Supporting women on their journeys of healing the past, finding peace in the moment, and designing the future.
As an Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists (ARCH) accredited and registered clinical hypnotherapist, I am honoured to walk beside women as they embark on the treacherous journey of healing from past trauma. Through the use of the evidence-based, trauma-informed modality of hypnotherapy, I support women in easing their symptoms and releasing the past so they can let go of what is holding them back from more intentional and joyful lives.
"Kristina has changed my life for the better and I cannot thank her enough. I would highly recommend hypnotherapy to anyone and everyone and not just for anxiety, it can be applied to any aspect of your life."
Hi! I'm Kristina.
I’ve always been interested in the brain and how it works. I graduated from Simon Fraser University with an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2011. I worked for many years providing crisis counseling for a non-profit organization and found myself constantly disappointed I couldn’t do more.
After a personal struggle with anxiety after the stillbirth of my first son, I sought hypnotherapy to help me heal. I had no expectations, and I went to my first session with a mix of skepticism and an open mind. I was blown away by how quickly my anxiety reduced, my sleep increased and I was finally able to talk about my son without bursting into tears.
After that life changing experience, I read and researched all I could about hypnotherapy and how and why it works. I was fascinated and knew I needed to learn more. My youngest son was only four months old when I enrolled in the intense ARCH Canada Registered Clinical Hypnotherapy program. But I trusted my instincts and have been grateful I did everyday since.
Starting my hypnotherapy practice has been a sort of homecoming for me, I know for certain this is exactly where I am meant to be, doing exactly what I am meant to be doing.
Everyday I am blown away by the progress my clients make. Their willingness to show up and do the work, and the incredible payoff they receive, inspires me each day. I am so excited to be part of their journey. I would be honored to be a part of yours, too.
"The willingness to show up changes us, we become a little braver each time"
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a powerful state of focused attention resulting in an increased ability to accept suggestions and uncover and eliminate the root causes behind issues. Hypnosis helps access inner resources that promote your natural inner healing. It is a naturally occurring state of mind. We cycle in and out of hypnosis while awake. Everyone has already experienced hypnosis thousands of times whether they are aware of it or not. Normal, everyday hypnosis occurs when you are driving down the road and lose track of time, or when you are focusing on a book or movie and don’t notice the things going on around you.
CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY IS...
Clinical Hypnotherapy incorporates a combination of protocols and techniques used in many other traditional psychotherapies, but works directly with the subconscious mind to reprogram the way in which traumatic memories and images are stored in the brain so they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions. Working in the beautiful state of hypnosis doesn’t just facilitate healing but does so without re-traumatizing the client.
A Clinical Hypnotherapist is a mental health professional with extensive training and expertise in the clinical application of hypnosis in therapy.