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“I have suffered from chronic nerve pain and insomnia for over ten years. I tried painkillers, sleeping pills, herbal remedies, aromatherapy, chiropractors, and more. The result? Nothing! No change! No sleep! I was at my wit's end when I found HeartLight Wellness on the web.

I couldn’t believe my luck; Dr. John Brady and Dr. Irene Dougherty are a team that specializes in challenging cases like mine. John is a Psychologist and Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Irene is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a Master Pain Acupuncturist.

John and Irene listened to my concerns, reviewed my medical history, and created a comprehensive treatment plan to address my nerve pain, sleep problems, and stress. My first treatment included a special kind of acupuncture called the Balance Method to eliminate the root source of my nerve pain, followed by deep clinical hypnotherapy to neutralize my sleep and anxiety issues. The treatment took a full two hours and helped me immediately.

I’m delighted to say that my nerve pain is gone, and my “sleep pattern” is steadily improving. Considering that Dr. Brady and Dr. Dougherty are very busy with patients with acute and chronic conditions, they took their time and didn't rush me at all. I'm sure they do it for everyone, but I felt very special, and lucky I found them. John and Irene were the most caring doctors I've ever met.” CR

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Clinical hypnotherapy is used to treat both physical and emotional needs including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Teeth grinding
  • Speech
  • Self-confidence
  • Memory/Concentration
  • Performance anxiety including sports
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You Can Break Through to a New You!

My passion is helping people! My wife, Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and I have dedicated our practice to helping people with acute and chronic conditions achieve healthier, happier lives. Our patients make life-changing breakthroughs through hard work, determination, and commitment, and their success motivates us to assist even more people with challenging cases.

My specialty is Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (SFH). SFH is a short-term goal-focused approach using clinical hypnotherapy and positive psychology principles to help clients significantly improve their lives. It is especially effective dealing with past trauma, anxiety, stress, and grief. It's worked for thousands of clients, and it will work for you!

In addition to my forty-years of experience, I hold a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (1982) and a Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH) from the American Institute of Hypnotherapy (1984). I am the only practicing Doctor of Psychology and Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy in Northern New Mexico.

What Patients and Colleagues Say ...

Dr. Brady’s clients and colleagues often call him ‘Yoda’ because of his keen insight and understanding of human motivation. A patient who suffered from debilitating stress and anxiety wrote, “What an amazing experience! I didn’t know that clinical hypnotherapy could foster such healing, joy, and inspiration. Dr. Brady’s help was an invaluable aid in my personal growth and self-reliance. He helped me unload years of emotional and mental 'baggage' and empowered me to take a quantum leap into a new enjoyment of living.”

Timothy Smith, John's long-time colleague and co-author of their book Danger or Opportunity: The Greatest Little Change Book You’ll Ever Read! says, “I've worked with John for decades and his compassion, experience, and education make him a magnet for people who want to make significant changes in their lives.”
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How To Choose A Hypnotherapist

NEW MEXICO HAS LOTS OF HYPNOTHERAPISTS TO CHOOSE FROM ~ Below are some simple guidelines that might help you sort them out and choose the right one!

PICK A PROFESSIONAL THAT MATCHES YOUR NEEDS ~ Your situation is unique so choose hypnotherapist that takes the time to understand your individual situation, goals, and objectives.

HOW TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THE HYPNOTHERAPY TITLES ~ Most titles refer to the type of certificate the practitioner has ~ for instance, the 'C' in C.Ht. means Certified Hypnotherapist. Certification is not an academic degree ~ The only only academic degree is Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH).

COMPETENCY LEVELS ~ Following is a general synopsis of some of the most common practitioner competency levels and titles:

    > Level 1 - Basic Practitioner = Certified Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.)
    > Level 2 - Intermediate Practitioner = Certified Master Hypnotist, (C.MHt.)
    > Level 3 - Clinical Practitioner = Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.CHt.)
    > Level 4 - Clinical Doctor = Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH)


If you are one of the unfortunate folks who are racked by acute and chronic conditions that won’t go away, you probably need Clinical hypnotherapy. It is a combination of hypnosis and psychological treatment administered by a trained professional such as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychologist, or Medical Doctor.

The two best options for treatment are a Level 3 - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.CHt.) or Level 4 - Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH). The C.CHt. is a well-trained, experienced certified practitioner, while a Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH) is academically trained and holds a doctorate in medical and clinical hypnotherapy. Dr. John Brady at HeartLight Wellness of Santa Fe is the only practicing Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH) and Ph.D psychologist in New Mexico.

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