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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Hypnosis is not what you see on TV. Imagine the mind as an iceberg. The 20 percent above water is your conscious mind. The 80 percent below water is your subconscious; the storehouse of all your memories and experiences from birth. When the conscious mind makes a decision or choice it will do so based on the experiences stored in the subconscious mind. Sometimes those experiences are unhealthy. Under hypnosis, the old outdated ways of thinking can be reprogrammed into healthy, happy methods.

— Rev Dr Sandy Range, Counselor in Stoughton, MA
 

I practice Ericksonian Hypnosis developed by the late, Dr. Milton Erickson. This is in contrast to classical hypnosis that most people may associate with hypnosis. This is not “stage” hypnosis. You will be awake and aware of everything going on around you. You will not do anything you do not want to do. This form of hypnosis helps a person go into a deep trance-like state and experience a deep sense of relaxation—like sleeping without being asleep. Clients find this helpful.

— Alexandra Burg, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cleveland Heights, OH

Hypnotherapy is simply deep relaxation in which you are speaking to the therapist but you are able to connect your experiences more quickly.....similar to the state we are in just before fully waking. It is particularly useful for discovering where a deep-seated fear or behavior pattern started. Going back to the initial cause of the emotional pain allows the client to change the perceptions and the emotion from that incident...bringing the client both understanding and change.

— Rebecca Waterston, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Kirkland, WA
 

The effectiveness of hypnosis appears to lie in the way in which it bypasses the critical observation and interference of the conscious mind, allowing the client’s intentions for change to take effect. More recent research using modern brain imaging techniques show that the connections in the brain are different during hypnosis. In particular, those specific structures in the brain involved in making decisions and monitoring the environment show strong connections. What this means is that under

— Shawn Hales, Psychologist in Towson, MD
 

Tapping into the subconscious provides insight and the ability to make changes in thought and behavior effortlessly, releasing addictions, trauma, and low-self-esteem . Using hypnotherapy to program for success and positive change is easy and highly effective.

— Terri Cooper, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA

I am trained in hypnosis and many of my clients, young and adult, have found hypnosis extremely helpful to reduce anxiety and practice mindfulness.

— Jax Anderson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Appleton, WI

Hypnosis is a wonderful tool to integrate into therapy at times! As your therapist, I am happy to have this skill to offer you as desired to help you with things like amplifying your intentions, reducing anxiety, changing habits, and breaking through stuck patterns. I also offer time-limited, structured hypnosis treatments for overcoming Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and overcoming nicotine addiction. See my website for more information! I am a National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I completed 150 hours of training at the Hypnotherapy Training Institute, a state-licensed school in the San Francisco Bay Area.

— Maysie Tift, LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA
 

Depth hypnosis allows you to access these resources through guided imagery and deep relaxation. When your mind is calm, your consciousness can fade into something similar to a dream state. At this level of awareness, you can uncover and release an incredible amount of creativity, healing, and growth. It’s a gentle way of relieving unresolved pain and suffering. By opening yourself to vulnerability in a safe space, you can begin to feel more comfortable and secure moving through the world in a more real way. I’m a Certified Hypnotist in the methodology of Depth Hypnosis. Depth Hypnosis is a methodology developed by Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D.

— Sarah Korda, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Hypnotherapy has brought about positive changes in the lives of millions of people. As a Certified Hypnotherapist, I believe as people become more accepting of themselves, they are more capable of finding happiness and contentment in their lives. Hypnotherapy is widely accepted for the treatment of anxiety, depression, habit disorders, irrational fears, as well as in the treatment of conditions such as insomnia and addiction.

— Alice Amos, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL
 

I became certified and hypnotherapy into 007 and have used this technique with many, many of my clients since then. Are usually use a light state, like a guided meditation, to help my clients get below with the hamster wheel of the mind and 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

I use Ericksonian hypnosis to help people overcome negative habits and self-thoughts, as well as anxiety, depression and cope with chronic pain. Hypnosis is a way to bypass the old, self-limiting ways of thinking and to reach your unconscious mind. Your conscious mind is smart, but it has only gotten you where you are now. The unconscious mind is more creative and powerful. For more information about how I use hypnosis, please see my blog: http://hypnosisuccess.com.

— Lisa Larsen, Counselor in Lancaster, CA

I have been using hypnotherapy techniques with clients for over 18 years. I'm currently in continuing education to brush up on my skills. My clients routinely meet their goals after working with me for 3-6 sessions. In my first years of private massage therapy practice, clients were telling me I had a soothing voice, which encouraged me to pursue the study of Hypnotherapy. My deepest satisfaction comes from seeing clients empowered through hypnosis to leave old disempowering habits behind.

— Anya Mayer, Hypnotherapist in Portland, OR
 

Hypnotherapy allows you to tune in to your subconscious mind providing you with a rapid and deeply effective way to get at the heart of an issue and to program desired changes .

— Terri Cooper, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Barbara, CA