Clinical hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in psychotherapy to treat mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, smoking cessation, pain relief, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorder, self-esteem issues etc. It focuses on the subconscious mind through guided hypnosis, visualisation and relaxation to address mental health difficulties.
During the hypnotherapy session, the clients will be guided by a trained clinical hypnotherapist with visualisation and relaxation. This allows the clients to enter a relaxed, comfortable, trance state through guided for obtaining specific therapeutic outcomes. The therapist will make suggestions designed to help the client formulate specific internal processes (feelings, memories, images and internal self-talk) that will lead to mutually-agreed-upon outcomes.
At RE: Life, our clinical hypnotherapist focuses more on address past events and trauma to address mental health problems.
Facts about hypnosis:
Hypnosis cannot cause anyone to do something against their will or values. It is ethical for the hypnotherapist to only make suggestions that support mutually agreed-upon outcomes. Also, the clients are not receptive to the suggestion that against their will or morals because being receptive is the key ingredient of success in hypnosis.
During trance state, you will still know exactly where you are the entire time. You can adjust your posture, open your eyes and bring yourself out from the trance in anytime you like. You can also hear sounds around you and respond to any situation that needs your quick attention such as phone-ringing.