Tim Ervin, LCPC, BCC, CH

Stop Smoking
Weight Management 
Habit Change

Hypnosis Services

Certified Hypnotherapist by The National Guild of Hypnotists


Unhealthy habits holding you back? Smoking, bad diet, procrastination, & toxic thought patterns hinder millions from reaching their goals. We use a combination of up-to-date hypnotherapy and counseling techniques to help you finally end those pesky habits. Imagine what each day would look like without those oppressing behaviors. Time to free yourself now.

In psychology, hypnosis is often referred to as hypnotherapy and has been used for a number of purposes including the reduction and treatment of pain. A trained therapist who utilizes visualization and verbal repetition to induce a hypnotic state usually performs hypnosis.

Many people think that they cannot be hypnotized, however, research has shown that a large number of people are more hypnotizable than they think.

  • Fifteen percent of people are very responsive to hypnosis.
  • Children tend to be more susceptible to hypnosis.
  • Approximately ten percent of adults are considered difficult or impossible to hypnotize.
  • People who can become easily absorbed in fantasies are much more responsive to hypnosis.

If you are interested in being hypnotized, it is important to remember to approach the experience with an open mind. Research has suggested that individuals who view hypnosis in a positive light tend to respond better.

What exactly is hypnosis?

While definitions can vary, the American Psychological Association (APA) describes hypnosis as a cooperative interaction in which the participant responds to the suggestions of the hypnotist. Hypnosis has become well-known thanks to acts where people are prompted to perform unusual or ridiculous actions (Stage Hypnosis), but, it has also been proven, clinically, to provide therapeutic benefits, most particularly in the reduction of pain and anxiety. When you think of the word “hypnotist”, what comes to mind?

Like many people, the word may conjure up images of a stage-villain who uses swinging a pocket watch to bring about a hypnotic state. Actually, hypnosis exhibits little resemblance to these stereotypical representations. According to John Kihlstrom (psychologist), "The hypnotist does not hypnotize the individual. Rather, the hypnotist serves as a sort of coach or tutor whose job is to help the person become hypnotized."

Hypnosis is often described as a sleep-like trance state; rather, it is better expressed as a state of focused attention, heightened suggestibility, and vivid fantasies. People in a hypnotic state often seem sleepy and unaware, but in reality, they are in a state of hyper-awareness and focus.

Consider the money and time you save as well as clean smelling clothes, house and car. The health benefits of not smoking are well documented, not only for you but also for those around you. Smoking is no longer socially accepted. Just think how free you will feel no longer sneaking or hiding your habit.

Hypnotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) are used together to support your quest to control your weight. Of course you always have the option to use only Hypnotherapy or CBT, though I recommend both.

Bad habits typically form to manage stress, to overcome anxiety, and to promote relaxation. Habitual smoking, abuse of drugs & alcohol, and overeating are some primary ways of self-medication. Not all bad habits involve using physical substances. Procrastination and chronic negative self-talk are examples of bad habits that do emotional harm and damage self-esteem, while attempting to stave off fear, prevent failure, or dissolve guilt.