What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is the use of therapeutic techniques employed while the client is in a state of hypnosis. Hypnotherapy takes advantage of the unique aspects of the mind in this state.
Under hypnosis, a person has control of more than their selectivity, or will power; they have control of all their faculties except one. They can hear, see, feel, smell, taste, speak. Though they may sometimes look unconscious, they are completely aware and can therefore cooperate. The single exception is control of the critical faculty. If you give a person a suggestion which pleases them and which seems emotionally and morally reasonable to him, they will accept it despite the fact that under ordinary circumstances they might consider it an impossible suggestion.
This bypassing of the critical faculty under hypnosis enables the client to be able to perform functions with their subconscious, which their conscious mind and critical filter might refuse to countenance as even possible.
Therapeutic work with the subconscious mind can include:
inducing selective anathesia
recalling memories right back to the beginning of conception and further
discovering the source of issues (be they physical, emotional, mental or spiritual)
reliving past experience, where necessary, to release buried emotional issues
using the subconscious mind to release unwanted subconscious programs affecting the persons physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being
programming the subconscious to provide positive support towards personal objectives