Alchemical Hypnosis

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
— Carl Jung
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Becky Shanks blends hypnotic suggestion, Reiki energy healing and Crystal Tones Alchemy Singing Bowls (TM) to guide minds into theta, the subconscious state of mind we pass through when falling asleep and awakening each day. The practice of hypnosis naturally harmonizes the conscious and unconscious, masculine and feminine, right and left, enlightened and shadow aspects of Self. Learning to access and navigate the state empowers you to

step out of triggered emotional RESPONSES and
relax into this ever-changing present moment. 

Each hypnotic healing session is custom-tailored to meet specific needs and includes a 20-30 minute hypnotic recording to support your healing journey and continued transformation. As we move through your highly personalized, organic sessions, you will begin to recognize, accept, nurture and empower denied aspects of Self to enLIGHTen and integrate “the shadow.” I offer individual sessions, as well as various hypnotic coaching packages designed to deepen, integrate and crystallize the subconscious changes you are implementing.

What exactly is hypnosis?

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Hypnosis is a completely natural state of mind. When in the state, you are relaxed, highly focused and open to suggestion. Anytime you are engrossed in a TV program, you are hypnotized. When you are imagining, daydreaming, meditating, singing along to your favorite song, or enjoying a page-turner, you are in the hypnotic state. Overall, whenever you direct your attention toward something that exists only in your mind, you enter the hypnotic state. Hypnosis is a tool you may use to quiet your mind and intentionally change emotional states to foster more ease and flow in day-to-day life...  Hypnosis canNOT make you do anything you don't want to do.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is therapy administered while one is in the state of hypnosis, and the words "hypnosis" and "hypnotherapy" are used interchangeably throughout this site. I employ various techniques to induce the state of hypnosis and effect positive, lasting change to include my voice, singing bowls, Reiki, NLP (neurolinguistic programming), hypnotic suggestion, guided imagery, story telling, touch and a lot of intuition.

What is alchemy?

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Ancient alchemists sought to literally shift lead into gold or transmute physical matter by interacting with the quantum field. “The aims of the alchemists were threefold: to find the Stone of Knowledge (The Philosophers' Stone), to discover the medium of Eternal Youth and Health, and to discover the transmutation of metals.” In applying analogous quantum theory to the nature of mind, emotional processing and energy healing (Reiki); in witnessing and experiencing hard feelings like anger, disgust, resentment and grief, their frequencies shift to “raise your vibration.” It’s easy to imagine sitting down a heavy piece of luggage and feeling lighter in doing so… same idea: Let go of the density and your Being naturally ‘lightens up.’

What is alchemical hypnosis?

Alchemical hypnosis transmutes the metaphorical lead buried in your subconscious mind into the emotional ‘gold’ of peace, pleasure, connection and wisdom. I partner with crystal singing alchemy bowls and channel Reiki, Universal Life Force Energy, to gently induce hypnosis and guide you toward your inner resources and affect lasting change. It is not my goal to see you over and over and over again; it is my desire to empower you to locate, liberate and integrate unprocessed energy, thoughts, emotions on your own.

How can I benefit from hypnosis?

I believe hypnosis can improve or enhance every facet of life. Please be in contact if you are ready to:

  • overcome anxiety, grief, depression;

  • manage stress and overwhelm;

  • quit smoking, drinking, overeating;

  • fully release chronic pain, both physical and emotional;

  • release toxic behavior, toxic relationships and self sabotage;

  • enjoy more restful, rejuvenating, peaceful sleep;

  • visit past lives or envision new realities;

  • create authentically with the imagination and enthusiasm of a child;

  • access and implement the guidance of your Higher Self;

  • awaken your superpowers and empower your inherent capacity to heal;

  • generally improve your life.

A few other applications include natural childbirth, exercise motivation, self esteem, creativity, focus, success, insomnia, memory, forgiveness, snoring, menopause... The list goes on and on and on! If you are unsure as to how hypnosis might enhance your life, please message me

How does hypnosis work?

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Consider the subconscious is like a super computer with a hard drive full of files. Sometimes the mind accesses the wrong file folder, or the file held within that folder is corrupt: Microsoft Word has crashed, and the document needs to be repaired, recovered, or rewritten. Using the power of hypnosis, I communicate directly with subconscious, asking it to make the repair, uncross the wires, ground the shorting circuit.

Overall, hypnosis serves as an accelerated form of learning. Imagine being guided through a field of tall grass. Once you've reached the other side of that field, you could look over your shoulder and see the newly established path; this is a new neural pathway. The more a suggestion is acted upon, the more well established that new pathway becomes, until it's paved; the neural pathway becomes "hardwired," and the neurons then fire along that new path instead of the old, confused, limited path. This is how we literally change our minds.

You will be in complete control during your sessions... I will guide you into, and hold you in a light trance (alpha or theta) where you are able to engage your conscious, intellectual, thinking mind. Generally speaking, hypnosis isn't creepy or weird or any of the scary things it was once made out to be. It's actually a very, very powerful tool that yields effective, lasting results. Hypnosis is super relaxing, as well as rather enjoyable and sensual (meaning alllll of the senses are engaged) experience... It's like guided imagining. 

What can I expect during my first session?

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Your initial alchemical hypnotherapy session will last up to 2 hours. I will conduct an interview while playing Crystal Tones singing alchemy bowls, and teach you about hypnosis and how mind works to create a perceived reality all while hypnotizing you. I may write a customized, hypnotic meditation based upon wisdom received during your interview. I probably won’t… regardless, you will receive a recording to support your hypnotic healing journey. Expect to part ways closer to meeting your personal goals feeling comfortable, relaxed, focused and energized; more YOU than ever before!

If you live in or around Metropolitan Atlanta, we will practice in-person at Citta the Soul or virtually from the comfort of your own home. If you live in other parts of the United States or World, I'm happy to share my practice remotely via Zoom conferencing.