What Is It?
Hypnotherapy is one of the most amazing processes for creating a true, lasting and effective change! Hypnosis is a series of different brainwaves that creates states of trance. When you are in hypnosis, you generally feel an increased sense of calm and relaxation and you are able to concentrate deeply on a specific goal or issue, while blocking out distractions.
In hypnosis, you are more open than usual to suggestions, and this can be used to change your perceptions, behavior, sensations and emotions. Hypnotherapy is used to improve your health and well-being. Although you’re more open to suggestion while in hypnosis, your free will remains intact and you don’t lose control over your behavior. You will not take a suggestion that you do not agree with as your mind’s critical processes will reject anything it does not want or agree with.
Hypnosis can help you achieve your goals very quickly. Research has shown the following statistics:
Type of therapy Recovery rates Number of sessions
Hypnotherapy 93% 6
Behavior therapy 72% 22
Psychoanalysis 38% 600
Extensive research has been done in regards to the effectiveness of hypnotherapy. Here is what the medical and research community have to say about hypnosis:
The Mayo Clinic says:
Hypnosis is intended to help you gain more control over undesired behaviors or emotions or to help you cope better with a wide range of medical conditions. Hypnosis isn’t considered a treatment or a type of psychotherapy. Rather, it’s a procedure typically used along with certain treatments and therapies to help a wide variety of conditions.
The National Institutes of Health says:
Hypnotic techniques induce states of selective attentional focusing or diffusion combined with enhanced imagery. They are often used to induce relaxation and also may be a part of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). The techniques have pre- and postsuggestion components. The presuggestion component involves attentional focusing through the use of imagery, distraction, or relaxation, and has features that are similar to other relaxation techniques. Subjects focus on relaxation and passively disregard intrusive thoughts. The suggestion phase is characterized by introduction of specific goals; for example, analgesia may be specifically suggested. The postsuggestion component involves continued use of the new behavior following termination of hypnosis. Individuals vary widely in their hypnotic susceptibility and suggestibility, although the reasons for these differences are incompletely understood.
Hypnosis is intended to help you gain more control over undesired behaviors or emotions, help achieve a specific goal, or to help you cope better with a wide range of issues or conditions such as:
- Pain control
- Smoking cessation
- Reducing stress related to medical procedures
- Emotional Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Surgical preparation
- Weight loss
- Performance Enhancement
- Dental procedures
- Coping with chemotherapy
- Skin conditions
- Gastrointestinal problems