Hypnotherapy, also referred to as guided hypnosis, is a form of psychotherapy that uses relaxation, extreme concentration, and intense attention to achieve a heightened state of consciousness or mindfulness. In other words, it places the individual into a “trance” or altered state of awareness.
This form of therapy is considered alternative medicine to utilize one’s mind to help reduce or alleviate a variety of issues, such as psychological distress, phobias, and unhealthy, destructive, or dangerous habits (i.e. smoking and/or drinking). Hypnotherapy aims to create a positive change in an individual, while he/she is in a state of unconsciousness or slumber (sleep).
Hypnotherapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions, issues, and unwanted/unhealthy behaviors, such as: