Hypnosis has been used for a variety of purposes for centuries. Many today are familiar with stage hypnosis, which has become a form of entertainment. Volunteers are selected from the audience and given suggestions which are enacted on a stage.
Hypnotherapy has an entirely different focus. No one in a hypnotic state will say or do anything against his will. Another way of expressing this comes in the phrase, "all hypnosis is self-hypnosis." The value of hypnotherapy is in helping you to discover within yourself the innate capacity to achieve any number of goals. Mind over matter is a concept that this therapy explores extensively. Hypnotherapy harnesses the power of mind to break harmful habits, deepen your resolve to accomplish a goal, and cultivate deeper insight into old behavior patterns.
The experience of hypnotherapy involves gentle guidance to release physical tension, while seated in a comfortable position. This process does not involve any physical touch from the therapist; rather, you are guided with words and imagery into a very relaxed and yet focused state of mind. Hypnotherapy is about opening the door to your inner mind to facilitate positive change. Whether you intend to quit smoking, lose weight, improve your self-image, release fears or let go of a past issue, this process allows you to tap into the abundance within you.