About Hypnotherapy Hypnotic trance is an ancient therapy used in nearly every culture and every form of healing for thousands of years. Hypnotherapy uses the special qualities of the hypnotized mind to explore and change unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviors. The hypnotherapist delivers positive suggestions to the subconscious mind that quickly and easily move a person toward solutions, changes and greater personal control.
The hypnotic trance is a naturally-occurring state of mind. Everyone experiences this state each day. When you daydream, read a riveting book, watch a movie or television, lose yourself in artistic expression or drift off to sleep at night, you're experiencing a natural, yet altered state of mind.
When used therapeutically, this altered state of mind features profound relaxation of body and mind with a highly productive, laser-like focus of attention. The hypnotherapist then acts as a trail guide to help you achieve your goals. Clinical hypnotherapy, often as an adjunct to your physician's care, can help you accelerate healing and decrease or eliminate pain. Hypnosis during birth can provide natural anesthesia, as it helps you control your progress through labor and delivery.
The depth and content of hypnotic trances can change from one session to the next. Like any new skill, typically it gets easier and quicker to go into a hypnotic trance with practice. The deep relaxation can be so enjoyable that often the client is reluctant to come out of the trance. The client is always in control of his or her experience and results.
Why Hypnotherapy? Because it works! Have you ever wondered what part of you controls your dreams when you sleep? What controls that bad mood you can't explain? When exercising or during stress, what kicks in to raise your heart rate? Where are memories, programs like riding a bicycle and walking, habits like smoking or chewing fingernails stored?
All of this happens below the level of your consciousness, in what is know as the subconscious mind.
Hypnotherapy helps you achieve a safe and natural, altered state in which you experience deep relaxation of the body and conscious mind, creating a highly-focused attention that allows you to know your own subconscious mind. In the altered state, you gain access to a deeper understanding of your habits, behaviors, and emotions, as well as your physical well-being.
Your subconscious mind controls so much of your life . . . wouldn't it be nice to be more in control.
Hypnosis is NOT; Mind Control, Brain Washing, sleep, a substitute for appropriate medical care, the primary treatment for substance abuse, for someone in a psychotic state or on mind altering drugs.
Buyer Beware There is no regulation or state licensure in most states for the field of Hypnotherapy. There are a number of professional organizations that certify hypnotherapists basically requiring a minimum level of education in an approved school. Before setting up an appointment ask about the person’s qualifications and make sure you feel comfortable.