About Mary Prinz - Hypnotherapist
I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in Wisconsin, Colorado and, today, in North and South Carolinas. Through the use of traditional and hypnotherapy approaches to healing, I have assisted my clients in overcoming present difficulties and past trauma.
I bring life-changing results with ease (and in less time) by bringing my clients to a greater understanding of who they are and how they can heal self-destructive patterns.
I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Social Work. I have nearly 170 hours in hypnosis training, with over 30 years providing therapy either in institutional settings or in private practice. I am licensed in both North Carolina (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) and South Carolina (Licensed Independent Social Worker).
I have been providing hypnosis audio CD’s in my private practice as well as providing them for other therapists to use as an adjunct with their on-going therapy sessions. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with a flavor of Transpersonal Psychology in the development of my audios.
The underlying concept behind Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. For example, a person who spends a lot of time thinking about plane crashes, runway accidents, and other air disasters may find themselves avoiding air travel. The goal of cognitive behavior therapy is to teach patients that while they cannot control every aspect of the world around them, they can take control of how they interpret and deal with things in their environment.
Cognitive behavior therapy has become increasingly popular in recent years with both mental health consumers and treatment professionals. Because CBT is usually a short-term treatment option, it is often more affordable than some other types of therapy. CBT is also empirically supported and has been shown to effectively help patients overcome a wide variety of maladaptive behaviors.
Transpersonal Psychology might loosely be called the psychology of spirituality and of those areas of the human mind which search for higher meanings in life, and which move beyond the limited boundaries of the ego to access an enhanced capacity for wisdom, creativity, unconditional love and compassion. It honors the existence of transpersonal experiences, and is concerned with their meaning for the individual and with their effect upon behavior.
Transpersonal psychology is a field centered on the spiritual aspects of human life. The term transpersonal psychology was first introduced in the 1960s by psychologists such as Abraham Maslow and Victor Frankl. This field utilizes psychological methods and theories to examine spiritual subject matter.
The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology began publication in 1969 and in 1971 the Association for Transpersonal Psychology was established. While the field did not formally begin until the late 1960s, it has its roots in early work by psychologists including William James and Carl Jung who were deeply interested in the spiritual aspects of human nature. In addition to using psychology to better understand spiritual experiences, transpersonal psychology also strives to provide a deeper and richer understanding of individuals and to help them achieve their greatest potential.