Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that uses hypnosis to help individuals achieve a relaxed and focused state of mind in which they are more open to suggestion and can access their subconscious mind. During a hypnotherapy session, a trained therapist guides the individual into a state of hypnosis, which is a natural state of deep relaxation and heightened suggestibility.
In this state, the individual is more receptive to suggestions and can access memories and emotions that may be difficult to access in a conscious state. The therapist may use various techniques to help the individual address specific issues or goals, such as overcoming fears or anxiety, managing pain, improving sleep, or quitting smoking.
Hypnotherapy is often used as a complementary therapy alongside other treatments and is considered safe when practiced by a trained and licensed therapist. It is important to note that hypnosis is not a form of mind control and the individual remains in control of their thoughts and actions during the session.
© Linda C J Turner