Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis by a certified hypnotherapist. During hypnotherapy, the therapist uses guided relaxation until the client reaches a “trance state”. This state feels similar to a daydream, or being in very deep in thought. During hypnotherapy, the client remains awake, in control, and will remember everything that takes place. All the client has to do is listen - the therapist will guide the client while the client's focus is on the hypnotherapist's voice. This guided narrative is aimed towards shifting the client’s state of consciousness so that the analytical left side of their brain is turned down, while the non-analytical right-side is more alert. In other words, the conscious part of the mind is subdued, and the subconscious mind awoken. Since the subconscious part of the mind is more instinctive and larger than the conscious mind, the subconscious is the part that has to change in order to change some types of behavior.
Hypnotherapy has been proven to be effective for anxiety, phobias, and negative behaviors such as procrastination or harmful self-talk. For more information, call Pamela Albert, LMHC at 321-339-9456. Pamela is a member of the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.