My practice focuses on medical hypnosis for issues like chronic pain and migraine, insomnia and anxiety, and I also enjoy working with clients to resolve issues related to eating, body image, confidence, and sports performance. In addition to my one-on-one practice with hypnotherapy clients, I’m a childbirth educator and hypnosis trainer.
I received my clinical and complementary medical hypnotherapy training through the National Hypnotherapy Training Center in New Mexico, and am a certified childbirth educator and fertility consultant through the HypnoBirthing® Institute, and an Integrative Life Coach through the Center for Integrative Hypnosis in New York.
My hypnotherapy training program is approved by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, and I offer a 220-hour general certification and offer a medical hypnosis specialty certification to qualified applicants.
My first experience with hypnosis was at a very young age. Following an early childhood encounter with an abusive dentist, I developed a paralyzing phobia of dentistry. Three years later, my resourceful mother realized I would never “outgrow” this terror. She sought out a progressive dentist who used hypnosis in his practice. Not only did the hypnosis remedy my phobia the very first visit, but I also enjoyed completely comfortable dental care for several years (including many fillings) with no pain and no anesthetic whatsoever.
I rediscovered hypnotherapy several years later following a traumatic event that had sparked escalating anxiety and vigilance. Within a short time after my first session, the helplessness and anxious feelings lightened and lifted – a choice that had simply not been there before became obvious and readily accessible, and that once insurmountable anxiety has never returned. Eventually I learned to apply self-hypnosis to avert chronic migraines, a life-changing breakthrough.
The enhancement hypnosis can bring to the mind-body connection is something I’ve experienced personally. I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to assist others to use hypnosis for pain relief, emotional freedom, and improved wellness in many areas of life.
Kayla holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University. She is currently working remotely from Chicago, where she is pursuing a career in theatre direction.