My areas of special interest include positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and clinical hypnosis.
Let me take a few paragraphs and explain what those things mean to me…
Positive psychology is about the art of living well.
It’s an approach that focuses on using science to help people reach their peak of performance, creativity, and happiness. This is the approach that I use to help my clients enhance work, academic, or sports performance. But my clinical work is also informed by positive psychology. Even when I’m working to help a client resolve the symptoms of a psychological disorder, I’m always looking for ways to leverage their unique personal strengths into a better and more rewarding style of living.
Mind-body medicine focuses on the deep relationship between psychological and biological processes.
Modern, targeted psychotherapy techniques can help people attain relief from pain and gastrointestinal upset, substantially improve wound and bone healing, decrease medication side effects, and even increase life expectancy. And it works both ways: scientifically based dietary changes, physical exercises, and nutritional supplements can also help alleviate psychological problems. I believe in addressing both sides of the equation to achieve the fastest, best, and most lasting positive results.
Clinical hypnosis is one of the key techniques that I use to achieve those types of results.
Hypnosis induces a state of extremely calm, focused concentration that helps bypass the conscious mind and directly alter unconscious psychological and physical processes. Most people don’t realize that hypnosis is an empirically proven technique with over 200 years of published scientific research. I’ve received hundreds of hours of advanced training in the use of hypnosis, and have taught other clinicians to use hypnosis at national scientific conferences.
Despite the broad effectiveness of hypnosis, I don’t use it in every case. It’s just one of the many clinical tools I’ve acquired over 10 years of research and training. That’s why I don’t use one-size-fits-all approaches to psychotherapy. I assess each client’s unique strengths and weaknesses, and draw from my extensive training and clinical experience as well as the most recent scientific literature to design treatments specifically targeted at getting people the results they want.