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Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Sex-Positive Advocate, Educator and Teacher
863 24 Avenue, San Francisco 94121
Would you like to resolve belief systems that are keeping you stuck in undesirable patterns and behaviors inhibiting your growth and personal power?
With the emergence of the #MeToo movement, issues of sexual violation and consent are much more out in the open. Consent can be a complex issue. Much of my work with clients concerns sexuality in all its forms. I have an extensive background in sex-positive advocacy and education. I have found that the root cause of many sexual issues, such as trauma, guilt and shame, can be successfully explored through hypnotherapy. Our work together will provide a private, non-judgmental environment to explore your sexual issues and questions in whatever form they take.
Anxiety is a universal and painful experience. Its causes are legion: fear of abandonment, fear of failure (or success), transitions, traumas, aging and the like. Supporting you in transforming your anxiety into positive growth will be our goal.
Transpersonal hypnotherapy is invaluable in addressing grief, death and dying. In dealing with loss, we will create connections through hypnosis to address what remains incomplete. As my essential paradigm is empowerment, I serve as your guide, facilitating experiences in a grounded, safe way with your full participation. Many people experience hypnotherapy as a more direct route to addressing their deepest issues, bypassing the limits of what verbal communication alone offers.
My scope of practice covers many other issues such as:
- Conquering self-defeating habits
- Smoking cessation
- Managing weight and eating issues
- Inner child work
- Breaking free of past restraints and limiting beliefs
- Resolving past trauma, including those involving intimacy and sexuality
- Working with transgendered individuals
- Sexual performance concerns
- Discovering the source of your authentic power
- Spiritual/transpersonal exploration
For those called to transpersonal journeys, such as spiritual emergence, death, dying, grief, loss and past life regression work, hypnotherapy offers a pathway beyond the limitations of our cognitive and verbal processes. These issues, at the core of human experience, are often best addressed at the deepest, preverbal, experiential level.
I define all therapeutic work at its heart as “soul healing.” “Psyche” means “soul” in Greek. Though many different routes to healing exist, the purpose of all work is the same. As we work together, you will learn to recognize and trust your own authentic self, discovering and accessing powerful resources you already possess.
Testimonials: Hypnotherapy in Action
"I had never before experienced hypnosis, and came to it guarded but willing to try. Kaia was compassionate, patient and supportive in helping me identify the problems, and ultimately in glimpsing the light at the end of the tunnel. As I relaxed into a half dreamlike state she asked questions about where I was going, what I was feeling, and what I was seeing. Soon I just allowed myself to let go of all inhibition, moving into trust and going with the flow. I am excited about my experience and post-hypnotherapy, I continue to process. I now find I am achieving what I set out to do in that session: to reclaim those lost, battered parts of me, returning to my musical roots and moving on."
--J. Gallagher, Recording Artist
"I was contemplating using hypnosis for certain work but I had not yet found a situation where I felt open to trying it. To turn my state of consciousness over to the direction of another was a little scary for me. Kaia held this session beautifully and a kaleidoscope of knowings spilled into me. Missing pieces began to emerge. Strength flowed into me. Over time, I felt transformed and able to more fully address my lingering doubts finding direction, strength and more confidence in my choices."
—Ms. Willow K., Sex Educator, Writer and Workshop Facilitator
Kaia and I have been friends and colleagues since the inception and flowering of the San Francisco Sex-Positive community. I recently attended a presentation at a sex-positive hypnosis conference, during which Kaia did a demo with a woman dealing with deep trauma from growing up in a religious cult. I was very impressed both with Kaia’s professionalism and her skill and sensitivity in creating a safe container to support this woman in navigating these very difficult experiences through hypnotherapy, as well as how effective hypnotherapy worked for these issues. This individual now fully claims her authentic power, and is moving forward on her chosen life path.
~Dossie Easton, Psychotherapist, Author, and Head Teacher in the Navigating Consent Classes.