Hypnosis at We Thrive
During a hypnosis session, you are guided into a deeply relaxed and receptive state where you experience heightened focus and concentration. It is in this state that suggestions are given to your subconscious mind to positively influence your behaviours, thoughts and feelings, and to ultimately bring about desired effects in your life.
Hypnosis allows us to tap into the subconscious mind, bypassing the conscious mind. Our memories and emotions are stored in our subconscious mind, and have a significant influence on our daily choices, decisions and behaviours – often without our conscious awareness.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxious feelings, physical pain, stress or poor sleep. Hypnosis is also a deeply relaxing experience that helps to restore calm and peace in the body and mind.
It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior. Trust is built between you and your practitioner before entering a hypnotic state, and you are fully aware during the whole process.
Hypnosis Can Help With
Stress and Overwhelm
Anxious Feelings, Fears and Worries
Intimacy in Relationships
Mindful Eating Program
– FEATURED HYPNOSIS PROGRAM –
When it comes to our relationship to food, our emotions and our beliefs impact our choices and behaviours, moment-to-moment. With this Mindful Eating Hypnosis Program, Carrie helps clients identify unconscious emotional triggers and blocks around food, eating and dietary choices, reduce anxious feelings and develop self-compassion.
This program includes:
- 20-Minute Phone Consultation to discuss client goals and the program
- 60-Minute Initial Hypnosis Session
- Downloadable audio track for continuing hypnosis at home
- 60-Minute Follow-Up Hypnosis Session
Personal Investment: $215 + HST
**Call to book this program. Not available in online booking.
COURSE FOR BIRTHING PARENTS + PARTNERS
HypnoBirthing® has gained momentum around the globe as a positive and empowering method of childbirth, because it teaches birthing parents how to achieve relaxation, free of the resistance that fear creates, in order to use their natural birthing instincts for a calm, serene and comfortable birth.
You will learn:
- How to achieve a safer, easier and more comfortable birth
- Techniques to help with the Fear-Tension-Pain Syndrome
- How the body is designed to conceive, nurture and birth babies
- How to create a birthing environment that is calm and serene
- Gentle birthing techniques to bring your baby into the world with ease.
Investment per Couple: $450 + HST
Next series starts September 24th >> LEARN MORE <<
Certified Consulting Hypnotist
Carrie’s passion for yoga, in particular, guided meditation, brought her to the study of hypnosis and HypnoBirthing. Hypnosis is similar to guided meditation but at a much deeper level, as they both relax the conscious mind allowing access to the subconscious mind, where change can occur.
Carrie’s relaxed energy and soothing voice leads clients into a deep state of inner calm where they can tap into their own inner wisdom and address what is challenging them.
Carrie is Certified with the National Guild of Hypnotists as a Consulting Hypnotist, as well as a HypnoBirthing Instructor. She has been helping people improve their lives with hypnosis since 2015.
Carrie is also a RYT 200 Yoga Instructor and enjoys leading slow flow and yin classes at We Thrive.
In both her yoga classes and hypnosis sessions, she encourages people to connect with their inner messenger and learn how to nurture from within to make positive changes in their lives. Her love of healing comes from the profound personal transformations she has experienced over the years in her own life and those of her clients and students.
Structure of Your Care
Your work with Carrie will include the following elements:
Complimentary Phone Consult
In this initial session, Carrie will explore your motivation for seeking hypnosis. She will help you understand how hypnosis works and how it will help you address your treatment goals. The two of you will make an initial plan for working together.
20-Minute Phone Consult | FREE
First + Follow-Up Sessions
You can expect your hypnosis sessions with Carrie to be relaxing and gentle. Each session will focus on addressing your unique concerns and goals. The number of sessions will depend on the presenting issues.
First Session | 60-Minutes | $110 + HST
Follow-Up Sessions | 60-Minutes | $90 + HST
Sessions are in-person or via secure video.
What to Expect
from your hypnosis session:
What happens during a hypnosis session?
During your Complimentary Phone Consult, Carrie will explain the process of hypnosis and review your goals. She will ask you to describe what changes you want to make, and how you want to feel differently after hypnosis. She will listen carefully to extract affirming words and positive imagery about your goals to use in the hypnosis script for your next session.
Then during your first hypnosis session, Carrie will ask you to lay down comfortably on a massage table so that you can relax. She will guide you using a gentle, soothing tone to guide you deeper, and deeper into relaxation using the customized hypnosis script she created for you. She will suggest breathing exercises and imagery to create a sense of calm, safety and well-being. The experience is similar to listening to a guided meditation.
When you’re in a deep, receptive state, Carrie will suggest ways for you to achieve your goals, she will describe a future where you are free from the limitations you are challenged by, she will help you visualize vivid and meaningful mental images of yourself accomplishing your goals.
When the session is over, Carrie will guide you gently out of the deep state of relaxation, bringing you back to full waking consciousness. Then the two of you will discuss your experience, and any next steps for your care plan.
What does hypnosis feel like?
Have you ever “become really absorbed” while watching TV? Or driven to work on “auto pilot?” These are examples of the same kind of altered state as hypnosis. It’s like when you watch a movie. You are relaxed and focused at the same time. You’ve tuned out the rest of the world and are involved in the story. So much so, that your body reacts to things happening on the screen and feels them as if they were real. Consciously you know it’s just light on a screen but your subconscious registers the emotions.
Will I still be in control of myself?
Yes. Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed in movies or on television, you don’t lose control over your behavior while under hypnosis. You will be able to hear Carrie guiding you deeper into a relaxed state, and you will remain aware throughout the session of where you are and what is happening.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept cash, visa, mastercard and debit transactions.
How do I prepare for my session?
There is no special preparation needed for a hypnosis session. Although it can be helpful to wear comfortable clothing, to help you relax. It can also help to be well slept (if possible), to prevent you from falling asleep during your session.
Can everyone be hypnotized?
Most people can enter a state of hypnosis, however some people are more receptive and comfortable with the process than others. Some people may not be able to enter a state of hypnosis fully enough to make it effective. Carrie has some diagnostic exercises she will do early in the process to determine your receptivity to hypnosis. The more likely you are to reach a deep state of hypnosis, the more likely you are to benefit from the process.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Currently, mandatory masking has ended, except for long-term care and retirement homes. As a result, we have adopted a personal choice policy when it comes to masking. Clients and We Thrive staff do their own personal risk assessment, and choose to wear a mask or not wear a mask accordingly.
Some of our staff continue to wear masks each shift, and some of our staff choose not to. We are a client-centred business, so if a client wishes for our staff to wear a mask, we encourage this communication, and are happy to donn a mask at any request.
We all have different levels of risk, for a variety of reasons, and each individual is encouraged to make the decision that is in their best interest. We will continue to support personal choice, as long as it remains safe to do so. Should the situation change, and it be advised by health authorities that we adopt a new masking policy we will quickly adjust to meet the new level of risk. The health of our staff and clientele is our top priority.
What about other COVID practices?
The health and safety of our clients and staff is our top priority at We Thrive. All treatment surfaces are disinfected as per infection control and COVID best practices. Every linen that a client touches has been properly laundered and sanitized. Hand sanitizer and handwashing signage is provided throughout the center. Our staff continue to screen for COVID symptoms and COVID-test where needed.
We are here for you.
Please reach out if you have questions or need help booking your appointment. For convenience, we offer online booking. But are always happy to receive your calls!