Opening a Healing Hypnotherapy Business to Help Overcome Mental Barriers
Whether it’s improving learning skills in children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), helping a spouse cope with an abusive relationship, or helping a partner cope with an abusive relationship. ‘quitting smoking, Smith’s hypnotherapy has helped the people of the Mitchell area overcome a myriad of rampant issues. their lives.
“I put people in a relaxed state and work on singular issues at the same time,” Smith said. “Say someone comes in and fights procrastination and wants to know why. We go back to the main memories of their childhood that are locked in their subconscious, and look at them from an adult point of view to understand how this childish logic is what they have operated from without knowing it.
Although Smith’s hypnotherapy activity is the first of its kind in Mitchell, it has gained traction in recent months. Since opening Heartfelt Healing Hypnotherapy in November, Smith said business started to take off a month after opening, in large part thanks to satisfied patients who referred more.
The positive results that Smith’s hypnotherapy provided to residents of the Mitchell area can be seen in Jeanie Morgan, a Mitchell woman who lost her then 9-year-old daughter, Iszabella “Bella” Morgan, in 2012 to ‘a drunk driver. After a session with Smith, Morgan said she was “in shock” at how much she “let go” of the trauma she suffered during the tragic incident.
“I was so guilty that I couldn’t save my daughter from a drunk driver, and I was so relieved to let go of that guilt because I know that I am a good mother and that I would do anything to help me. my kids. I left her space almost feeling like I was lighter, full of life, “Morgan said.” It was an incredible breakthrough in my life.
Before opening her practice, Smith found herself receiving hypnotherapy. After losing her mother, Vickie Lynn Prusha-Young, in early June, Smith said she was looking for ways to cope and overcome the trauma of losing her mother.
That’s when she turned to hypnotherapy, who said it was a “life-changing” moment.
“I have struggled with complex trauma, debilitating depression and anxiety. I am very open with my story and all the issues that I have faced, ”said Smith. “It helped me grieve in a way that helped me make sense of all the things I was going through.”
For Smith, helping other members of the community through his hypnotherapy practices in his healing room at 515 W. Havens Ave. is a way for her to “keep her mother’s legacy alive”. Smith’s mother, Vickie, spent much of her life as a case manager at the Dakota Counseling Institute before she died of heart and lung disease in June.
The 29-year-old therapist recently received extensive training to become a Certified Rapid Transformation Therapist. Through her certification and training process in Florida, she learned to practice psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and neurolinguistic programming, to name just a few of the areas in which she specializes.
Chelsey Smith has opened her new hypnotherapy practice called Heartfelt Healing Hypnotherapy, located at 515 W. Havens Ave., in Mitchell. (Sam Fosness / Mitchell Republic)
Smith noted that there are distinct differences between hypnotherapy and traditional mental health counseling. What makes hypnotherapy different, Smith said, is identifying the root causes of the problems people face and developing ways to “get rid of” them.
“What’s different here is that you bring in the issues, we look at them and see how it affected your life, we thank him for what he did and then we get rid of it,” he said. she declared. “I have had people who have struggled with debilitating depression and anxiety all of their lives, and nothing makes sense. But when they get that peace and that moment of recognition of seeing the underlying belief, it’s like the world opens up to them.
Although hypnotherapy is a relatively new method for many in the region who are looking for ways to overcome life’s obstacles, she said the type of hypnotherapy methods she offers have been popular in other parts of the country since. decades, especially for professional athletes.
Professional golfer Tiger Woods and former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal are some of the world’s top professional athletes who have turned to hypnotherapy to improve their performance. Smith said that the benefit of hypnotherapy for athletes is its ability to “identify” which areas of their performance need to be improved and then understand why a mental block exists in their minds.
“Let’s say a basketball player has a hard time making free throws and he can’t figure out why. We understand why, ”Smith said. “A lot of professional athletes and celebrities use hypnotherapy, not traditional counseling, as it can reprogram their thinking to give them the mindset they need to achieve their goals on the playing field.”
With the increasing prevalence of ADHD and ADD, Smith said hypnotherapy has shown “promising results” for people with mental disorders. Since opening her practice, Smith said she has provided people with ADD and ADHD with effective ways to improve their academic and professional performance.
“I love working with people with ADHD and ADD because when you can get them to recognize how different their brains are, their lives change instantly,” Smith said. “I am able to teach them to prioritize things and work with their unique brains to achieve their goals in the classroom or in the workplace. “