Healing * Transformation * Spiritual Growth
Because Self-Knowledge is the Key to Life.
"Every moment is new, every moment is different. Accepting who you are, you are ready to go wherever you want to go." - Sid Gershenson, Gestalt Therapist
With each moment, we have changed. Therefore knowing who-we-are each new moment is crucial for empowered living. Instead of living from the memory of who-we-think we are, we live from instantaneous self-knowledge. Inner work facilitates self-knowledge through the healing of old wounds, and through recognizing our real feelings and needs today, each moment anew. In the process of self-knowledge, we release naturally what has completed its usability, and discover the resources that are appropriate for who-we-have-become now.
A variety of modalities are integrated into Alchemical Hypnotherapy, including Gestalt Therapy, Intuitive Reading, Nonviolent Communication, Shamanic Journeying, and Energy Work such as Chi Nei Tsang (physically applied alchemy of Taoist Abdominal Massage, and Taoist Meditation Practices) as well as Usui Reiki. My specialties include couples communication, family mediation, as well as honest and compassionate talk about sexuality and money. In an empathic space, clients can access their inner world and build a constructive, empowering relationship with it, through which they then can achieve profound transformation, integration, and healing. My work facilitates space where the psyche releases stress organically, and naturally re-calibrates toward a balanced life.
Instruction and practical application to access your subconscious mind for healing and knowledge
Alchemical Hypnotherapy specializes in Inner Guide work. We learn to transform and heal deep-seated issues through conscious communication with our subconscious mind in a deep yet alert and consciously interactive state of trance.
befriend yourself and walk your path in dignity and beauty
Gestalt Therapy is about creating awareness through self-observation and exploration: A process for getting to know and befriend yourself. Rather than trying to make yourself fit into an expected, pre-designed form of living, Gestalt is about creating the form of your life according to your inner self. You commit to being who you discover yourself to be, and surrender previous agendas for the benefit of your inner truth. Healing is a common side effect of Gestalt work, inspired by a lifestyle in agreement with the truth of your becoming.
Hands-On Healing incorporating Chi Nei Tsang, Reiki, and Shamanic Healing
lie down, I'll do it
- relax and connect deeply with yourself
- release old tensions
- receive new awareness
- restore lost power
Chi Nei Tsang
Based on the five elements of Taoist healing, Chi Nei Tsang provides gentle manipulation of the organs through abdominal touch. This helps the body process and digest life's experiences. Chi Nei Tsang tends to be deeply relaxing. Emotional awareness can be part of the process. The practitioner supports clients in feeling and releasing emotions lodged in the organs. Through the practitioner's touch, the client's body becomes aware of its holding patterns, and makes effortless adjustments toward healing.
Reiki is hands-on energy work, given onto a clothed body. Can be given singularly, or in combination with dialog and guided self-healing.
Spiritual journeys into non-ordinary reality are involved in Shamanic Practices. The practitioner traces your spirit body and locates loss of power in order to retrieve it. This is often done through power animal or soul part retrieval, but can happen in other ways, as well. The practice of retrieving lost soul parts is one of several ways of reconnecting disassociated parts of the psyche/soul to one's conscious awareness. Lost soul aspects hold much of one's power, but can also carry the painful emotional memory of the event that triggered their leaving. They hide until one is ready to feel and release the emotional charge, and re-integrate the power and qualities the soul part holds. The practitioner journeys into your energy body and tracks the soul part/s that is/are are ready to return. Not always are they ready: sometimes the practitioner returns with information on what you need to do before the part/s is/are ready to come back and stay with you. After the part is brought back into your conscious awareness, you will also need to do "homework" in order to help yourself and the retrieved soul part to integrate and move forward together. This includes dialoguing with the soul part in meditation, creating art, journaling, and/or doing your own journeys to re-befriend this aspect of yourself.
"Nora helped me to resolve an encounter that was troubling me. The unhappy encounter aroused old issues and feelings of abandonment. Anger was also a part of it and it all felt very complicated and hurtful. Nora very skillfully helped me to sort out and resolve these feelings. She was caring and insightful; her intelligence and humor helped me to gain perspective. For psychological and emotional help and healing, I recommend Nora highly." Pat Mitchell Hypnotherapist, 2015
"Nora is a very gifted intuitive being, deeply rooted in fairness, honesty and integrity. She made me feel so safe when giving me a hypnosis session, that I was able to open up and move through my issues on such a deep level, never felt by me before. Nora is someone with whom you can have a deep experience, trust and feel safe along the path. She seriously knows her stuff!" - Sera L., Portland, 11/13/2014