Hypnotherapist Kelly McLoughlin believes that the mind can do amazing things.
“For years I’ve been studying the power of the mind. Your thoughts truly create your reality,: she said. “The subconscious is so powerful it can heal the body as well as the mind.”
McLoughlin opened her Los Alamos hypnotherapy office in January. “It’s going very well,” she said. “I’m very busy.”
“Basically, hypnotherapy is just deep relaxation,” McLoughlin said. “The subconscious becomes highly suggestible to positive thoughts during a hypnotherapy session. The therapist helps you to concentrate on her suggestions, and then we can reverse the negative beliefs and create positive beliefs.”
“Our subconscious mind serves as a recorder of our experience,” McLoughlin said. “It believes what the conscious mind tells it. Ideas lodge in your mind from past experience.”
Ideas and feelings from our past become embedded in our subconscious, where they can cause us to behave in harmful ways, suffer from phobias or feel worthless or out of control, she said.
“If we can convince our subconscious mind will believe,” she said.
No one can be hypnotized without their permission, McLoughlin said. “You must build a rapport with a client, and then it’s easy to get them to relax.”
McLoughlin works with clients on many issues, including migraines, phobias, smoking, weight loss, self-esteem, emotional troubles and physical illnesses.
She uses a program of positive affirmations, visualization and repetition to help her clients reprogram their subconscious.
McLoughlin said she is amazed at how quickly the treatments can make significant changes in a person’s life.
McLoughlin was trained in hypnotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Natal/Past Life Regression therapy at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America. She received her certification in Hypnotherapy as a Certified Medical Support and Clinical Hypnotherapist as well as a Natal and Past Life Regression therapist.
McLoughlin is a member of the International Board of Hypnotherapists. To become a member of this board Hypnotherapists require a minimum of 400 hours of education in hypnotherapy principles and practices.
Originally from Southern Africa, McLoughlin has lived in Los Alamos for nearly two decades and raised her two daughters here. She is an artist and teacher as well as a hypnotherapist.
McLoughlin urges those who have struggled with an issue, phobia or behavior without success to consider hypnotherapy. In addition to private sessions, she plans to teach workshops in the future.
“The subconscious mind is the spark of the divine,” McLoughlin said. “It can do anything,”
Visit McLoughlin’s website at http://miracleswithhypnosis.com/. She can be reached by phone at (505) 695-0365.