Beth Osmer

What is Hypnotherapy?


noun  hyp·no·ther·a·py ˌ/hipnōˈTHerəpē/

Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that gives individuals lasting healing and a permanent conquering of addictions. What hypnotherapy actually is, however, and how the average person thinks of hypnotherapy are often two completely different things. Popular misconceptions can create an unnecessary hesitancy about hypnotherapy that can be cleared up with a bit of insight on what hypnotherapy really is. Here are three things to know before trying hypnotherapy.

1.) Hypnotherapy is different than a hypnotist show. Hypnosis done for entertainment involves goofy prompts that influence people’s behaviors for laughs. Hypnotherapy is done to empower the individual to overcome an addiction. Clients of hypnotherapy will not be influenced to cluck like a chicken or any of the other silly things you have seen for entertainment purposes!

2.) Hypnotherapy is effective, but it is not an immediate cure. Just like one dose of medicine is usually not enough to treat serious illnesses, one hypnosis session is often not enough to permanently overcome an addiction. Multiple sessions are usually needed for the lasting change individuals are looking for.

3.) You should be able to remember what the hypnotherapist said. One misconception is that when you’re hypnotized, you’re unconscious similar to when you are when you are asleep. And that even if you think you’re understanding what the hypnotherapist is saying, you won’t remember. While some individuals do fall asleep in a hypnotherapy session, the goal is for you to be alert enough to understand and remember what the hypnotherapist is saying. Hypnosis is simply an altered consciousness, and individuals engaging in hypnotherapy are still aware of their surroundings.

It is also important to know the difference between Suggestion Hypnosis and Depth Hypnosis. Suggestion hypnosis uses the meditative state and while the client is in that state, the therapist makes suggestions around the issues they want to change, hoping the suggestions will plant themselves into their subconscious mind. Depth hypnosis uses hypnosis to get to the root of an issue. It is a much deeper process and helps people heal on a very deep level. Suggestion hypnosis is limited. Often issues are a lot more complicated and will not go away by simply suggesting that they do.

Addiction depth hypnosis will help a client figure out what it is they are medicating. Addiction will not go away simply by suggesting that it will. Hypnotherapy can make a huge difference in the lives of individuals struggling with addiction. If you’re ready to see how hypnotherapy can change your life, check out Refind’s programs today. We offer programs with a variety of lengths and focuses tailored to help you where you need it. Contact us today for a free 30-minute consultation session. To book your appointment, click here.

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