Why Choose Empowering Hypnosis?

I believe in taking time with my clients to fully discover where their problems stem from.  It is not enough to just work with the symptoms and by getting to the heart of the issue, I am able to help you make real transformations. Having used hypnosis myself for several reasons, I know the power it has in making permanent behavioral changes in your life.


I'm compassionate and humorous and use those qualities when working with my clients. I want you to feel safe, comfortable, and secure.


I offer a free half hour consultation so you can meet me in person and I can answer any questions; (Okay the truth is I take longer than that, but it's still free)


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Hypnosis Origins

The origins of hypnosis go back many millennia; it is at least more than 6,000 years old. Practically all ancient cultures, including the Sumerian, Persian, Chines; Indian, Egyptian, Greek, and Romans, used hypnosis in some form. Hypnosis was considered a cure for many physical and emotional ailments and disorders. The ancient Egyptians used altered states of consciousness in their sleep temples, for healing.

About Jo, Portland Certified Hypnotist for Making Life Changes

My interest in Hypnosis began in 2003, when I started taking classes in Self-Hypnosis and was amazed at the power of the subconscious mind. My interests in the alternative world of healing expanded into taking classes in Herbology and Kinesionics (a form of muscle testing). In working with these modalities I became aware of how much control we have over our body and mind, this lead me to become even more interested in hypnosis and the subconscious mind.


I moved to Portland, Oregon and found a job at Positive Changes Hypnosis in 2013, and worked there until they closed in 2017. I then opened my own practice and have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients to make the changes they desired in their lives. Watching people lose weight, move past stress/anxiety, get rid of addictions,etc. is the greatest feeling.


"Trust your unconscious mind it knows more than you do." Milton Erickson


Empowering Hypnosis

8885 SW Canyon Rd #105
Portland, OR 97225


(971) 777-2740



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