Virtual Therapy at It's Best

My name is Michael Conrad. I'm a medical hypnotist with a degree in psychology with additional studies in various avenues of neuroscience and physiology and can therefore help you with a variety of issues, primarily using CBT then hypnotherapy. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT, offers the fastest results and works only with the conscious mind. The conscious mind gives you a choice of choosing to change or to remain the same. Hypnosis, on the other hand, works only with the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind readily accepts change and rarely objects. 

I use a combination of both, CBT and Hypnosis, in order for both the conscious mind and the subconscious mind, first to understand what changes are necessary (CBT) and then to readily accept those changes in the shortest amount of time (Hypnosis).

Virtual Therapy with Hypnosis is now the most effective way to get help when you need it most and I can almost always be there for you the moment you call. I prefer Google Duo which is an app you should already have on your Android phone but I will log on to whatever virtual format you prefer. We will discuss the details once you contact me from my contact page.

Your first 60 minute "introductory" virtual session is only $20 and although additional virtual sessions are only $100, no fee is set in stone because I understand this pandemic has taken a toll and I'm willing to work within your budget. Just be reasonable.

In person sessions are also available and explained in detail on my prices page.

What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is simply the ability to relax to the point of feeling sleepy. It's taking a warm bath or lying in bed and letting go of all the thoughts and stresses of the day which causes you to completely relax and eventually drift off to sleep. In other words, the ritual that you put yourself through every night in order to go to sleep was named hypnosis, named after the Greek god Hypnos, the god of sleep.

The word you should be focusing on is actually called mesmerism, not hypnosis, named after Franz Mesmer who was the originator of the mesmerizing techniques that everyone has mislabeled as hypnosis. You are mesmerized when you can focus on a story in a book, a TV show, or even a good conversation with someone to the point where you are completely oblivious to everything else going on around you. A perfect example of being mesmerized is when I heard a woman at the beach yell at her husband saying "you were so mesmerized by that girl walking by that a 6 foot chicken could have walked in front of you and you wouldn't have even noticed."

The Crux of Franz Mesmer's theory is this. By simply focusing on an object or even the sound of someone's voice, the more mesmerized you become. He found that when you are in that state of mind, you become more open minded and therefore willing to accept positive suggestions for physical as well as mental health, but only 1) if they're coming from someone you trust, 2) are non-intimidating and 3) if you were leaning in the direction of those particular suggestions in the first place. This is why a trusted therapist's words are more effective once you're relaxed and are willing to follow their non-intimidating suggestions. 

A brief history here. In the beginning, mesmerizing techniques, now mislabeled as hypnosis, was only used by medical doctors, especially during war times before the invention of morphine, which primarily calmed injured soldiers, put them into deeper REM sleep during operations as well as unfortunate amputations, and also limited infections and quickened recovery. Many years later was when non-medical charlatans used their very limited knowledge of mesmerism/hypnosis to create stage shows for entertainment purposes only. To this day, medical professionals such as psychiatrists, psychologists, surgeons and dentists, who use hypnosis within their practice object to those charlatans that minimize their true medical effectiveness.