Hypnotherapy uses clinical hypnosis to strengthen the power of psychotherapy. Hypnosis allows the individual to use more of one’s mind, the conscious and subconscious, to address issues and facilitate change. Clinical hypnosis is a tool that can be integrated with most therapeutic interventions for many conditions and problems. A client who chooses to use it in their treatment plan will know ahead of time how it will be used within the session.
There are many myths and misunderstandings about clinical hypnosis as used by a healthcare professional. When used by a professional licensed in the healthcare field clinical hypnosis is safe and can be quite beneficial. As a healthcare consumer, selecting a trained professional is an important consideration. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis‘ code of conduct states that an individual using clinical hypnosis shall not practice outside of their professional specialty. For membership in this organization, one must have a Masters degree or above and be licensed to provide independent services in a healthcare field. Your therapist at Guiding Change Psychotherapy is one such practitioner.