Not Broken

October 17, 2020



“You have everything you need to fix yourself.” This statement is misleading.

To start with, you are not broken and you do not need to be fixed. Yes, maybe things are not going the way you want them to on some level and you feel bad or even horrible. You are not broken, however. It’s more likely that some part of you is out of balance or in conflict, whether that is mental, emotional, physical or all of these.

Some pundits in the helping industry posit that a person “has everything they need to fix themselves”. This is often applied to a healing context. It implies that if you just dig deep enough, these magical solutions will appear. Even worse, it suggests that if you just were calm enough, forgiving enough, positive enough, these terrible things would not have visited you.

But what if you have never been exposed to or learned certain helpful concepts, mindsets or other resources? If they have not been embedded into your conscious awareness they may also have never been imprinted into your subconscious archives. You can chase any number of magical modalities, hoping that the light bulb will come on, but ultimately you will need further instruction.

Where do you gain that instruction? This is the crux of choosing a source that is not only reliable and trustworthy, but one that also resonates with you and your values. My primary job, as a hypnosis practitioner, is to help you learn and utilize resources in the ways that support you. These resources may be new to you. They may be ones that you already know of or even ones that you have forgotten. They will feel new and fresh to you when presented in the light of hypnosis.

For people that have limited inner resources, our work helps you create new awareness, new skills and models that will lift you past challenges. Imagine gaining a set of wings to help you transcend limiting thoughts, beliefs and sensations where you release any paradigms of feeling broken and embrace the knowledge that you are fine, just the way you are.

Call me: Kelley  360-333-8577

 


 

The Great Eavesdropper

July 14, 2020


This is one name that I give to our Subconscious Mind: The Great Eavesdropper. I use it because this is a part of us that never sleeps but is always working for us in many ways, attending to all of the minute details that our body needs but also processing and digesting our thoughts and impressions about our life experiences. As it does so, it takes in a daily “feed” of information from a variety of sources. Some examples of this might be the things we read on social media, the news, adve...


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Now What?

June 4, 2020

photo by Matt Brown

Many of us have just spent several months sheltering at home. This has provided unprecedented time and space to think...to think about our lives, our health, our relationships, our jobs, and more. Perhaps you are thinking about making some changes as a result of this shared experience.

Often, change is thrust upon us with little warning or consideration and we are forced to pivot. Sometimes, we get some choice in how we do that and this can give us a semblance of control. ...


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“Do You Spit...or Swallow?”

April 20, 2020


This is one of the first questions I ask a client who comes to me for hypnosis to stop using chewing tobacco. In my 18-year career as a hypnosis practitioner, I have helped many men (and one woman) free themselves from their unwanted dipping/snuffing/chewing habit. Most of these clients have received their hypnotherapy sessions with me online – when word got out that this is a specialty of mine and people from different parts of the country reached out to me.

The chewing tobacco habit is l...


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Hypnosis Can Help You Ride the Pandemic Wave

March 28, 2020


The field of clinical hypnotherapy has been growing steadily over the past couple of decades, thanks to the dedication of numerous modern leaders in hypnosis. Moving the professional application of this healing modality out of the darkness of superstition and into the light illuminated by neuro and behavioral sciences has been a goal of many educated and experienced practitioners, including myself.

A vital facet of our profession’s growth involves educating the public about what hypnosis is ...


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Tell Porn to Beat It!

March 27, 2020


You probably didn’t think about using hypnotherapy to get over a pornography problem, but I’d like you to know that if you are struggling with this issue, you’re likely stuck in a Porn Trance!

Whatever we expose ourselves to repeatedly entrains not only our mind, but our body. Experiences that create chemical responses in our brain, like the release of the feel-good neurotransmitter dopamine, condition us toward repetitive behavior. This is how habits are formed. And, the stronger the ...


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Make Your Bed!

March 25, 2020



As I write this, my State of Washington enters a heightened level of social isolating in order to keep the Coronavirus outbreak at a dull roar. Millions of people are sequestered in their homes, schools are closed, businesses are shuttered, hospitals are anticipating an onslaught of virus victims.

Now, more than ever, it is important to make your bed. Yes, make your bed. When you rise from it in the morning (unless you are quite ill, please get out of bed), tidy up your bed. Straighten the s...


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Online Hypnosis Practitioners are an Awesome Resource for Kids and Teens

March 24, 2020

Many parents and caregivers are scrambling to keep kids at home engaged during this time. While there are lots of options for online learning and entertainment, not all of them are fascinating and effective. Some kids already struggled with issues of attention or anxiety problems, which now may even be heightened, leaving them feeling even more out of control.

Thrown into a new routine, disappointed with not being able to participate in extra-curricular activities, isolated from peers and, m...


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Change Your Self Talk with Hypnosis

March 21, 2020


Many people aren’t aware of how important their own repetitive thoughts are, even though they may have heard quotes such as “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” (Attributed to Henry Ford) or “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (King James Version, Book of Proverbs, The Bible).

I like the model of the mind being like a computer: from infancy, programs are imprinted and downloaded from a variety of sources. These sources are usually familiar and ...


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Should Driving Under the Influence of Hypnosis be Illegal?!

November 21, 2019



Here’s my story...and I’m sticking to it! One Saturday night in late October, I went out dancing with a friend in my small town. I dressed up as a Forest Cat, borrowing my 90-year old mother’s fur ears and coyote tail. We had a great time at the dance but, around midnight as we were leaving, decided we were hungry. I drove up and down the main drag of town, looking for a place to eat.

Within a few blocks, flashing colored lights appeared in my rearview mirror. I pulled over and rolled ...


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About Kelley


Kelley Woods I'm a hypnotist living and working here in beautiful Skagit County in Northwest Washington. Besides helping people improve their lives through hypnosis, I love boating, hiking our forestlands, and playing with my family and friends!