HeartLight Wellness Hypnotherapy Practice


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They call Dr. John A. Brady the go-to Hypnotherapist for "Tough Cases." Patients rely on Dr. Brady's expert knowledge, skill, and reliably good results on extremely difficult cases of chronic and acute pain, allergies, indigestion, or stress related issues other healthcare practitioners found troublesome and problematic.

Dr. Brady is a Certified Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.) by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, and one of only a few hypnotherapist who are accredited practitioners of therapeutic relaxation in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. He is also a Certified Master Life Coach (C.MLc.) with over 35-years of experience assisting people improve their lives.

Dr. Brady earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology and holds a B.S. and M.S. in Organizational Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. He has decades of experience and post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.

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Put simply: hypnotherapy = hypnosis + therapy

HYPNOSIS is a totally natural state of mind, the learning state that every human being enters, to one degree or another, on a regular basis. When under hypnosis you will feel very relaxed, just like that wonderful feeling you have when you're tired lying down, just prior to going into deep sleep. You feel fully awake, but deeply relaxed.


To understand the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, think of hypnosis as a tool and hypnotherapy as the expert therapeutic use of hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used by a trained clinical therapist, usually a psychologist, M.D., or other healthcare practitioner.

At HeartLight Wellness of Santa Fe, Dr. Brady uses hypnotherapy to deal tough cases of acute and chronic conditions. Dr. Brady and his practice partner, Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, use deep relaxation techniques, acupuncture, and other treatments to reduce the root cause of pain, allergies, indigestion, and stress. 

The deeply relaxed hypnotic state is a remarkable therapeutic tool for dealing with health problems illustrated in the chart below, and depending on the individual client, hypnotherapy generally requires a series of six to ten sessions to achieve optimal results.

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Dr. Brady also addresses behavioral concerns that may be causing you distress such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, shyness, latent anger, sexual intimacy, PTSD, and other issues that prevent you from having the quality of life you desire.

Before choosing a hypnotherapist check to see that they: 1) are trained as therapists and 2) have sensible, practical solutions to help you with you unique situation. It's best to check both, as the first doesn't always guarantee the second.


Hypnotherapy provides access to the subconscious mind, and therapists find hypnotherapy to be more efficient than traditional therapy techniques to get to the root of physical and emotional symptoms. Hypnotherapy allows the practitioner to drop beneath the rational part of our mind that often keeps us from dealing with any underlying cause. We can get hung up on not understanding why we do something or why we feel something because it doesn’t make rational sense. Hypnotherapy accesses the root of these issues.

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The American Psychological Association concludes, “Clinicians now agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood conditions.” The British Psychological Society research found, “...Inclusion of hypnotherapy is beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.”

At HeartLight Wellness, Hypnotherapy is an OPTIONAL treatment for pain, anxiety, and stress relief at NO ADDITIONAL COST! Dr. John Brady, Certified Hypnotherapist uses hypnotherapy as an adjunct Dr. Irene Dougherty's acupuncture, allergy, and digestive treatments. Patients for any of Dr. Dougherty's treatments have the option of using hypnotherapy at no additional cost.

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Appointments available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.