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Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis, an altered state of consciousness, to treat conditions and change habits. It involves a relaxed state of mind, with increased concentration and focus, enabling heightened awareness and responsiveness to an idea or set of ideas.

The role of the hypnotherapist

The hypnotherapist will act as a catalyst, encouraging the patient to enter into this altered state, and then as a guide, providing support during the experience. The hypnotherapist will never be intrusive, controlling or overbearing. He or she will only make suggestions and the patient remains in control at all times.

Medical conditions

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Functional disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Addictions and dependencies
  • Obsessions and compulsions

Hypnotherapy is also used in a number of fields, including medicine and dentistry.

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