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Hypnosis

Chronic Pain, Trauma, Sleep

Hypnosis is not what you’ve seen in the movies. Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention in which individuals are more open to suggestions that can facilitate deep and lasting change. Hypnosis has been demonstrated to be very useful in coping with chronic pain and even trauma.

The goal of hypnosis is to foster your innate ability to go into a hypnotic state when needed. You maintain control of the process the entire time and at no point do you “lose control” or lose memories of what happens during the induction. On the contrary, hypnosis is about increasing your control of internal states and processes and the clinician is unable to make you do anything you do not want to do. Like most clinical skills, the goal is for you to learn to induce this state yourself so you can utilize the skillset throughout your day or whenever you need it.

"Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us"

- David Richo