Lecture Series presents:
Hypnosis: The Mystery, Myth and Meaning
with Kelley Kieve
Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Admission is $5
For many, the term "hypnosis" evokes images of someone acting silly on a
vaudeville stage or lured by evil forces to perform a heinous crime in a horror
movie, but on Thursday, October 10, Kelley Kieve will unravel the myths and
correct some commonly held misconceptions about hypnosis. Also, she will
explain a range of therapeutic benefits associated with hypnotherapy.
Kieve, a hypnotherapist certified by the nationally approved American Council
of Hypnosis Examiners (A.C.H.E.), will include a brief history of hypnosis,
differentiate between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, and discuss the many issues
hypnotherapy can address.
In her Gualala practice Kieve works primarily in three areas - regression
therapy, dream work, and trauma resolution. The patient under hypnosis is
better able to remember past events that may be suppressed in the subconscious
mind. By guiding the subject in a controlled way to go back and discover the origins of a problem, she can help the individual deal with and resolve issues using the sub-conscious as a guide.
In dream work, which differs from both the Freudian and Jungian approach, she
helps clients explore their own sense of the characters and objects in a dream.
This process develops a sense of personal ability and insight in the dreamer. It
enables dreamers to arrive at a direct perception of the issues that underlie
the dream and are impacting their life.
Similarly, trauma therapy helps someone resolve issues around a traumatic
experience and deal with the emotional issues that arise from that experience.
Hypnosis can also assist people with quitting smoking, losing weight, test
anxiety, increasing sports performance, phobias, pain management and much
A resident of Gualala for twelve years, Kieve works from her office in Anchor
Bay. Previously, she was employed as an occupational therapist and worked
with emotionally disturbed children in the public schools. Her experiences led
to the interest in hypnotherapy and she believes it is a powerful tool that she
Kieve will conclude her presentation with a group hypnosis that focuses on
stress reduction. The audience will be surprised with what they will learn from
this informed discussion of a misunderstood topic.
The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email
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