Many people, when they think of hypnosis, imagine it to be something like what they've seen on TV or cruise ship stages: an eccentric individual waving a timepiece in front of people's eyes, telling them they're "getting sleepy," and commanding them to say and do ridiculous things. But clinical hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, is nothing like that. Grounded in an understanding of the natural connection between our minds and bodies, the practice of hypnotherapy is aimed at allowing for meaningful change to arise without willful action. It's a collaborative, creative process with great healing potential that's supported by scientific evidence and can be used to address a range of issues including anxiety, panic, physical pain, addiction, and other compulsive behaviors.
If you're curious about hypnosis and want to learn more, check out this informative article recently published in Time online.
Interested in finding out if hypnotherapy is right for you? Contact me for a 20-minute complimentary phone consultation.