Clinical Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Why Add Hypnosis to Your Therapy Treatment?
Hypnosis is the intentional use of trance in order to help you achieve your goals. It is frequently used to:
- strengthen the ego
- resolve food addiction and cravings
- reduce binge eating
- help manage weight
- improve depression and low self-esteem
- decrease anxiety
- minimize or eliminate other unwanted behaviors
- and much more
Hypnosis is also an effective tool for creating new habits and increasing self-esteem, ego strength, and confidence. Hypnotic trance affords us the opportunity to make suggestions to the subconscious that will remain with you long after your session is over.
There is no right way or wrong way for you to experience hypnotic trance. It it possible to induce trance in many ways. My approach to trance is gentle, slow and deeply relaxing.1 You can sit or lie down. You can keep your eyes open or closed. Once achieved, hypnotic trance allows us access to your subconscious by bypassing the critical “gatekeeper” in your mind. Doing so will make it easier to change thought patterns or erode mental obstacles that have held you back from achieving your therapeutic goals.
Using Hypnotherapy in Addition to Other Therapeutic Methods
Hypnotherapy is not a quick fix that will solve all your problems. I do not use hypnosis as a stand-alone approach or as the primary approach in therapy. It is, however, one of many techniques I can use to help you in your mental health journey. I incorporate trance into our therapy work together when it is the most effective approach for you and your goals. We will establish your goals and work toward them using as many methods as you like, including hypnosis, but it will not be the first. If you are seeking only hypnosis for the resolution of an issue or habit, I recommend that you find a therapist who uses this as their primary approach.
To read the current research on hypnosis, please visit The American Society for Clinical Hypnosis.
1 This does not mean that trance is simply the equivalent of deep relaxation.