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Harness the healing power of the mind

relieve Pain & Depression

Promote Healthy Sleep

Break unhealthy habits


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. 

The Mindfulness Center offers hypnotherapy as an element of our integrative approach to empowering the healing
capacity of your own mind-body.

Research shows hypnotherapy can be beneficial
in treating a range of conditions including:

  • Trouble Sleeping, Insomnia, and Sleepwalking
  • Anxiety or Depression
  • Gastro-Intestinal Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Smoking Cessation or Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss

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 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

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.