ABOUT RHONDA

About Rhonda

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Hi, my name is Rhonda Davis.  I'm a Certified Medical Support, Clinical Hypnotherapist in Farmington, New Mexico. I specialize in helping adults and children achieve their goals, overcome anxiety, manage pain, and experience an amazing accelerated healing response.

As a professional certified hypnotherapist, I use Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), trauma therapy, customized autosuggestion therapy, and other comprehensive techniques to create a completely tailored experience and help my clients through difficult health issues and procedures.

I am a Fellow Member of the International Board of Hypnotherapy which has the highest certification standards in the Hypnotherapy industry, requiring on-going learning for recertification.  I practice self-hypnosis daily to manage pain, stress, improve my immune system and achieve my goals. I can teach you self-hypnosis so you have the tools necessary to manage your life in the "real world" and continue to get the results they want for years to come!

If you have any questions about how Hypnotherapy can help you, please don't hesitate to contact me.

So why did I decide to become a hypnotherapist?

I've had a great passion for holistic healing since I was very young. After graduating high school, I enrolled in massage therapy school. My intention at that time was to start a practice, but after a devastating car accident, I was no longer able to continue with massage. As I began to find my way after the accident, I was given an opportunity to pursue a career in environmental, health and safety (EHS) which served me and my family very well for over 16 years. During this time I continued my studies in mind-body medicine but stayed on track with my career in EHS. I climbed the corporate ladder and kept my passion for healing modalities as more of a hobby.

Then one day, while attending a holistic seminar, I was fortunate enough to meet a very gifted hypnotherapist. It was this encounter, that demonstrated to me that my life's purpose is to help people overcome issues that affect their everyday lives, and could no longer be just a hobby.

 

This is my story…

It all began when I decided to attend a hypnotherapy class, just to see what it was all about. I prepared for the trip and off I went. There was just one "tiny little issue". An issue that was always with me when I went out in public. For years, I have suffered from a mild case of  mysophobia, aka germaphobia. I say mild because, for the most part, I was able to function without anyone even knowing about my issues with germs in public places. Through the years, I learned to control the anxiety I felt in public places with controlled breathing and self-talk. So when I needed to, I would put these methods into action, along with a few rituals, and would make my way through the visit to the lady's room, touching door handles, handrails etc., You get the picture...

Now, anyone who’s ever dealt with this kind of fear knows that there are many triggers that can cause a panic attack to arise. Something as simple as going to a movie could be a challenge for me because inevitably someone with a cough always managed to sit behind or next to me. It was as though I became a magnet for the one person suffering from a cold or flu, and this particular day at the seminar was no exception.

I arrived at the venue and found a seat at the end of a table. The seat to my right was still vacant as the class began. The instructor announced the conference was sold out, and that all the vacant seats would soon be filled as the remaining some students had been delayed due to inclement weather. The class began, and as expected, was briefly interrupted here and there as the delayed students trickled in. The seat next to me remained unfilled until the last student arrived. A young woman looked around the room, found the empty seat and headed my way. She smiled as she pulled up the seat next to me. I smiled back and greeted her.

Within seconds I realized that she had a terrible cough. As she fumbled through her bag to get situated, I noticed she was toting a box of tissues in her purse.

“It’s fine,” I said to myself. “Just relax, pay attention to the class and you’ll be fine. Just breath...”

Now, don’t get me wrong... I felt sorry for her bad luck of catching a bug, having to travel, and then having to be sick during a seminar she had paid good money for. I’ve been sick in similar situations and it’s not fun. 

But then it happened! Germ phobia

She turned her head to the left to cough and who did she cough on without covering her mouth! Yes!!! Me!! 

For the next hour, I sat there as she coughed directly on me. 

 

 

 

Anxious picThe panic was setting in. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to stay in my chair. Inch by inch I scooted closer to the end of the table, but still, she coughed with perfect aim directly towards me. The instructor called a bio break and off to the lobby I ran. I sat in a chair in the corridor trying to breathe and use my self-talk. My leg was shaking and my heart was racing. Trying not to draw attention to myself I sat with my hands clenched together and my leg bouncing up and down as if I was ready to give a small child a pony ride. “Breath!” I told myself. “I’m healthy and I’m strong,” I repeated in my head. Knowing that the class was a week long I knew I could not afford to get sick, but I also knew that every time I was around someone who was sick, I managed to catch it and I felt doomed!

As I sat in the lobby, my anxiety increased. Then as luck would have it, one of the ladies attending the seminar walked by me and smiled. “Are you okay?” she asked. “Yes, I’m fine,” I replied. “Just waiting to go back in.” I tried to say convincingly. “Is there anything I can do to help?” she asked with concern. Great, now not only am I having an anxiety attack but now I’m embarrassed that someone is seeing me have a freakout moment. “I just kinda have a germ thing,” I said trying to sound nonchalant. “Oh,” she said. “I can help you with that if you’d like me to.” I must have looked very confused because I totally was. How could she help me with my freak out, I thought to myself. By this time the hall had cleared as all the students had gone back into the conference. 

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“I’m a hypnotherapist and I can hypnotize you and help you with the anxiety if you’d like,” she said calmly and confidently. I shook my head, yes, thinking what the heck. I had no idea this experience would have such a profound affect on me, and I was amazed at how quickly she was able to help me gain control.

We returned to class and as the days went on, more and more people failed to make it to class because they had been contaminated by the flu bug. I, on the other hand, remained calm and healthy and my immune system stayed strong. Amazingly, I was one, of only a few, who didn’t get sick!

I was so thankful for the compassion this woman showed me in my moment of need. And it was then that I decided I wanted to be a Hypnotherapist. I knew I had to share this incredible gift, with other people who are suffering, so they too can experience the wonderful benefits of Hypnosis just as I had!

I graduated from the academy, went into practice for myself and am now helping people overcome fears, traumas, pain and much more. I continue to improve my skills and knowledge of mind-body medicine, and keep myself and my clients up-to-date as more and more scientific studies are conducted proving these techniques work.

What Makes Me Unique

My hypnosis sessions are customized according to the needs of my clients by integrating techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, guided relaxation, imaging, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE).
In addition to customizing each session to the needs of my clients, I bring love, compassion and real life understanding of how devastating these "tiny little issues" can be.
I now know that stress has a major impact on the immune system turning the little problems into even larger more serious problems because I've experienced it first hand.

The techniques in my programs will help you feel more in control during times when you may be feeling helpless and vulnerable.

These proven techniques:
* Have NO SIDE AFFECTS
* Can help you cope with the emotional stress of surgery
* Use 20-50% less pain medication
* Recover faster, experience shorter hospitals stays, thereby saving you money on medical bills and prescription costs. 

MY CREDENTIALS

You can have confidence when working with me.

 * Trained at Hypnotherapy Academy of America which is a Nationally Accredited School and completed the competency demonstration required for graduation.

* I not only received my certification as a hypnotherapist but also obtained a certification as a Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapy and Natal, Interlife and Past Life Regression Certifications.

* The Academy is distinctly unique as it is the only hypnotherapy school providing techniques and protocols to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for their scientific research purposes.

* The Veterans Administrations ONLY hires hypnotherapists that complete the HAA course.

 

FELLOW INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF HYPNOTHERAPY MEMEBER

 * As a graduate of the Hypnotherapy Academy of America, I'm also a member of the International Board of Hypnotherapy (IBH) which has the highest certification standards in the Hypnotherapy industry, requiring on-going learning for recertification.

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IBH requirements also include:

* Adhering to a strict Code of Ethics

* Adhering to HIPAA regulations Video Conference CLICK HERE 

* Maintaining adequate Professional Liability Insurance.

IBH Provides a unique Benefit to Members and their clients:

* Physician to Physician Consultations CLICK HERE for more information!

 

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Patients Bill of Rights

  • You have the right to have your pain assessed and to be involved in decisions about treating your pain. 

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