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By PHILLIP WOOLGAR
Page 38 Saint City News January
Sit back, relax, take a deep breath and imagine
a bright light soothing every muscle in your body.
Hypnotherapy, is a mechanism used to attend
hindrances in a person’s life.
By delving into the subconscious and targeting
reasons for undesired traits, hypnotherapists have cured people’s
addiction to nicotine, meth-amphetamine, food; as well as improved
self esteem, concentration; and managing stress, phobias and fears.
Rosa Marrazzo, has been a hypnotherapist for 15
years, while operating her business, Positive Power Plus, in St.
Albert. She attended the Hypnotism Training Institute of Alberta.
“I do interactive hypnotherapy, accessing the
subconscious mind, to tweak or change unsupportive habits,”
Marrazzo said, while placing a CD of soothing music into her sound
system. “You go back to the time when you made the decision to
smoke [for example], then it is up to the individual to say you’re
not a smoker anymore.”
The client then identifies why they started.
“Usually people say that it’s because they
wanted to fit in or they thought it would be cool,” she said.
“You get to that point then you repeat, ‘you’re not a smoker,
you don’t like smoking, it’s disgusting.’”
As the client sits back in Marrazzo’s bit
beige recliner, they recall their first cigarette. They can snap out
of the relaxed state at any time, but with a glowing ball of
transient light throughout, they decide to keep going.
“I ask them what they were like and if they
would fit in without smoking,” she said. “We’re changing the
decision at the time that they made it.”
Marrazzo said she became a hypnotherapist,
after she took a self-hypnotist course, which led to a huge life
“I found a tool to help myself be more
positive and help me attain my goals,” she said. “I got into
this to help other people.”
The practice isn’t a proven science, but is
widely used by psychologists and certified clinical hypnotherapists
to heal and change unsupportive habits.
“When I see what it does for my clients,
it’s proof. Sometimes people quit smoking after just one session,
but it usually takes three.”
Marrazzo’s biggest triumph was when she
helped a client quit her addiction to meth-amphetamine.
“That took 12 sessions, but she has been off
of it for over two years now and she is studying psychology,” she
said. “That’s something I want to do more of is helping people
quit their drug addictions.”
She said the only reason people are addicted,
have a low self esteem or have no optimism for their future, is
because their subconscious is telling them that they can’t achieve
“The subconscious is that little voice in
your head that says this is going to work or this is not going to
work,” she said. “The subconscious begins from when you’re in
the whom. ... Any habit can be changed or modified when you connect
with the subconscious mind.”
Beliefs become embedded in the subconscious at
a young age and even if they aren’t true, they can control a
person’s life, she added.
“In hypnotherapy we can change those false
beliefs,” she said. “You should, in theory, be able to use your
brain to heal anything.”
Marrazzo said she intends to continue to heal
people for the rest of her life.
“I don’t think I’ll ever retire from this
because I love it.”
Positive Power Plus can be reached by phone at
Journal Saturday, July 30, 2005
Page: H3 Section
with permission from the author Meagan Kelly (Journalist)
matters: Sit back, close your eyes, relax and forget the cheesy
stuff about swinging watches and mantras - hypnotism is much more
The last time I did this, I ended up onstage clucking like a
chicken. But this time, as Rosa Marrazzo, an Edmonton
hypnotherapist, works her magic on me, it's much more relaxing --
and less embarrassing. "Imagine now a beautiful light shining
from your heart. Some people can see it, some people can feel it,
some people simply know it's there," she said. I'm told to
imagine this "light" traveling to every part of my body,
turning me into a warm and fuzzy blob of Jell-O. My
mouth lolls open, but
I'm so relaxed that I couldn't care less. We've all
heard of or witnessed stage hypnosis, where unassuming goofballs
dance like MC Hammer and imitate superheroes. But there's much
more to the art of suggestion. Hypnotherapy, like stage hypnosis,
claims to push aside the conscious mind and tap into the
subconscious mind to get results. While the stage uses hypnosis
for laughs, hypnotherapy uses it for help. "The power of the
mind is incredible," says Marrazzo, who has been mesmerizing
for nearly 15 years.
things, hypnotherapy can be used to help with self-confidence,
depression, anxiety, and even smoking addictions or
weight problems, she says. There are no pocket watches, and
contrary to popular belief you will walk
out of the office knowing what went on. First, the
hypnotherapist helps you get into a trance-like state, like when
you are zoning out your nagging
parents. When you are this relaxed, your conscious
mind gets out of the way and your subconscious mind -- the part of
your brain more in tune with your
emotions, more open to suggestion -- takes over.
Don't think that the process makes you a sitting duck for the
hypnotherapist to mess with your mind. You are actually more
aware, says Marrazzo, just in a different sense. "All forms
of hypnosis are self-hypnosis," says Marrazzo, explaining she
is merely there to help you reach a state of total relaxation
where the problem can be addressed. If you are a nail-biter, she
will help you to relax and then ask your subconscious mind why you
bite your nails. And help you to tell your subconscious that the
nail-biting ends now. It sounds a little Freudian and creepy to
talk to your subconscious mind,
but it's actually kind of neat.
mini-session, Marrazzo has me visualize a box while I'm under the
hypnotic trance. I have to open the box and find something. In my
box is a daisy, and Marrazzo says this is my subconscious telling
me something. Perhaps something to do with beauty, she says.
Judging by the daisy I can see, I seem to be pretty self-assured
(I hope so at least), but Marrazzo says the biggest issue her
clients face is lack of self-confidence. "Most of us focus on
the negative, rather than the
positive. For some reason we're hardest on ourselves
... I coach them back
into that positive connection."
Weisgerberg, a patient of Marrazzo, says not enough people are
aware of how
good someone can feel using hypnotherapy. "It's one of those
she says. Weisgerberg, 33, mother of two young children, went to
Marrazzo to help balance the chaos of a busy life and to shed some
pounds. After three sessions, she says, her mindset changed and
she felt herself becoming more
organized. She also lost 15 pounds. Not bad, eh?
For those of
you afraid hypnotherapy will make your friends ask the hypnotherapist
where they put you, Weisgerberg says not to worry. "It's a
very subtle difference and I think that's part of the success. You
like a different person," she says.
Marrazzo says hypnotherapy is not a replacement for the good old
doctor, she says it is a good alternative when
you're about to rip your hair out after trying everything.
hypnotist Terrance B., who has seen his share of fools over 15
hypnotizing across Canada, says he gets many questions about the
other side of hypnosis after his shows. However, he says most
people who point and
laugh at the goofballs under his spell are unaware
of the power of the mind and hypnotherapy. "I think they need
to know more about how it can help change their lives," he
says. - - - Terrance B's last shows at this year's K-Days are 2:30
and 6 p.m. today.
can be contacted at 918-0524.