Dr. Steven Swerdfeger
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Steven Swerdfeger, PhD, CH serves as the consulting hypnotist at the Arizona
Center for Advanced Medicine. He also facilitates a support group for
patients at our Scottsdale integrative medical center suffering with any
chronic illness, exploring the hidden causes of chronic illness. He also
serves as a patient liaison, welcoming new patients, talking with them
in the IV room as they undergo their treatments, and helping them to deal
with their illness and recovery.
Education & Training
Dr. Swerdfeger received his training in Hypnosis and Guided Imagery at
the Edgar Cayce Association of Research & Enlightenment in Virginia
Beach, where he studied with Dr. Allen S. Chips. Advanced training was
also received from Dr. David Mullen of Bradenton, Florida, a clinical
psychologist specializing in hypnosis; Dr. Robert Moore of Phoenix, Arizona;
and Gerald F. Kein of the Omni Hypnosis Center in Deland, Florida.
Schedule a Session Today!
Sessions are by appointment, with a telephone interview preceding the initial
hypnosis session. Clients are frequently able to achieve their specific
goals in one or two sessions. Work in the area of regression may occasionally
require an extended number of sessions.
How Hypnosis Can Help
Hypnosis and guided imagery can be very healing in ways no other method
can be. Sometimes we have unconscious mental blocks which either produce
noticeable symptoms or act as unseen impediments to healing. They are
at the level of the amygdala, which is the level below consciousness,
and we are not aware of them until these things are brought up at least
to the level of the hippocampus where sensory input from the body is related
to the cortex in the forms of thoughts, feelings, and emotions.
When something occurs which is so traumatic the conscious mind cannot deal
with it, the information that comes into the amygdala, stays there and
never comes up to consciousness. This is why people have buried symptoms.
The body's innate wisdom knows it needs to deal with these memories
because they make the body sick. If it is an issue of powerlessness, for
example, the symptoms may manifest in the abdomen. If a person was beaten
as a child, the physical memory and resulting illness may be stored where
the body was beaten.
Call (480) 418-0220 today to set up an appointment with Dr. Swerdfeger!
Dr. Swerdfeger's Approach
Hypnosis and guided imagery can help us to access consciously these things
that have been inaccessible. The body's innate wisdom also has a safety
mechanism because it will not access anything which the conscious mind
feels it cannot deal with.
Steven Swerdfeger has used hypnosis and guided imagery to help people with
phantom limb pain, anxiety and depression, phobias, and chronic pain.
All of the preceding must be by medical referral. Hypnosis is also helpful
in the elimination of recurrent and/or unwanted patterns, the enhancement
of abilities, the management and reduction of stress, and it can be an
important aid in the recovery from cancer.
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contacting us at our Scottsdale integrative medical center today!