Medication and therapy alone aren’t working.
Anxiety and depression are overwhelming, and finding relief seems impossible.
That past traumatic event keeps being triggered, keeping you from moving forward. Now, it is impossible to get a good night’s sleep.
Nothing seems to help with your weight loss, and you are tired of trying fad diets. Your smoking is getting worse, and no matter how hard you try, that desire for a cigarette overrules any health concerns.
Overcoming many problems and conditions sometimes requires a different approach that does not involve pills or regular therapy sessions alone. These are times when the addition of hypnotherapy can help.
What is hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the practice of psychotherapy with a client who is in a hypnotic-altered state of consciousness. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to create a trance-like state that allows clients to relax and interface with their subconscious.
Hypnotherapy guides the client as they focus on a particular problem. As a result, the client can address their concerns and make positive changes in their life.
The American Psychological Association has approved hypnotherapy as a valid form of therapy to treat mental and psychosomatic issues such as physical, mental, and behavioral issues, including pain, insomnia, reliance on various substances, PTSD, fears, phobias, and many other conditions.
Hypnotherapy helps the therapist and client get closer to the source of a client’s issues by opening the doorway to their subconscious mind.
You will be conscious, not in some state where I can suggest you do things that you wouldn’t want to do.
While in this trance-like state, you stay awake, participating and remembering.
You are also relaxed, which causes you to be hyper-focused and able to better access things in your subconscious.
We can either incorporate hypnotherapy in our therapy sessions or use hypnotherapy alone. Using hypnotherapy can help you conquer the challenges and struggles that you can’t seem to overcome.
I will most likely do hypnotherapy along with CBT. The two modalities are often more robust when combined in someone’s attempt to stop these maladaptive behaviors.
What are the differences between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy are related to each other in some ways, but they have their differences.
To understand the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, think of hypnosis as a tool and hypnotherapy as the use of a tool.
Hypnosis is putting someone into a suggestible state, usually for entertainment purposes.
Hypnotherapy is the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes to help overcome a mental condition.
As many hypnotherapists have discovered, the trance state is the key to unlocking the hidden depths of our minds, memories, and motivations.
Try a different approach!
Hypnotherapy may provide the help you seek.
Hypnotherapy allows us to get past the rational, “thinking” part of our mind where people can get hung up on not understanding why they do or feel something.
With hypnotherapy, we can access those emotional beliefs that negatively impact our thinking and life.
Give hypnotherapy a try – you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.