Shawn McIntyre, LAC
A lifelong learner with a passion for art and therapy. Shawn's journey began with a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture and photography from the esteemed Texas Tech University. However, this was just the beginning of an inspiring path to making a difference in people's lives.
Drawing from a deep well of knowledge and experience, Shawn embarked on a dual master's degree in Art Therapy and Counseling at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For Shawn, therapy is more than just a process; it's a healing, creative, and transformative journey. Believing that each person is the true expert and authority in their own life, Shawn's approach is warm, inclusive, and inviting.
Shawn's dedication to personal growth and development led to training in clinical hypnotherapy from the prestigious Hypnotherapy Academy of America. But Shawn's true mission is empowering individuals to discover and embrace their core values and truths. This empowerment forms the foundation for making informed choices, integrating different parts of oneself, fostering self-love, setting and achieving meaningful goals, and nurturing strengths and unique talents.
In Shawn's eyes, we all possess the incredible ability to step into our purpose and embrace our power. With an unwavering belief in the boundless potential and resilience of the human spirit, he knows we can conquer even the most daunting challenges. Together, we can chart new maps for our lives, invent innovative tools for navigation, and fearlessly explore the uncharted territories of life with courage, fortitude, and unbridled joy!
So, if you're ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth, Shawn is here to support you wholeheartedly. Together, let's unlock your full potential and create a life that overflows with purpose and fulfillment.
One of Shawn's specialties is using Hypnosis to help clients overcome challenges.
Hypnosis, often shrouded in mystery and misconceptions, is a powerful tool that can unlock doors to personal growth, healing, and transformation. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is not about losing control or falling into a deep, unconscious state. It's a heightened state of focused attention and concentration. Think of it as a state of deep relaxation where the mind becomes more receptive to suggestions.
Shawn guides individuals into this state to help them achieve specific goals.
1. Stress and Anxiety Reduction
Modern life often bombards us with stressors affecting our mental and physical well-being. Hypnosis offers a respite from the chaos. By inducing a state of relaxation, it helps to lower stress hormone levels and alleviate anxiety. Through guided imagery and positive suggestions, individuals can learn to manage stress more effectively and cultivate a sense of inner calm.
2. Breaking Habits and Addictions
Are you struggling to quit smoking, overeating, or other detrimental habits? Hypnosis can be a game-changer. It targets the subconscious mind—the root of many habits—and rewires it. By replacing negative patterns with positive ones, hypnosis empowers individuals to overcome addictions and make healthier choices.
3. Pain Management
The mind-body connection is powerful, and hypnosis exploits it to manage pain. It's been used successfully to alleviate chronic pain, reduce the discomfort of medical procedures, and even aid in childbirth. By altering pain perception and promoting relaxation, individuals can experience relief without solely relying on medication.
4. Boosting Self-Confidence and Motivation
Low self-esteem and a lack of motivation can hinder personal growth and success. Hypnosis can address these challenges by tapping into the subconscious mind and rewiring negative self-perceptions. Through affirmations and visualizations, individuals can build self-confidence, enhance self-worth, and ignite the drive to achieve their goals.
5. Improved Sleep Quality
Hypnosis offers a drug-free alternative for achieving restful sleep in a world plagued by sleep disorders. Hypnosis can promote relaxation and establish healthy sleep patterns by calming the mind and eliminating the racing thoughts that often disrupt sleep.
6. Enhanced Creativity and Performance
Whether you're an artist seeking inspiration or a professional aiming for peak performance, hypnosis can help. By accessing the subconscious mind, hypnosis can unlock hidden creative potentials and boost confidence in one's abilities. Athletes, musicians, and even public speakers have reported improved performance after undergoing hypnosis.
7. Managing Phobias and Fears
Phobias and irrational fears can be debilitating, limiting one's experiences and opportunities. Hypnosis can aid in confronting and overcoming these fears by desensitizing the subconscious mind. By rewiring associations and reactions, individuals can gradually reduce the intensity of their phobias.
Hypnosis is not a magical cure-all but a therapeutic tool that empowers individuals to access their strengths and make positive changes. Whether you're looking to manage stress, overcome a bad habit, or boost your confidence, hypnosis offers a path to self-improvement. With commitment and an open mind, Shawn can help you find yourself tapping into the limitless potential of your mind, unveiling a brighter, more empowered version of yourself.
Click the link below to download one of Shawn's guided meditations. Note: You are NOT recommended to listen to these meditations while driving or operating heavy machinery.