HYPNOSIS at Total Life Coaching!

Hypnosis is really a natural state most everyone has experienced at some time in their life. There is nothing mysterious or eerie about it.

Have you ever watched a movie and felt you were a part of it - or, even better – have you ever found yourself believing something is possible in a movie that you wouldn’t think possible in real life?

Have you ever been lured into a purchase by an effect ad, TV spot, or really good sales person?

You were hypnotized!

It can be very effective in making lasting changes in your behavior or lifestyle.

It can offer you a change in experience and emotion causing you to have a change in thought and/or behavior.

Hypnosis can be conducted in a structured environment or can be done through casual conversation.

You cannot be hypnotized without consent.

Once hypnotized, you have the choice to accept or reject the suggestions. In this sense, the person being hypnotized is always in control of the situation.

How does it work?

Our ‘mind’ is composed of not only the critical component we use consciously every day – the conscious mind (beta).

There is a part of our mind that most of us are unaware of. This part of the mind is referred to as the ‘Unconscious Mind’ (alpha).

This part of the mind stores the memories of everything we experience. It also stores our emotions and handles the functioning of most of our body – heart rate, breathing, etc. (that’s a good thing because if we had to direct these processes every second of every day – nothing else would get done!).


The Unconscious (alpha) level of the mind is the only area where you can make effective changes.

Hypnosis works with the Unconscious Mind to make the changes you want to be able to live the life you want to live.

Hypnosis as a Complementary Treatment Modality in Your Overall Health Plan:

Hypnosis has shown to be an effective complementary approach in the overall health plan in many disease processes. Included are Cancers, Stroke, Heart Disease, Chronic Pain, and more.

We are happy to provide services based on your Physicians recommendation.

Total Life Coaching is proud to associate with Mesothelioma.com to provide hypnosis services to those with mesothelioma cancer (as well as other cancers).

Initial studies have shown hypnosis to be extremely beneficial for cancer patients and loved ones who battle anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and other secondary symptoms associated with traditional cancer treatments.

Aggressive cancers like mesothelioma can have harmful side effects associated with radiation and chemotherapy regimens.

Hypnosis has demonstrated improved capacity to manage these symptoms in mesothelioma patients as well as that of other types of cancer.

The following article explains the benefits of hypnotherapy in cancer:

Hypnosis a Powerful Tool in Complementary Cancer Care

Complementary therapies, while not given the attention that more traditional cancer therapies may receive, are perhaps equally important while undergoing treatment for certain types of cancer. Patients diagnosed with difficult to treat malignancies will often use these types of therapies in conjunction with traditional surgical, chemotherapeutic, or radiology techniques to form a more comprehensive and effective treatment regimen. Among the most important and effective alternative therapies utilized by those diagnosed with cancer is hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy has been used for many years in clinical settings. Hypnotherapy’s role in cancer management however, is relatively new and indications are that its utilization has not been fully maximized yet. Effective cancer treatment often depends on the patient’s ability to not only defeat the cancer through treatments but also to maintain their health and mental spirit throughout the painful side effects of cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation.

Often, the symptoms and effects of the cancer itself on the body are negligible compared to the pain and other side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. This is where acupuncture has been said to be most effective. Cancers such as mesothelioma, which are often unable to be removed by surgical means, are often treated with some combination of chemotherapy and radiation. While these potent therapies can be effective in eliminating some of the tumor mass and growth, they also profoundly affect the health of the surrounding tissue. Symptoms of these effects including fever, nausea, and general pain have been dramatically reduced through the utilization of hypnosis. Patients, who are able to withstand these symptoms and recover quickly, will often be able to be more aggressively treated, increasing the efficacy of the treatment regimen as a whole. Some specific hypnotherapy techniques utilized in pain management include altering the neurophysical configuration of pain, control of anticipatory anxiety, and targeted imagery.

Hypnotherapy techniques may not be appropriate for all patient’s pain and individual symptoms but it’s certainly worth exploring as it can do very little harm in experimenting with integrative therapies. The goal with alternative therapies, as with traditional mesothelioma treatments, is always to increase the effectiveness of treatment as a whole. If hypnotherapy can assist in any way in helping patients recover or manage symptoms of chemotherapy or radiation, then it will have contributed to the treatment regimens overall efficacy and should certainly be utilized.


Erickson MH: Hypnosis in painful terminal illness, in Haley J (ed): Advanced Techniques of Hypnosis and Therapy: Selected Papers of Milton Erickson, MD. New York, Crune & Stratton, 1967.Sunnen, Gerard M.D. , Hypnotic Approaches in the Cancer Patient Ozonics International, LLC

At Total Life Coaching we offer you:

Hypnotherapy, Instructions in Self Treatment, and Certification Course


Are you finding yourself struggling with any of the following situations?:

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Eating/Weight Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Focusing
  • Letting Go
  • Other habit or pattern

You are not alone; hundreds of thousands of people struggle with these issues every day. They try various methods to get results they are looking for with little or mixed results.


“In just 1 session with Mary I was able to beat the smoking habit I had for over 35 years! It was so effortless that many friends and co-workers didn’t realize any difference in me.” T.C San Clemente, CA

“I wasn’t happy with my weight and decided to try hypnosis to at least reduce some of the eating habits I had. After 1 session I stopped drinking coke at work (which I was drinking all day long!), and to this day I drink primarily water at work. P.S. Huntington Beach, CA


Self techniques are easy to learn and can have a dramatic effect in helping you to change your life - to change your thoughts, to eliminate the patterns you continue to follow.

In effect all the techniques used are self directed and self accepted.

You will be taught how to get into a trance by yourself and how to pre-program the suggestions you want to follow.

Certification Courses:

A 3 day course which includes Introduction to Hypnosis, step by step method of effective hypnosis technique, preparation for trance, deepening techniques, self hypnosis, treatment for smoking, weight loss and pain, and more.

Practitioner Hypnotherapy certification is included in the Practitioner NLP Coach course. It includes Ericksonian techniques, hynotic patterns, deepening techniques, basic use of pendulum, and more.

Master Hypnotist certification is included in the Master NLP Coach course.

(all certification are through American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH))

Mary Titus is Certified as an Instructor of Hypnotherapy by the ABH

We also offer an introductory class/workshop in NLP and Hypnosis that is not a certification level program.

Total Life Coaching is certified as an approved School of Hypnosis by the ABH.

Next Offering: 3 Day Hypnotherapy Certification Course

Location: Laguna Beach, CA

Weekend: Friday (PM), Saturday, & Sunday ~ November 9, 10, & 11, 2012
Friday: 5PM - 9PMSaturday and Sunday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

To Register for this course click the Hypnosis link here.
For more information on our Hypnosis courses, Self Treatments or Certification Courses please complete submit the contact form by clicking this link here.

Total Life Coaching
Bridging the Gap

Between Where You Are And Where You Want To Be

Laguna Beach, CA Phone: 949.290.1728