Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation in which you experience heightened suggestibility. Hypnosis can be used to promote physical or emotional health. While in a deep state of relaxation, you are offered suggestions tailored to your specific needs. Your unconscious mind can then transmit these thoughts and images throughout your mind and body, influencing them in ways that seem impossible in ordinary states of consciousness. Hypnotherapy is increasingly being used in mainstream medicine, thanks to mounting evidence that it works, as well as research showing how the human brain responds to hypnosis. Research has shown that hypnosis is effective in treating a host of disorders, including gastro-intestinal disorders, skin conditions, pain, Attention-Deficit disorder, cancer, allergies, anxiety and phobias, weight control, smoking cessation and substance use. We offer hypnotherapy as an element of our integrative approach to finding the healing capacity of your own mind-body.
Aurora Hutchinson, M.A.
Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.