Private Sessions

Our private sessions focus on resolving emotional trauma or loss, which are a major contributor to symptoms like anxiety, post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, anger, phobias, unhealthy behaviors and addictions, low self-worth, and relationship problems. Sadly, the vast majority of people who suffer from these symptoms have experienced significant trauma or loss, even if they don’t recognize or acknowledge that fact.

Fortunately, we have more than a decade of experience successfully neutralizing emotional trauma and the symptoms it produces. Our clients have sought our help to recover from violent crime, sexual abuse or assault, physical or verbal abuse, foster care, childhood issues, military service, death of family members, severe injury, and more.

Not sure if trauma is the underlying problem? We can still help. Click here to learn more.

ROOTs – Resolution of Obvious and Overlooked Traumas

Our transformational ROOTs protocol relies on hypnosis and NLP and cutting edge neuroscience research to generate significant, long lasting results in a very short amount of time. We emphasize clearing underlying (often hidden) beliefs and emotional baggage, rather than merely addressing the obvious behaviors and emotions. If you want to eliminate weeds from your garden, it’s better to pull out the ROOTs than to merely trim the leaves or stem.

When it comes to trauma resolution, we have found that an intervention of moderate concentration (1-2 hours per day for 4-5 consecutive days) is more efficient than, and as effective as, our previous approach of one hour per week for several weeks, and it is easier for clients to process emotionally than an exhausting, full-day intensive program over 2-3 days.

In fact, recent research showed that a 4-day intensive, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program to treat people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was just as effective as doing weekly therapy sessions over several months. Impressively, more than two-thirds of subjects were still fully recovered at the 4-year follow-up.

While these results are encouraging, we believe for several reasons that our ROOTs protocol offers even greater benefits to individuals who suffer from trauma:

  1. Emotional trauma is typically easier to resolve than OCD (which itself may be caused by trauma).
  2. Our methodology is more effective and long-lasting than CBT, because we address the core or root causes of emotional distress (from the inside out) instead of addressing the emotional and behavioral symptoms (from the outside in).
  3. Hypnosis, NLP, and memory reconsolidation techniques do not require as much mental and emotional effort as CBT and exposure therapy.
  4. Our intervention time averages 7-8 hours over 5 days, compared to approximately 25 hours over 4 days, as in the study.
  5. Our program consists solely of private, one-to-one sessions, whereas the study’s intervention combined group and individual sessions.


NOTE: Given the nature of our ROOTs program, we prefer to work with clients in person at our office in Sedona, Arizona. While a weeklong visit to Sedona is ideal, Arizona residents may opt to drive in for weekly sessions.

Virtual sessions are possible (to be determined during the initial conversation via Zoom).

Why Sedona? There is a saying, “When you’re inside the bottle, you can’t read the label.” It’s well established that it’s often easier to experience a personal shift when you leave your familiar environment for a new location that supports a more objective perspective. Specifically, Sedona has a well-deserved reputation as a mecca for personal and spiritual growth, a recreational wonderland for nature lovers, and a home to wonderful spas, restaurants, and art galleries. As a result, there are plenty of opportunities to nurture your body, mind, and spirit while you are in town to experience your powerful, life-changing work with us.

We realize that our program is not suitable for everyone. If you are interested in working privately with us and are willing to make the financial and time investment, it is very important that you first read this article to understand our approach to resolving trauma: choose print/PDF or audio/MP3.

After you have done so, the next steps are to complete our new client application and schedule a Zoom strategy session to determine if you’re a good candidate for our services. Click here to proceed.

Look what others are saying about Gina and Todd Goodwin:

“Lifesavers. I send them patients all the time from my office in Aventura who need assistance with regards to poor sleep, anxiety, phobias and smoking cessation.  Faster than psychotherapy, safer than medication, and more effective than ignoring your problems!  Trustworthy and helpful therapists. Thank you!”  – Dr. Sandra L. Doman DC, Miami Sports Chiropractic & Yoga Center.

I’m very thankful to have met with Gina. Her calm demeanor and knowledge was crucial in helping me overcome my fears. The progression was quick and painless. She combines skill with compassion which totally puts the patient at ease. If you are ready to make a change in your life, you need to go see Gina.” – Eva Suzanne

“Mind glowingly effective therapy – that’s how I would describe my sessions with Todd Goodwin. He helped me to lay to rest some deep-seeded fears and anxiety. What’s more, it took many fewer sessions, and less money than with traditional therapists.” – Andrea Wilde

Gina Goodwin is an amazing Hypnotist who helped me through a very hard time in my life. She is so friendly and down to earth and yet extremely knowledgeable in her skills and abilities. I highly recommend her to anyone!” Tiffany Christine

“The professionals at Miami Hypnosis Center totally exceeded my expectations both in terms of the process and its efficacy. They are thorough and ingenious about identifying the heart of the matter and get right to the point of resolving it. This is a no-nonsense, practical therapy which I highly recommend to anyone in need of a break through with a stubborn problem or issue.” Dr. Michael Forman, DOM

When I was initially recommended hypnosis as a solution to my fears and grief, I was skeptical. My brother passed away 8 years ago and since then, I had been unable to cope with the loss. I had also developed an extreme fear of death. I had seen therapists, practiced yoga, all to no avail. Within two [hourly] sessions with Todd, I had already conquered my fear of death. Hypnosis allowed me to relax and gain perspective for a much more balanced and peaceful life. After completing all of my sessions, I had let go of the grief leftover from my brothers’ death and I had completely rid myself of my irrational fears. Being able to remember and celebrate my brother’s life instead of constantly grieving over his death has been such a blessing. I have so much positive energy flowing through me day-to-day. Hypnosis WORKS. Todd always made me feel so comfortable and he was truly a joy to work with. I can’t believe I suffered for 8 years and was able to so easily solve all of my issues within weeks. I cannot thank Todd enough!” – Amanda Taylor

“As I had great emotional pain and PTSD from my physically and emotionally abusive ex-husband, it was destroying my life and my new beautiful relationship. I was seeing a psychologist, however after a year of sessions, I knew I needed something more. The first consultation with Gina Goodwin immediately gave me hope that I did not have to keep living with this any longer and can finally beat the monster and take my power back. It only took me 7 [hourly] sessions to completely transform myself. My episodes of anxiety attacks that occurred with the abuse of alcohol were ruining my life, however Gina was able to help me overcome my emotional trauma with plenty of very unique tools. I now feel like I have “grown up”, I am confident, happy, I feel in control, and my relationship has transformed. I truly believe that there are so many people out there with several different issues and trauma in need of true healing, who after years of therapy and ton of money spent still feel helpless. Hypnosis therapy however is a way to really re-program yourself and unlearn unwanted emotions and behaviors completely! I cannot thank Gina enough for all the help and understanding on top of simply being an amazing and fun person 🙂 I am excited now for my future!” – Ray Sunlight

Words cannot explain how thankful I am for Todd Goodwin from The Miami Hypnosis Center. Over the years, so many of my family members have gone to Todd and have loved it. This past summer I got to experience his work for myself. I feel like I am a new person. My severe anxiety has gone away and I feel as I see the world in a new, positive light. Never did I think I could be this content with my life. I am forever grateful for Todd and The Miami Hypnosis Center.” – Lauren Miro

I reached out to the Miami Hypnosis Center after reading rave reviews online and not having any luck with my anxiety using the “typical” therapy options. I spoke with Todd over the phone initially to set up a consultation, and immediately felt as if he understood the anxiety I was experiencing, and felt hope that he could help me. After 5 [hourly] sessions of hypnotherapy in 4 weeks with Todd, I can say that I have made more improvements with my anxiety in that short time than I had over the past 6 months. I highly recommend Todd and the Miami Hypnosis Center to anyone that is struggling with anxiety and fed up with feeling like there is no hope.” – Gabriela Stanard

“Miami Hypnosis Center is amazing! I can honestly say that hypnosis has changed my life forever. When I tell people this, they usually ask me three things about the experience – why did you go there, weren’t you scared, and does it work? I went there because my life had been in chaos for such a long time, I didn’t know what to do. I was filled with so much anxiety and pain, my friend recommended that I see Todd. Hypnosis is not like what we see in the movies with someone swinging a pendulum in front of another person to get them to do weird things.  It is just like a guided meditation that helps the hypnotist change negative thoughts that are not helping you live a better life and are stopping you from fulfilling your dreams. And does it work? DOES IT EVER!!!  My personal and business life have never been the same. I want to thank Todd for all of his help and for the peace and clarity that he helped me achieve. Nowadays, when I hear that someone has an issue of some sort I tell them – you need hypnosis!  Quite frankly, I don’t know how people live without it!!” – Peggy Classe

I don’t normally share or review my experiences online with places or people, but I just felt compelled to share my amazing experience at the Miami Hypnosis Center. I have met with Todd Goodwin several times, as I have always had a tough time trying to control my anxiety. I must say that I was not sure what to expect from a “hypnosis center”, but I can tell you that he really knows what he is doing. I think what impressed me the most about him was how he truly cares about the well being and life improvement of his Client’s. Since several meetings with him, I have gained more confidence and have learned to control my anxiety in my every day-to-day life. I would highly suggest that anyone who is looking to improve on anything in their life, in any aspect, needs to see the Miami Hypnosis Center. Thanks again Todd!!”Jared Shapiro

“I’ve had multiple sessions with Todd Goodwin and each one has helped me uncover blindspots I wasn’t able to see before. My anxiety levels dropped while my awareness levels rose. By working with Todd I was able to release a lot of what was holding me back. It is truly amazing how the subconscious part of our minds rules every other aspect of our lives. Todd provided the safe and comfortable space for me to go deeper and work on me. He is not only effective, but committed, caring, and most of all, extremely professional and a master of his craft.” Osmara Vindel

“After years of suffering from IBS, panic attacks and self esteem issues, [I made] an appointment at the Miami Hypnosis Center. Before meeting Todd, I had previously tried a few different tactics to overcome my problems but nothing seemed to change. For years i was in and out of therapy and i was tired and discouraged from the results i was getting. After a few hypnosis sessions i felt peaceful, happier and the panic attacks are now substituted by reasoning and a calm. I can’t stress how many times people warned me about hypnosis telling me weird stories and how dangerous it was. I am sure you have to be careful who you chose to be hypnotized by but if you rely on Todd i can assure you the stories are fake and the whole experience almost makes you feel as if you were “reborn”. If i had known this was a positive and safe option years ago i would have saved myself a lot of grief and experimental therapy hours!” Tara Emerson

“Hey Todd, it’s been almost a week since our appointment and I wanted to let you know that everything is great. I have been working out, running, and doing daily things without feeling like I am in danger of death. I can’t thank you enough!” – Connor M.

Stress and anxiety completely took over my life…causing anger episodes (especially when driving), extreme frustration, depression, and generally just being in a bad mood all day everyday. It pushed over with a domino effect to all areas of my life including socially, physically, and relationships. I gained a very large amount of weight in no time by eating those problems. Even the things I loved to do meant nothing and didn’t care for it. After feeling like I was in a 20-foot hole with no way out and so consumed by problems and anxiety, I spoke with my doctor. Not wanting to take antianxiety meds, which I believe do not resolve any real issues, I was recommended to see Todd Goodwin. I was skeptical and didn’t really understand what it was. In ways I still don’t understand because it is so unbelievable how something so easy to do could fix what seemed totally impossible. It is truly amazing how effective and well this worked. Looking back, it feels like a flick of a switch and I walked out of a hurricane of stress, anxiety, anger, and depression. First, the stress and anxiety went away, which lead to drive and confidence, which led to better days at work. Then there was less eating the problems away and in turn weight loss and feeling good physically. Then finally after feeling aligned again and on an even keel (something I thought was so far gone) it led to happier and healthier relationships. Honestly, I left the first session thinking that was it? I don’t feel any different. How is that going to help me and why did I just waste my money. Literally the next morning I felt like someone took off a 45 pound gym plate from my back and another from my chest. Maybe it won’t happen as fast for everyone but it really truly works. This completely changed my life and I’m so grateful for it. Its so simple and effortless it almost doesn’t seem real. The problems at work are still there and there are still ups and downs, but it’s easier to overcome them all because the anxiety that usually comes with it is no longer there. Its just absent. I cant explain why but it is. This is the best investment I have ever made and will recommend this to everybody. There is positivity and most important happiness. I have such gratitude Todd and his practice because I feel like I am back to the person Im supposed to be. Despite the long review, the whole thing just really leaves me speechless.” – Oscar N.

If you are interested in working privately with us and are willing to make the financial and time investment, it is very important that you first read this article to understand our approach to resolving trauma.

After you have done so, the next steps are to complete our new client application and schedule your strategy session to determine if you’re a good candidate for our services. Click here to proceed.


*Comments are made by former clients of Todd and Gina Goodwin and are true and factual. Goodwin Hypnosis, its officers, and personnel, do not imply or claim that these comments represent typical results. Results vary depending on age, gender, lifestyle, motivation, and individual commitment to achieve a desired result. Each comment, and/or review, is the opinion of one person at a specific time and should only be considered in that context.