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.


Rates with Deborah

60 minutes...................................$250

Rates with Aurora

60 minutes...................................$150

Please call us at 301-986-1090 to schedule an appointment


+ Dr. Deborah Norris

Deborah Norris, Ph.D. – Founder of The Mindfulness Center™, based in Washington, D.C., & author of In the Flow: Bridging the Science and Practice of Mindfulness, and Editor-in-Chief of MindBodyJournal.com. Dr Norris is Psychologist-in-Residence and Director of the Psychobiology of Healing Program at American University, and past professor at Georgetown University Medical School. Renowned for her online meditation teacher training program, SOMA, The Science of Mindful Awareness, Dr. Norris is an internationally recognized speaker and educator on mindfulness, yoga, and integrative mind-body medicine. A health scientist with over 40 years of experience ranging from traditional medical and psychotherapeutic practices to integrative therapies and lifestyle practices, she teaches and conducts research in mindfulness, behavioral medicine and other holistic approaches to happiness and well-being.

Aurora Hutchinson.jpg

+ Aurora Hutchinson

Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. is the Mindfulness Programs Director at The Mindfulness Center, and serves as a faculty member of SOMA, The Science of Mindful Awareness: Meditation Teacher Certification resident and online training. She teaches group classes, conducts corporate seminars and works with individual clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. Aurora is certified as a SOMA meditation teacher, an iRest Yoga Nidra Level 1 Teacher-in-Training as well as a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master and Jikiden Reiki Shoden practitioner. She is also trained in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and is a yoga teacher in training. Aurora has a professional background in DoD and scientific program management, with an emphasis on research, policy interpretation, and technical and scientific writing. Her passion as a scientist, teacher and practitioner is in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers, educational and corporate settings, to empower and serve others.