What Is Hypnotherapy?

"Hypnotherapy is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to internal resources that assist people in solving problems, increasing motivation, or altering behavioral patterns to create positive change.  Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Sheriece Strickland does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and her services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition".


These are troubling times that we’re now living in,  and many people are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety. Everyone responds to stress in different ways, with some people relatively untouched while others are strongly affected.


A constant feeling of anxiety fills the body with stress chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline which causes a lowering of the immune system. Hypnotherapy is an adjunct therapy that uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness, allowing you to access your body's natural ability to heal itself.

Regaining Natural Sleep Patterns

There are countless benefits of using hypnosis to treat insomnia. It is a relaxing experience, it is 100% natural, safe, and has ZERO negative side effects (unlike leading sleeping pills). Generally, it can be tailored to accommodate your needs, and it promotes deep sleep that leaves you feeling refreshed.

Goal Achievement – Interpersonal Skills, Habit Management

Hypnosis for goal achievement can be the difference between making our goals a reality and dreams just out of reach. We know that success begins in our minds. In order to achieve a goal, our thoughts must be aligned with our goals and our actions. This is the main reason why we don’t achieve our goals. Our beliefs determine how we live our lives. Through hypnosis, you can eliminate your limiting beliefs and replace them with positive beliefs, aiding you in obtaining your desired goals.

Performing in Public / Public Speaking

Hypnosis helps to rewire your mind’s processing of memories and learned beliefs that have you in knots at the thought of speaking to a crowd. While in a state of hypnosis you will learn and begin to use techniques to calm your thoughts and change your system’s response to the trigger of being on stage.

Pain Control

Chronic pain is often treated with analgesics and psychotropics. While many people experience temporary relief from their pain with this treatment, the side effects are well documented. Hypnotic pain control methods can be just as effective while having no negative side effects whatsoever.

Smoking Cessation

A habit can be controlled. Habits are established with repetition. First the thought, then the action. The habit of thinking leads to the habit of acting, then that repetition programs the subconscious and becomes/emerges as the compulsive behavior. Hypnosis allows you to interrupt the repetitive cycle and create new, healthier habits.

Weight Management

There is no diet. It has everything to do with the state of mind. Once you re-educate your subconscious, you never have trouble again. With hypnosis, you re-educate how you think about food and change your attitude toward food. You will learn to fuel your body, not fill the body. Food never fills emotional hunger. You will get the chance to find what you are emotionally starved for and work with that.

Learn Peak Performance – Excel in High Stress Situations

Many athletes use self-hypnosis to imagine themselves performing at their very best. And each time they experience imagery this way they can tap into positive, uplifting feelings while they strengthen their self-image, their self-belief and their motivation; this increases their ability to expand the ‘area of the possible.'  Hypnosis is not only for athletes, I can teach you how to use self-hypnosis techniques to improve any area of your life.

Adjunctive Medical Support 

Including but not limited to: Pre and Post Surgical Support, Weight Loss, Pain Dilution and more.
One area of particular interest now is the preoperative use of hypnosis to prepare patients for surgery using hypnotherapy. This has been found to significantly reduce the pain, unpleasantness and discomfort experienced post-operatively as well as reducing the amount of pain medications required, and reducing the overall recovery time

Over-Active Bladder Syndrome and Urinary Incontinence

Based on the NIH & NCCIH Researched Protocol Sessions Conducted at University New Mexico Hospital.

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Hypnotherapy Support Sessions


Self Hypnosis

Becoming skilled in self-hypnosis is one of the most important things you will ever do. This audio is designed to help you in two ways. First, I'll teach you how to achieve the state of mind known as hypnosis, and second, by way of hypnosis activate your mind power to improve every aspect of your life.

You need to know that self-hypnosis is a skill and with practice, you will find it easier and more satisfying.

Hypnosis is a natural state with many beneficial characteristics. For example, as you become skilled at self-hypnosis, you may direct your inner creative intelligence, your subconscious mind, to create positive change in your life. You'll be able to de-stress in only minutes, accelerate healing, manage pain, sleep better at night, improve your concentration and memory, program your mind for success, and attract loving relationships and more.