Using Hypnosis in the Organizing Process

Becoming more organized is all about setting goals and changing habits to meet those goals. But changing habits is hard. For some people it is what keeps them for reaching their goals. Often people look for various methods of support. Recently, I spoke with one of my colleagues who specialize in hypnosis to help clients make a positive life change by unlocking the power within themselves.

I’d like to introduce you to Cecilia Anderson of Capitol City Hypnosis. She can help you reach the positive results you are looking for through the unconventional method of hypnosis. I learned about hypnosis from Cecilia and would like to share it with you.

Tell me about your background and how you got to this point?

I’ve been interested in helping people to improve their lives in one way or another for a long time. I used to teach high school in a Special Ed setting, and I learned a lot about working with kids with ADHD and executive dysfunction. I found that I had a knack for classroom organization, and especially for teaching organization skills to my students, so the transition to professional organizer was a natural next step. Both with my high schoolers and with some of my chronically disorganized adult clients, I’ve found that there can be a tremendous amount of resistance to change when it comes to building new habits and routines. I had success using hypnosis myself and knew there was a lot of untapped potential benefit for others there as well.

What is working with you like?

It’s a lot of fun! I’m easy-going and low-pressure, so people feel comfortable and at ease in my office. Every hypnosis session is customized to the individual, so I take time to learn about my clients’ specific needs, priorities, and preferences.

 What does hypnosis feel like?

During hypnosis, you’re in complete control at all times. There’s no one specific hypnotized feeling; whatever you feel is right for you. A lot of people report a heavy, relaxed feeling. Others feel light and floaty. It’s comfortable and pleasurable, especially since you get to lean back in the recliner for a while… and who couldn’t use a little break like that in their day?

 Is everybody hypnotizable?

Yes, everyone of normal and above intelligence is hypnotizable. As long as you want to be hypnotized and can follow some simple instructions, you’ll get there!

 How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a heightened state of focus, where we bypass the critical factor of your conscious mind. By working in your subconscious mind, you’re open and receptive to suggestions for positive growth and change. There are many different styles and techniques in hypnotherapy, and we do a variety of different exercises depending on you and the type of change you’re seeking. Just like anything, the more you practice it, the better. What surprises lots of people is just how quickly they start to make changes in their lives!

 What are some common uses of hypnosis?

The most common uses of hypnosis are for smoking cessation, weight management, and getting over fears. Historically, hypnosis has been popular with doctors and dentists as a safe, natural anesthesia. But lots of people also use hypnosis for things like improving their golf game, building confidence, and reducing stress. I got into it for myself because I wanted to get in a better habit of doing my physical therapy exercises.

How can hypnotism help a disorganized person?

There are lots of ways in which hypnotism can help someone to become more organized. Sometimes, people have a really hard time getting over self-limiting beliefs. Perhaps they’ve been judged throughout their life for being disorganized and have a hard time believing they can change.

For other people, hypnosis for increased motivation will give them the push they need to get into gear. Hypnotism is really good for breaking old habits and creating new habits, so the applications for organization are tremendous!

With more chronically disorganized people, exploring their subconscious mind through hypnosis can offer some answers to why they struggle with things like accumulating clutter or over-shopping.


Thanks to Cecilia for opening her doors and teaching us a little about hypnosis.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.


  1. Elliot on October 7, 2016 at 3:41 am

    Hi Janet,
    Cecilia is totally right, each hypnosis is totally unique to the person, interesting to see it being used to make people more organised! Hypnosis really knows no bounds when it comes to helping people in different areas of their life. Keep up the great posts!

    • Janet Schiesl on October 7, 2016 at 5:51 am

      Thanks for reading Elliot. There are many options for people who want to change habits. It very interesting!

      • Elliott on October 11, 2016 at 4:32 am

        You’re welcome Janet, I found it a pleasure to read! I agree with you.. It’s incredibly interesting! Thank you for your swift response.

  2. Julia on October 21, 2016 at 9:22 am

    This is an informative article.Hypnosis is a powerful and a unique tool for the treatment.With the help of hypnosis a person can change his bad habits. Thanks for sharing this article.

  3. Marco Auciello on December 14, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Hello buddy

    I really like your blog. keep sharing

    Hypnosis can help to resolve many issues, but smoking is at the top of the list. Most people we see come for smoking cessation, but this also leads to many other issues being worked on as well. So they gain the benefit of coming for one and resolving many others.It’s up to us to influence them properly!
    Thanks for posting.

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