Hypnotherapy is the practice of utilizing the imagination and guided imagery for therapeutic purposes. The art of hypnotherapy allows us to discover and release thought patterns, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors that no longer serve us in healthy ways.
A few examples of the benefits of hypnotherapy include:
- Discovering and releasing the Inner Critic
- Discovering and releasing Fears
- Working with the Inner Child in gentle and compassionate ways
- Working through harmful behavioral habits such as smoking and emotional eating
Guided imagery is a powerful way to access inner aspects of ourselves in safe, healing, and skillful ways, with deep kindness and compassion toward ourselves. While in a hypnotic state, we are in complete control of our thoughts, choices, behaviors, surroundings, etc. You are in control at all times while in a state of hypnosis.
Hypnosis and the art of hypnotherapy are often misunderstood. At times they can be viewed as strange or odd. Hypnosis is simply another state of non-ordinary (but very normal) consciousness. We experience various states of consciousness all the time, and in everyday moments. For example, when you are daydreaming, you are in a different state of consciousness – fully alert, fully aware of yourself and your surroundings, but simply steeped in your imagination. This is a state of hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is not psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy does not diagnose or “treat” emotional and mental health matters. It does however utilize the subconscious to promote positive change in thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a small sample of topics I work with in hypnotherapy:
Smoking cessation (I am certified practitioner in the QuitSmart program)
Fears and anxiousness
Shifting negative self-talk
Enhancing spiritual awakening
Past life regression