What is the goal of hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a state of calm relaxation where suggestions can be given to, and accepted by, the subconscious or unconscious mind. It can be used for a variety of conditions including hypnotherapy for anxiety, addiction, mental health, and chronic pain, as well as general relaxation and dealing with stress. 

There are many misconceptions when it comes to hypnosis. People will often think of stage shows they have seen where people are made to squawk like chickens, pretend they are frogs, and do other silly things for the benefit of the crowd. It appears that people are completely out of control and under the whim of the hypnotherapist. This, in fact, is not true. In hypnotherapy you will hear everything the hypnotherapist is saying and reject any suggestions that do not fit with your morals, beliefs, or desires. The people in the stage show signed up to have fun, agreed to be silly just by being on stage and, therefore, were open to the suggestions given to them. If they had been asked to hurt someone or do something dangerous, they would immediately come out of that relaxed state as their brain rejected these suggestions.

Who is this program for?

Anyone can benefit from hypnotherapy. It feels like a deep state of relaxation, not sleep. Your mind and body will be calm, comfortable, and relaxed and you will be aware of everything happening around you, including the voice and words of the hypnotherapist. Some benefits to hypnotherapy include reducing the sensation of pain; lessening anxiety, stress, depression. It can also be used to help manage cravings for substances like food, cigarettes, alcohol, or other drugs; be a tool that anyone can use at any time on their path to health and wellness.

How is the program delivered?

Hypnotherapy can be booked as a 1 hour session with a HUM therapist who is trained to do hypnotherapy.

When can someone start hypnotherapy, and are there any prerequisites?

Anyone who is interested in hypnotherapy can contact the HUM office by phone or e-mail and can get going with services as soon as they are able to. There is no referral process and no wait list for services at HUM.

What are the costs?

Hypnotherapy is $200/session with a trained Hypnotherapist.

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