deeply was a well-intentioned part of my subconscious that had been disturbed while between REM states three and a half years ago.
Aleah guided me through healing this part and by the next morning I had a full night’s sleep and have been sleeping deeply ever since. I was amazed at how quickly the results were and am convinced that what hypnotherapy did for me was something traditional therapy or medication could never have accomplished completely."
- Jocelyn Kelly
"I saw Aleah to help me resolve a childhood trauma that had haunted me all my adult life. In just a few hypnotherapy sessions with her, I was able to resolve what I hadn't been able to achieve with twelve months of regular therapy . The impact of her work went far beyond the scope of my initial request. I feel stronger and happier.
Aleah is dedicated, talented and very caring. She has at heart the well being of her client. Her enthusiasm is communicative. I highly recommend her."
- Elizabeth Katen
"I am a type "A" personality and have NEVER been able to relax. After I had hypnotherapy with Aleah I could relax and still my brain. What a difference this has made in my life."
- Rise Aragon
- D. Winegar
"I’ve worked with Aleah for several years and have found our sessions to be deeply transformative. Her soothing voice and calm, compassionate presence always make me feel completely safe. She’s helped me access and trust my inner guidance, and connect more fully to my creative power. As an accomplished healer and mystic, she has enabled me to open to higher levels of awareness through the exploration of other lifetimes and dimensions of being. In our recent sessions we have been bringing through cosmic energies with profound messages that not only relate to my Soul’s purpose in this lifetime, but offer insights into the structure and nature of Consciousness itself."
- Suzanne Potts
"I want to take a moment to say THANK YOU so much. I feel amazing, grounded, and for the first time in years, I feel in control of myself and my emotions. My husband is the biggest skeptic, and he has even noticed the shift within me! Also I have already lost 11 pounds and it feels really different this time. I know I will reach my goal. I'm so glad I found you"
- Heather R.
". . . a growing body of research supports [hypnotherapy] as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain."
—Newsweek, September 2004
". . . no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus, it's been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias."
—Jane Pauley Show, September 2004
“18 studies showed that clients who learned self-hypnosis lost twice as much weight as those who didn't.”
—O Magazine, August 2004
". . . new findings are leading major hospitals to try hypnosis to help relieve pain and speed recovery on a variety of illnesses."
—Wall Street Journal, October 2003
"[Hypnotherapy] can also be applied to improving study habits, stress reduction and raising self-esteem. To those in search of better physical or mental health, it's equally important that hypnotism is becoming increasingly accepted by the medical establishment and is certified by the American Psychiatric Association."
—Forbes, October 2005