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How does hypnotherapy work What kinds of things can be cured/helped

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How does hypnotherapy work? What kinds of things can be cured/helped by hypnotherapy?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  TherapistMarryAnn replied 5 years ago.

Hi, I'd like to help you with your question.


Hypnotherapy works by focusing the mind towards inner concentration. This helps the person concentrate on certain thoughts and feelings. It is similar to when you are totally absorbed in a book or a T.V. show and you are able to block out your surroundings. You are in control, but you are focused on one thing only.


When you use hypnotherapy in a session, you can help the person focus on one thing that they want to change. Because the focus is strong, the therapist can introduce imagery to help the person change how they think and feel. For example, if the person wants to overcome a fear, the therapist can use hypnotherapy to help the person picture themselves safe.


Hypnotherapy can be used to help performers focus better and to help athletes enhance their performance.


Some of the emotional issues that can be helped by hypnotherapy include:


Self image, phobias and fears, weight problems, depression, smoking and other addictions and stress.


There are also medical uses including lessening of pain during procedures.


If you decide to seek out a Hypnotherapist, be sure to seek one that is certified by a credible agency. Hypnotherapy is a specialty in mental health that requires specific training and cannot be learned out of a book or on line.


I hope this has helped you,

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