what is hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy (hypnosis) as a part of psychotherapy, it is a method of helping you to become more receptive to suggestions for improving your life.


How Does it Work

You are basically taken to a state of deep relaxation in which you are able to think differently about behaviors such as smoking, nail biting, overeating and any other habit disorders. Hypnosis may also be used to work through tramatic situations from your past. Your clinician will not use hypnosis to help recall forgotten memories as these memories can be unreliable. In this deeply relaxed state your subconscious mind, which has a great deal of control over your behavior, hears and responds to the messages and begins to exert more influence over your conscious mind and subsequently your behavior.

What is Involved

During the first session your clinician will gather background information related to the issue on which you wish to work. Your clinician will also explain what hypnosis is and what you might expect to experience. There will be a few things you will need to think about and prepare yourself for between the introductory session and the second session in which we will do the actual hypnosis. In some cases your clinician will also teach self hypnosis.

Hypnotherapy for Pain Management

Hypnotherapy can also be effective for pain management, painless childbirth or preparing for medical or dental procedures. Hypnotherapy is never a substitute or replacement for medical treatment and your clinician would work in conjunction with your physician to coordinate these services.