Gloria Eichenauer, LPC
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with a masters degree in Clinical Psychology, based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. I welcome clients locally as well as globally, connecting through Skype or by phone. I bring 35 years of counseling experience to my practice, integrating hypnotherapy into my sessions as often as possible. I studied at The Institute for The Work and am proficient in an inquiry system that opens the mind and frees the soul.
I just came out of the darkest period of my life and can honestly say it was the best thing that has ever happened to me. Pain and despair were teachers. Grief, sorrow, sadness, rage and even boredom had something to teach as well, and I received their wisdom through the experience of them. I've come to see the energy of emotions as transformational.
I reached a point in my life where I could not continue to betray my soul's yearning. My defenses fell away and a tsunami of energy moved through me. Surrender was my only option. I spent two years sitting in this fire. I developed an intimacy with sorrow, loss, grief and knew in my heart this was the intimacy that had been missing from my life. Emotions have an innate intelligence that catalyze a certain alchemy. I was softening, more sensitive, more connected, more comfortable inside my skin.
I came to know a new stillness inside. My nervous system relaxed. I breathe differently. There seemed to be a peace that surpasses understanding by the mind. It can only be felt or sensed by the body. It freed me and I believe it can free you, too.
I am no longer interested in selling an image of an accomplished therapist to you. I am more interested in being real with you. That energy is the catalyst for truth and transformation. It is palpable and your soul will recognize it.
It's an everyday practice to clear the mind of its narratives and patterns and open my heart to emotional alchemy but this is my work. When I am a clear, I am more present and available to be of service to you.
- Gloria Eichenauer
Do You Need Me?
All your answers are inside of you, but can you access them? Can you get into your operating system to create the changes that you're seeking? Most folks are challenged by this. They're aware of undesirable symptoms and behaviors, but not so much the beliefs that cause them.
I can help you connect the dots by asking the right questions to identify the core issues.
With your permission, I go digging. With your permission, I guide a hypnotherapy session customized to removing the blocks and unraveling the faulty wiring.
Once your juice starts flowing, you're good to go.
- Gloria Eichenauer
What Distinguishes Me?
This is the part where I'm supposed to brag about myself. The best thing I got going for me is that I know how to get out of the way.
When I let go of what I think I know something greater works through me. I'm the conduit. This can't be understood by the mind. You just have to trust it...as do I.
Thirty-five years of counseling experience tells me the best way to help you if you truly want to get solution oriented is through hypnosis.
In traditional psychotherapy, we discuss your problems from the perspective of your Conscious Mind. Your frontal lobe does not have the information, the insight, nor the wherewithal to unravel these issues at their core.
We need to get into the operating system and program it with the pictures that resonate and illustrate your desired goals.
If I had to claim a super power, it would be truth radar. I used to think everyone had it. Actually, everyone does have it but I know I have it. With your permission, I'll use it to cut through the layers of bs quickly.
I'll be gentle with you. I truly believe that when we feel safe and supported, we're willing to surrender the pretense drop, the masks.
I've sat in the fire. I know what it is to be humbled by life. I do not take your trust in me lightly.
It's an honor to do this work with you.
- Gloria Eichenauer
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural, relaxed state of mind. While meditation clears the mind with the aim of relaxing it, hypnosis does so with the intention of changing it.
Just before you fall off to sleep and upon awakening every day you move through a hypnotic state. When you're driving to a familiar destination, caught up in music or lost in a good book you are in a similar trance-like state. When you're not using your conscious mind to figure things out, when you're no longer aware of time or just feeling at ease you've merged into the flow.
Hypnosis can be considered the process of allowing yourself to slip into a relaxed state of mind with the intention of guiding it toward a desired outcome.
Your mind is like an iceberg. The top of the iceberg above the water is the Conscious Mind; the other 95% of the iceberg under the water is the Subconscious Mind.
The Conscious Mind is primarily concerned for your physical safety and your emotional security. It is continuously scanning your environment for threats, managing thoughts regarding the body's needs.... comfort, hunger, health, etc. Emotional security expresses in a sense of belonging, feeling acceptance, relationship and employment stability, feelings of self-worth.
The mind can get very busy and easily overwhelmed. Out of balance, it starts to stress on all the things it thinks need control.
Symptoms of stress and overwhelm:
The Subconscious Mind stores all your experiences and habitual patterns of behavior. It never sleeps and has record of everything you've been through and what you made it mean. The interpretation that you give your experiences determines how you integrate them into your being. Your Subconscious mind knows where, when and how your "wiring" came to be. It is your operating system.
If we can tranquilize the Conscious mind, we can access the deeper Subconscious levels to learn more about ourselves. When the analytical mind sleeps, we can get into the operating system.
Two prerequisites to hypnosis:
- 1. Your permission.
- 2. A genuine desire to change.
Your Subconscious Mind has your highest interest at heart and will only allow in suggestions that are in alignment with it. A hypnotherapist cannot program you to do anything that's not in your best interest.
A vivid picture of how you want to look, feel and be. Eliciting a strong emotional response from your body, repeated. While withholding disbelief. Allows you to transform. Literally, changing the form of neuropathways in your brain.