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How Does Clinical Hypnotherapy Help Me Transcend Harmful Patterns?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is a healing modality practiced by a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. At Birmingham Clinical Hypnotherapy your Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist is Sherris Cottier Shank C.Ht.

The great gift of hypnotherapy is that it provides you and your therapist the ability to communicate directly with your subconscious mind.

This is vitally important because the fears and beliefs that drive harmful behavior patterns are stored in your subconscious mind. When the subconscious mind agrees, and participates in, altering a belief, perception, or fear, you can transcend destructive patterns and change your life. 

In the therapeutic setting, hypnosis allows us to:

Access information unavailable to the conscious mind

Uncover the root cause of specific problems

Create new behavior patterns

Dispel phobias

Increase confidence

Develop new capacities such as managing pain, and lowering anxiety

The conscious mind is still awake and aware during hypnotherapy, but it is not dominant as it is in our everyday life. After hypnosis, you can integrate all that you have learned into your conscious awareness.

Clinical Hypnotherapy, like any other kind of therapy, is aimed at solving problems so that you can thrive as a whole, authentic human being. Every person’s issues are unique, as is the length of time needed to reach their desired goal.

Please see Available Services for how Clinical Hypnotherapy can benefit you.

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The Hypnotherapy Process


You and I discuss what brought you to hypnotherapy, what your goals are, what you are feeling, and how your issue is affecting your life.


Together we identify the core issue that you want to work on today.

Dive Deep

Using hypnosis, we dialogue with your subconscious mind to uncover the origin of your issue and suggest ways to change your underlying beliefs.


We review what you have learned and how it will impact your life. You begin to integrate your insights and experience into your day-to-day life.

Sherris Cottier Shank C.Ht.

Hi, my name is Sherris

I help you transform your obstacles and realize your greatness, so you can live the life you want to live.

Because you are reading this, I suspect you are feeling stuck. There is a problem you’ve been trying to resolve, a feeling you’d like to release, a challenging issue you can’t get around, or a goal you’re trying to reach, yet nothing you do quite seems to work. You’ve tried everything you can think of, and you’re frustrated because you would dearly love to solve your problem, be free of the feeling that haunts you, work around those challenges, or reach your goal.

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Dear Sherris,
It’s been 3 weeks since our session and I feel so fantastic! For the last several days I’ve woken up with a smile on my face and deep joy in my heart. I feel like I love my life again and I’m happy and excited to be here, in this moment, living this life. Prior to our session, I felt like I was in a constant state of both hiding and feeling so stuck hiding. I was worn out emotionally and my hope had faded so greatly that I felt I had really lost my spark.

Well, all that has changed! I feel so happy and am enjoying the journey once again. On the outside very little has changed, but on the inside, complete turn around. I’m no longer working against myself and both chasing and avoiding money in the most exhausting and frustrating way. I’m boldly moving forward in the direction of impact and money has again begun to flow.

Thank you beyond words! Profoundly grateful, with so much love,

Madeleine M., Scottsdale AZ

Your intuitive insight led me down exactly the path I needed to follow in order to validate my own intuitions. Although I was initially a bit apprehensive, within minutes I felt myself to be in kind and loving hands and was able to relax and enjoy the experience! Thanks so much, Sherris!

Sherri D, Sterling Heights, MI

I had an extremely powerful and moving session with Ms. Shank. With her guidance I was able to connect deeply with important feelings that I was not aware of. Her intuitive understanding of my situation made the experience safe and very meaningful. I have recommended her to several of my close friends.

Greg M., Northville, MI

Hypnotherapy in Birmingham, MI​

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