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Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic tool to help people in the treatment and healing of a variety of somatic and psychological symptoms.

Hypnotherapy is not like the stage hypnosis that so many people are familiar with. In actuality, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. A hypnotic state is simply a focused state of awareness. Everyone is in a hypnotic state many times each day. For example: When you daydream, when you watch television and tune everyone out, and when you drive from Point A to Point B and don’t remember how you got there.

In reality, people will not do anything in a hypnotized state that they don’t want to do. No one can make you do something that goes against your beliefs and values. It is not brainwashing.

Hypnotherapy is one method in which a person can communicate with the subconscious mind through deep relaxation. The hypnotherapist works as a guide to help the person find the answers within him/herself. The person is aware of everything that is said during the session and remembers everything that happens.

People often think of hypnosis as a tool to quit smoking, for weight control and for stress management. But it can also be a powerful tool for treating things like agoraphobia and other anxiety disorders, eating disorders, phobias and fears, depression, controlling pain, compulsive behaviors, eczema and so much more. It is also a tool that can be used in self-exploration.

Why does working with the subconscious mind work better than the conscious mind? The conscious mind is good at analyzing, organizing and making decisions, but it is limited in getting results because it involves only 10% of the mind power. Essentially, all learning and all change takes place on a subconscious level.

Hypnotherapy can help you to go beyond the beliefs and other blocks that keep you from moving forward in your life; it can help you to go beyond that which is keeping you “stuck” so you can live a fuller, happier life.