What to Expect at

 Atlanta West Hypnotherapy Clinic

At Atlanta West Hypnotherapy Clinic our clients are central to our process and our mission. Our sessions are tailored to meet the needs of each individual and our approach can either be on a one-to-one basis, or through group sessions.


Hypnotherapy is a building block to a happier life.

Hypnotherapy can be a vehicle for positive life changes.

Hypnotherapy can help to build your life the way you want it.

We operate through:

A unique, client centered approach

Applying a unique process of hypnosis

Using an established scientific method


When you are calm and relaxed:


You handle situations better          

Your sleep is peaceful and calm

You concentrate better         

Your memory and mind work together


You are happier            

You are more focused on the task at hand


You think more clearly

Hypnosis History

Hypnosis has been studied and practiced for over 3,000 years, but it was not until the work of Dr. Franz Mesmer in the 1800's that Hypnosis came under scientific scrutiny. Hypnosis during this period following the work of Mesmer was referred to as Mesmerism. In 1848 another pioneer in the field, Dr. James Braid, coined the term Hypnosis. Doctors Sigmund Freud, Milton Erickson, and John Kappas used Hypnosis in their practices and conducted clinical studies of its efficacy, greatly contributing to the scientific understanding in this field.

In 1955, the British Medical Association recognized Hypnosis. In 1958, the American Medical Association approved a report on the medical uses of Hypnosis. Then, in 1960, the American Psychological Association endorsed Hypnosis as a branch of Psychology.
Hypnosis is highly effective in treating a wide range of issues from weight loss to smoking cessation, stress, anxiety, lack of motivation and concentration, procrastination, fears and phobias, low self-esteem, insomnia, addiction issues and managing chronic pain. Since the founding of the Atlanta West Hypnotherapy Clinic by Laura La Rain PhD.D/C.Ht.in 1978, our clinic has successfully used hypnosis to help individuals, couples, families, and children.