Hypnotherapy is used for life style improvements that can help change certain behaviors, such as smoking cessation, nail biting, weight release and pain management, also known as behavior modifications. It can also help people change perceptions and sensations with phobias, fears, and anxiety, sleep disorders, depression, stress, post-traumatic anxiety, grief and loss.
Hypnotherapy uses guided meditation to achieve deep states of relaxation and inner awareness. Subjects in a hypnotic state are not slaves to their “masters” — they have absolute free will. And they’re not really in a semi-sleep state — they’re actually hyper attentive but inwardly focused. The person’s attention is so inwardly focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring hypnotic state, a person focuses their attention on specific thoughts or tasks decided upon before the session begins.
Regression is one technique commonly used in hypnotherapy to find the underlying cause of a problem that the client wants resolved. Under hypnosis, the client is taken back in their present life to a situation or event in the past. Often this is a traumatic event which so affected the client at the time that it has had a debilitating effect on that person ever since. When this event or situation is found, the therapist and the client work together to change or re-frame the trauma experienced in the past, so that it can no longer detrimentally affect the client when therapy is successfully concluded