People often have a misunderstanding of what hypnosis is. Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention that is usually, but not always, accompanied by relaxation. It can be likened to imagination training, in which you are guided to use your imagination to experience changes in emotions, physical sensations, attitudes, and behaviors.
Hypnosis can help you manage apprehension, fear, worries or problematic habits. It makes it possible for you to change your thoughts, emotions, behaviors and physical reactions. Clinical Hypnosis can be a powerful adjunct to cognitive and behavior treatments. It allows you to be receptive to many different strategies that you can utilize to enhance your recovery process.
Hypnosis has been used successfully in the treatment of sleep disorders, smoking, weight loss, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, infertility, test anxiety, preparation for surgery, concentration, as well as generalized anxiety and fear reduction.