How to Stop Smoking Through Hypnosis
Every day there is someone out there who tries to break an unhealthy habit. Every year, people sit down to make a New Year’s resolution...
The beauty of integrating your "inner child" is learning to live through your heart. Through this process we fall in love with how the heart heals.
Most of us have emotional, physical, and mental blocks that have limited us from experiencing joy. They have prevented us from knowing the truth about who we are and interfered with our ability to manifest our full potential. Some of the symptoms we experience are anxiety, depression, body tightness (psychosomatic), fears, addictions, and uncomfortable emotions, often a product of inner emotional conflict.
We might have unresolved childhood issues which interfere with us becoming whole. Healing our past wounds elicits a transformation. We increase our awareness of and understanding about how to resolve the conflicts in our current situations and experiences.
I am a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida, providing counseling and Heart-centered Hypnotherapy in English and Spanish. I help adults heal the wounds of their inner child so they can reconnect with who they are and manifest their full potential. My passion is catalyzing healing, growth, and change.
Counseling for Adults:
I provide a safe place with a mindful, intentional, and heart-centered approach. I love serving you and helping you to make changes that are aligned with the life you want and deserve; helping you to recognize that you already have all the pieces within you. I teach my clients how the mind, body, spirit, and heart can come together to bring balance and clarity for total well-being.
Many of my clients struggle with constant worry, stress, and anxiety. They come with a strong desire to create positive changes in their life. They want to learn how to stop the overwhelming fear that causes stress, paralyzes them, and prevents them from living a meaningful and fulfilling life.
During our counseling sessions, we explore what has happened in the past and how it shows up in the present. I encourage my clients to give a voice to that anxious part of themselves and recognize what that part of themselves really needs. I help them change their relationship with anxiety and implement healthier tools to cope instead of engaging in unhealthy behaviors to numb the anxiety or avoid the issues causing pain. At the end of the day, anxiety has its own wound in childhood and as adults we have the power to identify the source and learn to overcome it so it no longer prevents us from living the life we desire.
Many of the adults I work with also struggle with depression. Many of them come to therapy with a sense of sadness, hopelessness, emptiness, overwhelming fear of failure, intrusive thoughts, and crippling self-criticism that stops them from living life to the fullest.
In our work together, I encourage my clients to evaluate the evidence of their fears, the story they keep telling themselves that keeps them stuck, the limited beliefs they developed in childhood, and overall the source of that disconnection from themselves and loved ones. The repression of feelings can result in depression, therefore, I encourage my clients to speak about depression, unhealthy behaviors, stress-related illnesses, shame, self-criticism, unresolved trauma, and unexpressed anger that they may be holding to.
Part of the healing process is to learn how to deal with emotions, especially those emotions we were not allowed to express as children. Children are not given the tools they need to express emotions in a healthy way. Usually, they are told to keep it together or else. My goal is to provide a safe space for my clients to be able to explore layers of emotions and be able to nurture themselves the way they wish they had been while growing up.
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis (HCH):
Heart-Centered Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy is built on a strong humanistic and transpersonal psychology foundation. It incorporates Gestalt therapy, Transactional Analysis (TA), transpersonal psychology, Reichian body armoring, and a family systems perspective. During HCH, we focus on building and strengthening your internal resources.
We use various techniques to assist you in releasing deeply buried, repressed emotions and conflicts from your body. We explore patterns from childhood that continue to affect you in adulthood. By using the healing tools of HCH, we are able to work on extinguishing negative behavioral patterns and destructive emotions. Through this process, you will arrive at new healthy conclusions about yourself and develop better conscious behaviors. Finally, we work on increasing the heart-centered love within you.
I approach my work from a variety of perspectives. My training includes Mindfulness, Gestalt approach, NeuroLinguistic Programing (NLP), Eye Movement Integration, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), energy work, among other traditional psychotherapy approaches. To ensure you receive the most appropriate treatment, I tailor my approach to your needs. Each client’s experience is individualized and person-centered.
How to Stop Smoking with Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis:
If you struggle with how to quit smoking, hypnosis can help! Hypnotherapy is highly effective in assisting people so they can stop smoking.
Many clients come in talking about the reasons why they want to quit smoking, but then they struggle to follow through with stopping, because it's really tough without the right support. They identify that they want to improve their health status and enhance quality of their lives. They are worried about the risk of premature death, poor reproductive health outcomes, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer.
Quitting smoking is hard due to nicotine being a very addictive substance and the psychological rewards for the smoker. One of the most common reasons for people to smoke is the belief that it is relaxing. However, nicotine is a stimulant that could or will increase your anxiety, just like caffeine. People also have difficulty letting go of the belief that smoking helps with constipation, stress, anxiety and motivation.
During the process of using Hypnotherapy to quitting smoking, you will be encouraged to explore the events and emotions that trigger your desire to smoke. Hypnotherapy focuses on internal motivation. It works directly with your subconscious mind.
Besides looking into the benefits to quit and the benefits to continue, you will also learn how to break the habit, recognize the withdrawals signs “cravings” and show you healthy ways to relax and to deal with triggering emotions. Being in a relaxed state, your subconscious mind is open to receive suggestions that lead you toward the goal of not smoking. Hypnotherapy can help you learn new tools and resources for you to practice in your everyday life. You will feel empowered, and ready to create active change in your life.
I am originally from Colombia and have made the United States my home for the last 20 years. My desire to understand how the mind works began after witnessing a loved one struggling with severe mental illness. I learned that having passion to help others and having the knowledge gained in school were not enough. I discovered that I also needed to do the work. Healing my inner child and claiming parts of myself that were left in the past have helped me unravel the blocks that were keeping me from being my most authentic self. Learning to shift dysfunctional generational patterns, I was able to start embodying my deepest gifts. I take a heart-centered, holistic approach. I will help you overcome personal challenges with grace and love. I will empower you to utilize your internal resources so you can thrive under uncertain and changing circumstances beyond the therapy session.
I graduated from University Florida in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology (Go Gators!). In Gainesville, I met my husband, a philosopher at heart and Chemist by profession. When we moved back to South Florida, I decided to go back to school and complete my Masters in Mental Health Counseling after working in the field for a few years. Since graduating in 2011 from Nova Southeastern University, I have been helping people overcome substance abuse and mental health challenges. Through my years of experience in the field, I’ve witnessed how people have the ability to heal the subconscious programing they developed growing up. That is when I decided to become a certified Heart-Centered Hypnotherapist.
I am a coffee lover and love buying books; hoping to find the time to read them. I am obsessed with self-care and daily routines. I spend the first hour of my day meditating, praying, writing my gratitude list, engaging in movement, and reading my life vision.
I have a beautiful daughter who loves ballet. I have always been interested in anything to do with spiritual traditions such as reiki, tarot, Wicca, etc. My favorite book is Brida from Paulo Coelho.
I love dogs and cats, but I am allergic to them. I hope someday to have a superpower that will heal me from the allergies, so I can have a pet.
Remember, we repeat what we do not repair. You can choose to heal or choose to stay stuck in the bondage of the past. Healing the past will open opportunities in the present that will allow you to live a life beyond your wild dreams and be the best version of yourself today.
You deserve to show up in this world with confidence. I will help you identify the blocks you are experiencing, to take an aligned action that is grounded and heart-centered, and to guide you to trust the process and open up to effortless flow. The methods I use are helpful for those who are searching for their own belief system and want to start a path of self-discovery.
I bow to you for reading this far. It shows your desire to heal and change. I am ready to work with you and be with you thought this transformational journey. If you are ready to explore the leading edge of consciousness, healing, and self-discovery, I am here for you.
Call me today at 954.391.5305 to schedule your appointment in person at our Coral Springs, FL offices (close to Parkland, Coconut Creek, and west Boca Raton) or with online therapy via phone or video through our secure telehealth platform.
I provide counseling and hypnotherapy sessions in English and Spanish. For more information about counseling in Spanish, click here.
I look forward to speaking with you!