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About Depth Hypnosis

Depth Hypnosis is a holistic, transpersonal, and spiritual counseling method that uses a lightly altered state of awareness to explore the inner world for self-discovery, healing, and transformation.


What is Depth Hypnosis?

Depth Hypnosis is a spiritual counseling method developed by Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. It weaves together transpersonal psychology, hypnosis, Buddhist Psychology, Applied Shamanism, and energy medicine. 

Depth Hypnosis uses a lightly altered state of awareness to help you explore your inner world, gain insight, and unlock your own inner healing potential. It helps you connect to guidance or wisdom, whatever that means to you, and also helps you discover parts of yourself that need healing. 

Depth Hypnosis is unique in the inherent transpersonal, or spiritual, component that it brings to healing. Embedded in the approach is the idea that, as Teilhard De Chardin once said, "we are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience."

Depth Hypnosis offers clinically substantial outcomes as well. In one study, Depth Hypnosis was shown to highly significantly decrease symptoms of anxiety, depression, and PTSD, and increase quality of life. Many people continue Depth Hypnosis sessions even after their symptoms have resolved because it brings life-enhancing meaning and personal insight.

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Benefits of Depth Hypnosis

Depth Hypnosis is helpful for:

  • Accessing inner wisdom

  • Increasing spiritual and mystical connection (in accordance with your own worldview)

  • Gaining insight into any patterns you feel trapped in

  • Finding deeper meaning

  • Moving towards wholeness

  • Finding and healing all parts of your psyche

Components of Depth Hypnosis Sessions

  • Guided experience to help you access wisdom and guidance

  • Regressions. This can include past life regressions if this is something you are open to

  • Suggestion Hypnosis

  • Parts Integration

  • And more!

What Sessions Are Like

One of the things that makes Depth Hypnosis unique is that it goes much deeper than talk-based methods can. It uses an altered state of awareness that is similar to a dream state to explore your subconscious mind.


In an altered state, you will feel relaxed and deeply in tune with your inner world, including feelings, sensations, visuals, and memories.


From here, I will lead you through a guided process to help you get to know and heal various dimensions of yourself. We will explore your inner world in a way that goes deep into your subconscious mind for deep self-discovery, access to inner wisdom, profound insights, and healing.

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Emma Donovan, MA, LPC, LCPC, holds a Hypnotherapy Certificate in Depth Hypnosis. She has studied both Applied Shamanism and Depth Hypnosis with the Foundation for the Sacred Stream.


This includes coursework in Depth Hypnosis, Shamanic Journeying, Shamanic Counseling, and Dream Work. 

She currently uses Depth Hypnosis as a theoretical framework for understanding the psyche. She also uses it as a complement to IFS therapy. If you are particularly interested in Depth Hypnosis, or have questions, please bring it up in your consultation.

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