Bellevue Area Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

“Bellevue and Seattle Area Hypnotherapy to

Release Anxiety, Lose Weight, Stop Smoking,

Overcome Fears and Phobias Using Hypnosis”

This short one minute video reviews the benefits of hypnosis

Learn how private Hypnosis sessions for the Seattle and Bellevue region helps you to achieve success and create a better tomorrow

Our Hypnotherapy programs in Bellevue are sophisticated, integrated programs of counseling, hypnosis and life coaching that use CD’s and mp3’s for reinforcement. I have over 15 years of experience and have just relocated from my Sacramento, California practice by coming back to my home area.

In a relaxed, hypnotic state of mind and body you listen, visualize and experience the positive suggestions that are uniquely designed for you to achieve your goals.

Did you know that what you think programs you for success – or failure?

Avoid making this mistake. I created my website to give you everything you need to know about hypnosis and how it positively affects your daily life.   To learn more about specific hypnosis programs please scroll down the left side of the website below the maps.  If you have specific questions we provide Bellevue hypnotherapy sessions locally and Hypnosis Audio programs globally.  Right now though, let’s begin by asking….

Do You Want To Know A Secret?

Something that will free you from any guilt and self-criticism?  Here it is. Four simple but profound words…

It’s Not Your Fault!

That’s right, it’s not, but it is your responsibility to do something about it. When you experience how using positive hypnosis changes your life, you’ll notice that the old programming of your subconscious mind begins to fade away. Use hypnotherapy to free yourself of the old habits and behaviors of the past.

Many people ask, “What is hypnosis?”  You’ll be surprised to discover how natural it is and how many benefits of real hypnosis there are to discover.

Here’s The Simple Secret To Self-Talk

I mentioned how your self-talk can program you for failure.  Here’s what I mean… When you say or think about what you don’t want or how you don’t want to be, your subconscious mind actually focuses on that image and skips over the words, “don’t” or “not”.

Thus, “I don’t want to be fat” or “I don’t want to be afraid” or “I don’t want to suffer” actually translates in your subconscious mind as, “fat, afraid and suffer”.  It doesn’t pay attention to the word, “don’t”, in those sentences.

 Don’t Believe Me?

1.  Okay, whatever you do, don’t think of a Pink Zebra.

2.  And don’t think of a Pink Zebra running.

3.  And whatever you do, don’t think of a Dancing Pink Zebra.

What Did You Think About?

I’ll bet it was a Pink Zebra, a Pink Zebra running, and a Dancing Pink Zebra!

See how it works?  Your subconscious mind goes right to the image and blows past the word, “don’t”.  So, if you continue to tell yourself what you don’t want you continue to program yourself to do that very thing!

So Get With It!

Remember to use hypnotic language and simply say and think what you do want”I am eating well” or “I am feeling more confident” or “I am now feeling better”.  You will be amazed at how this will change your outlook on life and how you feel about yourself!

When your mind is filled with positive thoughts, feelings and images, you are more positive.  The philosopher Krishnamurti used to say, “The content of your consciousness is your consciousness.”  Whatever is going on in your mind is who and what you are.  If it’s full of doubt, worry and concern, that’s the person you are now.  When it’s filled with joy, happiness and success, then that’s who you are.  So why not make that the best you can be?


“I owe David Greenwood a debt of gratitude I won’t ever be able to repay as my life has been forever changed.  When I went to David for help with weight management and we did a guilt release session I was able to see that I deserved to be happy and I was able to set huge goals that I otherwise would not have set.  David has been with me every step of the way helping me reach my goals and helping me overcome past negative behaviors.  David has helped me kick a 20 year caffeine addiction in one week.  I have stopped biting my nails after 38 years.  David has helped be maintain a 100 pound weight loss and I am healthier than I have ever been.  I only wish I had found David before my weight loss as it would have surely been much faster and easier.  I highly recommend David if you want to lose weight or have other bad habits you no longer wish to struggle with.  As if that weren’t enough, David has also helped me confront my fears and anxieties about public speaking.  David has helped me come out of my shell and really start living and living big.  With the self confidence I never knew I had I will someday help other people lose weight and I couldn’t have even believed that was possible without David Greenwood.  Thanks for everything and you will always have a special place in my heart!”

B. A.  Roseville


So Why Does Hypnosis work?

 Quite simply…hypnosis anchors into your subconscious mind new positive beliefs and behaviors.  You strengthen that healthier part of your subconscious mind to believe what you positively think and say.  Without having this positive belief, the negative beliefs resist your efforts to change.  You don’t have to endlessly struggle against old habits and beliefs, you simply learn to create more powerful, positive ones.

  Which Of These Sounds Familiar?

“I want to feel more confident”

”I’m tired of diets that don’t work”

”I don’t like feeling out of control”

”I’m tired of having no energy”

”I want a happier, more fulfilling life”

Positive hypnosis is a special approach that helps you overcome negative behaviors and change your life today.  Use hypnotherapy to obtain what you do want and naturally release the past.

Using Hypnosis Is Almost Like Being Given A Magic Wand

How will you use it?  Will you…

  • Lose weight to look and feel more attractive?
  • Stop smoking and regain your health and self control?
  • Release stress and anxiety and improve self confidence to come alive?
  • Pass the Bar Exam and embrace your future?
  • Reduce grief and learn to healthily process and regain balance?
  • Resolve sexual issues and enjoy healthy intimacy?
  • Redirect anger in a more positive direction?
  • Overcome your fear of flying?
  • Release you fear of driving?
  • Stop biting your fingernails?
  • Sleep peacefully so you awaken refreshed?
  • Improve public speaking skills?
  • Ensure sales success by enhancing your positive skills?
  • Release teenage anxieties and fears?
  • Improve your athletic performance?
  • Enhance passion in your relationships?
  • Help your children overcome anxiety?
  • Improving learning skills?
  • Pass tests, enjoy school and athletics?

… Or will you just feel better about yourself?

Does Hypnotherapy Really Work?

The American Health Magazine completed research into this topic.  What it learned was this:

Psychoanalysis was approximately 38% effective after 600 sessions.

Behavior Therapy was approximately 72% effective after 22 sessions

Hypnotherapy was 93% effective after 6 sessions

So why is Hypnosis so much more effective than traditional talk-therapy or psychoanalysis?  Hypnosis allows you to access your subconscious behavior patterns and become receptive to new habits and behaviors.  You can also more easily process negative emotional states such as guilt, anger and shame that lead to low self esteem. 

“Hypnosis is one of the top four mind-body therapies practiced by Americans today.”

Harvard Medical School.


“We are now producing evidence showing [hypnosis] can be significantly therapeutic. Studies have shown it to be highly effective as a tool for certain kinds of habit control. Hypnosis is safer than virtually any medication any of us doctors use.”

David Spiegel, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine.


The future of Hypnotherapy

By Dr. Daniel Amen

“Throughout its history, hypnosis has gone through periods of acceptance and rejection. Hypnosis is now widely accepted and practiced. I doubt hypnosis will ever be rejected again. Sound medical research and the understanding of the brain are two of the many reasons why hypnosis is on a more secure path that it has ever been. A Sept 14, 2003 Wall Street Journal headline read, “Hypnosis Goes Mainstream, Major hospitals use trances for fractures, cancer, burns, speeding surgery recoveries.” The popularity of hypnosis will continue to rise; hypnosis works quickly, the cost is inexpensive, the results are effective and long lasting, and there are positive, not negative, side effects.”

“Traditional therapy delves into your past and can take years to uncover every aspect of your issues.  Like peeling an onion, it focuses upon reliving events over and over again.  While it’s good to understand why you do something, going over it again and again may not bring real transformation of your issue.  Hypnotherapy is a rapid therapy that focuses upon what to do next.  No need to devote years, even months to this process.  Instead, hypnotherapy is very much about self empowerment and changing your life in a positive way right now.”

How Are We Unique?


So why would you choose our services/products over others?  There are many talented, caring hypnotherapists in the Seattle region.   What do we offer that is unique?  Quite simply, it is this…

I have spent the last 18 years developing an approach that not only works on the level of positive suggestion to change behaviors, but more importantly on transforming you at a deeper level.  We start by laying the foundation for your success, revealing your inner minds self sabotage and resistance to change, show you what to expect and when to expect it, and lay out a vision of your future.  I use everything I have learned by doing my own process and combining it with my experience in hypnotherapy, psychotherapy and life coaching.

This unique process, called “Becoming your Authentic Self” is designed to overcome the old, resistant beliefs and behaviors of your subconscious mind at a deeper level so that you naturally become your true, authentic self.  Your true, authentic self is the “you” without the self sabotage, without the limiting beliefs and behaviors.  It is the “you” you wish to be.

My goal is to help you realize that your awareness, your consciousness, the “you” in your daily everyday life is like an indicator on a sliding scale.  Think of the little indicator on a radio that tells you what frequency you are tuned into,  or a volume knob on a stereo or any other device.  You have the capacity to adjust your awareness between the many frequencies or moods that you experience.  You have the ability to move from the lower frequencies of doubt, worry, concern, fear anger, anxiety, depression and unhealthy habits toward the higher frequencies of joy, optimism, confidence, success, empowerment, health and freedom.  Yes, you do have a choice and you do have the ability to take control of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors, you just don’t know it yet.  You have already experienced this shift.  Some days you feel great, others pretty bad.  So what really changes to create this difference?

Your awareness changes.  All modes of awareness are always there within you, you just haven’t yet learned how to take control and shift them to how you want to be.   Our process is about moving into the present moment, into the Now.  All life takes place in this real moment.  Nothing exists in the past and nothing exists in the future.  Everything is always here and now.  When you are in the moment you step out of the trance states of your old, resistant subconscious mind.  When your awareness moves into the lower frequencies of doubt, worry and concern you focus upon all the negative thoughts, feelings and memories of the past and then project them into the future.  You “what if..” yourself into a state of anxiety and helplessness.  All self fulfilling.   None of it real.  It’s all imagined, fueled by past experiences and beliefs.   This isn’t a healthy way to live.

Think about it.  There is no reason for worry or doubt.  You can intelligently plan and organize for the future, then enjoy being in the moment.  It does no good to worry about it.  This worry keeps you stuck in the lower frequencies of emotional conflict.  This dis-empowers you from taking healthy action, causing you to escape into food, alcohol, cigarettes, and numerous other ways of avoiding the Now.  That’s right, your subconscious mind steers you into some form of escape in order to not feel things.  It never resolves any of your feelings, it temporarily distracts you from them.  You avoid making healthy changes and resolving your issues.  All the result of how your negative subconscious mind deals with issues and stress.

Our process of is designed to address all this.  To teach you how to inhabit the higher vibrations of your mind.  To naturally feel alive, positive and optimistic.  To be and live in the present moment.  From here, you healthily transform your habits, worries and fears.  When you experience your hypnosis session and listen to the CD or mp3 we make of your session for use at home, you create in your subconscious mind this new belief, this new thought and feeling of success.  One day at a time, you allow your true, authentic self to come forth.  It’s not magic or mysticism, it simply grows day by day as you naturally make the right choices start to feel better.  You don’t have to make huge leaps forward, you just have to be consistent.  Day by day positive changes occur easily and naturally.

So if you want true transformation, real healing, real change, allow the process to help you bring forth your true self.  And from this new state of mind, everything is possible.

Do You Live In The Seattle Region?

If you live in the Seattle region, we provide Hypnotherapy for individual sessions.  Our office is located just off Interstate 405 across from downtown Bellevue and serves the surrounding cities of Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Capitol Hill, Madrona and other towns including Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah, Renton, Bothell/Woodinville, Everett and the Lynnwood/Edmonds area and all other nearby communities. When it comes to Seattle hypnotherapy, we offer outstanding programs operated by dedicated, professional staff that are here to help you.

Whether you live in West Seattle, Sammamish, Newcastle, Monroe, Snohomish or some other nearby area we offer Positive Hypnosis to the Seattle region. We look forward to helping you achieve your dreams.



If you wish to learn more, please click on the banner below to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION, your FIRST SESSION that lasts two hours, or an ONGOING HOUR-LONG SESSION.

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Hypnotherapy sessions are individually designed specifically to fit your needs.  Whether you wish to work on one particular issue or just feel better about yourself, you will find that our Seattle Hypnotherapy sessions support your efforts of fulfillment.

Many people are unsure of whether they can be hypnotized.  Some are afraid of losing control.  Others are afraid that they will divulge secrets.  Still others are just afraid of the process.

Come in for your free consultation and learn how easy it is to be hypnotized once you realize you are still in control, you don’t divulge secrets and that the process is relaxing and leaves you feeling great.

Do You Live Outside The Seattle Region?

Hypnosis CD or Hypnosis MP3 audio programs are an alternative to hypnotherapy sessions.  For those of you that can’t come into our office or live outside the Seattle region, Hypnosis CDs and Hypnosis mp3 audio programs are designed for you.

You can even combine sessions with your audio program.  One approach is to come in for your first session then complete the rest at home.  If you choose Hypnosis CD or Hypnosis mp3 programs, make sure that you are aware of how self sabotage can derail your efforts.  Our program is designed to work on a deep level to help you recognize when self sabotage arises so that you can stay focused upon your goals.

  • Discover why up until now permanent change has been difficult
  • Release old programming and negative behaviors that once sabotaged your efforts
  • Realize new, positive behaviors that support your desire to change your life today

Your Amazing Imaginative Mind…

Look, hypnosis can be defined in many different ways, and when you read several websites you will discover that everyone has their own definition.  I like to think of it in simple terms.  The fact is that your mind becomes more open to accepting what you hear or see as real many times during the day without you even knowing about it.  I call this state of mind the Imaginative Mind. When you watch TV, read a book, watch a movie in a theater, listen to music, drive in your car or simply daydream your mind is in this Imaginative Mind state.  You tend to belief what you hear and see.  If you are really focused upon what you are experiencing, the state deepens.

  • Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that offers your Imaginative Mind new, positive behaviors
  • Hypnotherapy anchors these positive beliefs into your mind
  • Hypnotherapy helps you to naturally accept the changes you experience while in hypnosis

Why I Love Using Hypnotherapy

  Occasionally clients come in with a fear that I am going to do something to them or make them do something they don’t want to do. They say that they are afraid that I will put them into some sort of a trance.  I smile and reply that it’s really the opposite – what I do is help my clients wake up from the trance states they already are in.  My goal is to help you awaken from those states of mind that hold you back and sabotage your efforts to bring out your authentic self.  My focus for every session is to help you move up to a more empowered, positive and successful state of consciousness.  It doesn’t matter if you are coming in for weight loss, to become a non-smoker, to overcome phobias, to do better at sports, or whatever – in reality what I focus on is improving your self confidence and self esteem.  From this more complete and higher place everyone in your life works out better.  Of course we also concentrate upon your specific issues, but symptom relief is only a part of our successful program.  When you look and feel great you exude confidence and self worth. And what I help you to do is remove the self sabotage that holds you back, that keeps you from being your authentic self.  I love discovering the real you beneath your issues; bringing out the very best of who you are.  I don’t make you into anyone, I simply help you to be the person you deserve and desire.  Hypnotherapy is a great tool for transformation.

Many believe that hypnosis is just a last resort to end the habit of smoking, lose weight or end phobias.  The truth is that hypnosis is a dynamic, healthy process that embraces emotional, physical and mental health. Many professional websites discuss the benefits of hypnosis and support using it for a variety of issues. There are many aspects of hypnotherapy.  It is a multifaceted tool for growth and fulfillment. Hypnotherapy is a client-centered approach that focuses on releasing old habits and creating new, positive thoughts and behaviors.

  • Hypnotherapy uses positive suggestions to change your subconscious beliefs
  • Hypnotherapy guides you to experience a positive future that anchors in a new reality
  • Hypnotherapy connects you with your inner parts to re-parent and heal their wounds

Why Hypnosis Is Unique…

As illustrated above, hypnosis offers a more rapid approach to healing than traditional talk-therapy or psychoanalysis. In a hypnotic state, new beliefs and behaviors can be easily created in your subconscious mind.  This valuable method of communication with the subconscious mind fosters new beliefs that agree with the healthy desires of your conscious mind. Hypnosis is a process of accessing your subconscious mind to anchor in positive beliefs in yourself.  Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic use of this suggestible state of mind to reprogram and create new thought and feeling patterns to make significant, long term changes to your life.

What Do You Experience Under Hypnosis?

In the first levels of hypnosis you are aware of the experience.  Like watching a movie or reading a novel, the hypnotherapist connects with your subconscious mind.  The new beliefs allow your conscious desires to now connect with healthier subconscious mind which now work as allies, in unison, helping you to feel empowered, create success and enjoy life the way it was meant to be lived. So review our Blog and information on Hypnosis CDs and mp3s or come in for Seattle Hypnotherapy sessions. We also have general information available on what exactly is Hypnosis and why you would use Hypnosis.  Also available on our website are Frequently Asked Questions as well as more personal information about me! If you’d like to read what previous clients have said about us, you will find it on the Reviews page.


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Greenwood Hypnotherapy

11900 NE 1st St., Ste. 300
Bellevue, WA  98005