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Hypnotherapy utilizes diverse techniques to manage, alleviate and/or eliminate negative habits, addictions, fears and phobias.


Your Hypnotherapy Advisor is Debbie Papadakis C.HT., C.I.

About Hypnotherapy
by Debbie Papadakis C.HT., C.I.

Hypnotherapy begins with transforming the negative aspects of one's personality into positive energy. The individual begins to cultivate a higher consciousness with its qualities of intuition, inspiration and creativity. It is a guided concentration using the power of the unconscious mind. It is useful in assisting in the treatment of:

Emotional blockages
Memory and learning blockages
Negative emotions
Smoking cessation
Shadow beliefs
Limiting decisions
Alcohol & Drugs cessation
Pain control
Weight loss management
Stress management
Self improvement
Sleep disturbances
Fears and phobia

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Regression Therapy
by Debbie Papadakis, C.Ht., C.I.

Regression therapy is used in hypnotherapy to uncover positive or negative imprints and thoughts that happened earlier in a person's life. It is a process of moving backwards chronologically in order to trace past memories. With a trained therapist the procedure is simple, safe and remarkably beneficial.

The subconscious mind controls every organ, gland and part of the body through the autonomic nervous system; it is the "store keeper" of our past experiences. Some of these experiences are suppressed, repressed or forgotten for survival reasons. This happens mainly in order to protect ourselves from the painful memories and not to allow them to interfere and to adversely affect our day-to-day lives. However, these experiences remain in the subconscious mind and in most cases is the root of our problems.

Regression therapy allows us to uncover and find the causes of the initial traumas by communicating with the subconscious mind and to bring out the triggers of different physical, mental and emotional conditions. By playing back its "hidden old tapes" with its patterns and behaviours, the therapist together with the client can identify and be aware of the root of the problem. Then through an increase of awareness and self-acceptance the client can overcome the undesirable conditions. For example, Mary had a great fear of speaking in front of people. In fact, each time she was around people she would become very quiet and would begin to perspire profusely, and if she was asked a question she would be at a loss for words.

Under regression therapy Mary discovered that when she was 6 years old, in grade one, she performed in a Christmas play. When it was time for her to say her lines she forgot them. She looked out at the audience and saw them staring at her. The audience laughed and Mary started to cry. At the time, she did not realise the impact of this event. Under hypnosis she was asked to go back to the first time she felt this fear. Mary talked about the Christmas play and became very nervous. Mary was guided to change the picture by visualising herself being at the same play performing with confidence and feeling successful. She looked out at the audience and they were clapping, she felt great. Mary's fears of speaking in front of a crowd disappeared and her life changed in many ways.

Regression therapy can be used for many physical, emotional, psychological and behavioral problems. If you feel that there are blockages in your life that do not allow you to move forward, you may want to consider having a few sessions of Regression Therapy.

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Hypnosis Can Help You Set and Achieve Goals
by Debbie Papadakis, C.Ht., C.I.

It is well established that being successful in life is a matter of understanding your goals. Most of us know this, but few of us actually set out on a plan of action. The subconscious mind can provide both motivation and knowledge of procedures through hypnosis.

There are two facets to goals. The first identifies what you want to achieve, the second how to go about doing it. To achieve your goals you need to set them realistically, and be accountable for the implementation. To move through planning your goals to achievement, demands that we tell our subconscious what we want. Visualisation skills can be useful. To get our goals into the subconscious, several steps are helpful. Set a basic accomplishment goal then evaluate benefits to stimulate your emotional drive. Note the obstacles; if these are excessive you will fail. Figure out what knowledge and skills you require and if you don't have them, determine where can you get them. Set a plan of action and establish a deadline.

If you haven't been successful on your own, hypnotherapy can program you to proceed through a sequence of small steps--each an achievable goal--so that we can experience both success and a sense of completion.

A lot of us are caught in the "Play Pen Syndrome." As children we are in the playpen to keep us safe. This carries over to our adult life; we play safe, unless we have learned to set goals. Goal setting makes us achieve something in life rather then just going along with what happens.

(As published in The Hamilton Examiner, May 2000)

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Debbie Papadakis, C.Ht., C.I.

Debbie Papadakis, C.Ht., C.I. a licensed Holistic Practitioner with a private practice in Toronto, Canada, is the Director of Hypno Healing Institute Inc.

Debbie's Credentials:

Certified Hypnotherapist

  • a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists
  • a member of the American Board of Hypnotherap


  • trained at the Transformational Arts College, Toronto
  • Reiki Master (Teacher)
  • a member of The Canadian Reiki Association
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
  • a member of The National Federation of Neurolinguistic Psychology

Master Time Line TM Practitioner

  • certified by Dr. Tad James
  • a member of Time Line Therapy Association

National Guild Certified Instructor

  • "I have been helping people all my life and now that my practice is expanding, I look forward to the future with great joy."

Debbie has combined her creative skills, empathy, understanding and her ability to communicate with the unconscious mind, together with her training in various modalities, to work in synergy towards the release of painful feelings and emotions stored in the body, thus allowing it to regain its health. She focuses on healing the body through the MIND. She is dedicated to empowering her clients by helping them reach their full potential and overcoming the emotional blocks which hinder the full enjoyment of their lives. Debbie's goal is to awaken the fearless self.

She has been a lecturer at Centennial College and Humber College in the Toronto area, and most recently was a featured lecturer at the annual convention of the National Guild of Hypnotists in Nashua, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

Debbie is constantly upgrading her skills and is presently pursuing further studies at American Pacific University, in California, U.S.A., for her Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy.


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