What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy confirms that there is a mind and body connection. Although researchers have had a difficult time agreeing on a clear definition of hypnosis, most do agree that during hypnosis there is an altered state of consciousness in which the patient experiences total mental and physical relaxation. It appears to affect how your brain communicates with your body through nerve impulses, hormones and body chemicals. When you are in a hypnotic state, you are more open to suggestions, which can be used to modify behavior, reduce pain and improve health and well-being (web article by the Mayo Clinic, June 24, 2007).
What can Hypnotherapy be used to treat?
It has been proven to help in treating ADHD, self-esteem issues, behavioral problems, chronic or acute pain relief, past traumas, improving performance, health, confidence, relationships, sports, concentration, recall and creativity, overcoming habits, fears and phobia, self-discovery, stress reduction, and positive self-expression.
Who can be hypnotized?
Virtually everyone even children, but some are more readily hypnotizable than others. Your ability to be hypnotized depends upon a number of factors, such as your willingness to be hypnotized, strength of your particular need and your trust and confidence in the therapist.