You may be curious what Hypnosis is. A good short definition of hypnosis is “communication with your unconscious mind.” In hypnotherapy, we use suggestions to communicate directly with your unconscious mind.
The reason people choose hypnotherapists is that they often have tried other forms of treatment like talk therapy for issues like stress, anxiety, fears, and depression – but have not gotten the results they wanted. Other times they have tried to lose weight with diets, prepackaged meals, shakes, or even surgery, and have not lost the weight. Or they have lost the weight and then gained it back again. So they recognize that, while the conscious mind wants the goal, the unconscious mind is stopping them from achieving it. Hypnosis allows for direct influence of the unconscious mind – to end the inner battle.
In a hypnotherapy session, I induce hypnosis in the client, which allows them to receive effective and beneficial suggestions – without the self-sabotage that often happens in a full waking state. Often people find hypnosis to be very relaxing, and they find they are able to fully take in suggestions to reduce fears, anxiety, trauma, or to lose weight and keep it off for good.
Hi, I’m Dan Ross, the founder and Director of the Silicon Valley Hypnosis Center. I’m glad you found me. Here is a little bit about me, and how I got started.
My journey started in 1995 when I discovered Tony Robbins by seeing a TV show about him. Watching that show, I got curious about what kinds of changes I could make in my life - so I started voraciously studying his books and tapes. I then went to one of his seminars and watched him cure a person’s life-long phobia in 15 minutes. I had to know more! So I enrolled in a program to learn the same tools that Tony uses. Before the end of the first day of training, I had cured a participant’s public speaking phobia. He had suffered from the problem since he was 8. I was hooked!
Since then I have been continuously learning and applying new techniques in hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) - which is the programming language of the mind, and other healing modalities.
I have also been able to dramatically reduce my own levels of stress and anxiety, improve my career, eliminated my asthma, and drastically reduced my seasonal allergies.
As a hypnotherapist I have helped over a thousand people individually and in groups. I have successfully treated a broad range of issues with long-term results.
Here are some common issues / goals that people come in to resolve:
- Weight Loss
- Reduce Stress
- Reduce Anxiety
- Overcoming Fears
- Break Bad Habits
- Sleep Better / Reduce Insomnia
- Relieve Chronic Stress and Fear
- Stop Compulsions
- Let Go of Specific Fears like heights, Driving,Flying, etc.
- Relieve Fear of Public Speaking
- Reduce Social Anxiety
- Relieve the Effects of Traumatic Memories
- Reduce Symptoms of Allergies
- Find More Inner Peace
- End Obsessive Thinking
- Improve Communication Skills
- Love Yourself More
- Create Better Self Esteem
- Stress Relief
Hypnosis is a state of focused attention where you are following along with suggestions. It is like following a great story or watching an engaging movie. Thoughts and distractions begin to fade away. When you are hypnotized, you may feel like you are in the state of mind when you are engrossed in that movie or story. You may also feel a pleasant floating sensation.
Hypnotism happens naturally through relaxation and focusing your attention. You may be aware and alert - but you are focused intently on the suggestions you are receiving. Most people find it very relaxing.
We offer a free Hypnosis Evaluation Session where we can go over your goals, set up metrics to ensure that you are making progress towards your goals, and discuss any concerns you may have about being hypnotized. During that session we do a Hypnosis Susceptibility Test to ensure you are a good candidate before you enroll in any program.
The good news is that most people can be hypnotized, and we ensure that you feel comfortable before we start.
Hypnosis is a learned skill, so the more you practice going into hypnosis the easier it becomes. You’ll get very good at going into hypnosis whenever you want – whether it’s in a session with your hypnotist – or at home using a self-hypnosis MP3 recording.
Live sessions with a qualified and specialized hypnotist are always best. It allows your hypnotist to tailor the program specifically to your special and unique needs so you can get the most from your experience.
Private sessions are completely focused on your particular situation. As a result, they are more engaging, more personalized, more fun, and ultimately more effective.
Give hypnosis a try today in helping you to achieve your goals and make positive changes for yourself.
Call 650-417-3187 now to schedule your free evaluation session.
I offer hypnotherapy, personal, and business coaching for clients in person or via videoconferencing.
I want to make my services available to anyone who is interested in changing themselves and their lives for good (play on words intended!). Therefore, I offer one-on-one and group coaching, as well as a suite of products at various price points.
I have over 20 years of experience helping people make positive changes in their lives. I have worked with thousands of clients in groups and 1:1; thus, I have “done it all and seen it all.” I also make sure that every client I work with is provided with a variety of material prior to our first session so they come equipped with the goals they want to achieve and understand the tools that I use. We can therefore tailor our work together to get the best results.
Everyone is an individual, so there is no set answer for a given presenting issue or goal. Change takes as long as it takes. That being said, many of my clients start to see change immediately. Hypnotherapy and NLP are extremely effective change modalities that can offer sustained change in just a few sessions. I’ve cured fears and phobias in just minutes, and helped clients sleep better in just one session.
That being said, often times the issue a client comes in with isn’t the only issue, and may even be indicative of other, underlying problems. Therefore, as we heal one issue, we may find that others crop up in the process. This is where self exploration begins, and why the process is so transformative. It is also why sometimes a client can engage to resolve a problem, but end up getting much more than they came in for.
Client Success Stories
Most people come into my office in San Jose to have their sessions in person, but I also work with people via video conferencing all over the world. My office is in San Jose, near the borders of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, and Santa Clara. It is less than a 15 minute drive from nearby cities like Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Milpitas, Palo Alto, and Mountain View.