Our Specialties

 Clients Successfully Turn to Browning Clinical Hypnotherapy Most Often for:

depression 03aDepression – Often is a reaction to a distressing condition such as abuse, violence, death, divorce, conflict, financial reversals, social isolation, incapacitation and major events such as a new job, getting married, moving, new baby, retirement and social isolation.* MORE

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Anxiety – Since such behaviors are learned, a hypnotherapist works with a client to facilitate unlearning the basis of them. Hypnotherapy finds one of its most effective uses in promoting relief from the depth and severity of anxiousness being suffered.* MORE

phobia-treatmentPhobias and Fears – Fear is a natural response caused by real danger. A phobia is an irrational fear of an object or situation that causes little or no danger. Hypnotherapy strongly promotes a more logical and rational view of things.* MORE

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Overcoming StressFeeling overwhelmed when left unchecked can affect health and quality of life. Hypnotherapy  facilitates sorting things out and helping a client find more balance in his or her life.MORE 

sexual dysfunctionSexual Dysfunction – Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for individuals experiencing sexual issues. After first ruling out any physical factors with your medical doctor, hypnotherapy can promote understanding of the cause and management of the issue.* MORE

griefGrief Relief & Emotional Detachment – Whether from the loss of a loved one, moving past a previous relationship or losing an important job, hypnotherapy promotes a strengthening of recovery. Hypnosis allows for a more positive outlook.* MORE

!happy middel aged manPerformance Enhancement – Hypnosis promotes improved sports, stage, business, academic or overall life performance. It facilitates greater confidence, habit changes, test-taking ability, better relationships, or even an improved golf swing.* MORE

!stop_smoking-011Tobacco Cessation – Facilitating smoking or dipping cessation has been proven to be one of the more effective uses of hypnotherapy. Since tobacco use is a learned behavior, unlearning it is not overly difficult for most clients.*  MORE

!man measuring his waist NEWWeight Management – Controlling weight, changing eating habits and weight loss are areas where hypnotherapy has been shown to facilitate positive change.By promoting behavior modification, meaningful change is possible.*  MORE

lower back painPain Management – Clients are taught through hypnotherapy how to facilitate the control of their pain effectively promoting more consistent pain relief and better rest. Self-hypnosis methods are taught that promote pain relief whenever needed.* MORE

migraineHeadaches – Hypnosis is highly effective in facilitating relief from chronic headaches: it is noninvasive, does not involve the use of drugs, and has no side effects. Hypnotherapy promotes significant reduction in severity and the number of attacks.* MORE

* Results may not be typical for all people.

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Depression

Typical signs of depression that may take over slowly like a fog rolling in on what was previously a sunny day that now is becoming darker and darker.
– I can’t get out of bed in the morning & don’t have the same interest in things  I used to.
– I have body pains and worry  I may have (fibromyalgia, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, etc.).
– I can’t stop overeating and I gained 40 pounds.
_ I have gone back to drinking, smoking cigarettes or doing drugs, etc.

– I’m having trouble sleeping and I’m exhausted all the time.
– I cry at the drop of a pin, but mostly I just feel numb.

Hypnotherapy facilitates identification of “unfinished business”. Unresolved feelings, such as resentments, regrets, worry, blame, anger, guilt, jealousy, and fear are stored in the mind/body and need to be released. Otherwise a person can slowly become deeply buried beneath the numbness created by the on-going “darkness”.

Clinical hypnotherapy has been proven to facilitate a considerable lessening of depression by diminishing it’s the underlying cause that continues to recycle as self-sabotaging thoughts. Even those who have long suffered can begin to live life more fully through the change, understanding and growth hypnotherapy promotes.* BACK

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Anxiety and Fear 

Anxiety can be experienced at different levels. They can be brought on by something that happened, or what we think happened and dread happening again. When a person suffers from an anxiety it can prevent day to day contentment and balance, maintaining healthy personal relationships and doing the things he or she wants.

Hypnotherapy finds its most common clinical utilization in facilitating relief from anxiety and its related states, not only because of anxiety’s prevalence, but because hypnosis has a clear role as a potent anti-anxiety and anti-fear agent. Hypnotherapy for anxiety promotes confidence and self-belief, and allows for reduction of feelings of intense worry.

Using the power of suggestion, hypnotherapy promotes positive change. Sessions are tailored to help you learn what triggers your anxiety/fear and why, as well as facilitating change in the way you react towards them. Hypnotherapy promotes regaining a sense of control and normality, helping you understand what triggers your anxiety and learning how to cope when you start to feel anxious.* BACK

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Phobias and Fears

A significant percentage of people suffer from a phobia or fear of one type or another. You may understand that your phobia is irrational, but feel powerless to change how you react. Simply attempting to wish away those feelings is almost always highly ineffective.

A phobic response or fear attack is created by a primitive part of the unconscious mind. If you are under real threat of attack, these responses are actually useful, enabling you to react in a way that helps protect you. To enable quick reaction, the slower decision making part of the brain is by-passed and a primitive protective part of the brain takes over. This subconscious part of the brain makes an instant decision about how to react, based on how we have reacted in the past, and also on the “fear template” in the brain about this particular threat. Consciously deciding to unafraid is not an option because the mind switches to autopilot and reacts instinctively.

Hypnotherapy works by facilitating access of the underlying cause of a fear or phobia in the subconscious and then promoting reduction of the person’s conditioned response to stimulus.* BACK

 

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Overcoming Stress

Stress is a normal part of life, but for some individuals, stress can become so severe that it creates serious physical and emotional health issues. Regardless of the degree of stress, the better we learn to manage it and reduce it, the better off we are.

Stress is created by your thoughts and anticipation of what your mind believes will happen next. Hypnotherapy for stress and anxiety allows for your mind to perceive situations differently, which will reduce stress and make you feel better, healthier, happier.

Hypnotherapy promotes learning how to relax so that you reduce your stress and tension and help you eliminate or at least reduce the problems that are causing you stress, the root problem. A hypnotherapist can also teach you how to do self hypnosis so that you are able to facilitate the relief of stress whenever you need to. Hypnosis allows for a change in the way your mind interprets situations. This helps you stay relaxed and calm allowing you to stay in control during those times when you typically feel stressed.* BACK

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Sexual Dysfunction

The subconscious mind controls all automatic body functions such as breathing, heart rate, respiration, perspiration and sexual response. If you try to control these automatic body functions consciously you will either fail or cause them to just not work right. The mind truly is the most powerful sexual organ.

Erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia (inability to orgasm), premature ejaculation, and inhibited sexual desire are examples of conditions where hypnotherapy can facilitate positive change. Most often such issues are associated with anxiety, depression, stress, fear, sexual repression, lack of confidence and out of date or mistaken beliefs. Hypnotherapy is well known to promote effective change and growth in these areas and promote a sense of normalcy.

Many people experience sexual difficulties at some point during their life. While some problems resolve themselves, some do not, hypnotherapy can be effective in promoting improvement with sexual dysfunction that are mentally based (It’s important to first consult a medical doctor to rule out physical causes).* BACK

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Grief Relief & Emotional Detachment

Grief describes the numerous thoughts and feelings we experience when we lose something or someone we love and value. Grieving comes in many forms and may not necessarily involve the death of a person. We can find ourselves grieving at the end of a relationship or a friendship, at the loss of a job or of financial security, after a miscarriage, because of infertility or because of serious illness or disability or even at the death of a pet. The more central to our lives the thing we have lost, the greater the sense of loss and grief.

Grief is a natural emotional response to loss and is normal and healthy to feel. Clinical hypnotherapy promotes the reduction of continued feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, anger and blame, frequent intrusive thoughts about the person/thing you have lost, preoccupation with your grief, and finding that too many things remind you of your loss. Hypnotherapy facilitates identification of what is causing your prolonged grief and overcoming it.

The grieving process is not the same for everyone, but everyone does have a common goal – acceptance of the loss and moving forward. Hypnotherapy allows for a way to give up the preoccupation with the past and refocus on present and future living.* BACK

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Performance Enhancement

Hypnotherapy promotes enhanced performance and has long been used to facilitate greater results and improved skills for athletes, musicians, performers, business people and others.

Hypnosis allows for removal of obstacles and limiting beliefs. It promotes creation of stronger positive behavior, improved learning, overcoming bad habits, better technique and uncovering any emotional barriers or fears of success. By promoting improved confidence and certainty of success in mind, one transforms the brain and enhances brain function.

Examples of areas that hypnotherapy promotes performance enhancement: sports performance, financial success, sales performance, creativity, academic performance, public speaking, sexual performance, exam success, improved job performance, increased endurance, and focused attention

Hypnosis works by facilitating the embedding of specific messages into the subconscious mind. These types of messages are positively geared to promote course correction of limiting behavior.* BACK

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Tobacco Cessation

Quitting a smoking habit (or any tobacco habit) can be intensely challenging. A large  number of people have found hypnotherapy effectively promotes smoking cessation.  It facilitates the elimination of negative behaviors and thinking patterns associated with smoking. The thoughts and behaviors a smoker holds are often what prevents them from successfully quitting.

When a person makes the decision to stop smoking, the key aspect is to let go of the routine and change their perspective of cigarettes. Many people find changing how they think about something difficult. As clinical hypnotherapy focuses on promoting this change, it is becoming one of the most popular forms of facilitating tobacco cessation.

Our approach is to “shred” the habit of tobacco with promotion of a number of behavioral changes and the power of suggestion. Hypnotherapy facilitates an automatic creation of a new identity as a non-smoker, disconnecting you from the habitual cues and situations in which you used to smoke.

When considering stop smoking hypnotherapy, the first thing the person has to do is make sure they are choosing to quit for themselves. Hypnosis to facilitate quitting smoking has been found to be effective ONLY when a person genuinely wants to quit.* BACK

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Weight Management

Weight Management can be difficult. There’s no denying it. If you’ve ever tried and failed to lose weight before then you probably know just how frustrating it can be – especially when feelings like stress, low self-esteem and boredom crop up. It’s not unusual for people to get into a cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty and dieting again.

Until you are genuinely willing to make changes the goal of weight management is difficult to achieve. On a subconscious level hypnotherapy promotes changes in thinking and behavior to achieve a state of mind where you can lose weight willingly (and keep it off).

Hypnotherapy facilitates greater understanding of feelings, patterns, and unconscious motivations. It’s much better when we feel we want to eat healthily rather than just think that we should. Hypnosis promotes a way of naturally making good choices. While diets and nutrition plans focus on what you eat and how often, hypnotherapy for weight loss promotes change about how you feel about what you eat.

By targeting the subconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, hypnotherapy facilitates development of a positive relationship with food. The aim of hypnotherapy for weight management is to promote confident feelings about your body, facilitate reduction of any negative thoughts about eating and allow for responsible weight loss without impacting your emotional well-being.* BACK

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Pain Management

Pain is a signal that something needs attention and should be taken seriously and never treated as ‘all in the mind’. It’s important to first seek medical attention to find the source of chronic pain.

Studies show that the majority of pain sufferers get relief and more than 75% of people with arthritis and related diseases experience significant pain relief facilitated by clinical hypnotherapy.

Pain perception has two parts: First, there is the sensation of something uncomfortable happening to a specific part of your body. Second, there is your reaction to this information. This is the “hurting” part; the part that signals discomfort that hypnotherapy best addresses.

Hypnosis has generally been found to facilitate greater effectiveness than other non-pharmacologic interventions, such as physical therapy and pain education. Hypnotherapy and hypnotic suggestions combined with other treatments promote higher effectiveness of those other methods of drug-free pain management.

When people with chronic pain are taught by a hypnotherapist how to use self-hypnosis to facilitate pain management and improved sleep, it allows for more consistent pain relief and better rest. Research has revealed that hypnosis promotes a number of positive “side effects” such as reduced stress, attitudinal improvement and peace of mind. People who learn self-hypnosis not only facilitate significant pain relief, but allow for a greater sense of overall well-being and control.* BACK

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Headaches

Relieving and preventing chronic headaches and migraines with hypnotherapy is a cost-effective alternative or additional to prescription drugs. It  promotes recovery from the immediate pain of a headache and facilitates a reduction of their future occurrences.

The deep state of relaxation that hypnotherapy creates can facilitate the neutralization of stress and tension that might lie behind headaches. A person can learn how to better manage the pain of headaches and to identify and resolve headache triggers through the use of self-hypnosis on their own.

If you suffer from headaches, particularly if you suddenly start suffering from them, you should always see a medical practitioner. Headaches can be a sign of a serious medical problem. However, once a medical cause is ruled out, hypnotherapy can be helpful, both to deal with your symptoms and address the underlying cause, particularly if the cause is stress, fear and/or anxiety.* BACK

* Results may not be typical for all people.