Anxiety and Stress Management

Anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways in many different situations.  Some people feel it physically in their chest or stomach.  For others it is more of an emotion.  Sometimes it comes out as anger or withdrawal.  There are different reasons people have for overcoming anxiety as well.  Sometimes it is about improving self-esteem, sometimes it is about improving relationships, sometimes it is about excelling in one’s career, or perhaps it is something different altogether.  Hypnotherapy is a natural way to eliminate unnecessary anxiety and phobias.  In hypnosis, you can learn to be more confident and relaxed.

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“I thought [Madison Hypnosis Center] was amazing! Each session was tailored specifically to my goals. And after each session I took home numerous valuable tips to help with my anxiety. I would recommend Curtis to anyone who asks because of his professional approach and because of the terrific calm that hypnosis brought me. All of which could not be done without Curtis’s talents and personalized focus on a client to client basis. I feel like I really lucked out finding [Madison Hypnosis Center], and I suggest anyone who has any desire to try hypnosis should come here first! *” — Dave

Social Anxiety Hypnosis

Anxiety and Phobias

Anxiety effects people when there is an excessive and or unreasonable fear of social situations (WebMD).  It is essentially the activation of fear at times when there is no need to be fearful.  Hypnosis helps you to find your authentic, confident self so you can learn to relax in situations that cause you distress.  Becoming calm and relaxed is possible.  Getting over your fears is possible, and hypnosis is a very powerful tool to help you.

Each hypnosis session and program is customized specifically for you.  You work with a hypnotist to clarify the problem and the solution.  You work on specific goals that you want to change.  Hypnosis is a state of focused attention, in which the hypnotists guides you through several exercises to relax and focus your attention on making a change.  In doing these exercises, you are able to change your focus in daily life so that you are able to control your responses.  You react differently to the triggers and situations in which you used to have anxiety.  You gain empowerment to engage in situations in the way you would like to.  Hypnosis helps you to access the internal resources that you have to bolster your confidence and comfort in many situations.  Together, we work on the specific scenarios which trigger negative responses, and work on establishing beneficial responses.  Hypnosis allows you to release your fears, and undo any triggers that cause anxiety.


In addition to anxiety, the Madison Hypnosis Center works with clients to overcome various phobias, in much the same way, with a slightly different focus.  Common fears that we have addressed include fears of:

Flying, driving,  dentists, public speaking, exams, insects and reptiles, and many more.  Each hypnosis session is customized to address your specific concerns and preferences for becoming calm and collected in any situation.

“I had been suffering from PTSD, agoraphobia, panic disorder, GAD, DP/DR, and a few others since I was 7 and got really severe 3 years ago. It caused me a lot of trouble, inability to work, some family support, and even my home and pets saw problems. It really took a toll on my life. I’ve gone through most therapies including exposure and cognitive behavioral therapy. I am very aware of all but there just seemed to be a broken light switch or a frayed wire somewhere. I hadn’t given much thought to hypnotherapy until my therapist suggested it. So I got appointments scheduled and was intrigued by new possibilities. I was told it wouldn’t work with overly anxious people. Total myth. After the very first session I felt a difference and was flabbergasted. I can drive more, I can go into public without the overbearing need to run, I can actually see beauty in things. I know I am not completely cured, but the fact that I’ve even come this far after 3 sessions completely astonished me. Plus it helps that Curtis has a great voice to make hypnosis possible. He answered all my questions and then some. He also gave me techniques to use myself for coping along with self hypnosis. He’s very caring about his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone for anything and I will tell my friends about him. I was 20 when I stopped living. Now I’m 24 and learning to live again. Thanks so much for everything. ♡ I’ll continue to come back when needed.*” –Tasha
“I had Curtis recommended to me for social/general anxiety by a relative’s hypnotherapist in Maryland. I’ve always been skeptical of hypnosis, and was not sure what to expect. Curtis was very honest about what hypnosis is and what it can and can not do. As another has said, Curtis is very professional. On top of that, he is very relaxing and calming to talk to and listen to. To the surprise of this skeptic, I did feel noticeably more at ease and less anxious around people after each hypnosis session. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone struggling with anxieties.” -Jeremy

*Disclaimer:  Individual results may vary

Build Confidence

When you build confidence, you improve nearly every aspect of your life.  Your relationships improve, your self-image improves, your opportunities improve, and you feel better.

Confidence is a feeling of self-assurance arising from the knowledge that you have the abilities or qualities you need.  Hypnosis is great for accessing inner resources to be the person you want to be and quickly build confidence.  We have a great program so you can approach life the way you want to with calm, relaxed confidence.

Chances are you have felt confident at some point in your life, even if for fleeting moments.  Hypnosis allows you to capture those moments, amplify them, and incorporate them into your daily life the way that you want to.  Everybody has the ability within them to be confident, and has experienced moments in their lives, or knows what it would feel like if they were confident.  Hypnosis also allows you to be sure of your abilities and gives you the tools and strategies you need to feel self-assured.

Madison Hypnosis Build Confidence

Build Confidence

I was extremely pleased with the results of my three sessions with Curtis, which truly helped improve my confidence speaking in group settings. I went in to the hypnosis experience with an open mind but perhaps a little skepticism, and was surprised and a bit amazed by the end. Curtis is a gifted practitioner and a true professional, and I would encourage anyone who is at all curious about the process to give it a try!” -Laura M.

“Thank you so much for this experience.  Using the tools you introduced during my session, I have been able to really quickly stop thought patterns that cause pain or discomfort and replace them with new ideas and feelings that are empowering. I really enjoy touching my elbow and feeling a rush of confidence.  When I first left your office, I wasn’t sure how much I had changed or how effective hypnosis had been. Throughout the following week, however, I would suddenly “wake up” to find myself calmly carrying out tasks that would have been difficult before. It is apparent that changes have happened on a very fundamental level”-Kara G.

“I appreciated the openness and candid way he conducted the session, also.  After my session I felt like a new person totally relaxed .  Curtis was a wonderful guide toward my goals.  Things are going great.  I am truly surprised at the difference.  I even had one manager come to me and tell me that they notice a difference.  Sometimes it is like I am hearing a different woman.  Thanks for everything.”– Virginia
I am so impressed how closely you listened to the specific details of what I was struggling with and infused them into our session. Your voice is very calm and easy to listen to. I think what has impressed me the most is how my writer’s anxiety has calmed since we met. I no longer have the hopeless sense of feeling overwhelmed by such a daunting task. ” -Amber M.

*Disclaimer:  Individual results may vary

Stress Management

We live in a fast paced world and research has demonstrated that stress has many negative health effects.  Hypnosis is an excellent tool for reducing stress in a healthy way.  The hypnosis process itself is very relaxing, and lends itself to developing powerful techniques to calm your nerves.  Our hypnotist gives you the tools for stress management  in your life so you can be cool, calm and collected in stressful situations.  Contactus today for a consult or appointment


Stress Management Hypnosis

Stress Management

Each session and program is customized for each client.  What we work on depends on your specific situation.  Through hypnosis we are able to work on the triggers that cause stress so that they can instead trigger the response you would rather have.  Clients also learn self-hypnosis and mindfulness techniques which they can continue to use.   Each client is provided with a recording from their sessions.

“*I was very nervous to try hypnosis due to my limited knowledge however Curtis was very thorough in his explanation of the process.  I appreciated the openness and candid way he conducted the session, also.  After my session I felt like a new person totally relaxed .  Curtis was a wonderful guide toward my goals.  Things are going great.  I am truly surprised at the difference.  I even had one manager come to me and tell me that they notice a difference.  Sometimes it is like I am hearing a different woman.  Thanks for everything.” – Virginia

*I have been hypnotized at Guiding Hand Hypnosis several times for both relaxation and sleep improvement. He has always been very professional and supportive. I asked a lot of questions at first, and he was patient with me and made me feel completely comfortable before beginning. His technique is very good, and I was completely hypnotized right away.” -Dana

*Disclaimer:  Individual results may vary