About Clinical Hypnotherapy

Clinical hypnotherapy is a scientifically proven technique used to treat anxiety, stress, pain, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, insomnia, habit disorders, and many other problems as well as to assist with personal development. Because of the way hypnosis is depicted in movies and stage shows, it is often misunderstood as a loss of consciousness or control. In reality, hypnosis is a natural state of heightened awareness and selective, focused attention, where you remain in complete control.

So what does a clinical hypnotherapist do?

Clinical hypnotherapists are mental health professionals extensively trained in safe, evidenced based therapy, with a working knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Unlike the popular depictions of hypnotists, we are responsible professionals whose practice is based thoroughly in science.

With the help of clinical hypnotherapist, you have the opportunity to access your subconscious mind intentionally to process trauma, initiate healing, and change unhelpful thought patterns and habits in a way that is usually not available to you. The brain’s unlimited power to change is one of the most stunning human abilities and through hypnosis you can engage with it purposefully.

The reason we focus on the subconscious is that it stores your beliefs and all you’ve learned and experienced since birth. This influences who you are today, so change needs to happen in the subconscious for an issue to be resolved in the here and now. If the root cause is addressed, the effects will be long-term.

Clinical hypnotherapy includes:

  • Root Cause Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Therapy
  • Belief Repatterning Therapy
  • Neuro Rewiring Therapy


Choosing a Certified Professional

It’s possible to use the title “hypnotherapist” in Alberta without having any training or professional credentials, so it’s important to find a practitioner who is a member of ARCH Canada, the only organization in Canada that trains, regulates, and certifies clinical hypnotherapists. ARCH Canada is dedicated to the ethical use of clinical hypnotherapy and trains hypnotherapists to practice with the utmost respect and absolute positive regard for clients.

From the ARCH Canada website: “Membership is only attainable in the Association once a candidate has met the rigorous standardized academic training, clinical experience and the supervision requirements as outlined in our Standards of Registration and Standards of Practice. Prospective members are also reviewed through criminal records check and must remain ‘members in good standing’ with ARCH to continue to be accredited.”


Book a Consult

Every therapy plan will be tailored to your needs, so we’ll start with a free 30-minute consultation to answer your questions and determine how I can support you on your journey.

Consultations and hypnotherapy sessions take place at the clinic of Movement Performance & Health, or online.

Hear what others are saying

This is the place to be! I go for hypnotherapy. I would encourage those to leave all skepticism behind. It’s the real thing. I went there as a relatively lost person, emotionally drained and no path in sight. Jasmin is amazing. She is highly qualified and professional. She genuinely cares. I always found it hard to try new things such as hypnotherapy, but this is the reason my life is moving forward. Give it go. It’ll literally change your life.
- Michael Curry

For those who haven't tried hypnotherapy, I highly recommend Jasmin Duesterhoeft. I started seeing Jasmin 3 weeks ago now, and I can honestly say that she has had a very significant impact on my life. She has gone above and beyond my expectations and has continuously supported me throughout our sessions. My experience with her has been phenomenal.
- Lubna F.

Packages and Pricing

After the initial consult, we’ll choose a package that’s appropriate for you from the options below:

  • 4 Sessions - $500
  • 5 Sessions - $600
  • 6 Sessions - $700
  • 7 Sessions - $800
  • 8 Sessions - $900
  • 1 Session Top-Up (For returning clients to revisit an existing issue or offer general stress relief) - $125



The hypnotic state doesn’t have a specific feeling – it’s different for everyone. But one thing that is consistent is that you’ll feel relaxed and calm. And you will always be in control. If you have more questions I’m happy to answer them during an initial consultation.

Yes, as in any therapeutic relationship, what you share during hypnotherapy will be kept confidential.

I won’t reveal how we know each other—I’ll follow your lead.

Anyone can be hypnotized who is willing and everyone can benefit from even a light state of hypnosis. I will work with you based on your unique capacity and comfort level to accomplish your therapeutic goals.

No, you’ll be in control the whole time and you’ll retain the ability to ignore suggestions. Your mind and body will be in a calm state, and you’ll be aware of everything that is going on around you and anything you do.

No, you will be in complete control of what you choose to share.

No, at any time you can choose to re-alert and come out of the hypnotic state. No one can be hypnotized permanently.

Clinical hypnotherapy is very client-centric, and every client is unique, so the number of sessions you need will depend on the reason you come in.

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