Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy, as the term suggests, is the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. Hypnosis is useful in therapy, as the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. Hypnosis is often used to help with a variety of problems, such as breaking bad habits or coping with stress or trauma. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified hypnotherapy experts today.

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I have completed level 1, level 2, and some advanced training in clinical hypnosis approved by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), and have found it to be a very effective tool or intervention for symptom management as well as for exploring the subconscious mind. I have used clinical hypnosis for clients who have struggled with self-esteem, anxiety, motivation, sleep issues, nightmares, chronic pain, depression, and other mental health issues.

— Taylor Leslie, Therapist in Eagan, MN

I've had a lot of clients who claimed they could not be hypnotized, but each one who came out of the session felt better and more relaxed. If nothing else, relaxation and time away from your problems can help you refocus and gain better understanding of how to overcome problems. Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses relaxation, extreme concentration (you're not even aware of it), and intense attention to achieve a heightened state of consciousness or mindfulness.

— Kenneth Nelan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mequon, WI
 

In my practice, I also use therapeutic hypnotherapy based upon the principles of Milton Erickson to help people manage anxiety and other problems. I use guided visualization and language that promotes a relaxed state. Three out of four clients that have had sessions with me in which hypnotherapy was used, reported it was a calming and pleasant experience. Hypnotherapy is a clinical tool which is valuable, but which also has the potential to improve the quality of life of an individual.

— Audrey ONeal, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I use approaches of hypnoanalysis, self-retrieval/shamanic; as well as Ericksonian hypnosis.

— Cheri L. Hausmann, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Denton, TX
 

The hypnotherapy process takes place in a calm therapeutic environment, where I guide you into a relaxed state through things like deep breathing and body relaxing, and possibly a guided visualization. Then I have you think about experiences and situations in positive, healing ways that can help you change the way you think, feel and behave, as we work toward your therapeutic goals.

— Layla Ashley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA

As a Certified Hypnotherapist, I practice a client centered approach, tailoring each client's session to the individual, letting them guide the session to reveal their own inner wisdom and support the healing process. I have a wide array of techniques I use during hypnotherapy sessions to heal traumas, alleviate emotional and physical pain, calm fears and anxiety, overcome addictions, deal with childhood issues, and provide self-discovery and ease inner conflict.

— Jodie Solberg, Hypnotherapist in Lynnwood, WA
 

Clinical hypnosis has been found to be effective for treating chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, IBS, IBD, and many other problems. Clinical hypnosis can help you alter your pain, so that you feel more comfortable. I am certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I have three published papers on clinical hypnosis treating chronic pain.

— Tenley Fukui, Counselor in Houston, TX

Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective therapeutic interventions (if not the most) to release or extinguish negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, grief, loss, fears, traumas, among others. I am an advanced certified clinical hypnotherapist and I am highly trained in several hypnotherapy techniques. I have helped numerous clients to heal and to move on with their lives.

— Noelia Leite, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami, FL
 

I became certified and hypnotherapy in 2007 and have used this technique with many of my clients since then. I usually use a light state, like a guided meditation, to help my clients get in touch with a deeper truth. Then we use techniques in that slightly-altered state of consciousness to create positive changes. I have found it to be exceptionally effective and it is one of my favorite therapy tools!

— Sarah Murphy, Counselor in Bryn Mawr, PA

Hypnotherapy still tends to be seen as "mind control" from some movie or stage hypnosis show. Therapeutic hypnosis is NOT mind control and NOT stage hypnosis. Hypnosis got it's name from "Hypnos", the Greek God of sleep, but we have learned a lot since it was named in the 1800s. Hypnosis is NOT sleep! Actually, it is similar to meditation. Hypnosis IS a state of focused attention, inner healing, and inner growth. Hypnosis helps by allowing us to access resources we didn't even know we had!

— John Brancato, Mental Health Counselor in Forest Hills, NY
 

Hypnosis used with talk therapy is very effective and puts clients in control of changing their thoughts and behaviors. We work together to understand the circumstances that led to fear and anxiety or lack of confidence, understand the incredible power of their own mind, and allow it to use its ability to serve them in much better ways. Hypnosis is fun and most people enjoy allowing relaxation, a calming voice, and their imagination to create transformation.

— Daria Mann, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

American Society for Clinical Hypnosis Intermediate Trained

— Cheri Yadon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Poulsbo, WA

I initially learned and practiced hypnotherapy in 2002. I have since been utilizing this to help patients with a number of issues, including pain management, smoking cessation, habit control, weight management, trauma, and for increasing positive aspects of their lives (creativity and productivity).

— Scott Hoye, Psychologist in Chicago, IL
 

Hypnotherapy can capture the power of the mind. The mind-body connection is amazing and using the deeply relaxing techniques of hypnotherapy. I will talk you through a slow peaceful series of ques to breath and relax your muscles until you are in a peaceful state. It is then easy for the overthinking brain to stop getting in the way, so that your mind can learn to change as needed. This is effective for treating PTSD, CHRONIC PAIN, PHOBIAS, BAD HABITS, ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION, amongst others.

— Monte Miller, Psychologist in Austin, TX

Hypnotherapy is a successful approach in releasing past experiences and emotions that are stuck in your subconscious mind. This is "free floating" anxiety or trauma response, which appears to come out of nowhere and for no likely reason. Your subconscious is recalling a the unwanted emotions. Your senses can trigger a subconscious response such as smelling or seeing something that reminds you of the past experience. Hypnosis retrains your subconscious to create new emotional responses.

— Kelly Venuti, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Hypnotherapy still tends to be seen as "mind control" from some movie or stage hypnosis show. Therapeutic hypnosis is NOT mind control, NOT stage hypnosis, and NOT a loss of consciousness. Hypnosis got it's name from "Hypnos", the Greek God of sleep, but we have learned a lot since it was named in the 1800s. Hypnosis is NOT sleep! Hypnosis IS a state of focused attention, inner healing, and inner growth. Hypnosis helps by allowing us to access resources we didn't even know we had!

— John Brancato, Mental Health Counselor in Forest Hills, NY