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What is Clinical Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy was approved by the American Medical Association in 1958, and it is the use of hypnosis and the hypnotic trance in a psycho-educational, medical or therapeutic setting. Hypnosis is a method of communication that induces a hypnotic trance. Hypnosis can be conducted by one individual communicating with another, or it may be conducted by the self communicating with the subconscious; in that case is called self-hypnosis.

What is Hypnotic Trance

The hypnotic trance is a natural state that occurs to all of us spontaneously throughout the day. In that state the mind is very focused and relatively free of distractions. The attention is directed either internally to our thoughts, internal dialogue or images or externally on a movie, driving a car or reading a book. Those are just some examples. Also some forms of meditation and daydreaming may be examples of the hypnotic trance. Hypnotic trance methods include instructions for relaxation and concentration and are facilitated through hypnotic language patterns which include guided visualization; stories; access to memories; repetition and positive and affirming statements.

What happens during a Clinical Hypnotherapy Session?

During a Clinical Hypnotherapy session the client is comfortable and in a deep state of relaxation, and the hypnotic trance is utilized as an aid for feeling, visualizing and obtaining specific mutually agreed-upon therapeutic outcomes. The therapist creates positive suggestions with the client, designed to help the client to experience feelings, images, and self-talk that will produce changes in his or her behavior and emotions.

How can Clinical Hypnotherapy help me?

Clinical Hypnotherapy is one of the fastest growing branches of the Healing Arts. There is more scientific evidence of the benefits of hypnotherapy than any other complementary therapy. Hypnotherapy can transform all areas of your life. Below you will find some of the most common examples of how hypnotherapy can help you:

  • Manage Physical pain
  • Release stress
  • Recover from insomnia
  • Overcome headaches and migraines
  • Get back to your healthy body size
  • Speed up healing with pre and post-surgery protocols
  • Overcome addictions
  • Eliminate fears, phobias and anxiety
  • Improve motivation and job performance
  • Attain financial abundance and success
  • Achieve your goals and regain Self Esteem
  • Exam preparation and performance
  • Increase memory and concentration
  • Enhance your ability for public speaking
  • Increase sports performance
  • Release patterns of procrastination
  • Stop Smoking
  • Regression Therapy
  • Enhance Fertility
  • Hypnosis for Childbirth
  • Hypnosis for Dental work
  • Self-Hypnosis


Clinical Hypnotherapy is intended to complement rather than become a substitute for appropriate medical, psychiatric, or psychological evaluation, treatment and care. This technique and process is a tool for personal growth and as such is not intended for the treatment or diagnosis of any medical or psychological condition. If you are suffering from a medical or psychological condition of any kind seek out the advice of a qualified and licensed medical or psychological professional.