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 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, MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA
 

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
 

Hypnotherapy allows us to get past our filtered day-to-day thoughts and allows us to reach the subconscious. This is the part that has us reacting the same way over and over even though we really don't want to. We create the hypnotherapy script together so that I can target the exact issues you want to address.

— Kari Silverberg, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Monticello, MN

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
 

Hypnosis is useful if you have been unsuccessful with other forms of treatment. It can help you break through old patterns and behaviors that have been holding you back and keeping you stuck. The Mayo Clinic reported in 2003, “The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your emotions, behavior, or physical well-being.” Hypnosis is used to help: Overcome fears and anxiety Heal from emotional pain due to trauma or grief Manage pain Gain self-confidence Stop smoking Lose weight Eliminate unhealthy habits

— Catherine Hodge, Licensed Professional Counselor in Tampa, FL

Hypnosis is nothing more than a state of highly focused inner attention which is so natural we all experience it on a daily basis. Think arriving home and not remembering the drive or zoning out when someone is talking to you. The state of being in hypnosis is being in an altered state. Think being traumatized or in pain. Hypnosis is utilized in therapy to create a state of inner focus which gives the conscious mind a break and allows the unconscious mind to work on your best behalf. It's natural, easy, relaxing and appropriate for most but not all clients.

— Patricia Lee, Licensed Professional Counselor in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a variety of issues. I use it primarily to help clients find deeper states of wisdom and healing with emotional struggles. Depth Hypnosis looks and feels more like a deep state of relaxation and inner reflection. It combines elements of transpersonal psychology, Buddhist psychology, and shamanism to allow a client to access and activate their own inherent healing capacities.

— Nick Venegoni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, 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