How does hypnotherapy work?


Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 10.08.16 AMBy dealing directly with the subconscious mind, hypnotherapy by-passes many of the obstacles and barriers the conscious mind creates (doubt, criticality, excessive analyzing, etc.). In doing so, hypnotherapy is able to fast-track the process of “real change.”

It does this by first isolating the core problem (hypno-analysis). Long term change is then facilitated through the use of trance state, anchors and other hypnotherapy techniques.

The results of change work using hypnotherapy can take effect immediately.

Clients often experience profound change over the course of several sessions and are equipped with tools such as self-hypnosis that they can use and access for the rest of their lives.  For the client, the experience is gentle, relaxing and in most cases very enjoyable.

Hypnotherapy promotes the overall well being of the client through the use of metaphors, waking hypnosis and a variety of trance techniques.  In Diversified Client Centered Hypnotherapy, as taught by the Midwest Hypnotherapy Association, the technique is fitted to the client, rather than the client to the technique.  This approach is more effective, efficient and respectful of the client than approaches that advocate a approach of taking each client through the same processes without regard to individuality.

The Hypnotherapist harnesses the attention of the subconscious and directs it to find resources at the unconscious level.  In other words, the mind that created the problem, knows the solution to the problem.  This leads the client to work toward physical and emotional healing and a greater feeling of personal empowerment and resilience.

The potency of the mind/body connection, focused on a specific direction, helps facilitate overall emotional, physical and spiritual well-being.