Hypnotherapy, also known as hypnosis, is a state of deep relaxation and focused concentration. It is a type of mind-body medicine.
A trained and certified hypnotherapist will guide you into this deep state of focus and relaxation with verbal cues, repetition and imagery. This intense level of concentration and focus allows you to ignore ordinary distractions and be more open to making changes to improve your health. Oftentimes Hypnotherapy is used in conjunction with other therapies and treatments as part of a treatment plan and may require multiple visits.
People have described the experience as being able to block out surrounding distractions, feeling calm and relaxed and as a pleasant experience. There are some myths about hypnotherapy. You will not lose consciousness or have amnesia and you are not under the control of your hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapy is a shift in consciousness that enables you to tap into core thoughts, emotions, perceptions, beliefs and with the guidance of your therapist change your thinking pattern to better manage your particular concerns.
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