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Alex Priala, master practitioner in Somatic HypnotherapyContact, fees     

    My name is Alex V. Priala. I am an experienced master practitioner in Somatic Hypnotherapy, trainer and active member of various professional associations, with several decades of experience in listening, counseling and helping people to experience positive changes.

Studying science and technology in my youth helped me develop an analytical mind rooted in dialectical materialist beliefs and ideals. It wasn't until I got older that I began to see with my heart, and in doing so I learned that living an honest life while helping others through difficult times is the well-kept secret of happiness. Since then, I have made it my mission to help people improve their lives, and I love my work! My excellent references bear witness to this.

In pursuing my vocation, I have spent most of my adult life acquiring the knowledge, training, skills, state of mind and experience necessary to become a master practitioner of Somatic Hypnotherapy. With a solid scientific background and a university degree in social sciences, I have attended multiple trainings, conferences and seminars related to the Traditional, Intuitive, Ericksonian and Somatic Hypnotherapy, as well as trans-personal and somatic psychology, parapsychology, ritual healing practices and various other holistic approaches to health and well-being.

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 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 to help you experience quick and lasting positive changes as you see fit.

Whatever you think or do in life because you want to, is none of my business! However, when you often think, feel, or do things against your will, I can help you regain control of your life. Thanks to its customized approach, Somatic Hypnotherapy is the quickest and most reliable approach to root-out lasting stress and anxiety, traumas, phobias, insomnia, chronic pain, grief, guilt, shame, unwanted behaviors, bad habits,  and much more. This approach is based on the concept that the quickest way to control unwanted emotions is to control the related unpleasant emotional feelings, and thus to change the state of mind, thoughts and behavior. For, as soon as you won't feel anxious anymore, your once anxious thoughts and behavior will instantly change and follow your new emotional reality.

Somatic Hypnosis is always a team effort! If, to help you identify and get rid of whatever is keeping you locked in your self-limiting reality, or to re-emerge your accumulated stress, anxiety or trauma - is my job, living your day-to-day life, this is my job. is your job! It is always your job to understand that what really has the power to flourish or compromise your life is not the cognitive memory of your past events - whether they be joyful, stressful, anxious or traumatic - but the associated emotional feelings that your memories awaken. It's like when you accidentally hurt yourself, what really bothers you is not the cognitive memory of the accident, but the pain you feel. And it will only bother you to the extent and only as long as you feel the pain!

Somatic Hypnosis is always a team effort! If, helping you identify and let go of whatever keep you trapped in your self-limiting reality, or with resetting your piled-up stress, anxiety, and trauma - is my job, living your day-to-day life is your job! It is still your job to understanding that what really has the power to fulfill or jeopardize your life is not the cognitive memory of your past events - whether they be joyful, stressful, anxious or traumatic -, but the associated emotional feelings that your memories still awaken. It's like when you'd accidentally hurt yourself, what really bothers you is not the cognitive 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'll feel the pain!

Somatic Hypnotherapy is a contemporary version of Traditional Hypnotherapy - as described by Dr. James Braid in terms of empirical medical approach - updated with the rigor of the most advanced Western scientific models. Somatic Hypnotherapy has successfully integrated and developed into a coherent therapeutic practice various visionary scientific models, 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 very particular metaphorical language aimed at triggering a subtle yet very powerful process of neuro-linguistic modulation, a process capable of instantly modulating 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 the 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 the 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 solving various emotional and behavioral issues.  Yet what is really relevant are the results!

Beyond popularity or academic recognition, the true measure of the effectiveness of any therapeutic approach are the results - especially when they are 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 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 don't feel your issue improves by the end of your first therapy session, I won't accept your money! Aside from its spectacular results, this approach works with everyone - unless you have a really hard time to experience emotional feelings.

During your first 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 unwanted feelings, pain, and any other unpleasant feelings. Unlike other therapeutic approaches that promise results that will appear somewhere in the future, with Somatic Hypnotherapy you will ascertain most of your results on the spot, right after your therapy session. However, please keep in mind that complex or deeply rooted problems may require more than one therapy session for a complete remission.*

Nevertheless, with my approach you don't run the risk of getting stuck in endless therapies because, not only you'll experience a significant improvement at the end of your first session, but I rarely give to a client more than three sessions, whatever the problem to be solved. You will live significant improvements after each session, regardless of your therapy plan. If ever you won't notice at the end of your first therapy session an 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.

Unlike the psychoanalytic approach which aims to foster changes by helping you understand your past and assess how past events might affect you now, in Somatic Hypnotherapy you do not necessarily need to understand the exact cause of your unpleasant feelings in order to uproot them. Since this approach focuses on your feelings - not on what you think about your feelings - knowing the factual details of your past is not essential in the Somatic Hypnotherapy process. For, with the proper care, your fractured bone will heal the same, whether or not you understand how it broke.

Although many people claim to have been healed by Somatic Hypnotherapy, I do not heal anyone. Healing is nothing more than the self-healing process that one experiences when freed from fears. By releasing stress, anxiety and traumas, your body creates a loop of positive feedback through the autonomic nervous system, feedback that can lead to significant improvements in symptoms of various medical conditions.

Consultations and therapy sessions are in person, private, confidential, and available by appointment only, at my clinic located in Beaconsfield, Montreal. Your first therapy session will follow your free-of-charge take-in assessment which is free of charge 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.

Please allow 2.5-3 hours for our first meeting, although the therapy session itself should not be 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.

Appointments :

Monday         9:00am, 12:00pm
Tuesday        9:00am, 12:00pm
Wednesday    9:00am, 12:00pm
Thursday       9:00am, 12:00pm
Friday           9:00am, 12:00pm

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

Training: 1000 Rue De La Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H3B 0A2  Telephone:+1 514 507 6788, E-mail : somatichypnosis@gmail.com

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 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 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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