with Barbara McGhee
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Hypnotherapist
Providing Scientific Clinical Hypnotherapy for Personal Growth
Barbara McGhee is able to provide traditional counseling (psychotherapy) and hypnotherapy services, affording clients the opportunity to address change at the conscious and subconscious levels.
As a distinct group of Hypnotist, with a mental health background, Ms. McGhee is able to incorporate psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, which often leaves clients feeling significantly better, after just one session.
As a mental health professional, Ms.McGhee is credentialed with several insurance companies. In some cases clients are able to use their insurance's mental health benefits to cover services.
Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients and their Caregivers
Barbara McGhee has received advanced training in working with cancer patients and their caregivers. Ms. McGhee believes that hypnotherapy is an excellent tool for cancer patients that will allow them to use the power of the subconscious mind to support their physical and mental healing. There have been several studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of hypnosis when helping cancer patients address issues like pre-surgery anxiety, nasea and other side effects of chemotherapy, depression,pain management and weight loss. It is an excellent adjunct modality that help reduce stress, promote relaxation, relieve/reduce anxiety and improve the patients attitude and outlook. When patients have an expectancy of healing, and and attitude of triumph, the body responds favorably.
Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy
Cognitive/behavioral hypnotherapy is a modern, scientific approach to therapy that combines cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and hypnosis to positively influence emotional, behavioral, cognitive and symptomatic change.
This branch of hypnosis differs significantly from the traditional schools of hypnotherapy - drawing influence from a range of theories such as positive psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary psychology and NLP, and combining them so that they fall in line with the personal goals and values of the client. Drawing from this extensive range of techniques and disciplines is how therapists are able to create such a personal and tailored approach for the client - avoiding the 'one size fits all' approach.
The process itself sees the therapist accessing the mindset of clients, so that they can use techniques and language based on the client's unique model of the world. The process will also often incorporate an analytical approach, whereby unwanted thoughts and behaviors from the past are cleared away and then techniques to retrain the brain in the present are utilised to ensure the changes clients would like to make become fully realized.
Solution Focused Hypnotherapy
Solution focused hypnotherapy looks at what the client would like to achieve, rather than the reason why they booked the appointment. It focuses on the present and the future instead of the past, which is why it can provide a positive effect in such a short space of time.
The hypnotherapist may ask how the client’s life would improve if they fix the problem, and specifically what would have changed. This provides a specific goal for the client to aim for while making the solution clear.
This approach can help with confidence problems, anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences and phobias such as water, spiders and flying.