About Hypnosis

What is Direct Suggestion Gentle Hypnosis / Healing Regression Hypnotherapy?

“I was a calm and confident person until I became plagued with panic attacks I was given 2 medications by my doctor, but it didn’t make the uncomfortable feelings go away I avoided places, especially new ones Then I began working with Mike Maiocco Through hypno-therapy, I discovered the source of my attacks and took control of my life again”
“Mike has made a wonderful difference in my life Iʼve been stuck in a rut for years and with age regression I now understand the core of my problems We released a lot of emotions and feelings and now Iʼve moved on to enjoy life

If you are thinking about Gentle Hypnosis and Healing Regression Hypnotherapy to improve your life, you have come to the right place Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy are possibly the most powerful and effective methods for creating life-enhancing changes known to mankind However, most people have misconceptions and do not have an accurate understanding of either,allow me to explain
Hypnosis is the shift from the thinking mind to the feeling mind It is also a natural state of consciousness A state of relaxation and or a level of concentration that the average individual reaches daily such as being absorbed in something or daydreaming You are not asleep when you are in hypnosis Your awareness, mental, and emotional
abilities are heightened and focused during the hypnotherapy session You will be able to talk and listen, tell me your feelings and ask questions during the session There is a misconception that hypnosis produces a numbing trance that overpowers a person – that is not the case You can hear sounds, move around to get comfortable, scratch an itch Although you may become very excited or very relaxed, you are always in control This is so important to know, you are
always, ultimately in control Healing Regression Hypnotherapy sessions need your interaction and your keen participation to create the changes and success you want

Types of Gentle Hypnosis / Hypnotherapy

Is all Hypnosis the same ?
Only in the sense that the subconscious mind is accessed in order for you to reach your goals I work with the following techniques:

Gentle Direct Suggestion Hypnosis

is the traditional way and the most common form of hypnosis today That is when I guide you into a very relaxed state using suggestions and affirmations directed at the changes you desire Words and images can be embedded deep
into your subconscious mind in ways best suited for you This form of Hypnosis produces great results with weight loss, smoking cessation, athletic performance, self-confidence, stress and other issues Although Gentle Direct Suggestion Hypnosis is very effective, sometimes there are subconscious blocks that must be properly identified, acknowledged, and cleared before positive changes can occur A persons subconscious mind “anchors” to a particular behavior or perception that is so deeply rooted that even the deepest relaxation, suggestions and affirmations are either ineffective of only effective for a short time For those clients I would add Healing Regression Hypnotherapy combined with Gentle Direct Suggestion Hypnosis
I record the Direct Suggestion Hypnosis portion of your session on your IPod or a CD while you are being hypnotized At the end of the session you receive this recording to take home with you and the more you listen to this recording the faster you will see results The key to transformation is repetition The more you see/hear/experience your goals, the more they become real for you Listen only in a comfortable and relaxed state You can even put the recording on at night and fall asleep to it Itʼs that easy! (Never listen while driving or doing any activity other than relaxing)

“I really like the CD you made for me I’m amazed at all the important issues you covered and the perfect wording in the suggestions The messages really resonate with me I haven’t found the need to do much tapping this week but am glad that it is mentioned on the CD so I don’t forget to use it as a tool”

Healing Regression Hypnotherapy

If you can feel it, you can heal it

Although Gentle Direct Suggestion Hypnosis is very effective, sometimes your problem will have subconscious blocks that must be properly identified and cleansed before positive changes can occur This is where Healing Regression
Hypnotherapy can help tremendously It finds the root cause of the problem so we can release the negative energy or hidden memories

Notice the upside down stack of bricks This represents how your problem has evolved The brick on the bottom is the first situation in your life which has started the building process It represents some situation, thought or idea that has occurred in your past which was too painful to deal with at the time All by itself it does not amount to much, however given the right circumstances and enough reinforcement in subsequent days, months and years (represented by the next three layers of bricks) it can develop into some troublesome symptoms (the top layer of bricks) This is where you currently are with this issue, although you may not realize it as it may be shrouded among many other pyramids you have constructed over the years Each brick on the top layer could represent a different symptom Some common symptoms are compulsive eating, low self- esteem, insecurity, headaches, drug abuse, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic illnesses, etc

Through Healing Regression Hypnotherapy, we can find and thoroughly cleanse the root experience (first brick) and the major secondary experiences (next 3 layers of bricks) of these old feelings and perceptions in order to remove the
bricks This will result in minimal to zero resistance allowing Direct Suggestion Hypnotherapy to take hold in the subconscious mind and allow you to make the positive changes on all levels

Allow me to add some additional thoughts In our childhood we tend to accept various beliefs without judgment because we don’t yet have enough experiences to compare it to Unfortunately, these beliefs may have created a negative
perception of who we are especially if they were reinforced in a life in which parents, teachers, or other kids in school made us feel less than good enough, too fat, too skinny, unattractive or any other negative beliefs that we may carry in our life today

As you read this, you may even be remembering times when you were teased, embarrassed or punished causing you to notice some uncomfortable feelings within you These feelings let you know that certain memories are still living
inside of you and are subconsciously preventing you from overcoming your blocks These memories and the feelings attached to them are called emotional anchors These anchors may consciously show themselves in situations when
you feel stressed, leaving you with thoughts of inadequacy, despite knowing consciously that as an adult you are more than capable

By now, you may be noticing a conflict between what you think (the conscious mind) and how you feel (the subconscious mind) As I mentioned earlier, if you could think your problems away then you would already be feeling better Unfortunately, the subconscious emotional anchors are prevailing, leaving you with blocked feelings

Through the use of Healing Regression Hypnotherapy I can help you uncover the deep subconscious blocks and release the negative energies at their core After overcoming these blocks, your conscious and subconscious mind will be fertile
ground for planting new positive suggestions and affirmations for change By bringing up and releasing the negative feelings a new feeling and positive perception can replace the negative feelings

One more step in the understanding of how Hypnosis works is the Mind Model below

The Iceberg represents the mind model Above the water line is about 10% of the total Iceberg Below the water line is the remaining 90% Our mind has two major components The Conscious Mind (CM) is the Thinking mind (10% – the top of the Iceberg) and the Subconscious Mind (SCM) is the Feeling mind (90% – below the water line of the Iceberg)

The conscious part of the mind is limited, only capable of holding small bits of information at one particular moment It is analytical and rational and is responsible for accessing short term memory

The power of the Subconscious Mind is truly awesome It not only houses our emotional energy but our long term memory as well It is the core of how we experience ourselves and the world It is the part of us that has been described
as the permanent memory box It is like a computer that holds thousands and thousands of bits of information of your entire life It holds every relationship, event, scene, situation, perception in your life It is the core of how we experience ourselves in the world

The major thing to remember is the SCM is not analytical or practical It is an emotional, feeling, habitual mind It works through association

Before the age of five a child takes things literally If a small child is frequently told they are stupid that creates a negative impression in the subconscious Said enough and a child will grow up feeling stupid and then act that way Our core belief systems are formed at a very early age Our SCM will protect those belief systems and our personal definitions We behave based on what we think of ourselves The SCM will then form the belief system and seeks the truth based on those beliefs If you do not live within these beliefs the SCM will in one way or another find a way for you to feel uncomfortable Since the SCM “speaks” through the body you will experience negative sensations and feelings

What effect do FEELINGS have on our behavior?

If you have a FEELING long enough

you will have a PERCEPTION

If you have a PERCEPTION long enough

you will have a BELIEF

If you have a BELIEF long enough

you will have a BEHAVIOR

If you have a BEHAVIOR long enough

you will have a REALITy

I use several techniques that work on releasing negative feelings and energy:

  1. EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) also called Meridian Tapping

    EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments In a nutshell EFT explains that we have lines of energy flowing through
    our body in certain directions and when these energies are flowing in natural harmony then we are healthy, feel good and whole However, if there are memories or issues causing negative thoughts or feelings these lines of energy
    become tangled or obstructed This will eventually result in an imbalance in the energy fields thus creating physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual disease We perform meridian tapping without the invasiveness of needles We use a
    simple tapping technique with the fingertips to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the hand, head, and chest A combination of tapping the energy meridians using affirmations while your feeling the negative emotions help to clear the emotional block or “short-circuit” The negative feelings / emotions are then released
    EFT is very easy to learn and will help you:

    • Remove negative emotions – fears / phobias / anxiety
    • Reduce food cravings and eat less
    • Reduce or eliminate pain
    • Implement positive goals

    EFT respects the memory but addresses the true cause a disruption in the bodyʼs energy system EFT Discovery Statement The cause of all negative emotions or feelings is a disruption in the bodyʼs energy system

  2. Releasing Negative Energy into a PILLOW

    Using a pillow to facilitate cathartic release has been around for decades and probably started when the first primate hit the ground in anger Some people are reluctant to “hit” the pillow but are able to release negative energy by bringing the energy down to their hands and release it into the pillow with as much force as they feel is appropriate This act promotes amazing healing changes and a wonderful release of negative energy

  3. Body Movement

    Some clients prefer to release negative feelings and energy by moving the body Sometimes the arms, the legs or the trunk It varies but is very effective

  4. Breathing through the Diaphragm

    Diaphoretic breathing is also very effective in the release of negative energy

Whatʼs Right For You?

During our phone conference or at our first session we will discuss your challenges, goals and any questions you may have My goal is to be sure you understand the Hypnosis process, and are comfortable with the direction we choose together Often I will use both Gentle Direct Suggestion and Healing Regression Hypnotherapy techniques together with EFT

I am dedicated to help you get control back in your life and experience joy and happiness Together we will explore your conscious and subconscious mind to find the blocks and release the negative energy so you can heal

I will also give you the tools to work on your own and learn and apply the Law of Attraction so you can practice this powerful law every day

I’m here to help you heal what hurts, to find the path you lost, the person you were or long to be, and to help you get the life and the health you really want

If you have made the decision, to take care of yourself, to change what has changed in you, I can show you the way Remember, it’s never too late to get the life you really want!
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“US Olympic athletes use hypnosis to win”

– Detroit Free Press

“About the mind/body connection, hypnotherapy provides a tool to document it Hypnotherapy helps patients tap their bodies’ own power to heal, and relieve pain”

– US News and World Report

“Numerous scientific studies have emerged in recent years showing that the hypnotized mind can exert a real and powerful effect on the body”

The Wall Street Journal – October 7th, 2003

“The greatest success in providing lasting change occurred with Hypnosis (93% recovery), followed by behavior therapy (72% recovery), and then psychotherapy (38% recovery)”

(Volume 7, Number 1, Alfred A Barrios,PhD)
Psychotherapy Magazine