Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy involves the induction of a trance-like condition, where the patient is actually in an enhanced state of awareness, concentrating entirely on the therapist’s voice.  In this state, the conscious mind is suppressed and the subconscious mind can become more open.* The therapist may suggest ideas, concepts and lifestyle adaptations to the patient, the seeds of which become firmly planted for positive change.* Hypnotherapy aims to re-program patterns of behavior within the mind, helping with irrational fears, phobias, negative thoughts and suppressed emotions to be overcome.* As the body is released from conscious control during the relaxed trance-like state of hypnosis, breathing becomes slower and deeper, the pulse rate drops and the metabolic rate falls. Similar changes along nervous pathways and hormonal channels alleviate the awareness of unpleasant symptoms. Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders.*

“My daughter responded so well to hypnosis when traditional therapy failed her. Her therapist combined hypnosis with play therapy and she just blossomed.”*

Research Links:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029157.1989.10402809
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1097-4679(198501)41:1%3C35::AID-JCLP2270410107%3E3.0.CO;2-Z/full
http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/2023202

*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge & Associates does not guarantee certain results.