Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a treatment intervention that induces a relaxed, suggestible state of mind.  Then post-hypnotic suggestions are given for relief of symptoms. It uses the hypnotic trance, the simple shifting back and forth between the conscious and subconscious mind, a natural process that occurs in everyday life to everyone--in order to create this relaxed, suggestible state.

What is the hypnotic trance?

Many people think of hypnosis as inducing sleep.  That's actually not the case. Hypnosis (and hypnotherapy) induce the "trance state"  It is actually a natural state of mind that we encounter in everyday life on a regular basis.  If you've ever been engrossed in a book, television show, movie, or performance, then you have experienced the trance state.

The only thing that distinguishes a naturally occurring trance state from the hypnotic trance state is that hypnotherapists induce the trance state and are able to then make suggestions to create understanding and healing.

How is the hypnotic trance used in hypnotherapy?

The hypnotic trance state creates a deep sense of relaxation and allows the client to allow the subconscious mind to support their conscious goals to let go of emotional pain and unwanted behaviors and addictions.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the practice of psychotherapy with a client who is in the hypnotic altered state of consciousness.  Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to access the source of distress, like depression, anxiety, trauma and addictions. People can then connect with the dissociated emotions and disowned parts of themselves.  Hypnotherapy helps get us closer to the source of problems by opening the doorway to their subconscious mind.

What are the differences between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

The difference is that hypnotherapy is an internationally recognized therapy technique for treating mental and emotional issues.  It uses hypnosis to break through to the subconscious mind to better understand and heal the problems.

How does hypnotherapy work?

With traditional therapy methods, much time is spent simply trying to get past mental blockages to understand the subconscious reasons for issues. Hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic trance as a method for accessing the subconscious which allows therapists to better understand the core reasons that problems may be manifesting.

What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy has repeatedly and consistently helped people with anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, PTSD, and addictions.  I use it in addition to EMDR and other therapy methods to help people begin to experience relief from symptoms as quickly as possible.

Does a hypnotized person lose control?

No.  Hypnosis is nothing but a state of relaxed deep focus.  A hypnotized person always has control and can always hear what's going on.   It is a natural state that you enter while waking up and while falling asleep, while watching movies and TV, and by staring at a computer screen.

What can be treated with hypnotherapy?

I use hypnotherapy to treat:

  • Trauma, abuse and PTSD

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome

  • Codependency

  • Addictions

  • Grief and Loss

  • Weight problems

  • Sleep problems

Contact me today to set up an appointment for hypnotherapy!