Clinical Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a technique of communication that induces a trance or a deep meditative state. Trance is a naturally occurring state in which one’s attention is narrowly focused and relatively free of distractions. The focus of attention is so narrow that other stimuli in the environment are ignored or blocked out of conscious awareness during that time. With clinical hypnosis, the therapist can make suggestions designed to help the client formulate specific internal processes (feelings, memories, images and internal self-talk) that will lead to mutually-agreed-upon outcomes.

Hypnotic suggestions can influence behavior when the listener is:-

  • relaxed, receptive and open to the suggestions
  • experiences visual, auditory, and/or kinesthetic representations of the suggestions
  • anticipates and envisions that these suggestions will result in future outcomes.
  • These three criteria are facilitated through the use of “hypnotic language patterns.” Hypnotic language patterns include: guided visualization, stories, guided memories, analogies, ambiguous words or phrases, repetition, and statements about association, meaning, and cause-effect. Hypnotic techniques administered by qualified professionals are used to assist with the alleviation of a problem or condition, which has a psychological or psycho-physiological foundation.

Clearing Myths & Misconceptions:

  • Therapeutic hypnosis is not mind control or brainwashing.
  • During trance, you are not immobilized. You are consciously alert and remain oriented as to person, place, and time. You can even hold a conversation in trance.
  • Hypnosis cannot cause anyone to do or say something against their will or that contradicts their values.

Applications of Hypnotherapy:

Hypnosis has many applications in therapeutic settings. Among them are:

  • Building confidence
  • Relaxation during childbirth
  • Treating phobias, fears and anxiety
  • Sleep disorders and disturbances
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Depression
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Psychosomatic complaints
  • Post trauma relief
  • Pain management
  • Stress management
  • Habit control (drug addiction, alcoholism, smoking, nail biting, etc)
  • Academic performance
  • Athletic performance
  • Help with life transitions
  • Preparation for medical/dental procedures
  • Blocks in the way of motivation and creativity
  • Treatment of grief and loss
  • Physical illnesses such as cancer, arthritis, PCOD, infertility, migraines, irritable bowel
  • syndrome, enuresis, BP, Diabetes, etc
  • Improved academic skills
  • Improved quality of life