Hypnotherapy is therapy done using hypnosis. Hypnosis is actually a very natural state of mind. It's like the
wonderful feeling of yourself lying down on your sofa and being so comfortable and relaxed. At this time, with the
help of a trained therapist, you will be able to focus more attention or visualize yourself becoming healthier, more
confident or whatever it is that you want to be.
This does not mean that the entire therapy is done under hypnosis. Half of the time, the therapist will engage in
conversation with you to assess your issues and collaborate with you to find a solution and a goal. In hypnosis, the
therapist will guide you to make those solutions and goals work for you by utilizing the power of your own mind.
During a hypnotherapy session, your therapist does not hypnotize you; rather they serve as a coach to guide you in
that state because hypnosis is a naturally occurring state. How many times have you driven your car to work, only to
realize that suddenly you reached your destination without being consciously aware of the journey or which turns you
made? Have you ever watched a movie and enjoyed yourself so much that you forgot you are in a cinema with 30
other people? Hypnosis feels something like that.
Hypnotherapy is actually a two-way process. It is a professional relationship between the therapist and the client.
Both parties have to co-operate with each other before the client can be put in the hypnotic state. Remember, while
in hypnosis, no one can make you do things that you do not want to do. Therapeutic hypnosis and stage hypnosis are
two separate fields.