Clinical hypnosis is a powerful tool for treating a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems. It is a state of mental and inner focus and while in it you have the ability to access awareness not usually available in every day experience. Hypnosis facilitates mind/body connection and healing and helps you to access inner resources. Hypnosis can enhance problem-solving and observational skills, helps with habit control and provides tools for improving emotional states.
There is no uniformly accepted definition of hypnosis, but most agree that the patient becomes highly focused and more receptive to social cues. During a session I would guide you into a relaxed state and make specific suggestions to help change an emotional state, a perception or a behavior. Although there is often deep absorption and inner focus, it is not sleep. Hypnosis is used with respect for patient’s autonomy, safety and potential self-healing capacities. It is a myth that hypnosis can suggest problems away, this is untrue. Suggestions made during clinical hypnosis can help you make significant changes to problems you are working on and have greater success in dealing with experiences in new and more effective ways. Hypnosis can help you gather individual resources and insights to cope with problems more effectively.
Hypnosis is not the production of a state but it is the eliciting of one. Hypnosis takes advantage of something inside that is already there in order to implant something new.