222 Auburn St, Suite 102
Portland, Maine 04103
Welcome to Hypno-Health!
My name is Hugh Sadlier. I am a Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist and have been practicing hypnosis in Maine since July 1, 1991. I have earned additional certifications in Complimentary Medical Hypnosis, Sports Hypnosis, Hypno Coaching, Neuro-Subliminal Programming, and Advanced Past Life Regression. Through hypnosis, I help people make changes within themselves and in their lives that enable them to achieve optimal mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
I have worked with people on over 200 different issues, ranging from anger, childbirth, fears, insomnia, and pain to relationships, self-confidence, smoking, sports performance, stress, test-taking and weight.
My office is in Portland at the Integrative Health Center of Maine. In addition to office sessions, I offer phone hypnosis and Skype hypnosis for people who prefer the convenience and privacy of their own home or are unable to travel to Portland. I also offer a free consultation to answer questions you may have before making an appointment.
The Hypno-Health Experience
Hypnosis enables you to connect with the 90% of your mind that is subconscious, where your whole life is recorded. That's where habits take hold. Think of it like riding a bicycle. When experiences, messages, and influences in our lives are repeated, they tend to result in the formation of habits. Habits can be very positive, very negative, or anywhere in between. Hypnosis can help eliminate unwanted habits by removing them from your subconscious mind.
On the other hand, if you only address negative habits with the 10 percent of your mind that is conscious, the chances of success are significantly reduced. The conscious mind is where willpower resides. Willpower is like a rollercoaster: strong and weak, strong and weak. It's difficult to maintain a strong will long enough to eliminate negative habits. Even if you manage to do so, the "roots of the habit" will still be connected in the subconscious mind. That means they might be triggered at any time, and the habit could then return.
Yo-yo dieting is a good example. People may, using their conscious minds and various weight-reduction programs, lose huge amounts of weight. But because their overeating habit still has subconscious roots, it could easily come back. The result: a re-gaining of the lost weight – and perhaps even more!
The most effective way to eliminate habits is to pull out those subconscious roots. As you enter the hypnotic state and bypass the conscious mind completely, you are able to access the information stored in your subconscious mind. Then you are ready to do the "three Rs" of hypnosis: Release, Replace, and Reinforce. Once you have a complete understanding of why the habit took root, you can Release its influence on you from that moment on. Then you Replace the released habit with a new, positive way of being. By repeating and reinforcing that "new you," it becomes your permanent positive habit.
When you come to Hypno-Health, we'll talk about the issue you want to resolve, and I'll explain all about hypnosis so you get a good understanding of what it is, what it isn't, and what it's like to be there. Basically, it's a very comfortable, peaceful state. Your body is deeply relaxed, like when you're asleep, but all your senses are awake and alert. You are aware of everything and remember everything. You only say or do in hypnosis what you would say or do in the conscious state. You only accept suggestions that are acceptable to you. You are in control at all times and will return to full consciousness whenever you want or feel the need.
I will also teach you how to go into self-hypnosis so you can powerfully reinforce the new habit. During your final session, I'll make a personalized CD or mp3, which, when listened to in self-hypnosis, becomes the most powerful way of reinforcing the new habit and making it permanent.