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 – a platform that allows for self-discovery and change work most any person can use. Qualified hypnotists appreciate some specific values of hypnosis:

It is not just a craft or an art, it is a science backed by a plethora of evidence-based research

It is an instructional medium where clients are taught skill sets

It is a permissive collaboration between people with a mutual goal

It works quickly, creating shifts at deep levels of consciousness

It is personally empowering and fascinating to experience

Hypnosis is easily delivered via online sessions. Many practitioners have been doing so for years and are adept in not only using technology to provide hypnotherapy but in helping clients get comfortable in this setting. One of the best traits of hypnosis involves creating experiences that transcend time and space – within a short period of time, a client can forget to remember that they are sitting in front of a screen. In fact, this is simply the inherent nature of screen time; Hollywood coined the phrase, Suspending Disbelief, to describe how movies transport people into hypnotic states.

Utilizing a variety of hypnotic techniques, clients can become involved in experiences that provide them with physical and mental restoration, which is of great need during this time of increased stress and anxiety. They learn how to replicate moving their nervous systems into healing “rest and digest” states, along with how to calm their thoughts and emotions.

An online hypnosis session might be targeted toward specific goals such as improving sleep, reducing chronic pain or other unwanted sensations, changing eating, drinking or smoking habits, or even feeling less isolated. The realm of the subconscious mind is one that doesn’t differentiate between real and fantasy, so not only do hypnotic experiences feel real, they result in creating new, more helpful neural pathways that drive desired changes, often beyond conscious effort.

As a result, within even a session or two, people feel better. People who feel better, heal better. Our world is going to need some healing following this pandemic – why not get started now?

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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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Woman Becomes Herself Through Hypnosis!

November 7, 2019

Incredibly, a report has just surfaced from the Pacific Northwest that a woman has actually become herself! This strange occurrence came about after she visited certified hypnotherapist Kelley T. Woods, who has a private practice in Anacortes, Washington.

Jane Doe (name changed to protect privacy) explains, “I had struggled for years...just never really being myself. I tried all sorts of things, from doing Zumba, to joining a book club and even listening to New Age music...but none of it w...


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Put Hypnosis on Your Holiday Wish List

November 7, 2019

As you grow older, the holiday season takes on a sense of urgency. Being no longer a child whose main concern is crafting a letter to Santa Claus, you may find your own list is probably comprised of an overwhelming concoction of shopping, cooking and baking, wrapping, decorating, card-writing, recital attending details...all to be completed while still maintaining a regular schedule of work, home and family care and/or school!

Add to the mix the prospect of getting together with relatives wh...


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The Great Eavesdropper

July 29, 2019

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Sleeeeep.

December 17, 2017

One of the most beneficial side effects of engaging in hypnosis is, for many, improvement in the quality of sleep. Whether it is due to a “re-training” of conditioned sleep habits, or because bothersome issues are finally being dealt with, hypnosis can facilitate resolution of insomnia.

Research shows that chronic lack of sleep results in daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and cognitive impairment. People who do not get quality sleep actually wake in a stressed state which can accelerate throu...


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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!