What Is Hypnotherapy?

According to the American Psychological Association, hypnotherapy is defined as the use of hypnosis in psychotherapy aimed at adaptation of change or personality. Hypnotherapy may use one or an amalgamation of practices, usually under a trained professional, of therapeutic suggestion to patients. It is scientifically proven that hypnotherapy can cure myriad health problems like anxiety, alcoholism, insomnia, eating disorders, and more. 

How Does It Work?

It works when your conscious and subconscious minds align. Through hypnotherapy, the therapist taps into your subconscious mind, where we have all our unconscious beliefs preventing us from acting in the way we want. It removes toxicity from those beliefs so we can shift them and act the way we consciously want. 

What Happens In A Hypnotherapy Session?

It is dependent on the client, therapist, and the issue that they’re working on. It usually consists of a therapist guiding the patient into a state of hypnosis. It involves instructions to relax, looking at pleasant images, or counting. Then the therapist questions the patient about the situation and lived experiences in ways that can make them change the way they think and act.

 A patient in hypnosis while the therapist takes notes.

What Are The Risks?

Hypnosis should always be conducted by a trained professional. The therapist should be cognizant of the patient’s history with mental illness. Being unaware of the client’s mental health can leave the client with a headache, drowsiness, and dizziness.

How Should A Professional Hypnotherapist Act?

A professional hypnotherapist should look at ease while he/she is with a client. No matter how many personal problems they’re dealing with when with a client, ensure that undivided attention is on the client’s problem only. 

What Should The Clinic Be Like?

The therapist should make sure that the clinic is designed and furnished to appease anxiety. It should be welcoming and appear as a place for relaxing. Paint the walls in neutral. Ensure that there is ample light in the room, and you’re wearing appropriate formal clothes. All these things can make the patient feel at ease and add to their experience. 

Satisfied hypnotherapist

What Does It Feel Like Being A Hypnotherapist? 

Whether you’re helping a person get over his alcoholism, treating someone’s insomnia so that they can finally get a good night’s sleep, releasing someone from a life-long phobia, or enhancing a person’s career; it always feels good. The rewards of being a hypnotherapist are endless. 

At Advanced Hypnotherapy in Naples, our professional therapists offer services of hypnotherapy to help you with a range of issues—from depression and anxiety to addiction. If you want to work towards your improved mental and physical health, then get in touch with us


Written by

Peter Williams CHt. CHI