What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is an adjunctive therapeutic tool that requires specialized training. When people are in hypnosis or in a state of trance (another phrase for the same process), they are in a state of focused concentration. In this situation, they are more receptive to suggestion. People naturally go in and out of altered states of consciousness during the course of the day. Daydreaming is a prime example of trance. A daydream becomes the foreground for the person and the surrounding environment becomes the background. Sometimes people driving cars lose track of their environment completely, and manage to reach a destination on "automatic pilot." This phenomenon can be utilized for healing purposes. It frequently provides a shortcut that overcomes obstacles that have previously blocked progress on achieving the goals of treatment.

What can hypnosis be used for?

  • Relaxation
  • Pain Control
  • Habit Control (For example, Smoking, Nail Biting, Picking)
  • Confidence Building
  • Anxiety Reduction
  • Medical Issues
  • Childbirth Issues
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Eating Problems
  • Concentration
  • Healing Post Traumatic and Dissociative Disorders
  • Children's Issues such as: Enuresis, Thumb Sucking, Insomnias, And phobias