8/29/07

About Tokyo Hypnotherapy


Tokyo Hypnotherapy is a private hypnotherapy practice owned and operated by Karen Mattison, a clinical hypnotherapist, life coach, and Reiki Master. Tokyo Hypnotherapy offers:
  • hypnotherapy for medical support and pain management
  • hypnotherapy for personal and professional development
  • stress management training in self-hypnosis, meditation, or Reiki
  • life coaching
Karen is certified as a clinical hypnotherapist by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (#108-054). Karen has completed advanced hypnotherapy training in accelerated healing, pain management, painfree childbirth, and cancer support. Karen is also a life coach and teaches self-hypnosis, meditation, and Reiki.

Karen became interested in alternative medicine after developing chronic pain in the wrists and weakness in the hands, which required extended periods of rest and increasing amounts of pain medication. She first learned Reiki to promote healing in the wrists and hands. While this also provided temporary pain relief, the pain in the wrists kept returning from overuse.

Karen looked for other alternative therapies for managing pain and discovered that hypnosis can be used to eliminate pain in childbirth, surgery, and chronic pain. Now when Karen has pain, she can use hypnosis instead of medication to manage or eliminate it. Since chronic pain can greatly impair one's life and lead to depression, Karen is particularly interested in helping clients with pain management.

Although Reiki and hypnotherapy are often called alternative medicine, Karen prefers the term complementary medicine. Reiki and hypnotherapy are best used to complement traditional (allopathic) medicine not as an alternative to it.

In addition to her training in complementary medicine, Karen has a BA from the University of California at San Diego and an MA from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has lived in Japan for more than ten years.