We are all in some form of hypnosis all of the time unless we are truly in the now, the present moment. We might be remembering a conversation from earlier, remembering an event from the past, anticipating what is going to happen later . What are we saying to ourselves about the the things we are thinking about? We might be in hypnosis of anxiety, hypnosis of depression, hypnosis of worry, hypnosis of self-judgment, OR is it a hypnosis about excitement of the future?
Clinical hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, uses methods where you gently close your eyes to more easily access your subconscious with the help of your practitioner. Closed-eye protocols help you use your own imagination and knowledge to feel better. This method can help release past trauma and change unhelpful habits. It is invaluable to reduce experiences such as stress (including PTSD) and address symptoms like physical pain. The style of therapeutic hypnosis used is permissive and empathic, and so although very powerful, it is driven by ethics and compassion.