All too common today, anxiety can come in many shapes, forms and sizes. Throughout life, we develop coping mechanisms that we believe will help us when certain life situations arise. More often than not, they are unhealthy ways that help us cope and do us more harm than good. Hypnotherapy can help you develop more adaptive ways of coping that will help you deal with daily anxiety and stresses more effectively. Hypnosis when used in combination with other psychotherapeutic interventions (eg. CBT) has shown to be effective at reducing anxiety in a recently conducted study.
Having an overwhelming fear or phobia control your emotions can prevent you from leading a more fulfilling life. They can hold you back in your personal life as well as your career. If you feel like your fear or phobia no longer serve you today or hold you back, hypnotherapy might be able to help. Hypnosis is considered an effective adjunctive therapy for the treatment of phobias. It is considered most effective when used in combination with other methods such as exposure therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).
Addiction & Substance-Use Counselling
Addiction can be with us for quite some time before significant negative consequences start to spring up in your everyday life. Usually, this is when most people start looking for help. I have experience working with individuals who are early on in their recovery journey and may be looking for some additional one-on-one support post initial treatment. I’d be happy to help walk alongside you in your recovery process and offer my support.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Mounting scientific evidence and large clinical trials are showing the many benefits of hypnotherapy for the management of IBS. If you are currently having difficulty managing your IBS symptoms with traditional interventions, hypnotherapy may be able to help you. The mind and the gut are anatomically connected and various cognitive processes may be triggering some of your IBS symptoms. We would be happy to discuss treatment with you, feel free to reach out for more information.
Chronic Pain & Fibromyalgia
If you’ve been diagnosed with chronic pain or fibromyalgia, hypnotherapy can be an effective intervention. The medical literature supports pain management and fibromyalgia treatment through hypnotherapy. If you are currently having difficulty with managing your chronic pain or fibromyalgia I may be able to help.
"Sebastian was very professional. He listened to my concerns and helped me with my insomnia. I was having difficulty sleeping for years, and I saw him for a few sessions. I have been sleeping throughout the night now and feel refreshed when I wake up for the day. Would highly recommend him."
"I really appreciate Sebastian's style and professionalism because I tend to be a very skeptical person, but his method really helped the area I have wanted to work on for years. Due to how effective his approach was, I trusted that he would be able to help my boys and since my boys had received treatments from him, positive results are apparent.
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"This is a heartfelt testimonial for Sebastian Di Cesare and West Coast Hypnotherapy. Sebastian has demonstrated to me his passion and dedication to his trade. He is so excited and enthused about sharing his craft with others. His commitment to educating and helping others is remarkable. Recently I've been going through some of my own personal challenges with stress and anxiety. Sebastian has worked with me using Hypnotherapy to tap into my subconscious. It's an intense place to be, but I feel safe and comfortable with him and know that he's got my best interest at hand. I am truly appreciative of Sebastian. He has great things to offer, leads with his heart, but always uses his educational mind for the greater good.
Thank you Sebastian. For the great work that you do and the person that you are."
Dr. Michael H.