Join psychotherapist Gary Chapin Wednesday, July 30, at Rockland Public Library for a talk on therapeutic hypnosis and its wide range of applications from sports psychology and medicine to treatment for trauma and personal growth.

Therapeutic hypnosis is one of the most effective ways used today to balance the life forces of your mind, body, and spirit.

“Therapeutic hypnosis is efficient and elegant,” said Chapin in a news release. “In addition to simply improving symptoms or difficulties, or completely eliminating them, it can also be used to explore imagination, creativity, and consciousness.”

Those in attendance will be offered instructions for learning self-hypnosis and to create, through therapeutic imagery, a personalized set of tools for behavioral change and well-being. The presentation starts promptly at 2 p.m. at the Rockland Public Library and features tranquil music, creative visualization techniques, and ethereal trance.

Chapin’s areas of practice include specializations in the treatment of psychological trauma, life threatening illnesses, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and pain. He has also served in the public sector as a clinical consultant for the State of Connecticut conducting training for health care professionals including crises intervention therapists, trauma workers, and child protection teams in therapeutic and social services settings. For more information about his work, please visit his website at

Therapeutic hypnosis is part of the Wellness Series, presented the last Wednesday of each month in collaboration with Destination Wellness Midcoast Maine ( and the Rockland Public Library and the Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.