Clinical Hypnotherapy is a highly relaxed state and it uses that altered state to treat psychological issues or physical problems. It is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is completely safe and highly effective. Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) allow people to tap into their own inner potential and make a change in their life. Hypnosis and NLP can be used to change unwanted behaviour patterns, reduce stress, depression, allergies, weight management, insomnia, phobias, trauma management, fear and anxiety, getting rid of addictions, habit control, pain management, ego/ confidence strengthening, building self esteem, regression, memory improvement and concentration.
You will not become unconscious and you will be aware of everything at all times. Your will is not weakened in any way. You are in control and cannot be made to do anything against your will. You will not begin to reveal information you wish to keep secret. Hypnosis is not sleep.
One common misconception is that a hypnotized person loses their will and is partially or completely under the command of the hypnotist. Nothing could be further from the truth. This unfortunate belief is reinforced by many stage hypnotists. You are in control of yourself, and cannot be made to do anything that is against your will.
Hypnosis, particularly the deeper forms, can appear to be like sleep because the person's body is typically very still and quiet. There is usually a great deal of mental activity, and measurements of brain activity during hypnosis show a significant level of neurological activity.
The length/ number of sessions depends on the extent of the problem.