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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a treatment that involves inducing the client into a relaxed, suggestible state and then offering post-hypnotic suggestions to facilitate releasing emotions and healing of presenting issues. It uses a moderate level of hypnotic trance. There is a simple shifting back and forth between the conscious and subconscious mind, a natural process that occurs every day such as daydreaming and when in a relaxed state.

What is Hypnotic Trance

Many people think of hypnosis as being in a deep unconscious state. That’s actually not the case. Hypnosis (and hypnotherapy) brings about a “trance state.” It is actually a natural state of mind that many of us encounter in everyday life on a regular basis. If you’ve ever been engrossed in a book or movie then you have likely experienced the trance state.

How is the hypnotic trance induced?

Therapists use different types of hypnotic induction to get people into a trance state. The most well known technique is to induce trance state is eye fixation, whereby we are asking the client to stare at a spot on the ceiling or an object. Another technique is fractional relaxation, where you tighten up and then relax each part of the body.

How is the hypnotic trance used in hypnotherapy?

The hypnotic trance state creates a deep sense of relaxation and allows the client to let go. During this process, the hypnotherapist is able to uncover subconscious motivations, access repressed memories, perform regression therapy, and/or use the power of suggestion to “re-script” the mind’s responses to stimuli.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the practice of psychotherapy with a client who is in a altered state of consciousness. Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to access the source of distress, like depression and anxiety, and for people to reconnect with dissociated emotions and disowned parts of themselves. Hypnotherapy helps therapists and client get closer to the source of a client’s issues by opening the doorway to their subconscious mind.

What are the differences between hypnosis and hypnotherapy?

While hypnosis and hypnotherapy are in the same “family,” they are very different from each other. The core difference is that hypnotherapy is an internationally recognized therapy technique for treating mental and psychosomatic issues. It uses hypnosis to break through to the subconscious to better understand the foundation of the issues a client is facing.

How does hypnotherapy work?

When therapists treat their patients with traditional methods, they spend much of their time simply trying to get past mental blockages to understand the subconscious reasons for their patients’ issues. However, hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic trance as a method for accessing the subconscious. Accessing the subconscious allows therapist to better understand the core reasons that someone’s issues may be manifesting and to facilitate emotional healing.
Think of a therapist as an archaeologist. Using traditional talk therapy, therapists must slowly remove the crust with toothbrushes, finally reaching the skeletons below after much painstaking work. Hypnotherapy allows you to tunnel directly down to the subconscious.

What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy has repeatedly and consistently helped patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, obesity, addictions, or countless other issues heal faster.

How is hypnotherapy different from traditional methods?

Using hypnotherapy techniques like relaxation, guided imagery, and the trance state, therapists are able to access the subconscious more quickly than traditional methods. Traditional methods may take weeks, months, or years to uncover the subconscious reasons behind issues that are manifesting in clients. With hypnotherapy results can be found in as little as one session.  

Does a hypnotized person lose control?

No.  Hypnosis is nothing but a state of deep relaxed focus. A hypnotized person always has control and has an interactive dialogue with the therapist. It is a natural state that you enter at least twice a day (while waking up and while falling asleep) and probably much more often than that.
The hypnotherapist is constantly checking the comfort level of those in the trance. Also the client is aware of where they are during the hypnosis session.

What can be treated with hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a wide variety of human illnesses, diseases, addictions, diagnoses, and complaints. Some of the issues hypnotherapy can address is: PTSD, depression, generalized anxiety, weight problems, OCD, grief, sleep and many others.