Dr. Funda Kahn

Dr. Funda Kahn, Inner Child Connection, CHI, EFT, DDS, AAMET EFT

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Northbrook, Chicago Call (847) 971-1221 website
Overwhelming stress is a global epidemic and a root of many disease states. Learning to relax your mind and body for only 10 minutes each day can change your life dramatically. By combining the three powerful techniques described below, we can achieve remarkable results and bring this healing into your life.


Services and products

Describe your services:
I combine three highly-effective complementary therapeutic techniques. The combination of EFT, Hypnosis, and Body/Mind Connection work magically. EFT or Emotional Freedom Technique (www.EmoFree.com) involves “tapping” on energy meridians to release accumulated negative energy in the body. The following emotions can result in energy blockages: fear, anger, regret, resentment, or any other kind of life challenges. Tapping is also a great tool to remove cravings, manage pain, and grief. I believe these symptoms represent trapped “emotions” inside our body. When you “tap” you are, in essence “talking” or “wording out” the negative feelings and thoughts, which in turn releases them. Another way of understanding it is the age-old Chinese philosophy that energy flows through the body like a river or stream; negative thinking, or negative energy can collect in the body like a dam stops the water from flowing. A blockage in the body is the root of disease. Tapping breaks the dam and allows energy to flow freely again. This is where healing begins. We can call it an “acupuncture of emotions” without needles.

The second technique is Hypnosis. Deep relaxation, opening the subconscious mind to what I call “our filing system,” past the “critical factor” of the conscious mind which we all are born with. All the events and memories from our lives, and the emotions tied to them can get trapped. EFT releases the negative emotions, which is then followed by hypnosis. Here we replace old files with new ones, which is a very powerful combination.

The third modality is Body/ Mind Connection through inner child. The emotions you experience are triggers of an old memory which your body reacts to. Example: Just close your eyes, and think of a lemon, juicy and sour. Feel it, smell it, bite into it, and taste it. What happens? Your body reacts with producing more saliva with the memory of the taste of a lemon. This is how our body (liver, kidney, spleen, heart, etc.) reacts to past memories and emotions. The Body/Mind Connection comes in handy here, offering a path to finding, recognizing, acknowledging, and letting go.
You will learn self hypnosis, sleep hypnosis, connecting with your inner child and EFT when you are done with me, so you can manage your upcoming challenges on your own. These are very powerful tools to keep in your tool box to discipline your mind.

How does your healing modality work?
I work with three complimentary therapeutic modalities synergistically for greater success. EFT clears away negative energy blockages, hypnosis imbeds positive messages in the subconscious while under a deeply relaxed and open state of mind, and the body/mind connection through inner child connects with past emotional triggers allowing unresolved emotional issues to be released.

Hypnosis and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) with the conjunction of Inner Child (subconscious ) work. Mind is not the "brain". Mind is the "soul" and brain is the switch board of the mind. Once you connect with your inner child who resides in your subconscious mind and take care of it, than you can change your old belief system and imbed a new belief system. Changing the old neuropathways in the switch board (brain) by replacing the old fuse with a new one is the way to take control over your mind. All I do is to assist you how to do it!

How do you see your services evolving over the next three years?
I am in the process of translating self-help and other training materials related to Hypnosis, EFT, and Body/Mind Connection into Turkish, my native language. I also envision creating a training school in Turkey. I will continue to lead group sessions and further my partnerships with organizations to assist them with their Corporate Wellness Programs.

As a Certified Medical Hypnotherapy Specialist I would like to connect with hospitals and medical centers to assist with pain management, pre-and post-operative surgery anxiety, to increase post-operative healing, MS, Asthma, Cancer, Diabetes, Hypertension, Depression, nail-biting, Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, grief, etc.

Issues / Benefits

Presenting issues and problems or types of clients

Why do people come to see you and who might an ideal client be?
An ideal client has made a commitment to themselves to seek help, they know that something is wrong in their life, their will power is not enough to correct it, and they are ready to get help.
They exhibit an "openness" and a belief that the process will work, and that I will help them.
A genuine desire to change is what I look for.

Benefits and results people see

I have helped people get relief from anxiety, and panic attacks, I've helped people stop smoking, bed wetting, nail biting, getting over a fear of flying or public speaking, insomnia, high blood pressure, an abusive childhood, weight management, even asthma. Your subconscious mind is stronger than your willpower, and nearly every single habit or fear you believe you cannot overcome on your own; you can- by "tapping" into your subconscious.


Healing philosophy or mission

I believe in healing from the inside out, that every symptom is an outward sign of inner, or underlying causes that need to be identified and cleared. I also believe that every living thing in the universe has it's own healing power. What we do as complementary healers is to show the way.

Uniqueness and what makes you good

Describe your style or approach:
My approach is holistic, I want to learn all about my patients, and I start with your relationships… with your parents, siblings, family, closest friends, spouses, and children. When we talk about your relationships first, emotions will begin to appear. The first visit is ½ hour and I don't charge for this initial consultation. It is meant to determine the problem/issue, how I can help solve it, and whether you feel it is right for you to proceed.

What makes you different/good at what you do?

As a lifelong student of the healing arts I am passionate about learning and teaching lifelong skills that enable self-care. I’ve incorporated various alternative healing methods into my practice. I’ve integrated EFT, Hypnosis and Body/Mind Connection through Inner Child work. I am passionate about teaching people lifelong skills that enable self-care.

Why do you do what you do?
Before I became a hypnotherapist, I practiced oral surgery, as does my husband. Once, assisting my husband with implant surgery in an older gentleman, the patient started gasping, and choking, in fear– even though he’d been given IV sedation. We couldn’t help the gentleman, and had to stop the surgery, unable to alleviate his phobia and anxiety. After that incident, I thought to myself “I want to be able to help people like this” and I am a firm believer that “What you put out there (thoughts/energy) comes back to you”. One day, not long after that, I got something in the mail from a hypnotherapy school…. and I decided that’s what I would do, I would learn how to help, without drugs.


Education and training

AAMET EFT Accredited Advance Practitioner
Certified Hypotherapy Instructor by NGH
Emotional Freedom Technique level 3 practitioner certification by Dr Dawson Church,Toronto
EFT advanced level 3 certification and EFT on animals with Gwneth Moss, England
Hypnotherapy Certification, Leidecker Institute, Elgin IL
Pediatric Hypnotherapy Certification, Leidecker Institute, Elgin IL
Medical Hypnotherapy Specialist Certification by Julie Griffin, BCH
Complimentary Medical Hypnotism by Rev. Dr. C. Scott Giles
Medical Hypnotherapy Specialist Certification by Melissa Roth
Faculty of Dentistry/ Specialized in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University of Marmara, Istanbul
Bachelor of Arts , Psychology, Argosy University, Current Student

Dental Hypnosis Lecturer, member of The National Guild of Hypnosis, and member of The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.
I am also an experienced Performance Enhancement Coach
AAMET International (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) -Member


Appointment length and fee range

How long is a typical session?
½ hour free initial consultation, in person . This is to determine whether this is what you want. The first session will be 1 1/2 hours. Once committed to the work, sessions are usually 1 to 1 1/2 hours. The most successful changes come out of multiple sessions, with a minimum of three.

Fee Range
I charge $125 per session. When committing to 3 sessions or more, the price becomes $100 per session.

Typical session and how to prepare:

Describe a typical session:
I observe “body wisdom.” We will begin with breathing techniques, focusing on your thoughts. I will take notes as we go along. During this time I will select a technique that would be most beneficial. During a typical session, I use music for relaxation and guided imagery. First session will be EFT to release the surfaced negative emotions. Depending on the clients needs we might either do Inner Child Connection or/hypnosis. Client will start to learn how to discipline her/his inner child by practicing sleep hypnosis/self hypnosis. During our sessions clients will tap along with me or I will tap on them or I will tap while they are tapping (visually )their inner child during hypnosis. Over all they learn how EFT tapping works. At tha end of session I will give them a “priscription” to follow until our next session together…and go on from there.

How should someone prepare for a session?
The best way to prepare is to be open, to share, to listen, and to work together.

Insurance, cancellation policy, office hours and other logistics

Take Insurance?
No, however, according to IAART (see link below) "You can get 100% reimbursement for your weight loss and/or smoking cessation hypnotherapy programs with an IRS tax credit." Please visit this website to learn more: IARRT.org/features/taxcredit

Cancellation Policy?
A 24-hour cancellation policy is appreciated. Missed appointments without notification of cancellation will result in a $75 charge.

Office hours/days of the week:
I make myself available to my clients whenever they need me, Monday through Friday. Weekends are an exception, but I am willing to commit my time to a weekend appointment if you are. I try to be flexible, based on my patients' busy schedules.

Tips For You By Dr. Funda Kahn

Anxiety - Panic - FearFeelings of anxiety, or unexplainable panic attacks seem to be more prevalent these days. Symptoms can be a loss of breath or rapid breathing, feelings of panic, a high pulse, dizziness, nausea, and it can actually feel like a heart attack. EFT Techniques can help immediately to calm and restore a person’s well being. Breathing techniques are also critical to helping alleviate anxiety and fear.
Confidence - Self EsteemEverything we go after in life, whether personal or professional, can challenge our confidence in ourselves. It can wear down our self-esteem, cause feelings of inadequacy or not being good enough. Everyone can benefit from a boost to their self-esteem, everyone desires and deserves to feel good about themselves. EFT, after 2-3 sessions, can greatly increase self-confidence and boost self-esteem. Identifying where and when the feelings of loss of self-esteem start is critical to addressing it, many times they are childhood emotions embedded in the subconscious.
AddictionsSmoking, or any other kind of addiction is a perceived “need” for something. The need to feed something, to feed a negative emotion, to make ourselves feel better. Beneath the need, there is a reason why. Smoking is the secondary issue, the first thing we address is clearing the debris. After clearing all the negative energy/thinking/debris, smoking can be stopped in as little as 1-2 sessions.