Hypnotherapy is a type of alternative medicine in which hypnosis is used to create a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility during which specific suggestions and guided imagery are used to help individuals deal with a variety of concerns and issues.
Imagine yourself in an extremely relaxed state of total peace and tranquility, where nothing can disturb you. In this extremely peaceful state, you are very open to suggestions to positively change your mindset or focus.
Hypnotherapy is a very basic, and yet profound method for helping a person to get to a deep state of relaxation where they are open to taking in suggestions regarding their way of thinking and doing.
One common misconception is that a hypnotized person loses their will and is partially or completely under the command of the hypnotherapist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Clinical hypnotherapy is a simple common-sense form of relaxation, in which the participant is completely under control at all times. Hypnotherapy is one of many stress management techniques that bring the mind-body connection back into balance.
When we are upset it can be very challenging to be open to feedback, but in the relaxed state of hypnosis, we are open to that same feedback. We can start with one session to help reveal what is holding you back and show you how you are completely in control. Generally, hypnotherapy involves 2-4 sessions but can be more or less. Subsequent sessions are used to further work towards changing your mindset.
Changing your mindset
Hypnosis can be used to treat some of the following: smoking cessation, weight management, addiction, pain control, stress management, bad habits, sexual disfunction, anxiety, OCD, and phobias.