hypnotherapy and counseling
with Dr. Yana Castle
with Dr. Yana Castle
How can hypnotherapy help me?
Is your subconscious mind limiting you or serving your greatest purpose? Have you decided it's time to address what's holding you back from leading a happy and successful life? Maybe you have heard stories about how hypnotherapy has helped many people resolve habits, diffuse anxieties and fears, quit smoking, lose weight and now you ready to look into it for yourself. What makes Repatterning Hypnosis especially unique is that we get to the root cause of your issue. Through tailored hypnotic suggestions, clients often find they are able to break through to a renewed sense of being that is long-lasting.
Repatterning Hypnosis,™ founded by Dr. Yana Castle, combines traditional and alternative hypnotherapy methods with a Buddhist perspective, transpersonal counseling, shamanism and energy work. In hypnotherapy sessions, obstacles to ones physical, mental, emotional and spiritual states of being are addressed, re-envisioned, transformed and released.
Although hypnosis is short term therapy, it is highly effective at getting to the 'core' of issues. It derives, in part, from the age old method of inducing deep relaxation 'trance' states for obtaining access to one's innate wisdom for guidance. Positive visualizations or suggestions are then applied for resolution and the achievement of optimum results.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about Repatterning Hypnosis?
The philosophy behind Repatterning Hypnosis is based on Tibetan Buddhist teachings and Transpersonal Psychology. Tibetan Buddhism's primary tenets are incorporating wisdom and compassion into our lives— wisdom to know that everything we envision is a product of our minds and that we have a choice on how to be in the world, and compassion— to be kind and gentle with ourselves and others and realize that love, forgiveness, generosity, and friendliness are the hallmarks of a healthy mind. The foundation of this work is the belief that we all possess profound innate wisdom and ultimately know what is best for ourselves. One way to actualize this is through the practice of skillful means—paying attention to our moment to moment experiences, our reactions to things and our thought patterns and through helpful visualizations. Through identifying with a pure essence form that symbolizes our higher nature, we can effectively cut through confusion and bewilderment and develop faith in our awakened, limitless potential. Repatterning Hypnosis also draws on the concept of aligning with 'lungta' windhorse energy (our basic goodness)— our healthy, vital life force.
Transpersonal Psychology might loosely be called the 'psychology of spirituality.' It addresses the search for higher meaning in life and moves beyond the limited boundaries of the ego. Repatterning Hypnosis honors transpersonal experiences (including dreams, peak experiences, various altered states of consciousness, spiritual awakenings and transformative experiences, near-death experiences and past lives investigation).
How does Repatterning Hypnosis work?
The aim of Repatterning Hypnosis is to help you identify, work towards, and resolve blocks to your peace of mind through hypnotherapy, energy work and customized visualizations. In a safe environment, we travel to the source of your issue—its root cause—by connecting with your subconscious mind where all emotions, memories and patterns of behavior are stored. You may see pictures, have feelings, sense a quality of energy. Through the 'repatterning' visualization process, you are able to untangle, release and transform sluggish, outdated, unhelpful imagery, feelings, behaviors and limiting beliefs often originating from childhood. Results are cathartic, life-changing. Your healing and renewal is the intention of this work.
What are some of the conditions helped by Repatterning Hypnosis?
Anxiety, chronic tension, panic attacks, phobias, worries about health, concerns about finances, fears about the future, trauma, PTSD, depression, despair, fears, obsessive thinking, low self-esteem, memory problems, shyness, fears of public speaking, negative thinking, anger, poor performance, lack of motivation, power loss, soul loss, childhood traumas, abuse, procrastination, grief, loneliness, relationship challenges, worries about aging, fear of test-taking, insomnia, weight issues, addictions to smoking, drinking, social media, among other concerns are issues that can be helped through Repatterning Hypnosis. Medical Hypnosis is also available for those in need of pain management and healing acceleration, assistance with preparatory and post-surgical anxiety, as well as caregiver support.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?
Some of the therapeutic benefits of Repatterning Hypnosis include: enjoying a balanced integration of the body/mind/spirit, resolution and relief from anxieties, fears and phobias, noticeable increased confidence and self-esteem, courage, social skills, relationship enhancement and acceleration of personal development, spiritual growth, increased performance, improved interpersonal communication, memory enhancement, sharpened mental abilities, improved attitude, study skills enhancement / success with test preparation and public speaking, improved motivation and sense of accomplishment with weight loss and smoking cessation.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
Most people find hypnosis to be very relaxing. It is quite similar to the state experienced right before one falls asleep or while deeply absorbed in an activity.
What can I expect from the first session?
During our initial session, we begin to get to know each other by discussing your issue... what you would like to work on, what you are currently experiencing— how your issue is affecting you physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically and spiritually, how things were for you in the past and what you would like to see for yourself in the future. We set up a schedule which includes a session on Emotional biography, a Depth Hypnosis session (a shamanic journey to meet your helper guides) and further sessions to address the specifics of your issue and its resolution. Instructions in various tools for change including the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or 'tapping', are also offered throughout our work together.
What are ‘suggestions?'
Hypnotic suggestions are mental pictures, words and 'anchors' that are offered to you while you are in a hypnotic trance state. They are based on what you specifically want for yourself and insights gained through our pre-hypnosis discussions. The suggestions support you in making the changes you are looking to achieve.
Can I get stuck in hypnosis?
This is a myth. You can come out of hypnosis anytime you like in the same way you would snap yourself out of a daydream.
How many sessions will I need?
Depending on the issue and the level of your motivation for change, most issues can be resolved quickly and easily, in significantly less time than it would take in traditional 'talk therapy.' Generally, five to eight sessions are recommended as it will give you ample time to get comfortable and familiar with the process of hypnotherapy. Each session will build momentum so that results—resolution of your issue—are noticeable and integrated.
What are the fees for a hypnotherapy session?
Fees for Repatterning Hypnosis are competitive, reasonable and are discussed during a complimentary consultation by phone or email. Sessions are in-office and by Zoom phone appointments.
PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Yana Castle is currently out of the country and available by phone appointments only (Zoom). Please leave a message and she will respond to your request as quickly as possible.