What is hypnosis?

The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as "hypnotherapy”. While its use as a form of entertainment for an audience is known as "stage hypnosis". Stage hypnosis is often performed by mentalists practicing the art form of mentalism.

Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestions. Hypnotherapy is not a form of psychotherapy. It is a tool to help facilitate varying types of therapies, medical or psychological treatments.

Hypnosis can be effective in treating patients with pain, stress, and anxiety. Many phobias, substance abuse, smoking, weight loss and undesired spontaneous behaviors are also treated with hypnotherapy. Hypnosis has also been found to improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues.

Theories explaining what occurs during hypnosis fall into two groups. Altered state theories see hypnosis as an altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the ordinary state of consciousness. In contrast, non-state theories see hypnosis as a type of placebo effect, a redefinition of an interaction with a therapist or a form of imaginative role enactment.

How does it work?

During hypnosis, a person is said to have heightened focus and concentration where you will be guided into a relaxed and focused state. Hypnotised subjects are said to show an increased response to suggestion. Hypnosis usually begins with a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. 

Our hypnotherapist is highly trained and can guide you to reduce your pain, stress, anxiety or unhealthy behaviors in either individual or group sessions.