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My name is Alex V. Priala. I am a certified naturopath, master practitioner and trainer in Somatic Hypnotherapy. With over twenty years of experience in listening, advising and supporting others to experience positive changes, I am an active member of various professional associations.
Studying social sciences and advanced technologies in my youth helped me develop an analytical mind rooted in laic beliefs and ideals. It wasn't until I got older that I realized how limited the epistemological power of science was. Thus, I learned that it is only with the heart that one can see clearly, and I finally understood that helping others in difficult times is the well-kept secret of the happiness of a fulfilled life. Since then, I have made it my mission to help people improve their lives - and I love what I do! My excellent references bear witness to my integrity and the good results of my approach.
It all started over 30 years ago when, while seeking to heal myself, I was fascinated by the incredible effectiveness of some of the traditional Eastern healing approaches I have benefited from. These personal experiences marked the beginning of a passion for ancient forms of hypnotherapy and ancestral healing rituals, a passion that has grown over time into a professional career that I love. With a solid scientific background and a university degree in social sciences, in pursuing my vocation, I have attended several conferences and seminars on trans-personal and somatic psychology, parapsychology, ritual healing practices and various other holistic approaches to health and well-being.
I've also taken several trainings in Traditional, Intuitive, Humanist, Spiritual, Ericksonian and Somatic Hypnotherapy. 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 naturopath who believes in the rigor 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 to help you experience quick and lasting positive changes as you see fit.
I do not advise, coach or train people on how to improve their lives. Whatever you want to think or do in your life is none of my business! However, when you often find yourself thinking, feeling, or doing things against your will, I can help you regain control. Thanks to its customized approach, Somatic Hypnotherapy is the quickest and most reliable approach to significantly reduce stress, anxiety, traumas, phobias, insomnia, chronic pain, grief, guilt, shame, unwanted behaviors, bad habits, and much more. The practical goal of my work is to help you regain control of your life by suppressing unwanted emotional response patterns - thereby improving the daily state of mind and the pattern of your un-intentional thoughts and behaviors.
Somatic Hypnosis is a team effort! While helping you identify and reset your accumulated stress, anxiety, trauma and other unwanted feelings is my job, learning from your experiences and living your daily life is your job! It is still your job to understand that what really has the power to fulfill or jeopardize your life is not the cognitive memory of past events but the associated emotional feelings that your memories still arouse. It's like when you'd accidentally hurt yourself; what bothers you is not the memory of the accident but the pain you feel. And it will only bother you to the extent that, and only for as long as you feel the pain!
Somatic Hypnotherapy is a contemporary version of Traditional Hypnotherapy - as described by Dr. James Braid in terms of an empirical medical approach, updated with the rigor of the most advanced Western scientific models. Somatic Hypnotherapy has successfully integrated and developed various visionary scientific models into a coherent therapeutic practice, notably the Somatic Markers Hypothesis, the concept of Emotional Coherence, the Ritual Healing Theory, and the Morpfogenetic Field Theory. The hallmark of Somatic Hypnotherapy is the use of a particular metaphorical language aimed at triggering a subtle yet very powerful process of neuro-linguistic modulation - a process capable of instantly regulating the somatic component of any unwanted emotion or unpleasant feeling that you wish to suppress.*
When it comes to scientific evidence, one of the most misleading claims is that science is unequivocal. It is good to know that science is never settled, and it is exceptionally rare to end up with a scientific consensus on anything. When dealing with emotional or behavioral issues, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. Therefore psychiatry, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic-programming, E.F.T., pet therapy, art-therapy, mindfulness, yoga, craniosacral therapy, gravity blanket, mini-horses therapy and many other approaches based on very contradictory and yet scientific concepts and models of human behavior, are all available to help to solve various emotional and behavioral issues. However, what really matters for all practical purposes are the results!
Beyond popularity or academic recognition, the proper measures of the effectiveness of any therapeutic approach are the results - especially when they are measurable and reproducible. Thus, 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. Thus, even if Somatic Hypnotherapy is a teamwork, 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 at the end of your first therapy session you do not see any improvement in the issue we have been working on, I will not accept your money! Aside from its spectacular results, this approach works with everyone - unless you have a really hard time to experiencing emotional feelings.
Unlike other therapeutic approaches that promise results you may eventually experience in the future, with Somatic Hypnotherapy, you will assess most of your results on the spot, immediately after each therapy session. During your first session in Somatic Hypnotherapy, you will experience profound changes. Throughout your therapy, 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 unwanted emotions, pain, and any other unpleasant feelings. However, please keep in mind that complete remission of complex or deeply rooted issues may require more than one therapy session.*.
The only requirement for you to fully benefit from the promised changes is to leave behind everything you assume about how your brain is supposed to control your feelings and come with an open mind without any preconceived ideas. Because as long as no therapy can push your healing beyond the limits of your beliefs, you have most likely already reached the limits of positive changes allowed by what you know about the mind, fear, stress, anxiety, trauma, feelings and emotions in general. The time has come to dare to think outside the box. When looking for extraordinary results, you better consider out-of-the-ordinary approaches!
Nevertheless, with my approach, you don't run the risk of getting bogged down in endless therapy sessions, as I rarely give a client more than three sessions in a row, regardless of the issue at hand. You will experience significant improvements after each session, regardless of the extent or severity of the problem being treated. If ever, at the end of your first session, you do not notice an improvement in the problem you want to solve, it is very likely that, unfortunately, this approach is not your therapy of choice and that it is not worth pursuing.
Unlike other approaches, in Somatic Hypnotherapy, not only are your results guaranteed, but you don't even need to understand the exact cause of your unpleasant feelings to be able to uproot them. Since this approach focuses on your emotional feelings - not what you think about your emotions - knowing the factual details of your past is not essential to trigger healing. With the proper care, your fractured bone will heal the same, whether or not you understand how it broke.
Somatic Hypnotherapy consultations and therapy sessions are always private, confidential, in person and available by appointment at my clinic in Beaconsfield, Montreal. Your first therapy session will follow your free-of-charge take-in assessment, which takes the first 15 to 60 minutes of our first meeting.
Somatic Hypnotherapy is a naturopathic approach. As a member of the National Association of Naturopaths, I am bound by professional confidentiality, and most private insurance covers my services. For more information on your coverage, please contact your insurance company.
Somatic Hypnotherapy sessions are billed at a variable rate based on the complexity of the issues to be treated. The fees do not exceed $160 for the first session (2 to 2.5 hours) and $120 for each eventual follow-up session. You can pay your fees in cash or by e-transfer.
Please allow 2.5-3 hours for our initial meeting, although the therapy session itself should not last longer than 60-90 minutes.
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.
Mon 9h00am, 12h00pm
Tue 9h00am, 12h00pm,
Wed 9h00am, 12h00pm,
Thur 9h00am, 12h00pm,
Fri 9h00am, 12h00pm,
Sat sometimes, on request
Clinic address: 186 Sutton Pl, Suite 104, Beaconsfield, Montréal, Qc, H9W 5S3
Telephone:+1 514 507 6788, E-mail : NewHypnotherapy@gmail.com
Trainings: 1000 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H3B 0A2 Telephone:+1 514 507 6788, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
How to get to the clinic:
The clinic is located on the second level in a business center in Beaconsfield Montreal, very close to Beaconsfield train station, at the N-E corner of highway 20 and St-Charles boulevard.
The place is conveniently accessible by car via boul St. Charles, on foot at 3 minutes from the bus station "Gare St Charles" and 5 minutes from the train station "Beaconsfield".
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, see the public transit website, 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 article may contain statements that reflect the opinion of the author. It is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute psychological or medical professional advice. I don't diagnose medical conditions, nor do I interfere with any treatments given by your medical professional.
If you already are 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.