Hypnotherapy, or Clinical Hypnosis, is a therapeutic approach that complements cognitive therapy. It promotes deep, lasting change at the subconscious level by conditioning the mind to shift states of awareness.
This approach is the process of identifying unconscious belief systems that are not producing desired outcomes. Old beliefs can be dissolved and replaced by value-driven behaviors.
"Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy used to reprogram the subconscious mind. When under hypnosis, you put your mind and body into a heightened state of learning, making you more susceptible to suggestions for self-improvement or behavior modification." [APA, American Psychological Association].
In a hypnotherapy session, you are in control the whole time. You will hear the suggestions made to you and be able to remember them after the session.
"Many describe hypnosis as a state of focused attention. They feel very calm and relaxed. Media portrayal of hypnosis does it a disservice because it creates an aura of power between the hypnotist and person being hypnotized" [Eric B. Spiegel, Ph.D., president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and practice director at the Attune Philadelphia Therapy Group].
Its application includes -but is not limited to habit change, fears & phobias, smoking cessation, attitude adjustment, weight loss, stress, anxiety, sexual problems, public speaking, trauma, anger, procrastination, nail-biting, sports peak performance, chronic pain, insomnia, quit addictive behaviors, nightmares...