A Board Certified Forensic and Clinical Hypnotherapy practitioner in Portland, Oregon, Genvièv specializes in collaborating with the medical field on a wide range of physical, mental and emotional conditions including trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, fears, addictions, weight management, goal achievement, as well as enhancing personal, professional, academic and athletic abilities.
A Valedictorian from the Ivy League University of the Sorbonne in Paris, Genvièv is an Emergency Medicine First Responder with the Wilderness Medicine Institute and the Emergency First Response Corporation.
In the field, it means handling critical medical and emergency situations under extreme pressure and in the most remote locations. In the office, it means collaborating with physicians, health care providers and medical practitioners to best address, improve and support the conditions of their patients.
In matters of Forensic Discovery, Genvièv was professionally trained by a retired Police Officer and former Marine with a lifelong experience assisting Police Departments in retrieving the most information possible. She brought her expertise to high-profile assassinations, multi-jurisdictional murder investigations, and handled multilingual cases for the Department of Homeland Security. Her criminal case files are accessible in the forensic section.
As clinical hypnotherapists, we do not independently work with medical conditions, diagnose, treat or prescribe. We do not practice psychotherapy. We teach and train our clients to shift limiting beliefs, reach their goals and enhance their well being using hypnotic techniques. We only address diagnosed physical, mental and emotional symptoms with the authorization and under the supervision of medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners and social workers.
A physician's written authorization is required prior to initiating work on diagnosed conditions. Working in close cooperation with your medical team enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.
President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association
Genvièv serves as President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association. She is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists. She graduated top of her class from the Department of Doctorates of the Sorbonne University of Paris with a Master's Degree and a DESS. She holds national qualifications as an Instructor in Pain Control and Emergency Hypnosis, and as a Master Hypnotist.
A published author, Genvièv writes and lectures extensively on the science of harnessing the power of the subconscious mind. She has over 20 years of experience researching, practicing and teaching the concepts and applications of hypnotherapy and personal development in the US and overseas.
Throughout her career with leading international corporations, universities and schools, she taught CEOs, corporate executives, athletes, students and private clients to use the power of their minds to transform their existences.
Why Consult with Genvièv in Portland
The ultimate Adversity Athlete ® Genvièv has been called to overcome extraordinary adversity time and again through her life. The survivor of multiple life-threatening circumstances, she had no other choice but to learn, at an early age, to transform every terrifying challenge she faced into fuel for survival and success. The author of Zen in the Art of Survival © published in the popular literary series Chicken Soup for the Soul, Make a Friend of Fear ©, Meditation in Motion ©, Emotions © and numerous magazine columns and articles published in the national and international press, Genvièv teaches to become an alchemist of life and transform adversity into advantage.
Hypnosis and the Mind
Our mind is the control center of the nervous system, our body’s decision and communication center. It controls every part of our daily life, from vital functions such as breathing to our capacity to comprehend the world around us, process and memorize events, and react accordingly. It is estimated that the brain counts around one hundred billion neurons. These billions of neurons connect with one another in complex networks, producing different thinking, feelings, and behavioral actions. All our physical and mental functions depend on the establishment and maintenance of these networks. Our habits and skills, from negative habits such as nail biting to highly trained skills such as playing a musical instrument, become embedded within the brain in frequently activated networks.
When neurons are either over or under used, the chemistry of the brain changes and neurological, psychiatric or emotional imbalances can occur. Hypnosis techniques address currently held behaviors specifically. When old negative behaviors are correctly addressed, room is created for new positive behaviors to be formed. Healthy and beneficial emotional associations are brought forward, initiating new routines for the mind to focus on. Once former negative behaviors are released, active techniques are used to find, create and maintain new emotional balance.
Hypnotherapy allows us to communicate directly with the subconscious mind, thereby enabling us to correct, rectify and address a wide variety of physiological and emotional symptoms.
The Art and Science of Hypnosis
The optimal use of hypnosis consists of a combination of scientific research, professional skills, clinical knowledge and experience. When these components come together, consistent, reliable results can be obtained.
Located in the heart of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, in and around Portland, Oregon, Genvièv and her team offer you private, confidential and ethical professional clinical hypnotherapy and forensic hypnosis services.