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How Does Hypnotherapy and Hypnosis Work?

Updated: Mar 22, 2018

When you are in a hypnotic state, your conscious mind has been relaxed. This allows the hypnotherapist to work directly with your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind holds all of our "programming", much like a computer. You can "know" in your conscious mind that you want to make a change and be determined to make that change, but if your "computer is programmed" to keep doing what you are doing it will be nearly impossible to make lasting change unless you change the programming. That's precisely what hypnotherapy will accomplish.​


  • Your body relaxes as your mind becomes more aware

  • You are always in complete control throughout the session

  • All people are hypnotizable

  • Hypnosis is self-empowering

  • Hypnosis puts you in control of your emotions and habits

  • You will remember your session

  • You easily wake up from hypnosis

  • After a hypnosis session, most people feel refreshed and at peace

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein

It is commonly believed that hypnotherapists are similar to other mental health professionals, like psychologists. Hypnotherapy, however, is a unique modality with with its own scope and preparation. Technically, a hypnotherapist is a professional specifically trained to support vocational and avocational self-improvement via the use of hypnosis. However, hypnotherapists can also work beyond their scope by way of referrals from doctors, dentists, and psychologists.

A well-trained hypnotherapist understands that clients heal themselves. Hence, the therapists acts more like a coach or a guide that holds a positive and powerful vision for his clients—a vision so contagious that it is projected outward, a vision so persuasive that the client can't help but be absorbed by it. When these conditions are met, change becomes inevitable, and therapist and client will co-create a beautiful new reality. 

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