Terry Moore, MSW – Hypnosis & Psychotherapy https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com Are You Ready for Personal Change? Sun, 30 Jun 2019 22:19:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.3 https://i2.wp.com/terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/cropped-hipsterlogogenerator_1424651630822.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Terry Moore, MSW – Hypnosis & Psychotherapy https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com 32 32 116056335 All the Ways We’ll Beat the Winter Blues This Season – The New York Times https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/health/all-the-ways-well-beat-the-winter-blues-this-season-the-new-york-times/ Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:26:37 +0000 https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=1030
Orchids seen at Omaha’s Doorly Zoo.

When you live in Omaha, NE – or the surrounding area – dealing with the gloom of an overcast sky or the drama of dodging the potholes on the roadway are a part of life we all understand. And, mostly, we deal with it, knowing that milder weather, sunnier days, and repaired streets will all come our way in due time.

However, some of us suffer a lot more. Not exactly hibernation – but a withdrawal from life. A deeper sadness, a lack of energy, maybe even a sense of despondency that weighs heavily on us – and our relationships. The question, then: what to do?

The linked article will bring lots of ideas – I especially like the idea of bringing home a plant. Maybe that’s why, every year, area events like the Cathedral Flower Show and the Omaha Home and Garden Expo are so well-attended. Can’t make those? Lauritzen Garden or the Doorly Zoo will fill the gap nicely.

Need more help with depression? Please give me a call – let’s talk it over.

Source: All the Ways We’ll Beat the Winter Blues This Season – The New York Times 

Hypnosis for GERD – Severe Acid Reflux https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/stress/gerd/ Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:13:15 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=981 Continue reading "Hypnosis for GERD – Severe Acid Reflux"

Is spicy food impossible to tolerate? Other tummy trouble?

Hypnosis for GERD

Sixty million Americans deal with this uncomfortable sensation at least once a month — heartburn. It’s not only painful, but can be life-altering, or even deadly if ignored. No wonder that heartburn and other gastrointestinal medications are among the most popular drugs on the market. But these “miracle drugs” are far from perfect; some patients report mixed results and long-term side effects.

see the original article here

Some readers may know that I’ve used hypnosis to help with Irritable Bowel Syndrome for several years. I recently received a cross-country referral from the psychologist who is featured in the above article, Laurie Keefer, PhD. She worked with the North Carolina therapist who developed the IBS protocol to extend his work for those who suffer with GERD.
She generously shared the protocol with me.


  • First, an assessment session for getting acquainted and questions. Then, 7 sessions, ideally spaced about 2 weeks apart. Hypnosis at every session – with a focus on deep relaxation and symptom change.
  • Solo/at-home hypnosis to be practiced everyday starting with the time of the 2nd session, through the end of treatment. And, hopefully, beyond that time, as well – to maintain comfort and support continued stress management.
Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!
Stress and GI Conditions https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/health/stress-and-gi-conditions/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:40:20 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=884 Continue reading "Stress and GI Conditions"


The normal stress of everyday life can aggravate certain GI conditions. And in a vicious cycle, worrying about or dwelling on severe pain, constipation, diarrhea and other GI symptoms can make the symptoms worse, which in turn increases the stress.

Read the full story from Science Daily

I have training in the use of hypnosis for the treatment of IBS. More information here. Please call or use my Contact Page for your questions.

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/stress/10-fundamental-truths-that-will-change-your-life/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:47:50 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=879 Continue reading "10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life"


Life goes a lot smoother once you let go of grudges and forgive even those who never said they were sorry. Grudges let negative events from your past ruin today’s happiness. Hate and anger are emotional parasites that destroy your joy in life.

Source: 10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

It’s a rare person who never has to endure a rejection, a failure or an unexpected setback. Virtually everyone will grapple with regret, anger, even impulses for revenge.

If not dealt with successfully, this can hurt you and your most valuable relationships.

Sorting it out in therapy can be a way to bring a kind of closure and personal growth. Need help with this? I’d like to help.

Who Killed the 50 minute session? What Consumers Should Know about Changes to Psychotherapy Sessions in 2013 https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/health/who-killed-the-50-minute-session/ Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:02:28 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=872 Continue reading "Who Killed the 50 minute session? What Consumers Should Know about Changes to Psychotherapy Sessions in 2013"


Unbeknownst to most mental health consumers, a change went into effect in January, 2013 that may have far-reaching ramifications for those receiving outpatient psychotherapy. For the first time in 15 years, changes were made to the coding system used to describe and bill for mental health treatment. This change has resulted in chaos for many mental health professionals who bill their patients’ insurance. Nationwide, many mental health providers have reported problems with filing and receiving timely reimbursement for claims filed under the new coding system.

Source: Who Killed the 50 minute session? What Consumers Should Know about Changes to Psychotherapy Sessions in 2013

Starting in April, 2017 – I’ll be adjusting my schedule. Session length will be 45 minutes. While this will require me to be more time-conscious with start/stop times – this will allow me to see more clients over a day at the office. More availability of late afternoon and evening appointments.

Update: Starting April 24th, 2017, I will be reverting to my original format! After just 2 weeks of the ’45 block session format’, I realized that it was unsustainable for me. I lost the kind of focus I need to do the work I want, got too concerned about staying on schedule, and found the transitions too abrupt from one client to the next. So, you can expect a 50 minute session that winds down in a more leisurely transition. The remaining 10 minutes will allow for jotting a session note, and other practical things.

Also of note: I change my overall schedule from time to time – so call the office to see if I have available time for you, or if you have other questions about my services. Thanks!

Questions? Give me a call – 402-334-1122

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder? – Video Series https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/personal-growth/what-is-social-anxiety-disorder/ Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:18:45 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=862

Dr. Richard Heimberg educates us on social anxiety disorder, its symptoms and effects on the lives of those who suffer from the disorder.

Source: What Is Social Anxiety Disorder? – How to Videos on MonkeySee – Free Instructional Videos

Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/health/hypnosis-may-be-effective-for-cancer-pain-ibs-headaches/ Sun, 11 Dec 2016 22:22:51 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=844 Continue reading "Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches"

Help for Medical Issues

Brain imaging studies demonstrate that hypnosis influences cortical areas and neurophysiological processes that underlie pain and emotions.

Are you open to a new approach to feeling better?

Having a chronic health issue can be stressful in and of itself. However, over time, suffering and loss of function can be especially discouraging. Simultaneously, we are starting to become aware of the trouble that can derive from the long-term use of opioid pain medications. They don’t always help the way we want them to; the danger of addiction looms for even cautious users after a very short time.

Medications can help with the symptoms of IBS; this can be combined with dietary changes suggested by your physician. Yet, many find that the result obtained are disappointing. Advancements have been made, too, for those who are troubled with migraine headaches. Biofeedback, medications, and trigger identification [allergies] all make for better adjustment.

Options are great

All of these treatment options are great, but I often hear that people’s response to care can be incomplete, or that medications have side effects that are challenging to manage. Is it time to consider clinical hypnosis?

The link below will take you to an online post that summarizes recent research and clinical findings. After reading, talk it over with your healthcare professional. Questions? Give me a call. 402-334-1122

Source: Clinical Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience? https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/personal-growth/has-hypnosis-finally-been-vindicated-by-neuroscience/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:08:58 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=838

It may be all in your mind, but brain scans suggest the effects are real.

Source: Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

This link will take you to a well-written summary of neuroscience research that illustrates how the brain responds to the experience of hypnosis. From New York Magazine, Nov. 21, 2016


Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype? https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/health/is-hypnotherapy-more-than-hype/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 13:06:47 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=810 Continue reading "Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?"


Hypnotherapy might be more helpful than you think. Consumer Reports fills you in what you need to know and explains whether this therapy is more than hype.

Source: Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?

The Source link will take you to an article from Consumer Reports – it does a nice job of outlining some of the things that hypnosis research has shown to be effective uses of the technique. If you have questions after reading the article, please contact me.

Benzodiazepines: No Dementia Risk? https://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/stress/benzodiazepines-no-dementia-risk/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:06:53 +0000 http://terrymooreomahahypnosis.com/?p=804 Continue reading "Benzodiazepines: No Dementia Risk?"


A new study suggests that benzodiazepines do not raise dementia risk. But experts caution that these meds should still be avoided in older patients because of the risk for falls and confusion.

Source: Benzodiazepines: No Dementia Risk?

Information from 2015 suggested that dementia was a possible risk factor for dementia. A fresh look at the data, as I understand it, has produced a different conclusion. Yes, they can be used — but it should always be with caution, given that any medication that has a potential for changing our alertness or coordination might make us vulnerable to driving errors or falls.

As always, talk it over with your physician.