Hypnotherapy is a skilled verbal communication, used during hypnosis, which helps direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behaviour. In a typical hypnotherapy session, the hypnotherapist will ask the client questions about previous medical history, general health and lifestyle. The hypnotherapist and client will decide together on the changes or goals that are desired.
Hypnotherapy can be applied to a wide range of medical, dental and psychological problems. Areas of application include anxiety and stress conditions, weight control, addictive behaviours (including smoking, alcohol and substance misuse) and confidence issues. Hypnotherapy is also used to enhance performance in several areas such as sport and public speaking.”
The National Hypnotherapy Society
Hypnotherapy is completely different to stage hypnosis. Hypnotherapy will generally be gentle and therapeutic.
Stage hypnotists aim to entertain an audience – often at the expense of the dignity of the volunteers on the stage. A hypnotherapist on the other hand is aiming for a relaxed and therapeutic environment and usually makes it clear to the client that they will remain in a state of altered awareness and yet in complete control throughout.
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