My name is Alexandra Svalastog. I was born and grew up in Miami, Fla, USA. I married a wonderful norwegian and moved to Norway almost 20 years ago.
For decades, I thought that imagining bad case scenarios was the responsible thing to do. After all, wasn't worrying what mature, responsible adults did? Not surprisingly, my health and well-being suffered because I forgot to be my greatest mentor and instead became my greatest enemy.
Fortunately, my profession changed all that. When people ask me why I became a Hypnotherapist I like to say that I teach what I most need to learn and learn what I most need to teach.
Through Hypnosis, I discovered that I could retrain my brain and use my imagination to intentionally create good emotional and physical health, reduce pain and help my immune system work in a wiser way.
Thanks to what I do and reading books by Dawson Church, Joe Dispenza and Jon Kabat Zinn, I began changing from the inside out. I started becoming more mindful about behaving, thinking and feeling in ways that matched the person I wanted to become. I can honestly say I was far healthier emotionally and physically when I turned 60 than when I turned 40.
My passion is the field of Clinical Hypnosis. I practice as a Certified Hypnotherapist, Consulting Hypnotist, Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapist and Certified Stress Consultant.
I have a Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioral Hypnotherapy from the UK School of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy. Also, I have trained with the very best hypnotists and hypnotherapists in the United States. David Quigley, creator of Alchemical Hypnosis, Paul Aurand, director of the Holistic Healing Center in New York City, Melissa Tiers, author Change your Brain, Change your Mind, Cal Banyan, creator of 5-Path Hypnosis, and Ron Eslinger, an expert in using hypnosis for pain management. I received training in using clinical EFT from Dawson Church, author of Genie in your Genes.
I am a member of the Norwegian Association for Clinical Hypnosis (Norsk Forbund for Klinisk Hypnose, NFKH), a member of the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists, a member of the International Association of Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy, and the National Guild of Hypnotists.
I am certified to conduct sessions online.
WHAT I DO
With Hypnosis I can help you become the best version of yourself / Med Hypnose kan jeg hjelpe deg til å bli den beste utgaven av deg selv.
I help people create desired change using resources they don't realize they have. I don't change or fix anyone. I help people do their own fixing and changing.
I am in the business of helping people change. Many of my clients want to change their health or something they do too much. Others want me to help them change how they feel, think and the negative, hurtful things they say to themselves. And nearly all would like to change beliefs that keep them stuck and unhappy.
I think that we are what we believe. Many people have a difficult time reaching goals because their beliefs hold them back and sabotage their goals. I help people change these core beliefs and replace them with ones that reflect who they want to become.
In 1994 I lived through the worst earthquake to hit Los Angeles. The experience left me feeling nervous and fearful. A friend recommended a hypnotist, and I was so desperate I went. I remember feeling disappointed because I didn't feel hypnotized, but the strangely enough, I got better after that.
Most people go to hypnotherapists or hypnotists because they want to lose weight, stop smoking or get over their fears because hypnosis is so effective in these areas. What many don't realize is that hypnosis can be used for so much more.
Some people are afraid of being hypnotized and others are disappointed if they don't feel like they were hypnotized at all. The truth is that whether hypnosis works for you or not depends on you, not me. The quality of your focused attention, expectations and how motivated you are to engage your senses and work with your imagination will influence and shape your experience. Even if you don't feel like anything special happened, just like I felt during my first visit to a hypnotherapist, the seeds of change are planted and with care and dedication they can grow into lasting and beautiful change.
I believe in hypnosis and self-hypnosis because I believe in the power of my mind to create change. I do self-hypnosis everyday, and I have seen the positive and amazing changes in my emotional and physical health. For those who think of hypnosis or hypnotherapy as "woo-woo", the field of Neuroscience and Psychoneuroimmunology sheds light on much of the work I do as a hypnosis professional and change worker.
So what makes me different from other people in my profession? I have received training in Medical Hypnotherapy, and I specialise in helping people who have health problems. Whether you have chronic back pain, Breast Cancer, IBS or any other serious illness chances are you are suffering from emotional stress.
Positive results cannot be guaranteed, but in my experience when we target the emotional part of a health challenge or situation medication and treatments work better with fewer side effects. More importantly, a person's quality of life and sense of wellbeing may improve, regardless of whether the illness itself is cured or your circumstances change.
Every hypnotherapist and hypnotist has a toolbox. Tools in the form of techniques and approaches that they use with their clients. I can help you change your health, your thinking, your habits, behaviors and how you feel inside using a very large toolbox that includes Self-Hypnosis, Clinical EFT, NLP, Mindfulness and self-directed Neuroplasticity.
For those who are skeptical about traditional hypnosis, I offer Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy and EFT which are evidenced-based. This means that there is plenty of research and studies which back these methods.
However, it is important to know that
I AM NOT:
A HEALER; I DO NOT HEAL PEOPLE; I HELP PEOPLE
A LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
A PHYSICIAN, PSYCHOLOGIST OR PSYCHIATRIST
I DO NOT WORK WITH ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS.
JEG JOBBER IKKE MED PERSONER SOM HAR VÆRT DIAGNOSERT MED MENTAL SYKDOMMER SOM OCD, SCHIZOFRENI, BIPOLAR DISORDER ELLER MANIC DEPRESJON.
MY PROMISE TO YOU
When people find out what I do they either look fascinated, confused, skeptical or distrustful. I don't blame them; I have watched many movies and read books where hypnotists make people do strange things.
SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT I AM SOMEONE WHO:
*WILL WORK TO EARN YOUR TRUST
*WILL WORK TO EARN YOUR RESPECT
*WILL LISTEN WITH NON-JUDGEMENT, COMPASSION AND UNDERSTANDING
*WILL KEEP EVERYTHING CONFIDENTIAL
*WILL GUIDE, ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT AND HELP YOU REACH WHATEVER GOAL YOU DESIRE
*WILL WANT YOUR HONESTY AND FEEDBACK
*WILL ALWAYS BE HONEST WITH YOU. If my skill level and training are beyond the complexity and severity of your problem or beyond my scope of practice, I will refer you to someone else.
*WILL PRACTICE WITH THE HIGHEST INTEGRITY
*WILL TEACH YOU THE KNOWLEDGE AND TOOLS YOU NEED TO CEMENT AND MAINTAIN CHANGE
WE WILL WORK AS A TEAM to make the changes you want.
As a professional certified hypnotist and hypnotherapist I am dedicated to using hypnosis to motivate you to embrace positive thoughts and beliefs and achieve personal goals such as positive change, self-empowerment, behaviour modification, wellness, happiness, peak performance, career success and emotional balance.
I will teach you how to make changes on your own. I do not want to make my clients dependent on me for change. My goal is to help you become your own best counsellor, advocate and friend.
The simple truth is all hypnosis is SELF-HYPNOSIS. And self-hypnosis is just a form of mental training. You have to be willing to do the work. When you practice self-hypnosis you are putting your imagination to work for you, so you are always in control. This is good if you are afraid someone is going to control you but bad if you think hypnosis is magic, and all the hypnotist has to do is put you in trance and solve your problem for you.
I like to tell my clients that working with me is like going on a road trip. You drive the car; I sit on the passenger seat, guide you and point out alternate routes. The important thing to remember is that I do not drive the car. Getting to your final destination, your goal, is your responsibility.
Usually people come to me when the traditional routes to getting to where they want to be don't seem to be working. I will suggest new routes that we plan together, but whether or not you decide to take them is your choice. I will offer my support every step of the way and especially when you doubt your ability to arrive at your destination.
SERVICES &FREE CONSULTATION
I have many effective tools to help clients make positive changes in their health or in any aspect of their life. It is important to me that you feel comfortable with what I do and are excited and ready to start the journey towards change. Change Work can be a complex thing so naturally you may have many questions.
I have many clients abroad and do Virtual Sessions. If you would like to talk about how I can help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be, please Contact me to schedule a 30 minute free Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Whatsapp appointment.
I work a bit differently than most practitioners who offer 50min sessions. In my experience, I have learned that longer sessions are a key to success. For this reason, your first session includes an in-depth interview and talk about hypnosis so please allow between 2.5-3 hours.
Some sessions also include a special, custom-made recording just for you to continue the work of rewiring your brain and making desired changes in your subconscious mind.
Rates will vary depending on where you reside.
Mine norske klienter kan betale med Vipps eller kontant
If you live in Norway and would like to see me because of a medical condition and have a referral (henvisning) from your doctor, there is a special rate available.
Please send me an email, or if you are in Norway you can send me a text 94105858 to schedule an appointment or to arrange a free 30minute consultation via Skype, Whatsapp, Facetime, or Zoom
*Du kan skrive din melding på Norsk om du skulle foretrekke det.
*Puede escribir su mensaje en Español si lo desea.
For my clients abroad please remember
that Norway is GMT+2
Mobile: +47 94 10 58 58