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 hypnosis as used by a healthcare professional. Unfortunately the movies and stage hypnotists have played their part in perpetuating some of these. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis addresses myths and provides other useful information under the Public Menu Tab.
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 and it’s Florida affiliate the Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis provide comprehensive training for licensed professionals with a master degree or above in the healthcare field. William Roderick at Guiding Change Psychotherapy has received his training from these two organizations and remains an active member.