Clinical Hypnotherapy is a combination of hypnosis and therapeutic intervention, whereby the hypnotherapist leads the client to positive change while that client is in a deeply relaxed state of heightened suggestibility, called “trance”. During hypnosis the body and conscious mind are in a relaxed state, while the subconscious mind remains alert and receptive to suggestion. In this state, an individual suspends critical judgement and exercises selective thinking.
Hypnotherapy aims to access and release unconscious information and the accompanying emotional distress. Clinical hypnotherapy is often applied in order to modify a client’s behaviour, emotional content and attitudes, and is also applied to a wide range of conditions including obesity, substance abuse, pain, amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, and decreased motivation and performance.