Over the past seven years that I have been a Hypnotherapy practitioner, I have noticed some commonalities in why people are choosing Hypnotherapy.

Many people begin our first conversation by saying that they have been getting traditional “talk therapy” with a counselor or psychologist for years and that it just hasn’t made a difference for them. This is not to say that traditional therapy is not effective for some people with certain problems. The point most people come to though is that talking about the past, or reliving unpleasant incidents or memories doesn’t help them to move forward.

This is where Hypnotherapy can be a great help. I believe in starting where you are currently, and looking to the future in terms of where you would like to be and how you would like to feel. Using visualization and imagery in a hypnotic state can change old patterns of thinking and old beliefs which may not be serving you.

Another reason people seek Hypnotherapy is that they are not interested in pharmaceuticals as a way to change their life or way of thinking. While I believe medication can be absolutely necessary in some cases, i.e.; depression, severe anxiety, and other serious psychological disorders, I think sometimes it is overused and a catch-all for anyone who is struggling with the feeling of depression or anxiety, many times because of a temporary circumstance.

With medication can also come side effects which can make people wonder which is worse, the original problem, or the side effect of the medication. Many people are looking to find a healthy solution and ways to learn how to help themselves get to and maintain mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Using Hypnotherapy, I can not only help a person to feel better quickly, but also teach them how to do it themselves. Think about all of the ways you’ve worked on the negative things in your life and what has actually helped. It might be time to try something new.