What is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy? PDF  | Print |  E-mail


Hypnosis is a very natural state that we go in and out of every day.  We are in this state when we watch TV, daydream, read a book, or reflect on past or future experiences.  When we are in this state, we are more suggestible.  (TV sponsors know this, so they suggest their products to us when we are watching a TV program.)

Contrary to what you may have seen on TV or stage shows, you are the one who is in control during hypnosis.  While myths make for entertaining movies, and stage hypnotists create the illusion that they are controlling their subjects, the fact is, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.  Its success depends on the subjects' attitude, expectation, and willingness to participate, as well as their rapport with the hypnotist.


Hypnotherapy is a process by which you are guided into the natural state of conscious awareness (hypnotic trance) in order to effect rapid therapeutic change.  It is an effective way to access negative feelings, beliefs and habits that reside in the subconscious mind, and then change them at the root, or core level, into those that serve you in positive, healthy ways.  It allows you to discover the answers from within.

Contrary to the misconceptions that have been perpetuated in the media, you are not unconscious.  During a hypnotherapy session, you are able to hear everything being said, can respond easily, and can actively participate in the session.  You are the one in control.  You are the one who chooses whether or not to follow the suggestions of the hypnotherapist.

Our philosophy is one of empowerment, based on the belief that you possess the power for change and hold the solutions within.  The role of the hypnotherapist is to help you in discovering, understanding, and utilizing these inner resources in order to bring about effective, long-term results.


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