Hypnotherapy

95% Of Your Brain Is Not Being Used...

Start Utilizing It For Your Benefit

Hypnotherapy Is Backed By Science & It Works Very Well

Hypnotherapy has been well-validated for its efficacy in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic bad habits, smoking dependency, post-surgery pain, sports challenges and more. Numerous cognitive neuroscientists have conducted studies that have revealed that only 5% of our cognitive activities (decisions, emotions, actions, behavior) is conscious whereas the remaining 95% is generated in a non-conscious manner. Hypnotherapy works with this phenomenon rather than against it.

If you want to change one of more of the following, Shirley can definitely help you:

  • Cigarette Smoking

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Fears & Phobias

  • Anxiety

  • Panic Attacks

  • Sleep Problems or Insomnia

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

  • A "Stuck Feeling" In Life

  • Chronic Bad Habits

  • Sports Plateaus 

 

Shirley can help you get to the core of your issue on a subconscious level. This allows you to tap into the hidden 95% power of your brain. Regarding this specialty, Shirley is referred to as a hypnotherapist, hypnosis therapist, therapeutic hypnotist and certified hypnotherapist.

"Referred by my doctor, I went to Shirley for hypnotherapy to quit smoking... I didn't know what to expect, but after my session I just...stopped...smoking. (It's been nearly two months as I type this and no nicotine in any form.) I still have urges, but have been able to overcome them easily. I've used the recording of our session a few times as well, and that's been very helpful. Thank you, Shirley, for listening so carefully and helping me beat cigarettes! Five Stars."

What To Expect?

​Hypnosis is a state of mind, whereby the conscious mind becomes less critical, allowing the subconscious mind to accept suggestions more readily. While in hypnosis a person's senses are "heightened" as is their level of awareness. They experience a quieting of the mind, which enables them to accept positive suggestions.
 
Every person goes through the state of "hypnosis" naturally several times a day. Right before falling asleep at night and awakening in the morning, that physically drowsy feeling, where the mind is still aware of the environment. Children are in hypnosis while they are "mesmerized" in front of the television. Hypnosis is completely natural.

The very word hypnosis causes confusion. It was coined in the eighteen hundreds from "Hypnos" the Greek God of sleep. Unfortunately, by the time it was realized that there was no connection between hypnosis and sleep, it was too late. Various euphemisms have been used to describe the state of mind called hypnosis: creative or guided imagery, autogenic training, suggestive therapy.

Sessions are recorded confidentially so that clients can use them as frequently as they wish.

Key points:

  • Utilize you subconscious mind (95% of your mind)

  • Change your life without unnecessary struggle

  • Recording of the session is provided

Why People Choose Shirley:

Shirley offers concierge service and is able to get better results for her clients because she integrates the powerhouse combination of therapy, counseling, psychiatry, hypnotherapy and sleep enhancement. She is well known for being a great listener and practicing mental health from the heart with compassion.

Some highlights about Shirley:

  • Highly rated with 100% 5-star testimonials

  • Concierge practice

  • Nearly 25 years experience

  • Kind and compassionate

  • Frequently attends lectures, workshops and courses to stay up-to-date on scientific discoveries, new healing methods and best practices

Shirley is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Sleep Specialist, Hypnotherapist, Therapist & Counselor (MFT) and Quit Smoking Specialist. She has trained many PMHNPs in Orange County.​ (All of her certifications and credentials can be found here) 

Because of her experience and knowledge, she has been interviewed on Jim Masters on CUTV News Radio, Blog Talk Radio, Long Beach Post and LBP's HiLo. She has also given lectures at University of California Irvine.

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"Shirley Furman is the BEST practitioner I have ever found to help me cope with and overcome my issues of anxiety, pain from being overweight, insomnia and fear of flying.  I had given up hope of ever feeling 100% again.  She has been a miracle worker for me!  Her demeanor, is so welcoming and immediately I felt a connection.  Shirley is so genuine, caring, empathic and so gifted in how she approaches the issues I bring to her.  If you think you are out of options, you aren't.  Shirley Furman will help you find your way back to your best self,  help you overcome your obstacles and achieve your goals."
-LR

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
Sleep Specialist
Hypnotherapist
Therapist & Counselor (MFT)
Quit Smoking Specialist

Newport Beach

13 Corporate Plaza Drive

Suite 202

Newport Beach, CA 92660

Seal Beach

13001 Seal Beach Blvd

Suite 360

Seal Beach, CA 90740

8:30am - 5:30pm

*Please note, all appointments are currently being done via remote telehealth/telemedicine and phone calls.

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