At Heal ATL, our psychotherapists that practice hypnosis are certified and trained in Clinical Hypnotherapy. Hypnosis allows you to enter a non-ordinary state of consciousness, a different state from normal waking consciousness, that allows you to respond to suggestions with higher than normal receptivity. Hypnotherapy is commonly used as an aid to psychotherapy to directly engage one’s conscious and subconscious mind in the therapy process. Therapeutic efforts are greatly enhanced while in the hypnotic state allowing one to access intelligence that the body holds, while fostering self-healing, creativity, and increased body awareness through insight that is not normally available when in the waking conscious state. Hypnotherapy is often used to help an individual relax, send positive messages to the body, increase self-esteem and self-confidence, decrease anxiety and worry, cultivate self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-love and self-healing. The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word “hypnos” which simply means, “sleep.” Hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation techniques that invoke feelings of deep relaxation, concentration, and/or focus to achieve a heightened state of awareness or trance-like state. Hypnotherapy is interactive and involves verbal and non-verbal communications between client and hypnotherapist.
The experience of a hypnotic trance is not as unusual or strange as you might think from what you have seen in the movies or on a stage. To the contrary, it looks and it feels vaguely familiar to countless other moments you’ve experienced in your life where you were absorbed in a zone, lost in thought, enthralled by bliss, or perhaps simply meditating. During hypnotherapy you are able to hear and sense things around you. You can expect to practice hypnotherapy laying down comfortably or sitting up in a chair, with your eyes open or closed depending on your preference. Amazing things happen when you relax on purpose. It is not uncommon for one to sense detachment from unhelpful thoughts and a pleasant, almost euphoric state of peace. Clients report that these expanded states of consciousness change them in lasting positive ways. Our psychotherapists at Heal ATL believe hypnotherapy is a vehicle through which we can re-create our realities from within.
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