What is Mindfulness & Nervous System about?

As far as what Dr. Soto offers as services, this term helps encompass modalities that affect the Nervous System in such a way that it can bring one into a deep state of relaxation and contemplation. These modalities are also considered to affect the energetic body as well. They help and allow a person to anchor into the sensations of their bodies and the symbolism-based language of the subconscious.

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Dr. Soto's approach is based in educating one about the body and the brain. It is important to recognize how our mind is being formed by our experiences of both of the cognitive and emotional as well as the physical and physiological state of our bodies. A lot of what we may perceive to be unexplainable phenomena have a very clear origin within our nervous systems. Through the breath, visualization, or via our dreams, all persons can bring their conscious awareness to their nervous system and listen to what the brain is trying to tell your consciousness by reducing mind chatter as well as sympathetic body chatter. Come explore your subconscious in a new way.


A modality that guides a person into a deeply relaxed state, calming the sympathetic response so that the two brain hemispheres can communicate more effectively through the following:

  • Visualization

  • Body Awareness

  • Exploring your unique symbolic Language

  • Regression Therapy

  • Rehearsing difficult conversations

  • Revisiting memories safely

The right brain is really good at noticing patterns, with Hypnotherapy you can discover the answers you've already figured out. A session of hypnotherapy can provide the following benefits:

  • A more centered sense of self

  • Further understanding into one's own situation.

  • Insight into emotional state

  • Help reduce confusion around what you are feeling and what you are thinking

  • Better communication between the conscious and subconscious

  • Relief from inner conflict

Dr. Soto was trained professionally in Clinical Person-Centered Hypnotherapy and considers themselves a Hypnotherapist.

Hypnotherapist vs Hypnotist:

A Hypnotist is someone who can induce a person into a state of Hypnosis and is usually trained in stage or performing Hypnotism. A Clinical Hypnotherapist is trained in helping those with specific concerns that range from medical to difficult life events by inducing a state of Hypnosis.

What is Dream Analysis?


What if you had the ability to synthesize every experience you've ever had and discover the origin of your conflicts, feelings of being stuck, and even predict the patterns of your future life events? You, already have that ability, and it happens in every REM cycle.

Dreaming and dreams are the playing field of the right hemisphere, who's job is to synthesize everything we have experienced throughout the day, everything we learned, discovered, and look for the patterns in it all. Then, the results are translated into a very unique symbolic language that is specific to you through dreams.

With Dream Analysis, you can receive help translating your most confounding dreams and learn what your mind is trying to communicate to you. Your unique symbolic language is based on your own experiences, perceptions, beliefs, and learned behaviors. Which can make interpreting our dreams a challenge without the right approach.

What is Respiratory and Heart Rate Variability Training?


This is a modality that teaches about the physiology of breath and how to use it to access the parasympathetic nervous system. It is training through breath pacing and proper breath posture. This can help with emotional regulation, reducing stress and anxiety, and focus.

Through the breath, one can access the autonomic nervous system and balance vagal tone. The Vagus nerve can communicate with both the heart and diaphragm, and the more the breath slows, the more the heart rate slows and rises with the changing pressure of the inhale and exhale.

This eventually causes both the heart rate and breath to sync with each other. The breath pace in which this happens is called Resonant Frequency, and is the basis for Heart Rate variability training. HRV is the difference between the highest and lowest heart rate, the larger this is, the lower all-cause mortality

What is Craniosacral Therapy?

A modality that focuses on the subtle movement of the bones and viscera of the body. It can produce a calming effect to the nervous system and increase overall well-being.

The craniosacral movements of the body are based on the way cerebral spinal fluid moves through the spinal canal and into the cranium. The suture joints in the skull allow for small expansion and compression movements which accommodate the pressure of the CSF as it moves up into the cranium.

A practitioner of Craniosacral Therapy can tune into these subtle movements and evaluate whether or not they are restricted or moving freely. Increasing the ease of these movements may have an effect on conditions of the head and neck, as well as joints.