What Is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the use of an altered state of consciousness to accomplish a goal or overcome an obstacle. We flow in and out of altered states all day long, for example while day dreaming, meditating, or practicing yoga.
What conditions will benefit from it?
Hypnosis and hypnotherapy have been utilized since the 1700s, and have been known to effectively treat all sorts of ailments including fears, phobias, anxiety, depression as well as habits like smoking and weight loss. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and it is recommended you speak to a Certified Hypnotherapist if you are considering this as an option for yourself.
What to expect on your first visit
Your first visit will be an initial consult. You will sit down with your Certified Hypnotherapist and discuss your goals of treatment. Many questions about your history and the progression of your condition will be asked. You will then find out if hypnotherapy might be a good fit for your goals and expectations, and how this wonderful modality might be able to help you. This initial consult is free of charge, to allow both the practitioner and client to assure a good fit, before beginning treatment. This initial visit will be up to an hour long.
Your subsequent visits
Your subsequent visits will include a shorter intake, to see how your condition has progressed or changed since your previous appointment, and see where therapy needs to go next. You will then be encouraged to relax, using a variety of techniques like breathing exercises and imagery. Through a series of stories, guided imageries and interactive activities, your goal will be addressed. By using this altered state of consciousness, you can see significant improvement in your condition or goal in as little as 3-6 treatments.
Combining Hypnotherapy with Acupuncture
Often coined Hypnopuncture, combining these two amazing modalities has been shown to strengthen the effects of each. During a hypnopuncture session, a short intake will be taken, followed by the insertion of the acupuncture pins. You will then relax into you acupuncture session, before the hypnotherapy session begins. These amazing treatments usually last between 75-90 minutes.
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