My name is Alexandra Svalastog. I was born and grew up in Miami, Fla, USA. I married a wonderful norwegian and moved to Norway 17 years ago.
For decades I thought that creating bad case scenarios was the responsible thing to do. I was constantly nervous and acting in fearful ways. After all, wasn't worrying what being a mature, responsible adult was all about? Not surprisingly, my health and well-being suffered because I forgot to be my greatest mentor and instead became my greatest enemy.
Fortunately, I discovered that I could retrain my brain and use my imagination to intentionally create good emotional and physical health, reduce pain and strengthen my immune system.
Books by Dawson Church, Joe Dispenza and Jon Kabat Zinn, helped me begin 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.
Fast forward 20+ years and I now find myself working in the field of Clinical Hypnosis. I practice as a Consulting Hypnotist, Self-Hypnosis Teacher, Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapist and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist depending on where my client resides and where I practice. I follow the laws governing the use of hypnosis in that state or country.
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 Regression, and Ron Eslinger, an expert in using hypnosis for pain management. I trained in EFT with 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 the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists, a member of the International Association of Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy, and the National Guild of Hypnotists.
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 Transpersonal Hypnotherapy, Clinical EFT, NLP, Mindfulness and Somatic Healing. My toolbox gives me the flexibility to choose the tools that will fit my client best.
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 OR DREAM YOU DESIRE
*WILL WANT YOUR HONESTY AND FEEDBACK
*WILL TRY TO GIVE YOU MORE THAN WHAT YOU CAME IN FOR
*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 CHANGE FOREVER
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, success and harmony.
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. 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 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 when you come in for a session you feel comfortable with what I do and are excited and ready to start the journey towards change.
If you would like to talk with me about how I can help you achieve your goals, whatever they may be, please Contact me to schedule a 20 minute free Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Whatsapp or office visit.
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.
Your first session also includes a special, custom-made relaxation recording just for you.
First session: 2100 Norwegian Kroner
Follow-up sessions are usually 1.5-2 hours, 1250 NOK
If you would like to see me because of a medical condition and have a referral (henvisning) from your doctor, the rate is:
First session- 1400 NOK
Follow-up session: 800 NOK
*For my clients abroad, rates will be adjusted according to the current exchange rate.
Change work can be a complex thing so naturally you may have many questions. Often the best way to answer them is in person so please send an SMS +47-94105858 to arrange a free 20minute consultation via Skype, Whatsapp, Facetime, Zoom or in my office.
*Du kan skrive din melding på Norsk om du skulle foretrekke det.
*Puede escribir su mensaje en Español si lo desea.
Send an SMS to schedule an appointment or a free consultation and I will call you back to set up a time.
For my clients abroad please remember
that Norway is GMT+2
SMS: +47 94 10 58 58