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Session 45: What Happens in Hypnotherapy?

The Therapy for Black Girls Podcast is a weekly conversation with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed Psychologist in Atlanta, Georgia, about all things mental health, personal development, and all the small decisions we can make to become the best possible version of ourselves.

This week’s episode features Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Gena Golden. Gena and I discussed some of the common misconceptions about hypnotherapy, what kinds of concerns it’s useful for, and she shares the details about what actually happens in a hypnotherapy session.

Resources Mentioned

American Psychological Association article on Hypnosis

Brain Biology of Hypnosis and hypnotizability (Dr David Spiegel- Psychiatry Professor at Stanford

What to expect for your first hypnotherapy session

23 Questions to ask a Hypnotherapist



Where to Find Gena

Facebook: @innercoachATL

Gena’s Coaching for Test Anxiety

Gena’s Therapy group on slaying the inner critic and embracing your inner coach for success

Gena’s Self guided & Customized hypnosis CD’s


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