Shauna Cummins

"In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order." Carl Jung

TESTIMONIALS

Shauna has been a wonder! I was skeptical at first but really fed up with several of my lousy habits. A friend of mine quit smoking by hypnosis and suggested I do it to purge myself of a toxic relationship and overall anxiety.
Shauna has helped me work through this and focus on the bigger picture that creates self sabotaging behavior. I’m nearly done with some of my worst habits that I spent several years trying to end with traditional therapy, but to no avail. I’m not entirely sure why it works, but it does. She is kind and empathic and the process has been transformative. Even when I am triggered now, it passes quickly. I encourage you to try hypnotherapy. It’s a game changer.
— Kat M.
I’ve dealt with depression and anxiety for what has felt like my entire life. I was in NYC for a long week of vacation and decided to go to Shauna because I saw her on a great documentary on a Jet Blue flight. I only did ONE hour of hypnotherapy with her and it is only a week later and I still can’t believe how positive and wonderful I feel. It is like my entire perspective on life changed overnight. Absolutely recommend Shauna. What a great therapist!!! I am so thankful!!!
— Kelly F.
There’s no way to put into words how helpful and effective hypnotherapy with Shauna has been for me. I had three sessions, and feel like a different person already. Endless gratitude for your skills and support.
— Lilac B.
I recently attended Shauna’s Past Life Regression workshop at Maha Rose and it was a profoundly effective healing experience. It was a group hypnosis session which I was a bit apprehensive about but shauna made me feel like she was speaking directly to me. My partner was also there and felt the same way. The entire experience exceeded my expectations and his. I was able to access parts of my mind I didn’t know existed in a way that felt safe, protected and calm. I left feeling deeply karmically healed, cleared, and with a much stronger sense of awareness. One I didn’t even know I needed so badly. I was changed by this session and now feel like I have the most beautiful memories unlocked to cherish. I highly recommend working with Shauna.
— Melissa B.
I recently went through a traumatic experience and struggled to move forward without repeating the incident on loop. I’ve been receiving hypnosis sessions from Shauna for nearly a year now, and was so relieved that she could meet with such short notice to help me through this difficult time. She was extremely sympathetic and understanding to what I had been through, and I left the session feeling uplifted, optimistic, and honestly in even better shape than before the trauma. A really beautiful “RESET” button was pushed.

In my experience thus far, Shauna’s specialty is locating unconscious blocks (like issues with body-image, family relations, unrealized desires, etc.) that would probably take years of traditional therapy to uncover. Time and mental stability are some of the most precious commodities in our busy city, so why not at least try such an efficient remedy!

I wish I could rate Shauna 100 out of 5 stars, but Yelp won’t let me.
— Lila H.
I am a musician/ performer/ entertainer and decided to try hypnotherapy as an option to help with my focus and stage craft, also with my overall mood (“default setting”) which is generally “set” at “anxious, pessimistic, and brooding”. Working with Shauna has helped me recognize and analyze my thought pattern habits so that now I feel way more in control of the direction of my thoughts which is very empowering, on stage and in my daily life, plus working with Shauna is fun, she is very open and friendly. A beautiful, caring soul, and trance work is fun. It feels like a mini massage/ spa for the mind. I definitely recommend Shauna!
— Carol L. Musician
Working with Shauna has made an immediate and profound difference in my life. I had come across her work through The Numinous and Nylon magazine, and knew at once I wanted to work with her. However, I live nowhere near New York, so I reached out to ask if working remotely was possibility. Shauna replied swiftly that it was, and that a remote session was just as effective as meeting in person. I immediately signed on. I’m so glad I did.

I looked forward to every single one of my sessions with Shauna. She is empathetic, smart, non-judgmental, curious, funny, and kind. I immediately trusted her to the point where I was able to reveal to her things I couldn’t tell anyone else. And most of all, the effect of her work was swift and damn near magical.

I wasn’t working on a particular issue, like quitting smoking or something, and was worried how to articulate a more diffuse frustration and depression. But Shauna not only listened carefully and sympathetically to my ramblings, she was able to guide me toward creating a focus that got to the root of what was troubling me.

It’s hard to describe the effects of hypnosis, and I’m sure it’s a little different for everyone. For me, it felt like a thousand little shifts in my thinking and my actions took place over the course of the weeks that we worked together. Shauna gave me a number of techniques to use outside of our sessions, and I used them all. But it wasn’t the arduous heavy lifting kind of work that therapy can be. Rather, it felt more like spreading puzzle pieces out on a table and clearly seeing how to assemble it rather than randomly trying to jam stuff together then hitting it all with a hammer to make sure it stays in place.

After using the hammer method for who knows how long, Shauna’s feather-light approach is a revelation. I carved new neural pathways without even knowing it, until one day I noticed myself functioning in an entirely new and different way. When confronted with my old issues and triggers, I now know how to give myself the space and opportunity to react in new, healthier ways.

No matter where you live, if you are thinking about working with Shauna, do it. The sooner the better. New Yorkers, I envy the fact that you can hang out with her in person, but until I make it to Brooklyn, my remote sessions with Shauna have been the smartest decision I’ve made in a long time.
— Elle V.
Shauna is a gifted hypnotherapist. For over a year, I struggled with anxiety, frustration and sadness following a significant life event. I did not have the time to commit to the more traditional therapies, so I decided to give hypnotherapy a try. Hypnotherapy was something I had heard about but never tried. After meeting Shauna for the first time, I knew I had made the right decision. She was acutely intuitive, non judgmental, professional, kind, and genuine. Through her hypnotherapy and guidance, she was able to offer me techniques and tools to use in my daily life to alter my negative thought patterns, so that I can begin to live life more fully. By my fourth session, I was shocked to find myself happier than I had been in a while. I highly recommend Shauna for anyone experiencing hurdles in their lives and needing someone to help to overcome them. You will not be disappointed.
— Brit Y. Speech Therapist
I’ve been procrastinating writing a review for Shauna for over a year, because she has had such a profound impact on my life and how I view everything - it’s hard to put into words. I keep coming back to one statement, though: Hypnotherapy with Shauna has changed my life, improving it in ways I never thought possible.

I have had very beneficial experiences with traditional talk therapy, although I was resigned to coping with certain insecurities and doubts - things I thought were not changeable. Working with Shauna has opened my mind and helped me reach an understanding that we all have limitless potential and resources within ourselves. Her therapy has helped me through the loss of pets, extended family and was integral to helping me deal with the loss of my mother, as well as the aftermath of years spent watching my mother’s deterioration from Alzheimer’s Disease.

I usually tell people about my experience with Shauna by starting with “It’s not magic, but it kind of feels magical.” I believe working with her has given me a clarity about what is important to me, and an acceptance of myself, and everyone and everything in my life, that I have never had before.

I can also add that my out-of-state family and friends, who I see infrequently, have commented that I seem happier; more positive than they’ve seen me in years when we are together. I recommend Shauna to friends and family all the time, and have zero hesitation saying everyone should try hypnotherapy with her.
— Alison W. Designer
Shauna has been a wonder! I was skeptical at first but really fed up with several of my lousy habits. A friend of mine quit smoking by hypnosis and suggested I do it to purge myself of a toxic relationship and overall anxiety.
Shauna has helped me work through this and focus on the bigger picture that creates self sabotaging behavior. I’m nearly done with some of my worst habits that I spent several years trying to end with traditional therapy, but to no avail. I’m not entirely sure why it works, but it does. She is kind and empathic and the process has been transformative. Even when I am triggered now, it passes quickly. I encourage you to try hypnotherapy. It’s a game changer.
— Katya M. Producer

I was struggling with anxiety/depression for over a year before I met Shauna. After a major life change, my life felt out of control and hopeless. Being in the healthcare field I knew about the effectiveness of hypnosis and thought I should give it a try. Shauna was warm, welcoming and insightful. Immediately after the first session i felt a calm I hadn’t in over a year. Four sessions later, I feel hope, excitement and motivation. For anyone whose been depressed they know how transformative hope can be.

I feel increasingly grateful and generally happier every day now. I have more clarity in my life and am amazed at how much more relaxed I am in situations that would have made me anxious in the past. Sometimes I find myself waiting for the anxiety to kick in but it just doesn’t! I highly, highly recommend Shauna to anyone who is interested in hypnosis.
— S. M. Psychiatrist