Another misconception is that the therapist can gather information from the individual against his/her will or make the individual do things against his/her will (similar to hypnosis as portrayed in magic shows). Again this is not the case – the individual is still in control of their responses. There is absolutely no magic or trickery involved.
I make use of the Medical Hypno-Analysis process regularly during therapeutic processes and have had excellent results with it. Some clients may even describe it as a “profound” or “life-changing” experience.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to assist in resolving deeper lying emotional and psychological difficulties.
What happens during hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation. While in a hypnotic state, a person is still very aware of their surroundings and is still in control of their responses. The individual actually experiences a heightened awareness of their body and emotions. Hypnosis is the state we enter right before we fall asleep.
When in this relaxed state, the subconscious is more open to suggestion and change as defense mechanisms are less active.
The type of hypnotherapy that I use is called Medical Hypno-Analysis. It is a short term process that helps individuals identify where the root of their problem lies and to address this problem effectively.
I also use this process in conjunction with other approaches in therapy to reach the desired outcome which is sustainable change.