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What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions. Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviours or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behaviour.

Hypnosis Can Help With:

Pain Control: Such as joint problems, dental procedures, and headaches.
Hot Flashes: Hypnosis may relieve symptoms of hot flashes associated with menopause.
Behaviour Change: Hypnosis has been used with some success in the treatment of insomnia, bed-wetting, smoking, and overeating.
Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Hypnosis has been used to ease side effects related to chemotherapy or radiation treatment.
Quit any form of addiction and more.

What You Can Expect

I will explain the process of hypnosis and review your treatment goals. Then I will typically talk in a gentle, soothing tone and describe images that create a sense of relaxation, security, and well-being.
When you’re in a receptive state, I will suggest ways for you to achieve your goals, such as reducing pain, eliminating cravings, and increasing income. I may also help you visualize vivid, meaningful mental images of yourself accomplishing your goals. When the session is over, I will help you end your state of relaxation.

Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed in movies or on television, you don’t lose control over your behaviour while under hypnosis. Also, you generally remain aware of and remember what happens during the hypnosis session.

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