Stress acumulated through the course of our life experience affects our behaviors, our emotional well being and profoundly affects our health. Numerous mental, emotional and physical disorders are linked to stress, including depression, anxiety, hypertension, strokes and heart attacks, immune system disorders, increased susceptibility to infections and a host of viral infections ranging from the common cold to herpes, AIDS, cancer and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. In addition, stress can affect the skin, the gastrointestinal system, contribute to hair loss, insomnia and degenerative disorders like Parkinson's disease.
Reducing stress levels enables us to lower blood pressure, relax tense muscles, reduce inflammation in the body, soothe aches and pains, improve digestive health and boost our immune system. Going back to the root cause of old wounds and traumas remaining edged at deep levels of consciousness enables us to improve our relationships with ourselves, others and the world around us. Our professional, personal and social interactions are transformed. We become less reactive to outside stimuli and find ourselves able to respond to what is happening around us with a clarity of mind supported by a solid foundation of inner-strength, balance and confidence. We access deep levels of physical, emotional and psychological stability, solidity and well being.
Our hypnotherapy sessions teach you to restore your peace of mind, rejuvenate your body, mend and uplift your spirit. You learn how to release antiquated self-sabotaging behaviors, destress, restore your energy and soar, through individualized, personalized hypnotherapy sessions designed to awaken you to your true potential. For price, scheduling and availabilities, see our sessions page.
Treat yourself to the luxurious, life-enhancing gift of peace of mind!
Experience Hypnotic Relaxation
Functional MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) studies of the brain before, during and after hypnosis demonstrate the physiological changes naturally occuring in the body during hypnosis. The hypnotic state is characterized by profound physical and mental relaxation. As the musles, tissues, cells, nerves relax, blood vessels loosen. Unobstructed, our blood is able to flow fluidly and effortlessly through our entire body, carrying vital oxygen and essential nutrients to our brain and vital organs. We experience a boost of physical rejuvenation and our body is able to return doing what it was programmed to do: heal itself.
Discover the deep level of mind, body and soul relaxation characteristic of the state of hypnosis. Learn how to anchor and replicate this serene state of well being in your day-to-day life, whenever and wherever you need.
Reprogram your Brain
Psychologists and psychiatrists point out that when thoughts are conveyed to the subconscious mind, impressions are made onto brain cells. It is the law of cause and effect. The subconscious mind faithfully reproduces the ideas impressed upon it. The habitual thinking of the conscious mind establishes deep grooves in the subconscious mind.
The hypnotic state enables us to bypass the barriers of the conscious mind and access the subconscious level of the mind. This process allows us to bring to light the seeds responsible for our current, negative emotional and behavioral states, change the imprints left behind, and reprogram our brain with positive, healthy and beneficial truths, beliefs and images.
If you have conveyed negative concepts to your subconscious mind, the most powerful method for overcoming them is to replace them with constructive, healthy, harmonious thoughts. Frequently replayed onto the subconscious mind, they will form new, healthy habits of thoughts and life.
Conquer Obstacles, Blocks, Fears, Procrastination
Uncover the hidden obstacles standing between you and your goals and release them in a gentle and effective manner.
There is a reason, a cause, a motivator behind each of our problems, blocks and limitations. Hypnosis enables us to identify the source of the unwanted pattern and resolve it. Dissolving the causes responsible for our performance blocks allows us to find our way back to effortless success.
"I came to Genvièv to address a fear of failure (or success) causing compulsive procrastination. The results were miraculous. We identified a formative event in my early childhood and addressing it has been phenomenal. I completed nearly two months of procrastinated actions within the first week after the session, and after the next two I have brought my entire personal, financial and business lives back under control!" Jason - Portland, Oregon - January 2012.
Recharge your energy, enhance your performance, give wings to your natural potential and expand your skills by learning to work with the subconscious level of your mind.
Address Sadness & Stress
While prescription medications can, in some cases, offer a degree of relief from symptoms of depression or anxiety, in other cases, they fail to address the specific cause responsible for these conditions, thereby missing the target for lasting remission from emotional distress.
Antidepressants are also linked to long list of side-effects including nausea, dry mouth, dizziness, increased sweating, constipation, fatigue, appetite and weight changes, insomnia, abnormal dreams, irritability, blurred vision, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo, decreased sex drive and sexual problems. Some of them report occasionally compounding depression and leading to suicidal thoughts or behaviors, anxiety, agitation, panick attacks, hostility, aggressiveness, restlessness and unusual changes in behavior, including engaging in dangerous activities. Rare side-effects also include mental changes, confusion, hallucinations, changes in blood pressure and heart rate, cardiac arrhythmia, fever, shivering, shakiness, agitation, seizures and coma.
Our emotions are there for a reason. They act as a flag, a signal, letting us know there is something below the surface that needs to be understood, addressed and resolved. Hypnotherapy enables us to track negative emotions back to their root cause, their source, the reason why they became a part of our experience of life. Being able to bring to light the underlying causes responsible for depression or anxiety enables us to understand why we feel the way we do. By dissolving misperceptions and restoring our truth, we have the possibility to heal the wounds of our past and finally regain our wellness, balance and peace of mind.
Please note a physician's written authorization is required prior to initiating work on diagnosed conditions. If you are currently taking prescription medications for depression or anxiety, do not stop or reduce your doseage without your doctor's approval. As clinical hypnotherapists, we work in close cooperation with your medical team. Your continued progress is monitored by your doctor. This enables us to provide you with optimal results.
Discover Emotional Freedom
Experience the power of EFT - the Emotional Freedom Technique.
Based on the same meridian points used for thousands of years in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments, EFT is a therapeutic psychological acupressure technique enabling you to work with your body's subtle meridians.
Tapping with your fingertips, without the invasiveness of needles, EFT enables us to short-circuit the electrical response from our brain to specific problems, fears, trauma sequels, physical or emotional imbalances, restoring our inner-balance, serenity and peace of mind.
EFT is a gentle, practical and effective tool providing us rapid self-hypnosis on the go.
© GMB ~ Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Genvièv Martin-Bernard is a Board Certified Forensic and Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner who consults locally, nationally and internationally. A published author, she serves as President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association and is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists.