relaxation, concentration, and intentional attention
- 1 hr1 hour
Hypnotherapy, also referred to as guided hypnosis, is a form of psychotherapy that uses relaxation, concentration, and intentional attention to achieve a heightened state of consciousness or mindfulness, in other words a trance like state. A trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a trained hypnotherapist practitioner. This trance-like state is similar to being completely absorbed in a book, movie, music, or even one's own thoughts or meditations. In this state, clients can turn their attention completely inward to find and utilize the natural resources deep within themselves that can help them make changes or regain control in certain areas of their life. Hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy, used to treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse including tobacco, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits. It can be used to help improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues. Hypnotherapy can aid in pain management and help resolve medical conditions such as digestive disorders, skin issues, and gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy and chemotherapy. Although there are different techniques, hypnotherapy is generally performed in a calm, environment. The practitioner will guide you into a relaxed, focused state and ask you to think about experiences and situations in positive ways that can help you change the way you think and behave. Unlike some dramatic portrayals of hypnosis in movies, books, or on stage, you will not be unconscious, asleep, or in any way out of control of yourself. You will hear the practitioner's suggestions, but it is up to you to decide whether or not to act on them.
Akron, OH, USA