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    My name is Alex V. Priala.  As a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Master Practitioner in Somatic Hypnotherapy, my life's purpose is to help people improve their life. I'm an experienced speaker, somatic hypnosis trainer and active member of the National Association of Naturopaths (NAN) with more than 20 years of experience in listening, counseling and helping people to experience positive changes.

Becoming a hypnotherapist has not always been the dream of my life. Unfortunately, at early adulthood age, fate hit me with a severe asthma, then a debilitating neuralgia followed by generalized anxiety and a severe depression. At the time, senior experts had told me that there was nothing to do to really cure my health problems and that the best I could do was learn how to "manage" them. So, I learned the hard way that health is the most valuable wealth.

In spite of everything, it seems to me that I was very fortunate in my misfortunes. Because it is this misfortune of getting sick that gave me the opportunity to meet very generous and talented practitioners of traditional and holistic approaches to health which, not only helped me heal back then, but here I am, more than 30 years later, better fit than ever, enjoying an active retirement. Thus, I've learned to value the help we receive when we need it the most. I learned that the ups and downs in life are part of the learning the importance of giving back to others in a spirit of solidarity.

In pursuing my vocation, I have spent most of my adult life sourcing the required learning, training, skills and experience needed to become a somatic hypnosis master practitioner. With a background in high technology and a solid university education in social sciences, I have attended multiple trainings, conferences and seminars related to the traditional, intuitive, ericksonian and somatic hypnotherapy, as well as transpersonal and somatic psychology and various holistic approaches to health and well-being. Thus, I learned that laic beliefs can be as bad and counterproductive as religious beliefs when their narrative is imposed dogmatically. I learned to be tolerant and moderate in my opinions.

The most memorable encounters of my career are those with my mentors Edith Acédo and Francine Boisvert, two very generous trainers and respected master practitioners gifted with exceptional intuition and talent. While keeping a constant interest in the spiritual aspects of human nature, I remain an open-minded, well-informed and intellectually curious hypnotherapist who believes in the rigour of scientific methods. I am a passionate and authentic craftsman of health and well-being who sees his role as a hypnotherapist a privilege and a great responsibility. My mission is not to help you learn to better cope with your problems, but rather to help you experience quick and lasting positive changes as you see fit. I love my work and my excellent references testify to it.

Somatic Hypnotherapy is a contemporary version of Traditional Hypnotherapy as described by Dr. James Braid in terms of medical approach, updated with the rigor of the most advanced Western scientific models. Somatic Hypnotherapy successfully integrated and developed into a coherent therapeutic practice various visionary scientific models, notably the Somatic Markers Hypothesis, the concept of Emotional Coherence and the Epigenetic Deterministic Model. With time, this pragmatic approach has proven to be very effective in overcoming a wide variety of emotional, behavioral and somatic issues. Thus, you will experience at least a significant improvement in your issue right after your first session of therapy, provided that the issue is within my area of expertise and somatic hypnotherapy is your therapy of choice.*

Beyond popularity or academic recognition, the true measure of the effectiveness of any therapeutic approach lies in the results. The predictability of the good results of Somatic Hypnotherapy is an undeniable confirmation of the conceptual coherence of this highly effective approach to health and well-being, as well as a validation of the scientific concepts and models integrated into this practice. Thus, even if Somatic Hypnotherapy is a team work, the principle of "no results - no pay" is the ethical guarantor of my work and it applies to all my therapies. In other words, if you won't experience an improvement of your issue at the end of your first therapy session, I won’t accept your money. However, complex or deeply rooted problems may require more than one therapy session for a complete remission.

Nevertheless, with my approach, you do not risk being stuck in endless  sessions, because I very rarely give to a client more than three sessions, whatever the problem to solve. If ever you won't notice at the end of your first session a significant improvement in the issue you want to solve, it is most likely that this approach is not your therapy of choice and it is not worth pursuing. You will get the most of the healing that this approach can offer to the problem you are experiencing, after a maximum of three therapy sessions.

During your session in somatic hypnotherapy you will experience profound changes. Throughout your journey, you will have the opportunity to change the emotional reading of your past, as you see fit. You'll have the chance to significantly diminish or to winnow away your toxic emotional feelings, your pains and any other unpleasant feelings. The clear vision that you'll gain after eliminating the most of what used to poison your life and held you imprisoned in your past will help you get a better overview of the past and foresee the best decision in the future.*

All sessions are private, confidential and available by appointment only. Your first therapy session will follow your free-of-charge take-in assessment which is free and takes the first 15 to 30 minutes of our first meeting. Somatic hypnotherapy sessions are billed at a variable rate based on the complexity of the issues to be treated. Fees are between 120$ and 160$ for the first session and no more than 120$ for each eventual follow-up session. First therapy session can last from 90 to 120 minutes and each follow-up session 60 to 90 minutes.

Somatic hypnotherapy is a naturopathic approach. As a member of the National Association of Naturopaths, I am bound by professional confidentiality and, my services are eligible for coverage under most insurance plans. For more information, please contact your insurance company.

Contact me and book your appointment today! Let this be the most exciting experience of your life. I will be happy to help you on your journey.

You can reach me by filling out the contact form below or leaving a message at 514 507 6788.

Appointments :

Tuesday        9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm
Wednesday   9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm
Thursday      9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm
Friday          9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 6:30pm
Saturday      9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm

Clinic address: 186 Sutton Pl, Suite 104, Beaconsfield, Montréal , Qc, H9W 5S3
Telephone:+1 514 507 6788   E-mail : somatichypnosis@gmail.com

Directions to the clinic

Bus and Train

The nearest train station is Beaconsfield, at 5 minutes walking distance.
Access by bus is very convenient, at 3 minutes walking distance from "Gare St. Charles" bus station.

  • Bus 200, 201, 354, 411, 425

  • From downtown, bus 211 to St Charles / Beaconsfield, then bus 200, 201, or 425 one stop north to St Charles Train Station, then 3 minutes walking distance.

For more information on public transportation call (514) 288-6287, or dial AUTOBUS.


Outdoor parking is available on-site, located on the N-E side of building and accessible via Sutton Place.

Disclaimer: The above content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute any psychological or other medical professional advice. I don't diagnose medical conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.

If you are already under the care of a doctor or under medical treatment, follow the advice and treatment recommended by your doctor. For any medical emergency, call the Info-Santé service by dialing 8-1-1

*The results may vary from person to person.

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