Hypnosis & Clinical Hypnotherapy


Hypnosis is one of the most versatile health care tools.  Most of us are familiar with the use of hypnosis for issues like weight loss, smoking cessation, phobias and childbirth. However, the range of issues in which hypnosis is applied may be surprising; from practical skills like memory and stress release to remarkable reductions in blood loss, medication, and recovery time after surgery.

Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, focused attention and concentration; often referred to as trance, or altered state of consciousness. The similarity between hypnosis and sleep is a contraction of peripheral awareness. The difference is that in sleep the focal attention dissolves, and during hypnosis it intensifies, creating a state of heightened awareness and control.

The remarkable outcomes of hypnotherapy lie in the integration of the inner and outer minds. As all hypnosis is self-hypnosis, whether working alone or with a therapist, a basic understanding of the way our minds function can be very helpful to the process.


The Conscious Mind 

The conscious, or outer mind is the one usually most active during our waking hours. It is continually receiving information from the senses, storing data in the brain, and receiving related memories as they are stimulated. The power of the conscious mind is reasoning, though it can be a challenge to exercise. Typically, the senses and memory are constantly bombarding the outer mind and creating thoughts. The more focused our attention, the more we reason with these thoughts, and the better our chances of forming beneficial desires and flexible approaches. The more we scatter our attention, the more we react to these thoughts, and better our chances of forming fears and fixed approaches. 



Each desire, fear or expectation is essentially an image, where we see ourselves within

particular circumstances, reacting or responding accordingly. The conscious mind functions

like a camera, clicking away at whatever subject is held before it. It does not 

discriminate between what we like or don’t like, what is beneficial or destructive, or

whether we are aware or unaware of our thoughts. Each image is treated equally as 

photographic subject matter. 



The Subconscious Mind 


Where the outer mind is the camera, the subconscious, or inner mind is the developing

room. Each image captured by the outer mind is impressed within the subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind works to energize and fix the image; developing it to the extent that it’s quality is felt emotionally, imprinting it physically thru subconscious control of the automatic bodily functions such as respiration and heartbeat, and projecting it into the energy field around the body, where it serves to attract people and events that best support the impressed idea or image, be it true desire or fear. The subconscious mind ensures that, in one form or another, our thoughts become things...inclusive of behaviors and compulsions. 



The goal of hypnotherapy is to harness this creative power of the mind. We 

begin your session by constructing careful images of desired behavior and 
physiology. As you are guided into deep relaxation, with the body quieted 

and the outer mind stilled, the receptivity of the inner mind becomes 

heightened, and those things desired can be clearly impressed and developed. 


The clinical program includes training with mental exercises that each client 

performs at home. These strengthen the ability to still the mind, and hold the 
attention at will; making it simpler to harness the mind's creative power.


Clinical sessions require 1-2 hours, and cost $80. The first session with interview is $95. 


Dream Lodge Hypnotherapy 


2817 West End Avenue, Suite 205  


Nashville, Tennessee


Contact Nancy for further information and to schedule an appointment: 




or call 


(615) 799-1627