Hypnotherapy, as the term suggests, is the practice of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes. Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. Hypnosis is useful in therapy, as the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. Hypnosis is often used to help with a variety of problems, such as breaking bad habits or coping with stress or trauma. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s qualified hypnotherapy experts today.

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I am certified in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, which is a way of using our deep inner resources to heal everything from sleep problems, to habit changing, to eliminating trauma triggers, to extinguishing phobia, to creating confidence where once we had only doubt.

— Tiffany Sankofa, Counselor in Clarksville, MD

I have received specialized training in trauma-focused hypnotherapy. When we experience trauma, the area of our brain that processes language shuts down. This is why it’s often hard to talk about trauma and why it can be difficult to work through trauma with talk therapy. Hypnosis is an effective way of processing trauma without talking because it doesn’t involve using language in the way we typically use it.

— Bekah Yates, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Orlando, FL

I'm in expert in this area because I completed professional training over 30 years ago and have frequently used it in my practice to help numerous people.

— Dr Don Etkes, Sex Therapist in Claremont, CA

As a certified hypnotherapist I have successfully help individuals quit smoking, lose weight and address anxiety issues.

— Nora Vassar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Hypnotherapy is very powerful through its suggestions in helping you overcome your distress. I completed 20 hours of intensive clinical hypnosis training & perform hypnotherapy for individuals who struggle with Low self-esteem, inferiority-complex, trauma, phobia, fear, anxieties, addiction, etc. The power of hypnosis lies in the agreement between both of us on the outcome that you want to achieve.

— Marwan El Khoury, Counselor in Newton, MA

I trained in integrative hypnotherapy at the Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy in San Diego, where I received certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy. My training included Ericksonian Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Hypnotherapy, Energy Psychology, and Therapeutic Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

— Heidi Beckenbach McGann, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Diego, CA

I am a certified clinical hypnotherapist and attended the nationally accredited college of hypnotherapy, Hypnosis Motivation Institute (HMI). I am passionate about hypnotherapy and have witnessed how it has changed the lives of many. I work with hypnosis for a variety of challenges: Anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, Depression, life stress, goal setting, marital/relationship challenges, increase self-confidence, overcome fears/phobias, codependency, sexual concerns, weight loss, and addictions.

— Melissa Gentry, Hypnotherapist in Beverly Hills, CA

I initially learned and practiced hypnotherapy in 2002. I have since been utilizing this to help patients with a number of issues, including pain management, smoking cessation, habit control, weight management, trauma, and for increasing positive aspects of their lives (creativity and productivity).

— Scott Hoye, Psychologist in Chicago, IL

Certification with the Wellness Institute (https://www.wellness-institute.org/)

— Catherine Rincon, Counselor in Fort Lauderdale, FL

In therapy, you will be safely guided into a deeply relaxed state by the therapist’s voice and soothing words. In this relaxed space, you’ll feel an inner warmth; comfort; security and refreshment. It will be easy to let go of your busy day- to- day barrage of thoughts and you’ll be able to tap into your abilities, talents and confidence Hypnotherapy addresses a wide variety of issues and can be especially helpful when someone is feeling ‘stuck' in a particular challenge

— Elinor (Elly) Nygren Szapiro, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northwest, AR

The hypnotherapy process takes place in a calm therapeutic environment, where I guide you into a relaxed state through things like deep breathing and body relaxing, and possibly a guided visualization. Then I have you think about experiences and situations in positive, healing ways that can help you change the way you think, feel and behave, as we work toward your therapeutic goals.

— Layla Ashley, Marriage & Family Therapist in Valley Village, CA

As a Registered and Certified Master Hypnotherapist, I take a client centered approach, tailoring each client's session to the individual, letting them guide the session to reveal their own inner wisdom and support the healing process. I have a wide array of techniques I use during hypnotherapy sessions to heal traumas, alleviate emotional and physical pain, calm fears and anxiety, overcome addictions, deal with childhood issues, provide self-discovery and ease inner conflict.

— Jodie Solberg, Hypnotherapist in Lynnwood, WA

Did you know that hypnotherapy is the oldest form of 'talk' therapy? Many cultures around the round-from the ancient of Egypt to the most influential psychiatrist -Sigmund Fraud. You can observe the 'trance' in common everyday experiences from being deeply engrossed in a movie to effectively tuning out the construction noise down the street. The trance is a perfectly natural state and scientifically validated to ease the symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress, sleep concerns, and more.

— Karolyn Taylor, Licensed Professional Counselor

My approach to hypnotherapy is founded on my extensive training and certification through the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. I have a proven track record of utilizing hypnosis to facilitate positive transformations in peoples' lives. I have recorded and produced a library of hypnosis audios to increase self-confidence and productivity, improve sports performance, overcome sexual dysfunction, conquer procrastination, achieve weight loss goals, and successfully quit smoking.

— Susan Spicer, Psychologist in Houghton Lake, MI

Clinical hypnosis has been found to be effective for treating chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, IBS, IBD, and many other problems. Clinical hypnosis can help you alter your pain, so that you feel more comfortable. I am certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. I have three published papers on clinical hypnosis treating chronic pain.

— Tenley Fukui, Counselor in Houston, TX

Hypnotherapy is a powerful evidence-based holistic modality that powerfully supports deep healing of issues, such as anxiety, chronic pain, chronic illness, addictions, fears, phobias, body dysmorphia and weight issues, insomnia, financial blocks, self-worth, stress, sports performance, trauma healing, and numerous other long-standing challenges.

— Grace Willow, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Austin, TX