Alexandra is an absolutely wonderful and skilled hypnotist who has helped me significantly with my gastrointestinal-related chronic pain. About two years ago, I started to experience spontaneous outbreaks of horrendous pain in my abdominal area, which became progressively worse (and continuous) to the point where I couldn’t walk or truly focus on anything,
so I ended up taking an entire year off from school because of the severity of the issue. Before my mom thankfully found Alexandra, I had been to three top hospitals in the Bay Area (Stanford University–Lucille Packard Division, UCSF, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation), seen the top gastroenterologists in the country (who are simultaneously researchers and professors) who deal with my particular issue (functional pain or whatever you classify it as), tried acupuncture from two very skilled professionals, tried taking herbal medicine, completely changed my diet, took many probiotics, and even tried drinking some crazy Armenian mineral water that my grandpa suggested me to take. Aside from the acupuncture (which reduced my pain minimally), NOTHING HELPED, and what was even more frightening was that doctors couldn’t (and still cannot) pinpoint what I had/have.
Around October of this year (2013), I started going to Alexandra. I was a complete skeptic and did not want to try hypnotherapy. Today is the 31st of December and I can gladly say that I am in the least pain I have been ever since my chronic pain started. I cannot be more thankful for her work and help, and I have learned so much about myself. Alexandra approaches every issue, whether it be big or small, with so much care and compassion. No one should ever feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk about anything with her because she keeps all matters completely confidential. I have gained so many techniques and exercises that I can use for the rest of my life to counter my pain. Not only have I gained these skills, but Alexandra has also helped me purge and get rid of certain feelings which were getting in the way of my every-day-life. All I can truly say is: “thank you”.