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About Creative Hyponosis Group

Hypnosis is, perhaps, one of the most misunderstood and controversial methods of psychological treatment. The myths and misconceptions that surround hypnotherapy mostly stem from people's ideas about stage hypnotism. The truth is that stage hypnotism is essentially a theatrical performance and has about as much in common with bona fide clinical hypnosis as many Hollywood movies have with real life.

The fact is, however, that hypnosis is a genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice.  Simply put, hypnosis is a state of focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.


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The positive suggestions that people are given while hypnotized are referred to as "post hypnotic suggestions" because they are intended to take effect after the person emerges from the trance and is no longer under hypnosis.

The suggestions given to people under hypnosis appear to be an important part of the mechanism through which the procedure works.  While many people won't accept or respond to an up-front, direct suggestion, under hypnosis, suggestions seem to get into the mind - perhaps through the "back door" of consciousness where they often germinate and take root as important behavioral or psychological changes.

Contrary to popular belief, people under hypnosis are in total control of themselves and would never do anything that they would normally find highly objectionable.

Also, it's a fact that not everyone is susceptible to hypnosis.  Some people seem to possess a trait called "hypnotizability" that, like other traits, varies greatly among individuals.  To be successfully hypnotized, a person must want to undergo the process voluntarily and also possess at least a moderate degree of hypnotizability.

Even highly hypnotizable people may not benefit from hypnotherapy, and a single session of hypnosis usually does not produce lasting results.  Often, a person will have to undergo a series of hypnotic procedures to reinforce whatever constructive suggestions may be given.

The most frequent clinical uses for hypnosis include breaking bad habits, overcoming insomnia, recalling forgotten experiences and as an anesthetic for managing pain.


Our Team


Rio Elena

Clinical Hypnotherapist and Usui Reiki Practitioner



“Since I have been working with you my life has changed immensely. The progress that we have made in just a short time has amazed me. I have sought therapy many times in the past 20 plus years. Never has anyone made such an impact on my life as you have. I was looking for a different type of therapy, something other than the traditional therapy I had received before. I was fortunate enough to come across you. Your use of hypnosis with the combination of traditional therapies has provided me with the breakthrough I was seeking. I have been able to develop a greater sense of self and more confidence. I have also noticed more clarity in my thought processes enabling me to be more focused on what I want and where my future will lead. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You not only provide me with knowledge and understanding but also your compassion. It was obvious upon first meeting you that your work comes from your heart. I have recommended you to other people I know and will continue to do so. I look forward to continuing our work together. “

Denise Longo

“In the beginning I was a bit skeptical about hypnosis but going through the training and watching others respond I became convinced it worked. I found hypnosis to be a very powerful tool for almost any situation. Kim has a natural ability for teaching hypnosis through her own personal experiences as well as her background as a psychotherapist. The training was informative and thorough. We spent lots of time learning about script writing and I found that valuable information. Kim was patient and understanding. I would recommend Kim to anyone who wanted to be trained in hypnosis or who wanted to do hypnotherapy with her. I’ve seen her take people who thought they couldn’t be hypnotized, she was able to put them in a hypnotic state and resolve their issues. She is knowledgeable and provides additional resources in addition to the standard training manual. I am excited about working with others now that I am a certified hypnosis practitioner.“

Shannon Fairley AVAL, Inc.

“My colleague at work told me about hypnosis. I never would have thought of it. I don’t know why but I am insanely jealous of my girlfriend. In my mind I know she loves me but I get so crazy when she even talks to other men. Then I get angry and we fight. I saw a program about hypnosis on t.v. and decided to try it. I called someone but never went to the appointment. Eventually I got up the nerve to call Kim. We talked on the phone and she explained the process to me. I went in that first time thinking this would never work. It works. Now I see my girlfriend in a new way. The jealousy is more under control and I am still working on it.“

Ralph M., Southington​

“​​​My life was becoming more and more difficult. I was becoming afraid of so many things. I was afraid to meet new people. At first I thought I was just shy but then I realized I had real fears. I struggled with this everyday. I read lots of self help books, went to therapy and talked to my minister. Nothing changed. Someone suggested I try hypnosis. to overcome all my fears. I tried it and before long my fears were diminishing. I began to meet new people but still with some hesitation. It is so much better than before. I can see things improving. “

Marsha Y., Hartford​

“I have been shy all my life. It has caused so many problems fo me. I was afraid of meeting new people and that created so many uncomfortable situations for me. I didn’t date and was so nervous around men. For so long I wanted to change my life. I called Kim to see if hypnosis could help me. Kim worked with me giving me great suggestions. I started to get more confidence and actually wanted to meet new people. I have lots of friends now and I want to thank Kim for believing in me. I practice self hypnosis now also.“

Sarah R., Cheshire

“​​​​​​​​I had been a smoker for over 30 years and wanted to quit for years. I tried patches, smokeless cigarettes, will power and none of it worked for me. I decided to try hypnosis but I was skeptical. I tried it anyway. It took more effort than I thought it would but Kim worked with me when I was struggling. The times that were hardest for me were after waking up in the morning and driving. I was determined andI did quit. Kim helped me accomplish my goal.“

Steve M., Danbury

“Kim helped me in so many ways. I have been heavy since I was a kid. Even then I was teased and suffered because of my weight. I became a yo-yo dieter and then finally gave up. I gained over 100 pounds over the years. I wanted to change when my kids started to school. I got the feeling they were embarrassed when their friends saw me. So I called Kim and she encouraged me to start hypnosis but also eating properly and exercising. So with a combination of the new confidence I had and a deep commitment to really lose weight…I did it. I have lost 47 pounds and I’m still going down, down, down. “

Georgia D., Woodbury

“My husband and I were not getting along and he wanted to leave me. This was overwhelming for me. My self esteem dropped through the floor. I wanted to pack up and leave before he did but really I knew that would not help. I called Kim and we talked about lots of things. I saw that it was my low self esteem that was affecting my marriage and had affected all my relationships since I was a teen. Facing all that was not easy but hypnosis was the answer for me.“

Jane B., Newtown

“I am a drug addict and have been ruining my life. Everyday I hurt my family, I was out of control. When I hit bottom I was in a really bad way. I decided to get clean and knew it was going to be the hardest thing I ever did. I had thought that hypnosis might help. I started working with Kim and we both knew I had a long way to go but it is working. I go to my meetings and I know I have a long way to go but I started and that was huge for me.“

Alan C., Wolcott

“My name is Sarah and I have lost 47 pounds since I started doing hypnosis. I was nervous at first and my husband said it would never work. I am here to tell you it works and I am so happy. Kim told me very helpful things to do at home and at work to keep up with my goals. Thank you Kim for helping me! It is finally happening for me the way I wanted it to happen.“

Pat B., Bristol

“As a yoga practitioner I understand that the mind has a hard time being present for very long. This is true in relation to ourselves and in interpersonal relationships. I receive hypnotherapy from Kim Nagle on a weekly basis to clear my mind so I can be better present for my students, my family, and others. Hypnotherapy from Kim allows my mind to live in a state of peace and healing and it deepens my meditation and yoga practice. “

Megan Lutz Director of Peaceful Way Wellness

“​It is my great pleasure to be writing a review on Kim. She presents her material with confidence and enthusiasm. Her concepts are clear and intellectually stimulating. She sparks great interest in the subject that goes far beyond the material itself.
Kim is a very enthusiastic practitioner that cares deeply about her students; she gives her all to make the learning environment successful. It is very clear that Kim is knowledgeable in the field of Hypnotherapy and is passionate in her teaching.
Kim is an amazing instructor. “

Emmie Russo M.A., R.T. (R), C.H.T

“It was a pleasure working with Kim while getting trained in Hypnosis. Kim has a wealth of knowledge and she really knows how to connect with her students. Kim puts her heart and soul into teaching, she is so passionate in her teaching and teaches in a very easy and effective way. Kim prides herself about what she does she provides her self as a valuable resource after training, Kim takes the time to answer questions and even follows up with with the mailing of articles and information months after you finished your training with her. I am glad I chose Kim as I could not ask for a better and more qualified individual to work with while learning hypnosis.“

Dave Proto

“Kim was my teacher and coach as she brought me through the process of becoming a certified hypnotherapist. She took all the time that was necessary to make sure the concepts were practiced and understood. She is always available to answer questions, share information and help in whatever capacity she can. We have since worked together at a corporate event, which was a huge success and I hope to be working together with her as time goes on.“

Richard Pierce