Friday, October 13, 2017

Perinatal Hypnosis: The Benefits of Hypnosis for Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Michelle A Leonard C.H.
Alternative Health Solutions of NJ
P.O. Box 39 Beachwood NJ 08722 
Schedule Appointment at: www.MichelleALeonard.com
Phone: 732-508-7448

Perinatal Hypnosis: The Benefits of Hypnosis for Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Would you jump out of a plane without any knowledge, instruction or preparation?  Not likely.  In fact, you are required to take a short class before you skydive for the first time.  Such instruction increases your safety while also giving you a greater feeling of security and well-being.  I believe in pregnancy and childbirth all moms should take the time to prepare their mind.  The wonderful thing about hypnosis is that it is easy and extremely relaxing! Often, we refer to it as a “Brain Massage” here in my office. 

Hypnosis for childbirth has gained a lot of attention in recent years and even has a celebrity following with the likes of Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian reportedly using the techniques to make their experiences easier. 

When you say the word hypnosis, many people instantly think of people in a stage show being magically transformed to do things they would not otherwise do. But the truth is hypnosis is so much more than that, and carries many benefits throughout all stages of fertility and pregnancy.  Hypnosis is used to help women to conceive and to cope with everything from morning sickness, pain, anxiety, fear. Hypnosis helps with the actual labor and delivery. 

Benefits of Hypnosis 

Medical professionals have used hypnosis and self-hypnosis techniques since the 1930s to help expecting moms achieve physical comfort and deep relaxation. Hypnosis helps keep the mom to be in a more positive state of mind.

hypnosis can increase natural conception rates

effectively double the success of IVF treatments

It can help alleviate or decrease the severity of heartburn, nausea and morning sickness

It can help a woman sleep better and deeper

It can lower blood pressure and increase circulation

Decrease physical aches and pains

Increase endorphins and serotonin - releasing "feel-good" hormones

Decrease tensions, fears, and anxiety

Shorter labor and quicker recovery

Increase physical strength and endurance for pushing

Promotes a significant reduction in labor and delivery pain

Helps avoid, shorten and or lessen postpartum depression

Encourages Breastfeeding Success

All of these benefits AND MORE stem from the complete psychological shift you have when you practice hypnosis regularly.  

Perinatal (Fertility, Conception, Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Postpartum)  Hypnosis should be done with a certified clinical hypnotist with a Doula background such as myself at Michelle A Leonard Hypnosis, and similar self-hypnosis techniques can also be used alone by the client. 

How It Works

The process usually begins by having the client lie down. She then begins to take slow and even deep breathes for a few minutes. Through what feels like a guided meditation and with Neuro-linguistic programming techniques the client becomes fully relaxed. During this deep state I am then able to offer appropriate and personalized suggestions out loud pertaining to the goals. 

A few examples.  Your stomach is calm and relaxed. You are calm, relaxed and feeling strong. Your baby is calm, relaxed and healthy.  These are just some very basic most common suggestions that are made during hypnosis. During a session these examples are expanded upon and tailored to specifics.  I then reinforce, tie together, the subconscious suggestions with physical actions.  These physical actions combined with the suggestion forms an association, so even when the pregnant woman is not in an active state of hypnosis she, her partner, and or with her doula can trigger the subconscious suggestions with the simple physical touch or action that has been placed. 

Why It Works

The reason hypnosis works so well is because the conscious mind acts as a gatekeeper to the subconscious mind, and under hypnosis we can make the conscious mind quiet, allowing us access to the subconscious mind. This allows us to get deep into the part of the brain that deals with the reactions to stress, pain, fear, emotions and more. Hypnotherapy can reprogram your beliefs and instill positive thoughts that pregnancy and birth will be controllable, comfortable, easy and exciting.  You can create your birth experience. 

In most cases, after the first session, most women are eager to get back to into a guided hypnotic state because it makes them feel better, extremely relaxed, more confident and relaxed about their pregnancy.

When To Start 

Ideally you can start hypnosis in your first trimester.  This gives you a chance to get familiar with hypnosis.  Getting in tune with your body early in pregnancy will help you align better with the many changes your body will be going through.  Early hypnosis practice will make it easier to relax and sleep better later in pregnancy when most expectant mothers have more difficulty finding comfortable sleeping positions.  Many hypnobirthing mamas report how easily they would fall asleep at night if they listened to their personalized CDs or practiced self-hypnosis techniques just before bed. 

However, early practice is by no means necessary.  Many women start with hypnosis in the middle of their second trimester and even into the third with amazing birth results. In fact, there is a study which found that women in their second and third trimester of pregnancy were actually more suggestible. The study showed that as women got further along in their pregnancy, their suggestibility increased according to the Harvard Hypnotizability Scale. [Alexander, B., Turnbull, D., & Cyna, A. (2009). The effect of pregnancy on hypnotizability. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.]

Ultimately, hypnosis is about positive mindset shift.  It is about unschooling your brain from the negative and often traumatic images about pregnancy and childbirth that most of us have been brought up with.  The subconscious mind is powerful and becomes imprinted with repetition.  Every person I see as a client, a 100% of the time, has a constructive imprinted experience that positively impacts their entire life.  

Repetition of negative imagery about childbirth has made most of us visualize birth only as scary, frenetic and painful.  Using repetition of positive imagery can reverse all of those negative thoughts and give you a fresh, new perception of birth. You can create your birth experience and long lasting beautiful memories.

You, your pregnancy, your birth experience, and Your Baby are Worth It!

** If you would like to use my services but cost is an obstacle, please call to discuss sliding scale or payment options. I am flexible and would like everyone to have access to these tools. ** 

Testimonials -



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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called "winter depression" - is considered a subtype of depression or bipolar disorder. While not officially in the category of mental illness listed by the American Psychiatric Associations, it is estimated to affect 10 million Americans - mostly women. Another 25 million Americans may have a mild form of SAD, sometimes called the "winter blues" or "winter blahs". The risk of winter depression increases the further from the equator a person lives.
According to the Mayo Clinic, most people who have seasonal affective disorder have symptoms that start in the fall and continue into the winter months. Less often, people suffer from seasonal affective disorder that causes depression in the spring and into the summer months. People who work at night or who work long hours in buildings with few windows can experience SAD year-round. Other people may experience a bout of SAD during extended periods of overcast weather.
Seasonal affective disorder causes depression, lethargy, irritability and a desire to avoid social situations. It can also create an urge to overeat, particularly carbohydrates and junk food.
Seasonal affective disorder is also linked with a chemical imbalance that results from the decrease of light in daylight hours. Melatonin, a brain chemical that plays a role in determining mood, is produced in greater quantities when it is dark outside. This means that more melatonin is produced during the fall and winter. An increase in this hormone can cause symptoms of sleepiness, lethargy and depression, which makes it more difficult for the body to carry out daily tasks that require lots of energy and activity.
While these feelings of mild malaise come and go easily for some, each winter signifies a new cycle of depression for others.
Freedom from Seasonal Affective Disorder CDs ares designed to bring sunshine into your life, brighten up your mood, and ease the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Freedom From Seasonal

- See more at: http://www.deeptrancenow.com/sad.php#sthash.up5fOjcc.dpuf
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called "winter depression" - is considered a subtype of depression or bipolar disorder. While not officially in the category of mental illness listed by the American Psychiatric Associations, it is estimated to affect 10 million Americans - mostly women. Another 25 million Americans may have a mild form of SAD, sometimes called the "winter blues" or "winter blahs". The risk of winter depression increases the further from the equator a person lives.
According to the Mayo Clinic, most people who have seasonal affective disorder have symptoms that start in the fall and continue into the winter months. Less often, people suffer from seasonal affective disorder that causes depression in the spring and into the summer months. People who work at night or who work long hours in buildings with few windows can experience SAD year-round. Other people may experience a bout of SAD during extended periods of overcast weather.
Seasonal affective disorder causes depression, lethargy, irritability and a desire to avoid social situations. It can also create an urge to overeat, particularly carbohydrates and junk food.
Seasonal affective disorder is also linked with a chemical imbalance that results from the decrease of light in daylight hours. Melatonin, a brain chemical that plays a role in determining mood, is produced in greater quantities when it is dark outside. This means that more melatonin is produced during the fall and winter. An increase in this hormone can cause symptoms of sleepiness, lethargy and depression, which makes it more difficult for the body to carry out daily tasks that require lots of energy and activity.
While these feelings of mild malaise come and go easily for some, each winter signifies a new cycle of depression for others.
- See more at: http://www.deeptrancenow.com/sad.php#sthash.up5fOjcc.dpuf
I am very excited to be part of your health journey and your success!

Book Today and schedule online at www.MichelleALeonard.com

Ms. Michelle Leonard, C.H.
Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotist and Certified Doula
www.MichelleALeonard.com
MichelleLeonardDirector@gmail.com
On Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/MichelleLeonardHypnosis

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain and Disease Management

Michelle A Leonard C.H.
Alternative Health Solutions of NJ
P.O. Box 39 Beachwood NJ 08722 
Schedule Appointment at: www.MichelleALeonard.com
Phone: 732-508-7448

Hypnosis for Chronic Pain and Disease Management 

Chronic pain and illness is a widespread challenge!


As of 2014, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults had two or more chronic health conditions
.

This is significantly impact lives!

Hypnosis For Pain Management and Chronic Disease Can Help You!

There is nothing more debilitating than a life filled with pain and discomfort. It wears you down and can break you physically, mentally and emotionally.  Acute pain is our body’s way of telling us we are being damaged and we need to take action, without this kind of pain, our very survival would be threatened.

It’s when pain becomes chronic that it serves no useful purpose, when we have nothing to learn from its message, that we need a way to manage it. Sometimes medication can only provide temporary relief and for some long term sufferers they cannot stay on powerful anti-pain medication indefinitely as it can cause its own damage; and can become addictive. This is where hypnosis for pain control and chronic disease management can really offer you a practical solution so that you can feel more comfortable and regain control of your life.

In addition, a number of symptoms can accompany chronic pain and can even arise as a direct result of the pain. These can include insomnia, irritability, depression and mood changes, anxiety, tiredness and loss of interest in routine activities. Taken together chronic pain and the psychological distress that accompanies it can devastate your life and your families’ world!

Is Your Life filled With Disease and Pain from illnesses such as?

* Arthritis * Autoimmune Disease *Backaches  * Cancer  *Chron’s Disease *Fibromyalgia * Headaches and migraines   *Lyme Disease *Lupus *Multiple Sclerosis  *Neuropathy *Obesity * Physical injury *Shingles
 
Are You Finding It Difficult To Continue With A Normal Existence?
Are you having a difficult time completing routine activities of Daily living?
Are Relationships Suffering? Social Life?
Is It Becoming Impossible To Hold Down A Job?
Are you feeling irritable?

Don’t Despair! Advanced Hypnotherapy Offers A Way To Effectively Manage Your Pain, So That You Can Get On With Your Life. Hypnosis for Pain Control and Disease Management Works!

Make an appointment today with Michelle A Leonard Hypnosis at www.MichelleALeonard.com

“Pain may be located somewhere in your body, but the pain signals have to reach your brain before you recognize the sensation as pain. In addition, there is an emotional component to pain, which gives us an opportunity to change your perception and thus change your experience of pain.

Hypnosis used for pain control and disease management offers help, a solution to greater health, where medication and traditional medicine may have failed alone.

Even if you have been suffering from chronic pain for some time, you will be amazed at how effective hypnosis can be.

Imagin How Much Better Your Life Would Be If You Could Manage That Pain and See Your Life Moving into a Healthier Direction Forward!

Freedom and independence to
Just to enjoy comfortable bodily sensations so that you could feel normal again.
Enjoy greater flexibility and mobility so that you could move around the house or workplace with ease.
Achieve goals! Renew your spirit! Find Joy!
Sleep a deep, peaceful sleep so that you could awaken, fully rested and refreshed.
Take an interest in life once again so that you could begin to focus on your future.
Restore relationships! Have Fun with your family again!
Perhaps take up enjoyable hobbies or pastimes that you had to forgo due to pain.
Take some gentle exercise so that you can improve your general health and fitness
And the possibilities are endless - in a positive and life-affirming way!

Testimonials
“Your pain management hypnotherapy has provided me with great comfort. I have been seeing you and using my audio recording for a number of weeks now and it really has made a tremendous difference to my life. This is the first time I have experienced hypnosis and I am very impressed.”  Ms. Stewart – NJ

“Before going in for hypnosis I was extremely nervous as I had never been hypnotized before and was worried It would not work or I would do something wrong. However, during the 1st session, I was completely relaxed and my worries were gone. Michelle is very patient, understanding, empathetic, and listens to any worries you may have. She puts you at ease and you leave the session feeling great. I trust Michelle 100%” Mrs. Kingston - NJ

“Hi, Michelle, I just wanted to write and tell you that something great has happened because of your work with me. As you know, I have been dealing with this diagnosis of cancer for over a year now. After that first session with you something amazing had changed. I became stronger!! I had a renewed spirit to “fight”. After 6 sessions now the pain has lessened and I am able to deal with it better. I believe I will move forward towards my greater health. Please continue to do this excellent work for others…you must have some magic. You are a valuable part of a healing team.”  Silvia, NJ

If you do decide to try hypnosis, you can schedule an appointment with me, or you may also consider trying an mp3 (below) which focuses on pain reduction. Keep in mind that while MP3 recordings may be VERY helpful, they will not be tailored to your specific needs which is one of the benefits of working with a skilled practitioner in person.

Get started today! Schedule your appointment.

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called "winter depression" - is considered a subtype of depression or bipolar disorder. While not officially in the category of mental illness listed by the American Psychiatric Associations, it is estimated to affect 10 million Americans - mostly women. Another 25 million Americans may have a mild form of SAD, sometimes called the "winter blues" or "winter blahs". The risk of winter depression increases the further from the equator a person lives.
According to the Mayo Clinic, most people who have seasonal affective disorder have symptoms that start in the fall and continue into the winter months. Less often, people suffer from seasonal affective disorder that causes depression in the spring and into the summer months. People who work at night or who work long hours in buildings with few windows can experience SAD year-round. Other people may experience a bout of SAD during extended periods of overcast weather.
Seasonal affective disorder causes depression, lethargy, irritability and a desire to avoid social situations. It can also create an urge to overeat, particularly carbohydrates and junk food.
Seasonal affective disorder is also linked with a chemical imbalance that results from the decrease of light in daylight hours. Melatonin, a brain chemical that plays a role in determining mood, is produced in greater quantities when it is dark outside. This means that more melatonin is produced during the fall and winter. An increase in this hormone can cause symptoms of sleepiness, lethargy and depression, which makes it more difficult for the body to carry out daily tasks that require lots of energy and activity.
While these feelings of mild malaise come and go easily for some, each winter signifies a new cycle of depression for others.
Freedom from Seasonal Affective Disorder CDs ares designed to bring sunshine into your life, brighten up your mood, and ease the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Freedom From Seasonal

- See more at: http://www.deeptrancenow.com/sad.php#sthash.up5fOjcc.dpuf
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also called "winter depression" - is considered a subtype of depression or bipolar disorder. While not officially in the category of mental illness listed by the American Psychiatric Associations, it is estimated to affect 10 million Americans - mostly women. Another 25 million Americans may have a mild form of SAD, sometimes called the "winter blues" or "winter blahs". The risk of winter depression increases the further from the equator a person lives.
According to the Mayo Clinic, most people who have seasonal affective disorder have symptoms that start in the fall and continue into the winter months. Less often, people suffer from seasonal affective disorder that causes depression in the spring and into the summer months. People who work at night or who work long hours in buildings with few windows can experience SAD year-round. Other people may experience a bout of SAD during extended periods of overcast weather.
Seasonal affective disorder causes depression, lethargy, irritability and a desire to avoid social situations. It can also create an urge to overeat, particularly carbohydrates and junk food.
Seasonal affective disorder is also linked with a chemical imbalance that results from the decrease of light in daylight hours. Melatonin, a brain chemical that plays a role in determining mood, is produced in greater quantities when it is dark outside. This means that more melatonin is produced during the fall and winter. An increase in this hormone can cause symptoms of sleepiness, lethargy and depression, which makes it more difficult for the body to carry out daily tasks that require lots of energy and activity.
While these feelings of mild malaise come and go easily for some, each winter signifies a new cycle of depression for others.
- See more at: http://www.deeptrancenow.com/sad.php#sthash.up5fOjcc.dpuf
If you are not available for office hours in Ocean or Monmouth County or just live to far ......We have phone and Skype sessions available! Your location  is not a barrier to your successes. I am here to support you or a loved one.


ONE MORE OPTION: WHERE THERE IS OPTIONS THERE IS POSSIBILITIES!!
 Purchase the MP3 for private home use now
 http://www.livepositivelytoday.com/leonard-hypnosis-mp3-s


I am very excited to be part of your health journey and your success!

Book Today and schedule online at www.MichelleALeonard.com

Ms. Michelle Leonard, C.H.
Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotist
www.MichelleALeonard.com
MichelleLeonardDirector@gmail.com
On Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/MichelleLeonardHypnosis

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hypno-Acupuncture Happy Hour

Michelle A Leonard C.H.
Alternative Health Solutions of NJ
P.O. Box 39 Beachwood NJ 08722
Phone:




Zen Den Hypnopuncture Happy Hour
** Only with Michelle A Leonard Hypnosis at the Zen Den**
Not Available In Toms River

photo credit Jonathan Macedo


Your Ultimate Mind & Body Healing Experience

One Session Includes:
 Acupuncture * Hypnosis * Essential Oils * BioMat * Auricular Therapy * Binaural Beats 

Appointments Only Available Monday 2PM - 6PM and Friday 10AM – 2PM

$100.00 per visit

**Must be an already established Zen Den acupuncture client**

There are many possibilities and opportunities to increase the level of health and happiness in one's life. Through the use of complementary care techniques, such as those combined in a “Zen Den Hypnopuncture Happy Hour”, we are able to improve the body’s functions and promote the natural self-healing process - Physically, Emotionally, and Subconsciously.  Happiness and Health goals are accelerated through a whole Mind and Body approach. 

Receiving a specialized hour of acupuncture combined with advanced care hypnosis is an hour well spent in elevating one's personal level of both happiness as well as health. Studies are beginning to show that this combination is producing some amazing results. Hypnopuncture therapy releases blocked qi in the body while stimulating functions.  At the same time, while in an extremely deep state of relaxation, subconscious suggestions are introduced based on your goals and desires, thus evoking the body’s whole body natural healing response. 

Modern research has demonstrated these positive synergistic effects the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular and digestive system, and has increased both emotional and mental health balance.  By stimulating the body’s various systems including the belief system, Hypnopuncture can help to resolve as wide range of symptoms such as pain, weight management complaints/ food cravings, addiction, irritability and depression. It releases stress and anxiety, improves sleep patterns, promotes healthy digestive function, and increase a greater sense of WHOLE BODY well-being. This powerful healing experience leads to both increased physical and emotional well-being, and accelerates healing.


Others have reported:

* “It was as if my physical body disappeared and there was only an "energy body" reclined in the chair. It turned a bad day into good day in one session.”  

* “My physical body seemed to instantly disappear, yet I could feel a sense of "energy" that remained in my body form.” 

* “I was deeply relaxed. I felt the wave of healing come over me. A special healing experience for sure. ” 

Hypnopunture guides you compassionately and safely into greater health and happiness (physically, mentally and emotionally) by helping restore and maintain homeostasis; balance in the body.  “Zen Den Hypnopuncture Happy Hour” is truly an effective way of speeding up the healing process.

Schedule an appointment today and create your own special happy hour. Change your life, manifest your future, and accelerate your healing capabilities. You have the ability to manage your health and create your own happiness.  You will be stronger, more resilient, and will see the positive results impact you throughout your entire life.



photo credit Jonathan Macedo

 To schedule your Hypnopuncture Happy Hour session please visit http://www.zendencenter.com/ 
Appointments available:  Monday 10AM – 2PM and Friday 10AM – 2PM


Ms. Michelle Leonard, C.H.
Advanced Certified Clinical Hypnotist
On Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/MichelleLeonardHypnosis