Specializing in Hypnotherapy & Medial Hypnoanalysis
*** Now Accepting New Patients ***
For appointment: Call us at (952)933-3460
Years In Practice: 30+ years
License: Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) Number 00371
Treatment provided for: Adolescents, Adults, Children, Couples, Families, and Seniors
Uses For Hypnosis: Smoking cessation, weight loss, gambling addiction, drug addiction, pain management, ADD/ADHD, relationship, fear and phobias, stress, anxiety, sexual dysfunctions, RET therapy, self improvement, learning and memory, aging, stroke recovery, visualization, sports improvement, goal achievement, surgery, childbirth, pet hypnosis, and more. Visit our “Uses for Medical Hypnosis” page for more information.
Location: 527 2nd NE, Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: (952) 933-3460
Hours of operation:
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday-Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday
Evening and weekend appointments available
We Accept Most Traditional Insurances and Other forms of Payments
• Many HMO’s accepted, call us to see if your insurance will cover therapy
• Value Behavioral Health
• United Behavioral Health
• Health Partners
• Seed of Hope: Resource for Professional Counseling is a not for profit, faith-based organization committed to facilitating the process of healing and transformation in the lives of individuals and families. This is accomplished by reimbursing eligible therapists for seeing clients who could not otherwise afford professional counseling, or whose insurance policies will not allow them to go out of network in order to obtain a therapist who holds similar faith values. We believe in doing what is right and that it is up to each person to determine what that is for themselves. If you agree with this then we have similar faith values.
• Crime Victims: Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board can help with your expenses.
Call (651) 282-6256 for more information.
• Gambling Addicts: Receive financial help from the State of Minnesota
What can Medical Hypnoanalysis do for Me?
Hypnosis is currently used in some health care environments to help bring about changes in thinking and behavior. Some health care providers also use hypnosis to alter the experience of pain and stress without the use of drugs. For example, people in chronic pain may use Hypnoanalysis to:
• Help modify their experience of pain, anxiety and fear
• Reduce their need for medications
• Make medical procedures more comfortable
The YouTube video below is of Bill Ronan’s heel surgery where he used self-hypnosis for pain and used no anesthetic during the surgery.
What is hypnosis?
Medical Hypnoanalysis and its many uses in the practice of psychotherapy is speedily emerging as an exceedingly valuable discipline in solving problems. It can be very helpful in numerous cases of psychotherapy and psychiatry. In regards to contraindications when a particular treatment or procedures (such as surgery or medication regiment) are inadvisable, hypnosis is almost certainly the method with the lowest risk. In spite of that, few therapeutic measures are less understood or more weighed down by misconceptions and misunderstandings.
When interviewing a new patient most hypnoanalysts ask the client what he or she thinks hypnosis is. Replies range from sleep, to unconsciousness, to surrender of mental powers and control, to magic, to voodoo. All are in error!
Hypnosis cannot be sleep. The subject is completely conscious of communication and is able to respond on request either orally or by gesture. Medical Hypnoanalysis is not a form of unconsciousness. A hypnotized person asked to make a precise movement will comply with the request unless it is offensive, in which case there will be a negative response.
There is no surrender of mind or control. A person who does not want to be hypnotized cannot be hypnotized or be induced to do or say anything, which violates personal standards of behavior or integrity. There is neither the supernatural nor voodoo involved.
Hypnosis is considered an altered state of consciousness featuring “selective perception,” a process in which the subject (who is in control) chooses to see only what is relevant. This requires guided concentration provided by a Medical Hypnoanalyst or, in the case of self-hypnosis, by the individual subject. It can be learned by almost any client and provide the receiver with a life of benefit.
For a more descriptive definition of hypnosis, visit “Definitions of Hypnosis” page or click here.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
All humans, and possibly several animals, have two distinct minds: the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. This unconscious mind can also be thought of as the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and is immensely larger and more influential than the conscious mind. Although it houses the subconscious, the unconscious ANS mind is the least understood.
The subconscious ANS receives and retains all messages we receive from our backgrounds whether inherited, social, religious or experiential. It gathers all the conflicts, be it little or big, that come into our lives daily. When the conscious mind becomes overloaded, the subconscious ANS mind prepares us for what is considered suitable action, usually fight or flight. It does not analyze like the conscious mind, but accepts all messages in the literal sense.
Hypnosis is a means of communication between the conscious mind and the subconscious ANS mind. Many problems, habits, stresses, anxieties, attitudes or apparent deficiencies can be traced to interpretations by the subconscious ANS mind which, once understood by the conscious mind, can reduce or resolve specific problems.
The seat of all memory is stored in the subconscious Autonomic Nervous System as well. Traumatic events can be buried or suppressed in the subconscious ANS. A major benefit of Medical Hypnoanalysis is the capacity to find the origin of a troublesome disorder, understand incidents, discover memories, or bring hidden information into the light.
What You Will Experience When Hypnotized
Your first visit with your Medical Hypnoanalyst will be investigative. You will learn about hypnotism and become relaxed with it. The Medical Hypnoanalyst will discuss your interests and goals to decide if hypnoanalysis can achieve what you want to attain. If you both feel that it will be advisable to continue, your Medical Hypnoanalyst may give you some small tests to verify your suggestibility, ability to relax, and your skills at visualization. These procedures which assist your hypnotist in adjusting to your individual needs and devise a hypnosis strategy tailored for your particular needs. This specific unique care plan will be suitable to your personal subconscious (ANS), retained, and acted upon in a way leading to complete attainment of your goals.
What Can Medical Hypnoanalysis Do?
A competent Medical Hypnoanalyst, working with a highly suggestible client-subject, can create apparent miracles. Relaxation can be induced to relieve pressures of stress at home and work or used to help alleviate insomnia. Unwanted problematic habits can be brought under control – whether it is smoking, overeating, alcohol, drugs or unwanted mannerisms.
Medical Hypnoanalysis has proved effective in countless physical and mental illnesses, dealing with phobias, degenerative conditions, anesthesia requirements, and especially attitude modifications. It can create a positive attitude that is crucial for healing. It can enhance learning, develop motivation, build confidence, and improve relationships. Up to 90% of the public can be hypnotized.
Where Did Hypnosis Derive?
The basics of hypnosis go back to ancient times. The medicine men of Native American Indian tribes seeming performed miracles in early centuries. By the 1700′s, wider apparent usage began in several forms under different names. Periods of advancement and stagnation in the growth of contemporary hypnosis has molded it into its current stasis. Medical curiosity and recognition expanded following World War II when the use of Medical Hypnoanalysis proved particularly useful to surviving battlefield casualties for those suffering from shock, injury, battle fatigue, and various psychological disorders.
As the understanding of hypnosis improved, it became acknowledged as an essential addition to counseling, psychology, psychotherapy, and psychiatry. Medical fields including neurology, obstetrics, emergency medicine, and burn therapy also incorporated hypnosis care in treatment or rehabilitation. In addition, hypnosis has encountered a pronounced rise of usage in dentistry and other areas where pain control is essential.
Results are typical but not guaranteed!
Be a better you through hypnosis! Call Applied Behavioral Health Care at (952)933-3460 to schedule an appointment today! Medical Hypnoanalysis expert Bill Ronan is an American Psychotherapy Association Diplomat and Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with over 30 years of experience helping people achieve their goals. Applied Behavioral Health Care is located right off Hwy 169 and Hwy 7 in Hopkins, MN, and conveniently near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Evening and weekend hypnosis appointments are always available by request.