Uses & Benefits
Clinical hypnosis can be used for self-hypnosis, mindfulness, general and test anxiety, and chronic pain. It is important to understand that clinical hypnosis carries unique benefits.
Clinical hypnosis involves the use of hypnosis to induce an altered state of consciousness with intensified focus, increased inner awareness, and heightened suggestibility. It is usually associated with a state of enhanced relaxation and increased control over one’s own body and mind. The use of hypnotherapy can aid in creating untried solutions and discovering previously unknown or forgotten inner resources.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is not a therapy but a tool used in therapy. It is useful in identifying unhelpful thinking styles with suggestions for change. It is also useful for relaxation, pain management, or trauma related events. Some examples might be: "as you focus on being in that pleasant place you can allow the intensity of that [sensation/pain/nausea] to reduce"). In a case where particular memories of an event are causing difficulties, these might be identified, watched, and 'resolved' or 'processed' in different ways. Learn more about this tool from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.