The idea and concepts related to hypnotherapy have been around since prehistoric times. Specifically, we have, for a very long time understood or believed that the mind can be used to help overcome challenges.
The American Psychological Association recognized hypnotherapy as a valid form of treatment in 1960. Today most therapists use hypnotherapy in conjunction with another treatment approach.
What is hypnotherapy used for?
The range of uses for hypnotherapy is broad and can be used to influence physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral issues.
A few examples that hypnotherapy can help you with include:
- Help you to quit smoking
- Change your relationship with food
- Increase your self-esteem and confidence
- Improve your depression
- Overcome your fears and phobias
How does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy harnesses the power of your own focus and attention. During hypnosis, you enter a trancelike state of focus and concentration. When placed in this heightened state of awareness and concentration, you focus your intention inward and can utilize your own deep and untapped resources, which you can then use to create the change you want in yourself.
What does treatment look like?
Hypnotherapy is used in conjunction with another form of psychological or medical treatment. For example, hypnotherapy can be added to the therapeutic sessions for treatment of mental health issues such as anxiety or depression.
Overcoming addictive behavior such as smoking or eating can also be helped very successfully when combining therapy and hypnotherapy together. Many people do not realize how powerful the support of a therapeutic relationship is when making substantial changes in any area of one’s life.
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Dr. Terry Crump is a clinical psychologist, board-certified clinical hypnotherapist, and author within the Metro Atlanta region specializing in individual therapy, hypnotherapy, and family consultations around health concerns.
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