MindSight Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis Portland for Personal Change

Free Consultation: 503-307-5936


  • Gain the confidence to tackle anything

  • Supercharge performance

  • Find peace from a difficult past

  • Get the shape you always wanted

  • Leave cigarettes behind

  • Get the sleep you need

Feeling Stuck?

Are you stuck in bad habits that seem impossible to change? Maybe it's the way you eat, smoke or drink. Perhaps it's troubling feelings from past emotional wounds, knee-jerk reactions to situations or poor self-esteem. Maybe you procrastinate, don't perform to your full potential or lack motivation. Hypnosis unlocks the power of your mind to make the change you want quickly, easily and without willpower.

The Power of Habits

Automatic subconscious responses, which are a kind of habit, are the brain's primary survival tool. The subconscious uses a habit whenever possible because they're 10 times faster than consciously deciding what to do. They're so much faster they give you a 30 yard head-start on a cheetah.

Habits drive most of what we do. In fact, anything done without consciously deciding to do it is a habit. That means things like your emotional response to situations, the way you interact with people and feel about yourself are the result of habits.

The Subconscious makes Mistakes

The subconscious is incredibly powerful but not very sophisticated, and sometimes it learns a habit by mistake. For example, you might eat sweets when stressed because subconsciously it makes you feel better even though you gain weight. Yet the subconscious is completely focused on immediate gratification so eating sweets is a good thing as far as it's concerned. Gaining weight isn't a concern because the subconscious is completely focused on the moment so what happens in the future isn't important.

Habits are designed to Change

The subconscious drives you to eat sweets even though you know it's bad for you. That's because the conscious mind has little influence over the subconscious so simply wanting to change seldom makes it happen. Yet, neuroscience outlines a specific process that causes the subconscious to immediately change a bad habit to a good habit. It's really quite simple once you know how.

Hypnosis changes Habits

Hypnotherapy changes habits but it works even better when combined with neuroscience, learning theory and neuro-linguistics. It works so well, 80% of my clients are referrals from previous clients, and more than 95% change their habit in 2 - 3 sessions. It's a unique approach that's much faster than the standard 4 – 6 session protocol using hypnosis alone. Why take longer and spend more when it isn't needed?

No Willpower Needed

Habits don't rely on willpower to work. After all, bad habits never need willpower – they just happen by themselves. Good habits work the same way. Once a bad habits is changed to a good one, it happens automatically and willpower is never required.

Save Time

Over the years, I've worked with a variety of session structures to accelerate progress and maximize value. I've found a shorter initial session where you learn self-hypnosis, that's followed by longer subsequent sessions provide the best results. The reasons are simple. Practicing self-hypnosis following the initial session:

Most clients need only 2 - 3 sessions to solve their problem which reduces time away from work and total travel time. By the way, I never schedule sessions back-to-back so we usually start within a few minutes of your arrival – even if you're 10 to 15 minutes early.

Save Money

Check around and you'll find that hypnotherapy prices range from $90 to $180 per hour. My fees are close to the bottom of the scale even though I've been working with hypnosis since 1985. Combine lower prices with fewer sessions and you save hundreds of dollars.

For example, my initial session is 60 minutes long and costs $85. Subsequent sessions are 90 minutes long and $150. 95% of my clients solve their problem in 2 - 3 sessions so the total cost is between $235 and $385.

Research shows that 93% of those using traditional hypnotherapy solve their problem in 4 - 6 sessions. So at $100 a session, which is at the low end of the scale, and 4 - 6 sessions, the total price is from $360 to $540. It's an important difference that can save you more than $300.

Lastly, why are my prices so affordable? It's simple. Low price and satisfied clients create a lot of referrals. I usually work with 20 to 30 new clients a month which keeps me as busy as I want to be.

Free Consultation

I offer a free face-to-face or telephone consultation to help you understand what we do, how it works and answer your questions. Of course, there's no charge or obligation if you decide not to proceed for any reason. Also, the initial session always includes a consultation so you can schedule a consultation and continue if it feels right. It's a great way to save time and get started quickly.

Help for those in Need

I reserve 10% of my hypnotherapy practice for those struggling to make ends meet. Everyone pays something but the fee varies based on income and the situation. These sessions fill up quickly and are available on a first come, first served basis.

Support for Veterans

I offer free sessions to veterans recently returning from service. There's no cost or obligation for as long as we work together. It's my way of saying "thanks" for the sacrifices they've made.

One last thing...

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are not a replacement for psychotherapy or medical treatment. Contact your physician or a licensed mental health professional if you need this kind of help.