Hypnotherapy – How it works, and could it work for me?

Do you have issues with addiction, substance abuse, anxiety, bad habits, stress or phobias? Do you think the cure is inside you and all you need is the correct mindset to overcome your issues? Are you ready to make a change? Maybe the practice of hypnotherapy is for you. Curious? Learn more about how hypnotherapy works and how it may be the key to a beautiful change in your life.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is an alternative or complementary medicine that uses the power of a patient’s mind to treat a variety of ailments. A clinical hypnotherapist helps you get into a deep state of relaxation where you’re more responsive to suggestion and can potentially work through your roadblocks and overcome issues. Hypnotherapy can be used to help treat phobias, anxiety, alcoholism and speech disorders among other ailments. It’s a practice that enables you to focus energies, clear doubt, and can allow you to tap into the natural abilities of your mind to enact lasting change in your life. It’s often used tandem with “traditional” practices such as medication or talk therapy and can help patients dealing with addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, or depression.
What is a hypnotherapy session like?

Generally, when you go into a hypnotherapy session, it will feel much like a traditional therapy session. First, a hypnotherapist will learn about you and your medical history, the current issues you’re experiencing and how you’re dealing with those issues. Then they will help you relax by guiding you through breathing and visualization exercises. After this they will begin the hypnotherapy session helping you work through any issues you’re experiencing by undoing mental roadblocks, suggesting positive thoughts, or equipping you with positive mantras. Sessions usually last 60 minutes and are most effective when done at least once a week. Some hypnotherapy sessions create intense feelings and may make you feel emotionally or physically exhausted. These feelings post-session are natural as working on yourself can be a tiring experience. Because of this, it’s best to schedule your hypnotherapy sessions at the end of the day as to make the process easier on yourself.

Does it work for everyone?

Not necessarily. Hypnotherapy has incredible benefits that for many people are truly life-changing. Some believe, just as people have the predisposition of being left-handed or the ability to run fast, they may also have the ability (or inability) to be hypnotized. Others believe that it takes some time to properly train yourself to become hypnotized, much like training a muscle to lift more weight. It’s important to note this because if you do decide to try hypnosis and it doesn’t work at first, you shouldn’t be discouraged. It may take a little bit of time to get into, or it just may not be for you.

Great! Now is the time to take the next step and book a hypnotherapy session. Taking time out of your busy schedule to help yourself grow is an incredible gift that only you can provide for yourself. What are you waiting for? A better life lies ahead.

By, Francis Killory, Hypnotherapist Seattle, offering Clinical Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis with Certified Medical Support. Hypnosis is a state of consciousness used by a licensed Hypnotherapist to perform Hypnotherapy and induce a hypnotic state.