What is hypnotherapy?

What is a hypnotherapy?

The top most common questions to ask about hypnotherapy.

1. What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a type of therapy that makes use of hypnosis to help with different conditions such as anxiety, pain, phobias, stress, sleep etc. Hypnotherapy works by inducing a hypnotic state that allows people to experience detached external attention and to focus on inner experiences.

In the state of hypnosis, which is in fact a completely natural state for everyone, my clients are able to focus more deeply and precisely on the problem with which we are working. For example, if you drive a car, you have probably noticed that sometimes you do not remember how you got from point A to point B. This state of the brain is what one experiences when in a hypnotic state.

It must also be said that regression is an important part of therapy, where by immersing oneself in a hypnotic state, we are able to find the cause of the problem in the past.

If you ask me why it is necessary to go into a hypnotic state in order to find the reasons in a past situations, I will answer simply, that hypnosis is an instrument to work with the subconscious. Most of the events and situations that led a person to today’s problem are forgotten or seem to have been erased from memory. It is through deep immersion that we are able to see what is normally hidden. In other words, we are looking at the part of the iceberg that is underwater.

2. Does Hypnotherapy mean mind control?

While in a state of hypnosis, the person remains in an awakened state and is able to be aware of everything that is happening to him or her. Furthermore, he or she is the only main participant in the process and is able to change body position at any time, to communicate his or her feelings or even to stop the therapy process. Since hypnotherapy allows us to work with the subconscious mind, by quieting the conscious mind, which is usually in charge of controlling everything that happens around, we are able to see more clearly the situation in which the person is in. Control is just our mind’s attempt to explain everything that is happening in order to feel, at least for a moment, safe. Therefore, in hypnotherapy sessions we rather learn to give up control and learn to trust our feelings and sensations in the body, which eventually become our safest space.

3. How can Hypnotherapy help find inner peace, harmony and satisfaction in life?

Hypnotherapy is one way of getting to know oneself better, getting to know oneself from different angles, feeling one’s uniqueness and learning how to use it.

By changing habitual strategies to more positive ways of responding, one starts to notice how his or her life changes for the better. Firstly, they begin to make choices based on their inner true desires and needs. Secondly, by changing one’s attitude towards situations in life, one begins to feel more calm and confident.

4. Who is hypnotherapy right for?

I would say that Hypnotherapy is suitable for everyone, with the exception of people with psychiatric disorders. However, since therapy is a two-person process, the effectiveness and outcome still depend on how willing the client is to go into the work and how comfortable he or she is with the method of work.

In other words, hypnosis is a very effective tool in professional hands as well as a good method for those who feel the need to work more deeply with the subconscious mind.

5. How effective is it?

Since hypnotherapy is not talking therapy, the essence of hypnotic techniques is to bypass our mind and see the real truth to all the questions in the subconscious. Through hypnosis, we are able to see what is normally hidden from us. Therefore, of course, the truth of the answers we receive gives the most positive result of the therapy.

Moreover, since the hypnotherapist is only a guide who helps the person to sink in and also asks the right questions – the clients get all the answers on their own. The therapist only helps and guides the client for a more accurate result and transformation.

6. Biggest misconception you have heard about hypnotherapy?

Two of the biggest and most common misconceptions people have about hypnotherapy are the fear of remaining in a hypnotic state and of doing any harm.

First of all, no, you’ll not do anything you don’t think is acceptable. That is, you cannot be made to violate your own values or accepted patterns of behaviour.

Second, it is important to remember that a trance state can be terminated by you at any time. It is your choice to enter the hypnotic state, and you can always choose to leave it. If you were left in a trance state by your Hypnotherapist, you would either return to full consciousness on your own or enter a natural sleep and return after a pleasant nap.

7. Why would someone choose Hypnotherapy over psychotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is part of the psychotherapeutic process. I know a huge number of Psychologists among my colleagues who do not position themselves as hypnotherapists, but use hypnosis techniques in their work. Thus, I think it is necessary to choose the right therapist according to one’s needs, rather than the method of work. You should choose a person you can trust with your problems, with whom you can feel safe, and then any techniques in the therapist’s hands will benefit you and be as effective as possible.
Viktoria Nazarov - Hypnotherapist

Viktoria Nazarov

Accredited Hypnotherapist

Transform Your Past, Create a Better Future!