What is Hypnotherapy?


How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnosis is a process by which an individual is guided to an altered state of consciousness characterized by deep relaxation. Perceptions, such as the slowing down of time, and a shift from analytic to synesthetic thinking, wherein the mind shows less dependence on logic and a greater receptivity to sensations and feelings are the characteristics of a hypnotic state. The resulting change in perception and thinking is known as a trance state.

The hypnotic trance state is a natural state. In fact, we all move in and out of trance states throughout our day quite effortlessly, especially as we fall off to sleep and when when are roused into an awake state. Hypnosis and trance states are fundamental human traits that have been documented in ancient texts from Egypt, China, Greece and Rome. Hypnosis promotes the cultivation of imagination, which heightens positive expectations and motivation for success. 

Hypnotherapy has undergone extensive conceptual evolution and technical sophistication in recent years, and is increasingly understood as an adjunct treatment modality with the capacity to address a wide range of issues, such as: 

  • Clearing unhealthy habits (smoking, overeating, etc.)
  • Creating new positive and life-affirming beliefs
  • Performance Anxiety (On-Camera, Stage, and Athletics)
  • Preparing for a positive childbirth experience
  • Managing pain, anxiety, insomnia, and other effects of cancer and cancer treatments. Click below to learn more about complementary cancer care.

Under the guidance of a professional, certified practitioner, and coupled with personal coaching, this is a powerful and effective modality. For more information about the hypnosis process, please see our FAQs.


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