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My name is Alex V. Priala. I am a certified naturopath and master practitioner in Somatic Hypnotherapy. Curious and pragmatic by nature, I am a passionate and authentic artisan of health and well-being, an active member of various professional associations, with more than twenty years of experience in listening, advising and helping others.
Studying social sciences and advanced technologies in my youth helped me develop an analytical mind rooted in metaphysical beliefs and ideals. It was only as I got older that I realized how limited the epistemological power of science was. Thus, I learned that only with the heart can one see clearly, and I finally understood that helping others in difficult times is the well-kept secret to 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 attest to my integrity and the good results of my approach.
It all began over 30 years ago when I was fascinated by the incredible effectiveness of some of the traditional Eastern healing approaches that I had benefited from while seeking healing for myself. These personal experiences opened my eyes to the surprising power of linguistic semiotics and thus marked the beginning of my passion for ancient forms of hypnotherapy and ancestral healing rituals. With a solid scientific background and a university degree in social sciences, in pursuing my vocation, I have participated in several conferences and seminars on trans-personal and somatic psychology, parapsychology, ritual healing practices, and various other holistic approaches to health and well-being.
This approach is not about advising or coaching people on how to live their lives. Whatever you want to think or do in your life - because you want to - is none of my business! However, when you often think, feel or do things that you would happily do without, I can help you regain control. The practical goal of my work is to help you regain control of your life and live the life you have dreamed of by selectively suppressing unwanted emotional and somatic feelings - thus improving your state of mind, behavioral patterns, and quality of life. Thanks to its personalized approach, Somatic Hypnotherapy is one of the fastest and most reliable ways to uproot stress, anxiety, trauma, phobias, grief, guilt, shame, insomnia, chronic pain, unwanted behaviors, bad habits, and much more.
Somatic Hypnotherapy is a team effort! My mission is to help you experience quick and lasting positive changes as you see fit. While it is my job to help you identify and reset your accumulated stress, anxiety, trauma and other unwanted feelings, it is your job to learn from your experiences and live your daily life! It is still your job to understand that what 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 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 and 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 several visionary scientific models into a coherent therapeutic practice, in particular the Somatic Markers Hypothesis, the concept of Emotional Coherence, the Ritual Healing Theory, and the Morphic Fields Theory. The hallmark of Somatic Hypnotherapy is the use of a specific metaphorical language designed to trigger a subtle yet powerful process of neuro-linguistic modulation - a process capable of regulating the somatic component of any unwanted emotion or unpleasant feeling you wish to suppress*.
When it comes to scientific evidence, one of the most misleading claims is that science is settled. It is good to know that science is never settled, and it is extremely rare to reach a scientific consensus on anything. When dealing with emotional or behavioral issues, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. That is why psychiatry, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic-programming, E.F.T., pet therapy, art therapy, mindfulness, yoga, craniosacral therapy, gravity blanket, mini-horse therapy, and many other approaches based on very contradictory but scientific concepts and models of human behavior are all available to help to solve various emotional and behavioral problems. However, what matters for all practical purposes are the results! If you are looking for extraordinary results, you better consider extraordinary approaches!
Beyond popularity or academic recognition, the true measure of the effectiveness of any therapeutic approach is 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. Even though Somatic Hypnotherapy is 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 session you do not see an improvement in the problems we have worked on, I will not take your money! Aside from its spectacular results, this approach works with everyone - unless you have difficulty 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 of Somatic Hypnotherapy, you will experience profound changes. Throughout your therapy, you will be able to change the emotional reading of your past as you see fit. You'll have the opportunity to significantly reduce or eliminate unwanted emotions, pain, and other unpleasant feelings. Please keep in mind, however, that complete remission of complex or deep-seated issues may require more than one session*.
Somatic Hypnotherapy not only guarantees your results, but you don't even need to know or understand the exact cause of your problems to be able to uproot them. While this approach focuses on the experience of your emotional feelings - not on what you think about your feelings - knowing the factual details of your past is not essential to trigger healing. There's no need to embarrass yourself by sharing the details of certain memories you'd rather not talk about, in order to heal them. With proper care, your broken bone will heal, whether or not you remember why it broke.
However, 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 improvement after each session, regardless of the extent or severity of the problem being treated. If, at the end of your first session, you do not see an improvement in the problem you are trying to solve, it is very likely that this approach is not your therapy of choice and is not worth pursuing.
Somatic Hypnotherapy is a naturopathic approach that I discovered in Eastern Europe, updated and tried my best to explain in a laic, coherent and easy to understand way, thus demystifying it and making it accessible to everyone. As a member of the National Association of Naturopaths, I am bound by professional confidentiality, and most private insurances cover my services. For more information about your coverage, please contact your insurance company.
My consultations and therapy sessions are always private, confidential, face-to-face, and by appointment only at my clinic in Beaconsfield, Montreal. Your first therapy session will follow your free intake assessment, which lasts 15 to 60 minutes of our first meeting.
I charge for my sessions at a variable rate depending on the complexity of the issues to be resolved and the treatment required. However, the maximum fee is $160 for the first session and $120 for each subsequent session. You may pay your fees in cash or by e-transfer.
Please allow 2-3 hours for our initial meeting - although the therapy session itself should last no 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.
As stress and anxiety are most likely the leading cause of your issues, before filling in the appointment request, please self-assess your anxiety online and make an informed choice.
You can reach me by filling out the contact form below.
Appointment times :
Mon sometimes, on request
Tue 8h30, 11h00, 13h30
Wed 8h30, 11h00, 13h30, 16h00
Thu 8h30, 11h00, 13h30
Fri 8h30, 11h00, 13h30, 16h00
Sat sometimes, on request
Clinic address: 186 Sutton Pl, Suite 104, Beaconsfield, Montréal, Qc, H9W 5S3
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 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.