Brooke Lemke is a Certified Hypnotherapist who treats dozens of patients a week for problems ranging from chronic pain to psychological issues.
"I usually see a lot of patients with pain, I also see fears and phobia, I've worked with labor delivery, I've worked with insomnia, procrastination, motivation," said Lemke.
Genesis Health System is the first hospital in the region to introduce Hypnotherapy - aiming to heal the mind, body, and soul.
"Hypnosis is actually a natural state that we go in and out of throughout the day and that usually helps people understand it's not voodoo, it's not mind control. It's very natural," Lemke said.
Lemke first turned to Hypnotherapy when dealing with her own chronic pain and was amazed by its healing effects. Now, a Certified Hypnotherapist with a 85% success rate, Lemke's patients are fully treated within three to six sessions.
She says in order for the Hypnotherapy to work the patient needs to want to change.
"What we do in Hypnotherapy is we recreate that hypnotic state that allows access to the subconscious where all of our belief systems, our emotions, our feelings, our associations are all held."
WQAD, News 8 was able to sit down and watch a Hypnotherapy session. Lemke treated her patient for time management and stress control. It was the patient's third session and she said she has been able to get more things done during the day and sleep better at night since she started Hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is not covered under insurance at Genesis. Lemke's sessions are anywhere between 50-90 minutes long and can cost between $85-$100 each.