About EMDR

EMDR—Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing—is a powerful, fast-acting therapeutic technique that may be used for a variety of issues people face. It was originally developed to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and over the past two decades has been found to produce highly effective, non-invasive, and long-lasting results for a variety of issues, including:


Dr. Hutter also uses EMDR to enhance preformance and remove creative blocks that may be preventing individuals from reaching their highest potential. Adults, teens and children have all benefitted from treatment with EMDR. It may be used as a stand-alone treatment for a specific issue or as a part of longer-term treatment using various therapeutic methods.

Detailed information and research on EMDR can be found on the the international association for EMDR's website: EMDRIA.ORG

At YouTube.com, you can see video presentations on EMDR. Dr. Hutter recommends this 6:15-minute report called EMDR AND PTSD done by a local TV newscast:

About Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a procedure that may be used in the therapy process to treat:

It can also be used to help achieve better outcomes for:

Basically, hypnosis helps people experience desired changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts or behaviors that may be troubling them, by offering positive suggestions while the client is in a state of deep relaxation. It also helps people imagine and believe in a more positive future.

Some people are very responsive to hypnotic suggestions, and others are less responsive. Contrary to some depictions of hypnosis in stage shows, books and movies, people who have been hypnotized do not lose control over their behavior. They typically remain aware of who they are and where they are, and they usually remember what happened during hypnosis. Prior to a hypnosis session the client participates in developing the goals for the process, and we often make a recording of the session for the client's use at home. We also teach self-hypnosis and relaxation techniques to interested clients.

Hypnosis is not a therapy, but a procedure that can assist in the therapeutic process. Clinical hypnosis should be used only by trained and licensed health care professionals who are working within the areas of their professional expertise.

[This description of hypnosis is excerpted from the American Psychological Association, Division of Psychological Hypnosis paper, "Hypnosis".]