Hypnosis Weekly Podcast

Curtis Ryals was featured on the international Hypnosis Weekly Podcast with Adam Eason to discuss ethics in hypnosis. Listen here: https://www.hypnosis-weekly.com/episode-109-curtis-ryals/

For more training in hypnosis ethics please visit hypnoethics.com

Perspective on Hypnosis

I recently worked with a client, who had a great experience and put her perspective into a creative outlet.

Her words and photo are below:

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Madison Hypnosis Center

Three weeks ago, I took up hypnotherapy. I knew close to nothing about it…but hypnosis had always intrigued me. My anxiety had worsened, and my compulsive skin picking at my face and hands was increasing. I KNEW if I returned to my usual “Traditional” therapist, they would increase my medication.

Typically, I say very little about where my self portrait ideas stem from. I love hearing each person’s personal interpretation. It all means something different to everyone.

But after 3 sessions (approximately 3 hours) of hypnotherapy…I needed to put together an image that portrayed how I felt.

Weightless. Floating. Above the wreckage and fears that came with my battles with anxiety.

My skin picking has decreased substantially, and my anxiety has lessened.

Within my 3 sessions of hypnosis, I learned how to hypnotize/deeply relax myself. I learned how it works, why it works, and why it is effective. It’s something I would recommend to everyone and I’ll probably keep doing it myself!

Special thank you to Curtis at Madison Hypnosis Center!

Madison Hypnosis Center Spring Newsletter 2018

Hello Everybody!


Happy first day of Spring!  With the new season comes new growth and new opportunities.  The Madison Hypnosis Center is up and running in our new location at 6328 Monona Dr.  You are welcome to come join us for our ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, April 13th at 11:00-11:30 am.  The event is open to the public.  Come see the new space and socialize with others.  Refreshments will be provided.

As you enjoy the warming weather and longer days, self-care is particularly important.  We are offering several classes and workshops to meet your needs.  Come join us for these great opportunities:

Restorative Hypnosis and Acupuncture Workshop

Restorative Hypnosis and Acupuncture Workshop

Thursday April 19 – 6:00 to 8:00pm

Madison Hypnosis Center
6328 Monona Dr., Madison, Wisconsin 53716

Join us for a unique evening of self care, personal discovery, and relaxation.  This 2-hour workshop will integrate relaxation through guided meditation intertwined with restorative acupuncture.  It will be a night of calm, tranquil connection to yourself and the group around you.  We are limiting the spots available to have a more gentle, calming effect so register soon.

Register here

Other workshops include:

Energy Movement and Yoga w/ Kelly Garrigan

Saturday, April 14 at 10 AM – 12 PM

This two hour workshop with Life Coach and Yoga instructor Kelly Garrigan, will discuss the meridians of the body, how energy moves and introduce methods to incorporate into your yoga practice that can amp up the healing power of the body.

All levels welcome-we will be doing gentle, slow yoga moves.
Wear comfy yoga clothes, bring your yoga mat, and a pen to write with.

Held at the Madison Hypnosis Center 6328 Monona Drive

Email guidinghandhypnosis@gmail.com to register

Applied Neuroscience for Health Improvement

Saturday May 12th and Saturday May 19th 9:30AM – 11:30 AM

This course, held on two consecutive Saturdays, will be taught by personal trainer Andrew Kwasnieski.  Andrew will guide you through a series of light exercises based on neuroscience research designed to help you train your brain for better fitness, balance, and health outcomes.

Held at the Madison Hypnosis Center 6328 Monona Drive

Email guidinghandhypnosis@gmail.com to register


Madison Area Wellness Collective (MAWC) Wellness Fair


The Madison Hypnosis Center will be giving a presentation at the wellness fair.

April 28, 2018 – 3:00pm to 8:30pm


Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center

953 Jenifer St.
Madison, WI 53703

Join the Madison Area Wellness Collective (MAWC), UW-ADEPT, the Dane County Timebank (DCTB) and NPO UNI at our Community Wellness Fair — It’s An Experience, Not An Expo!

Wellness is more than just good body health. It is also feeling comfortable, happy, peaceful, supported and safe. It can mean making the most of your whole self:
” Your Body, Moving and at Rest
” Your Emotions and Thoughts
” Your Food and Nutrition
” Your Family, Friends & Community
” Your Peace and Spirit
” Your Laughter and Playfulness
” Your Home and Environment

Come sample and play with us and try some ways to be well! Some may be new to you!
Learn! Ask!

It’s Free and Family – Friendly!
There is something for everyone to try.

” Join in movement activities! Tai chi, yoga, dance, walks, posture, exercise, and more!
” Enjoy healthy snacks and refreshments and learn from nutrition experts!
” Learn new things about your health and how to find help! Nature, stress management, meditation, arthritis, non-violent communication, and more!


The Philosophy and Science of Willpower


Wednesday April 18 at 6:15-7:15p

Curtis Ryals, owner and director of the Madison Hypnosis Center, will be giving a presentation at the American Family Insurance Dream Bank.  This event will outline the philosophical foundations for the notion of free will, and will explain the best methods, based on current scientific research, to enhance your own will power to use in your daily life.  Attendance is free and open to the public.

Held at American Family Insurance Dream Bank, 1 N. Pinckney Madison, WI

New Year, New You

Happy New Year!

2017 has been an exciting year for the Madison Hypnosis Center, and this is a good time to reflect upon the ups and downs of the last year.  We have helped people to improve their lives by quitting smoking, overcoming phobias and anxieties, and working towards their weight loss goals, among other accomplishments.

2018 promises to be even more exciting.  The Madison Hypnosis Center has recently changed its name (from Guiding Hand Hypnosis) and is moving to a new space nearby in March of 2018 as we expand our services.  We are pleased to announce that we will be moving two doors down into 6328 Monona Drive, which is located in the space next to the Cozy Home.  Once the move is complete, offerings will be expanded to include a variety of classes to meet your needs in mindfulness and fitness.  Classes will range from informative classes, group hypnosis, coaching, and exercise classes of various levels.

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New location for the Madison Hypnosis Center: 6328 Monona Drive

Madison Hypnosis Center will continue offering high quality individual hypnosis services to help you meet your goals or make personal changes.  As the New Year is often a time of goal setting and personal renewal, take this time to assess your values and intentions for the upcoming year, and let us be a part of your journey to help set you on your new path.   Many people make resolutions for the New Year, but not many people follow through with them.  Hypnosis can be a great tool to help you get the most out of the new year.

Getting in the zone with hypnosis

The video below talks about getting into a zone state. You can use hypnosis to get into the zone in a way that works for you. This can be useful for athletics, academics, or work performance. At the Madison Hypnosis Center we offer customized programs for helping you to get into your flow state on command. Call us for more information to schedule and appointment.

What’s in a name?

We are happy and excited to announce that Guiding Hand Hypnosis has officially changed it’s name to the Madison Hypnosis Center. Ownership and management have stayed the same, and we still offer the same great services and transforming experiences,but the new name better reflects our business and our role in the community. Names are important reflections of identity, so it is important to be mindful of what you call yourself, and choose that which best reflects your identity. Guiding Hand Hypnosis was originally chosen to reflect the fact that our customers are going through a journey of change, and in providing hypnotherapy, Guiding Hand Hypnosis guides you through that process. While we still offer a guiding hand through your change process, Madison Hypnosis Center is a reflection of our growing presence as a mindfulness center and better reflects what we have to offer to the community.