Dr. Joseph Mancini Jr., Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Dr. Joseph Mancini, Jr., CCHt
"Joe's work was absolutely amazing. He has a gift I have rarely experienced among healers. I did a group session with him that flooded me with insights about my life, which I experienced in that moment in a new way. He opened the group up in an environment that felt safe, wise and intimate."
- A.K., Consultant     
Hypnosis facilitates connection to the
subconscious and to the SuperConscious mind,
the deep source of vast creativity and talent,
accurate intuition and profound wisdom.
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Current Events

Come Join Us For:

  • Explorations in Consciousness: The Monthy Circle: Saturday Afternoons: Next Set: October 17, November 22, December 12
  • Crystal Skull Readings: By Appointment During The Week
  • Yin Yoga & Past-Life Regression: To Be Announced
  • 90-Minute Introductory Hypnotherapy Session: By Appointment
  • A Group Past Life Regression Workshop: Saturday, July 25
  • Past-Life Regression and Shamanic Journeying: To Be Announced
  • Spiritual Journeying and Healing with Crystal Skulls: To Be Announced
  • The Radical Wisdom of the Heart: An Introduction: To Be Announced
  • Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Mind, Change Your Life: To Be Announced
  • Hypnosis, the Writer & the Writing: To Be Announced
  • Explorations in Consciousness: A Day-Long Workshop on Dreams: To Be Announced
  • Explorations in Consciousness: A Day-Long Workshop on Psychic Protection: To Be Announced
  • Explorations in Consciousness: A Day-long Workshop on the Chakras: To Be Announced
  • Divining the Soul: Divination Techniques from Various Traditions: To Be Announced
  • Past Life Regression With Your Angels: To Be Announced
  • HypnoDrama: A Day of Improvisational Fun!: To Be Announced
  • Explorations in Consciousness Weekend II: Contining to Choose the Leading Edge of Your Life: To Be Announced
Please see the Workshops and Events section for details.

Join us for the next Group Past-Life Regression on Sunday, Ocoberr 25, from 12;45 pm/ to about 5;00 p.m. Consult the Workshop and Events Section for details.

ck out e new set of sessions of the Explorations in Consciousness Circle that meets once a month from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. on a Saturday afternoon at my home office in Frederick, Maryland will take place on October 17, November 22, December 12.

I am now offering a 90-minute Introductory Hynotherapy session includes a 15-minute intake interview, 60 minutes of Sacred Space hypnosis, and a 15-minute debrief of the experience. This is especially useful to individuals new to hypnosis and perhaps unsure of committing to a more in-depth hypnotherapy process. Fee is $160.00. Check out the full description in the Workshops and Events Section.

I am giving comprehensive, hour-long Crystal Skull Readings at my home office in Frederick, MD. Fee is $125.00. Call me at 301 526 2043 to schedule an appointment. Check out the description in the Workshops and Events Section

In addition, I want to schedule some meet-up groups focussed on past lives during the Civil War era, with an emphasis on the lives of women, children, slaves, and other non-combatants. Once again, call me to let me know your interest.

In the new year, I expect to be facilitating ONLINE classes in metaphysical subjects with a large focus on Jane Roberts' Seth Material. Call me to let me know if you are interested.

Introduction To Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a powerfully effective modality of relaxation and other techniques that can transform the way one lives.

Increasingly deeper relaxation allows the individual to develop selective, magnified awareness and concentration, bypassing the limitations of the critical, conscious mind to enter the realm of the subconscious where old patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving may be directly faced and transformed. The hypnotic trance allows the subconscious to be more positively programmed through suggestions and other means.

Hypnosis may also open the individual to a more profound inner realm, called by different names in different cultures. This realm is the source, among other things, of never-ending support, new and more complex perspectives, and expanded and enriched awareness of body, mind and soul.

The origins of hypnotherapy probably go back beyond recorded history, to when people first used altered awareness to affect their inner and outer worlds. Later, the ancient Roman and Greek Oracles, Sacred Temples, and Mystery Schools most surely used some form of hypnosis to help devotees and initiates to make contact with whatever they held holy and transformative. And for millennia, to help their supplicants, shamans worldwide have regularly evoked hypnotic reactions in themselves and in whom they help through a vast variety of techniques (chanting, rapid movement, etc.).

In the late 1770s, Anton Mesmer, a French physician, used hypnotism successfully to help his patients, though he called it "Animal Magnetism" and did not really understand the mental mechanisms he was using. Though he was quite the "rage" for some time, in the end he and his technique as then understood were discredited by the medical authorities. In the 1800's hypnosis enjoyed a revival, especially with surgical patients, but then diminished in importance as new, chemical means of anesthesia were developed.

In the twentieth century, individuals like Emile Coué, Dave Elman, Milton Erikson, Jeffrey Zeig, David Cheek, Ernest Rossi, Stephen and Carol Lankton, E.A. Barnett, D.C. Hammond, Ormond McGill, Joseph Barber, John Watkins, John Edgette, and Gil Boyne and a host of newer voices have helped promote the use and advancement of hypnosis. In 1955 the British Medical Society approved hypnosis for use in dentistry and as an effective adjunct to medical treatment. The American Medical Association followed suit in 1957.

Hypnosis is an aspect of many other mind-altering modalities, like NLP, Silva Mind Control, meditation, various forms of guided imagery, biofeedback, EMDR, Gestalt Therapy, etc. In short, Hypnosis is constantly growing in popularity as an effective means of helping people lead more pleasurable, productive, and powerful lives.

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