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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Results


Dr. Ron Mottern
Reality Therapy Certified
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Certified in Clinical Hypnosis
Certified in Hypnosis for Pain Management

Member - TAAP (Texas Association of Addiction Professionals)

Member - NAADAC (The Association for Addiction Professionals)

"Consulting Hypnotists help ordinary, everyday people with ordinary, everyday problems using individual hypnotic techniques"  National Guild of Hypnotists

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Cognitive Restucturing

Emotional Regulation

Behavioral Modification

Physical Improvement


Choice Theory Psychology/Reality Therapy

Clinical Hypnosis

Energy Psychology

Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Forensic Substance Abuse Assessments

Positive Psychology

Common Areas of Practice

  • Stress Management - Stress is complicit in a majority of all health problems, both physical and psychological. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques and skills, we help you reduce stress and live a healthy life. Stress affects our interpersonal relationships, as well as our business relationships. As an underlying issue in inflammation, stress is a part of management of arthritis, fibromyalgia, CRPS, etc. By dealing with stress, we deal with the underlying cause of many chronic health issues.  Corporate trainings are available.

  • Pain Management - Pain reduces life satisfaction and prevents us from living full and complete lives. We work with you to alleviate pain and help you live a life without chronic discomfort and without the side effects of pain medication, including intoxication anosognosia (medication spellbinding).

  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling - Dr. Mottern has worked in the substance abuse/addiction field for over 18 years. He has presented, written, and published on his success in treating this disorder. If you have a sincere desire to get a handle on your substance abuse/addiction problem then Dr. Mottern can help. As a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, Dr. Mottern deals with the underlying issues of the abuse/addiction (including family systems issues) using Reality Therapy, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Clinical Hypnosis Services - We offer a full line of clinical hypnosis services. Please see below and on the Research page for some of the many things hypnosis can do (including smoking cessation and weight management). People are often unaware of the many ways hypnosis can help with common problems, e.g., pre-/post-operative hypnosis for faster healing and dental hypnosis (fear of going to the dentist, bruxism, gag reflex, etc.).

  • Everyday Problems of Life - We help ordinary people achieve extraordinary results in their lives through our unique blend of Choice Theory Psychology, CBT (Reality Therapy), and Hypnosis.  


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Stress affects us in many harmful ways.

  • Stress can reduce brain cell branching, affecting learning and memory.

  • Stress suppresses the immune system, increasing susceptibility to viruses and bacteria (including bacteria that causes ulcers).

  • Stress may increase blood pressure, contributing to atherosclerosis and the possibility of heart attack and stroke.

  • Stress increases fat retention on the body, contributing to diabesity.

  • Stress contributes to advanced telomere degeration, causing increased aging.

  • Stress decreases dopamine binding causing feelings of depression.


Don't live in pain. Don't destroy mind and body with opioids.


Pain Management with Hypnosis as an Alternative to Opioids

If you are interested in HYPNOSIS for PAIN MANAGEMENT, then please CONTACT US.

Many people have gone from chronic pain and the point of suicidal ideation to managing pain and a happy life.

Opioid dependence is a plague on modern society. Here are some facts about prescription opioid overdose, abuse and dependence from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI):

· The monetized burden of fatal overdose and abuse and dependence of prescription opioids is estimated to be $78.5 billion.

· Over one third of this amount is due to increased health care and substance abuse treatment costs ($28.9 billion).

· Approximately one quarter of the cost is borne by the public sector in health care, substance abuse treatment, and criminal justice costs.

Florence, C., Luo, F., Xu, L., & Zhou, C. (2016, October). The economic burden of prescription opioid overdose, abuse, and dependence in the United States, 2013. Med Care, 54(10). Retrieved from

Here are some startling statistics from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA):

· In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, including prescription opioids, heroin, and illicitly manufactured fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid.

· That same year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from substance use disorders related to prescription opioid pain relievers, and 652,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder (not mutually exclusive).

· Roughly 21 to 29 percent of patients prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them.

· Between 8 and 12 percent develop an opioid use disorder.

· An estimated 4 to 6 percent who misuse prescription opioids transition to heroin.

· About 80 percent of people who use heroin first misused prescription opioids.

· Opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from July 2016 through September 2017 in 52 areas in 45 states.

· The Midwestern region saw opioid overdoses increase 70 percent from July 2016 through September 2017.

· Opioid overdoses in large cities increase by 54 percent in 16 states.

If you are seeking relief from pain, but either struggle with substance abuse issues or are seeking a non-addictive method for pain management, consider HYPNOSIS.

Here are some articles dealing with the use of HYPNOSIS and PAIN MANAGEMENT:

Eli, I. (2016). Hypnosis as a treatment modality for chronic pain management: Level of evidence. Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache, 30(2), 85-86. Retrieved from

Mazzola, L. A., Calcagno, M. D. L., Obdrzalek, A., Pueyrredόn, J. H., Cavanaugh, S., Shubaroff, P.,…Salvat, F. (2017). Hypnosis for chronic pain management. Journal of Physiotherapy & Physical Rehabilitation, 2(1). Retrieved from

Saltis, J., Tan, S. G. M., & Cyna, A. M. (2017). Hypnosis for pain relief. In R. J. Yong, M. Nguyen, E. Nelson, & R. D. Urman (Eds.), Pain Medicine (pp. 571-574). New York, NY: Springer.

More articles can be found on our Research page.

Why Hypnosis?

The answer is simple - HYPNOSIS WORKS!

There is a robust body of research dealing with hypnosis as an integrative treatment for many physiological and psychological complaints. (Please see RESEARCH)

The American Medical Association accepted hypnosis as an adjunct treatment in 1958.

The American Psychological Association accepted hypnosis as an adjunct treatment in 1960.

A few of the conditions treatable with hypnosis:

  • chronic pain management without medication, including pain associated with osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia

  • acute pain management, including pain associated with burns

  • cancer pain management

  • headaches, including migraine headaches

  • childbirth

  • stress management

  • weight managemenmt

  • smoking cessation

  • exam stress, including board exams (SAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, etc.)

  • anger management

  • improved sleep habits

  • improved concentration

  • improved sports/martial arts performance

  • phobias

  • addiction management

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

  • asthma

  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

  • pre-surgery preparation and post-operative care

  • many other conditions and disorders

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a focused state of concentration during the experience of which individuals

may access their innate motivation in order directly to make changes in their thinking

and behavior and indirectly to make changes in their emotions and physiology.

Various forms of hypnosis also use creative visualization and guided imagery.

Contrary to popular conception, hypnosis is not a state of sleep. In sleep, brain wave

activity is at 0.5-4 cycles per second (cps) and is called a delta state. This state is

characteristic of the dream state in normal sleep. Hypnosis is characterized by various

brain states: alpha state (8-12 cps)), which is a light to moderate hypnotic state, and

theta state (4-8 cps), which is moderate to deep levels of hypnosis.

Common states of hypnosis:

  • day-dreaming

  • being totally engrossed in a good book or movie

  • being in love

  • taking a trip and arriving unaware of much of the drive (highway hypnosis)

  • being "in the zone" when engaged in physical activity

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Mens sana in corpore sano - A sound mind in a sound body

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