Laura Cavanaugh is almost a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (close to graduating so doing practice sessions now) and Hawaii state licensed Massage Therapist who helps facilitate change in people’s mind and or body when they are ready to change. Laura is passionate about helping people succeed and feel powerful in their own skin while creating positive changes towards the abundant life they are designed for.
During twenty plus years working as a professional Massage Therapist Laura noticed people go in and out of hypnosis on a regular basis, some (astonishingly) dropped into the hypnotic state while telling her of their chronic body aches and pains or others dropped in while on the table. A few even went as far as saying, “You hypnotized me!” at the end of the massage session. One day a massage client suggested to Laura that she study to become a Hypnotherapist as it would add effectiveness to the Massage sessions since people were already in a deeply relaxed state. The client told Laura to check out (HMI) Hypnosis Motivation Institute which, the client affirmed, was the best place to study in order to become a competent hypnotherapist.
Laura took the clients advice and went to the student clinic at HMI for a series of six sessions before she moved to Maui,HI. The sessions were dedicated for her to achieve the goal of working for herself as a mobile Masseuse on Maui independently. In retrospect eight years after moving to Maui and being successful in her goal of being financially profitable working independently as a mobile Masseuse Laura realized (finally) exactly how powerful those six sessions from the recent HMI graduate had been for her. Everything work related Laura had attempted which was contrary to the hypnosis sessions failed to actualize while everything which was suggested as a positive hypnotic suggestion had manifested accurately. No joking.
In 2018 Laura, after having been fascinated with hypnotherapy since high school (a very long time ago) when she read the books of Dr. Brian Weiss, decided to enroll and complete HMI’s distance learning education and will graduate June 2019.
Laura chose to study with HMI not only because she had received sessions there but because Hypnosis Motivation Institute is the only nationally accredited college for Hypnotherapy. Laura has always sought out the best teachers and schools when learning a new modality and she is confident that HMI has provided her with the best comprehensive training and tools to deliver her clients the most effective hypnotherapy sessions they can find.
In addition Laura is a Reiki Master, Certified Rolf Method of Structural Integration Practitioner, Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist and humble Animal Servant.
Laura thoroughly enjoys seeing people succeed and accomplish goals they set for themselves but most importantly she enjoys learning effective techniques to help people actualize their wishes without too much time lag or drama and with laser like focus.
Effectiveness, Honesty and Convenience are three paramount concerns of Laura’s which is why she is thrilled to be able to offer mobile Hypnotherapy sessions via Skype/Zoom to people around the world whatever time of day may work for them. In person on Maui Laura offers mobile blended or pure hypnotherapy and or massage sessions island wide at client’s homes or vacation rentals.
Specialty areas of focus include chronic pain management, smoking cessation, goal setting, insomnia, anxiety and much more. Did you know many muscles aches and pains can be due to anxiety and or sleep disturbances? And if you have been led to believe either by yourself or others (without any medical reason for the aches and pains) that your muscle aches and pains are your chronic pain spots forever, well there you go, you’re hypnotized.
Combining hypnotherapy with massage therapy has been a very rewarding union which has proven even more effective than Laura had originally imagined. Laura continues to be a voracious reader of books, amateur novel writer, weight lifting junkie, cane grass trimmer, yoga lover, night sky viewer, cat walker and student of all things hypnotherapy and massage related.