Emotional, Social, General Hypnosis

Hypnosis for Weight Loss, hypnosis to stop smoking, hypnosis for sleep, anxiety, depression, PTSD, fears, etc.
general-hypnosisThere is nothing that can't be helped, ameliorated, or "cured" with clinical hypnosis. The list of applications is virtually endless, including hypnosis for weight loss, stop smoking, stress reduction, anxiety, to name a few.
We use 10% of our mind at the conscious level, the other 90% is the unconscious or subconscious mind. Clinical hypnosis is a powerful and affective way to access the unconscious or subconscious mind and make changes that may last forever. Whether you need help losing weight, stop smoking, depression, anxiety or depression, hypnosis and counseling can help in achieving your goal.

Weight Loss

An estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight. Nearly 75% of men and over 60% of women are obese or overweight. Nearly 30% of children, under 20, are obese or overweight in the United States. Clearly, there is a weight epidemic in this country and around the world as well.
Weight loss has become an important factor in maintaining or restoring health, warding off many diseases, and helping to insure a long and healthy life. Clinical hypnosis can help with weight loss by changing attitudes toward food, changing lifestyle and behavior, increasing exercise, and getting rid of unhealthy eating habits.
Unfortunately, overweight and obese individuals think that the easy and quick solution to their weight problems is to resort to weight loss pills which are, in most cases, expensive and dangerous to their health. The unique aspect of clinical hypnosis for weight loss is that it is completely safe and risk free.
Clinical hypnosis results in greater weight loss with benefits of hypnosis increasing over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical psychology, 1996). Clinical hypnosis has been shown to be an effective way to lose weight (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986).

Smoking Cessation

Smoking causes 400,000 premature deaths in the U.S. annually. Potential loss of life is 13.2 years for male smokers and 14.5 years for female smokers. 50% of people who continue to smoke will die from smoking. Smoking is the single most preventable cause of death in our society. Smoking risks include: high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder(C.O.P.D.), cancer, heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation (AFib), etc.
Dr. Mulhausen's success rate with smokers is 90% (9 out of 10 people), one session, risk free. Physicians, on the other hand, prescribe patches, lozenges, gum and various medications (with serious side effects of seizures, hallucinations, and even suicide) and achieve a success rate of only 5-7%. Using hypnosis, a person can not only stop smoking, but also feel great, because there are no side effects.
Clinical hypnosis is 3 times as effective as the nicotine patch and 15 times more effective than willpower for quitting smoking (Journal of Applied Psychology, Oct. 10, 1992).


Anxiety affects your brain and your body: cognition, heart, metabolism, skin, emotion, breathing, digestion, immune system and pain. Symptoms of anxiety are: panic, fear, uneasiness, sleep problems, inability to stay calm, cold, sweaty, numb, tingling, hands and feet; shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dry mouth, and nausea.
Causes of anxiety include: genetics, brain chemistry, brain circuits, environmental factors, use of street drugs, medications, financial stress, stress from work or school, etc.
There are many different types of anxiety disorders: Generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (O.C.D.), phobias/fears, panic disorder, social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (P.T.S.D.).
Anxiety attacks are very scary and disconcerting but clinical hypnosis can be a safe, quick, and powerful solution to reducing and/or eliminating anxiety from your life.


Depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults, or about 6.7 % of the U.S. population 18 and older. Major depressive disorder is more prevalent in women than men. As many as 1 in 33 children and 1 in 8 adolescents have clinical depression. About 6 million people are affected by late life depression, but only 10% ever receive treatment (Brown University Long Term Care Quarterly, 1997).
Symptoms of depression include: Apathy, hopelessness, sadness, loss of interest, insomnia, fatigue, irritability, lack of concentration, weight gain or loss, loss of appetite, social isolation, etc.
Causes of depression include: health conditions, chronic or terminal illness, trauma, grief, stressful events, medications, drug or alcohol abuse, loneliness, loss of a loved one, divorce, etc.
Clinical hypnosis can lessen, or eliminate, depression in a safe, quick, powerful way that is both risk free and free of the many side effects of medications for depression. Clinical hypnosis is also cost effective versus the expense of short, or long term, depression medications.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (O.C.D.)

In the United States, about 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children have OCD. According to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability worldwide, for individuals between 15 and 44 years of age.
OCD is characterized by obsessions and compulsions that take up at least an hour a day- but usually longer- and cause significant distress. Obsessions are persistent, uncontrollable thoughts, impulses, or images that are intrusive, unwanted, and disturbing. Individuals who have OCD feel compelled to perform repetitive actions called compulsions, or rituals, in an attempt to relieve the distress caused by the obsession.
Symptoms of OCD include: compulsive behavior, compulsive hoarding, repetitive movements, ritualistic behavior, repeatedly going over thoughts, impulsivity, persistent repetition of words or actions, hypervigilance, etc.
Possible causes of OCD include genetics, family history, brain chemistry, "brain wiring", environment, cognitive factors, behavioral factors, etc.
Clinical hypnosis can be an effective way to reduce, or eliminate, obsessions and/or compulsions.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (P.T.S.D.)

An estimated 8% of Americans (24.4 million people) have PTSD at any given time. An estimated 1 out of10 women develops PTSD; women are twice as likely than men to have PTSD. Among people who are victims of a severe traumatic experience, 60-80% will develop PTSD.
Symptoms of PTSD Include: Recurrent and distressing memories of a traumatic event, flashbacks, upsetting dreams or nightmares, severe emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the traumatic event, avoidance or places, or activities, of the traumatic event, negative changes in thinking or mood, change in physical and emotional reactions (eg. Easily startled or frightened, always being on guard),etc.
Possible causes of PTSD include: stressful or traumatic experiences, family history (genetics), inherited features of your personality, brain chemistry, "brain wiring",etc.
Hypnosis can be a useful adjunctive procedure in the treatment of PTSD conditions (Lynn and Cardena, 2010). Hypnotherapy for PTSD has been found to be helpful for combat victims, rape victims (Ebert, 2011) ,accident victims, etc.


In 2015, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older had alcohol use disorder. This includes 9.8 million men and 5.3 million women. In 2015, an estimated 623,00 adolescents, ages 12-17 had alcohol use disorder. An estimated 88,000 people (approximately 62,000 men and 26,000 women) die from alcohol-related causes annually, making alcohol the third preventable cause of death in the United States. In 2010, alcohol misuse cost the United States $249 billion. More than 10 percent of U.S. children live with a parent with alcohol problems, according to a 2012 study.
Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective and significant tool in the treatment of substance abuse, and many people have benefited from it in years past. Over the past 20 years, hypnotherapy has gained ground in proving itself to be a legitimate, and many times a necessary inclusion in the treatment of certain addictions such as alcohol and drug abuse.


In 2007, the use of illicit drugs cost our Nation $11 billion dollars in health care expenses and $193 billion overall. Drug use is highly correlated with crime, making the drug issue one of public health and safety. In 2012, 13.2% of Americans, aged 12 and older, had used an illicit drug, or abused psychotherapeutic medication in the past month.
Non-medical use and abuse of prescription drugs is a growing health problem in the United States. Annually, more people die from prescribed opioid pain relievers than all illegal drugs combined. Overdoses on prescription drugs are the leading cause of drug overdose deaths in the United States.
Hypnotherapy has been used to successfully overcome cocaine addiction (Page, Phd, Roger and Handley, George W., American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, pp, 120-123, Sept.,2011). Methadone addicts receiving hypnotherapy had significantly less discomfort and illicit drug use, 94% of subjects achieving withdrawal remaining narcotic-free 6 months later (Manganiello, Ed.D., Aaron J., pp.273-279, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Sept., 2011).
Hypnosis has been shown to have a 77% success rate for drug addiction (Intensive Therapy: Utilizing Hypnosis in the Treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders: Potter, Greg, Amer. Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Jul., 2004.)


With regard to relationships, the most frequent request for hypnotherapy is for break-ups (eg. ex-girlfriend or boyfriend, ex-spouse, or ex-lover). Clients, after a break-up, often want to stop constantly thinking about their past relationship, or partner, and want to forget, or at least, cut the "emotional ties that bind". Clinical hypnosis can be a very effective means to reduce, or eliminate, the constant, upsetting, and often painful memories that linger and remain after a break-up.


In a sexual self-report questionnaire (Frank, Anderson, & Rubenstein, 1978), 40% of men reported erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction and 63% of women reported arousal or orgasmic dysfunction. In addition, 50% of men and 77% of women reported difficulty that was not dysfunctional in nature (e.g. lack of interest or inability to relax).
Hypnotherapy can be very helpful for sexual dysfunction (erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, inorgasmia, etc.) and sexual enhancement as well.

Phobia (Fear)

6.3 million Americans have a diagnosed phobia. The number 1 fear is public speaking (74%)followed by death (68%), spiders (30.5%), darkness (11%), heights (10%), social situations/people (7.9%), flying (6.5%), confined spaces (2.5%), open spaces (2.2%), and thunder/lightning (2%).
Common symptoms of phobias/fears include accelerated heartbeat, nausea, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain, hot/cold flashes, numbness or tingling sensation, trembling, choking, fear of fainting or losing control of oneself.
Hypnotherapy helps you overcome phobias or fears by reprogramming your mind's reaction to the trigger (e.g. what you fear). Happily, hypnosis provides an extremely effective cure as it provides the opposite of anxiety – deep relaxation. Hypnosis for phobias works by detaching the stimulus (trigger object) from the emotional response (fear) and updating the brain with a new, more realistic response.


Most Americans are suffering from moderate to high stress, with 44% reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past 5 yrs. Stress is related to every physical and emotional disease. It is an underlying theme of everyone the Dr. Mulhausen sees in his office. 77% of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress, 73% experience psychological symptoms, 33% feel they are living with extreme stress.
Symptoms of stress include: headaches, muscle tension, neck or back pain, upset stomach, dry mouth, chest pains, rapid heartbeat, difficulty falling or staying asleep, fatigue, loss of appetite or overeating "comfort foods", and increased frequency of colds.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool against stress. Unlike medication, it is entirely natural. There are no side effects and you won't get hooked on it. Instead of covering it up, hypnotherapy gets at the root of the problem and changes the way you respond to stress. It provides techniques to deal with the physical and emotional stressors in your life. It puts you back in control!

Mind-Body Connection

Emerson, the great poet, said: "the antecedent to every behavior is a thought." In other words, there is nothing you have done, since the day you were born, doing now, or will ever do in the future, till the day you die, that isn't, or won't be, locked in your subconscious mind.
The mind can make the body sick and the body can make the mind sick. This is the powerful mind-body connection that is accessed with clinical hypnosis. Using hypnosis for weight loss, depression, anxiety, etc. can change your life.
Why struggle, or be burdened, with the past, present, or future problems when the solution can be just a phone call away? Call Dr. Mulhausen today to schedule your appointment to achieve your goals.

A Word of Caution

A word of caution: there is no licensing in Ohio for hypnosis and therein lies the problem. There are many poorly trained and inexperienced individuals with little or no education in mental health (most with only a high school education) who are practicing hypnosis.
On the other hand, Dr. Mulhausen is highly educated with licenses and certifications in mental health. He has multiple degrees in several fields including a doctorate from Kent State University in School Psychology with a specialization in counseling/consultation, marriage and family therapy, and clinical psychology. He has been practicing hypnosis for over 35 years and is currently one of only about 15 people in the state of Ohio with the top certification in the entire country in clinical hypnosis.
Remember: "Change your mind and change your life." Why not call Dr. Mulhausen today at 440-899-1680 and make an appointment.


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