Repatterning Hypnosis and Counseling
Dr. Yana Castle
a contemplative approach
Welcome to Repatterning Hypnosis
Is your subconscious mind serving your greatest good or are your habitual patterns limiting you? Maybe you have decided it's time to address what's holding you back or blocking you from leading a happy life with peace of mind. You may have heard accounts from others on how hypnotherapy has helped them resolve habits, ease fears, insecurities and anxieties, or how it helped them gain self-confidence, resilience and courage and now you're ready to look into it for yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about Repatterning Hypnosis?
Repatterning Hypnosis, founded by Dr. Yana Castle in 2008, is unique as it uses a Buddhist contemplative perspective that includes mindfulness meditation, breathwork, yoga, shamanism, tantra, dreamwork and energy healing.
The philosophy behind Repatterning Hypnosis is based on Tibetan Buddhism's primary tenets of 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 personal 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.
Along with Buddhist Psychology, Dr. Castle draws on Transpersonal Psychology which 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 recall).
How does Repatterning Hypnosis work?
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. Understood that often these sources of pain may have once played a protective role but perhaps now are outdated in need of revisioning. Through the 'repatterning' process, you are able to untangle, release and transform sluggish, outdated thought patterns, unhelpful imagery, behaviors and limiting beliefs often originating in childhood. Your healing and renewal is the intention of this work. Results are cathartic and life-changing.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?
Some of the benefits of Repatterning Hypnosis include: a balanced integration of body/mind/spirit and a renewed connection to one's spiritual practices/path, resolution and relief from anxieties, worries, fears and phobias, noticeable increased confidence and self-esteem, courage, relationship enhancement and acceleration of personal development, increased performance, improved interpersonal communication including public speaking, sharpened mental abilities, improved attitude, study skills enhancement, improved mood and motivation and a strong sense of accomplishment.
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 to address the specifics of your issue and its resolution. Instructions in various tools for change including the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or 'tapping', may also be offered during our work together.
How many sessions will I need?
Five to eight sessions are recommended as they will give you ample time to get comfortable and familiar with the process of hypnotherapy though many clients benefit from longer term on-going sessions. Each one hour session will build momentum so that results—resolution of your issue—are noticeable and integrated.
What are the fees for a hypnotherapy session?
Fees are discussed during a complimentary consultation by phone or email. Sliding scale is available. Appointments are in-office and by Zoom.
About Dr. Yana Castle
Dr. Yana Castle draws on her training in Transformation and Consciousness from her doctoral studies at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She also holds a Master's degree in Women's Spirituality. Yana is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Medical Hypnotherapist with advanced training in Depth Hypnosis and Medical Hypnosis. Yana is a long time Buddhist and Bon practitioner, meditation teacher, Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master. She is the author of a book on healing dreams. Yana's experience using East/West healing methods span over three decades.
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.