Hypnotherapy is simply meditation with a goal.
GRACE SMITH
MEDITATION WITH GOAL

What is hypnotherapy and why does it work?

All you have to do is close your eyes and get free; free from what has been causing you pain for far too long. Freedom begins in the mind. Take a nice, deep, letting-go breath and read that again slowly: Freedom begins in the mind. Specifically, freedom begins in a place very few people know how to access – the subconscious mind. Your beliefs, emotions, habits, values, protective reactions, imagination, intuition… these all reside here.
Hypnotherapy is meditation with a goal. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to bring you into a relaxed state where you can work on the goals that are most important to you.

Hypnosis is a natural state we go into every day.

HOW WE EXPERIENCE IT

Hypnosis in everyday life

Hypnosis is a natural, familiar state. We all move in and out of the hypnotic state all day long. For instance, sometimes we go into this state when we’re driving, watching TV, listening to music, or working on a project that we’re passionate about.

Some people can enter into hypnosis more quickly than others, and everyone can improve his or her ability to reach the hypnotic state through practice. A lot of people think they can’t be hypnotized, but they can. Everyone can be hypnotized. Hypnosis is more similar to daydreaming than it is to sleep. (Although, if you do fall asleep during hypnosis, the suggestions are still absorbed.)

Hypnosis is the state from which you can make extremely powerful changes in your life because it is the state in which you are the most receptive, creative, and intuitive.
THE RESEARCH

The efficacy of hypnosis

Cutting edge research continues to prove the efficacy of hypnosis, such as:
Hypnotherapy

%

Recovery after 6 sessions
  • 93% recovery rate 93% 93%
  • 6 sessions
Psychoanalysis

%

Recovery after 600 sessions
  • 38% recovery rate 38% 38%
  • 600 sessions
Source: Barrios, Alfred A. “Hypnotherapy: A Reappraisal,” Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice
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Hypnotherapy and breast cancer

Women with metastatic breast cancer who received hypnotherapy experienced 50% less pain compared to a control group1

At a 10-year follow-up of these same women, the Hypnosis treatment group had double the survival rate of the control group2

2 x
survival rate1
50 %
less pain1

1 Spiegel, D. & Bloom, J.R. (1983b).”Group therapy and Hypnosis Reduce Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Pain.” Psychosomatic Medicine, 45, 333-339.

2 Spiegel, D., Bloom, J.R., Kraemer, H.,C. & Gottheil, E. (1989a) “Effect of Psychosocial Treatment on Survival of Patients with Metatastic Breast Cancer.” Lancet pp. 888-891.

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Hypnotherapy and healing injuries

Hypnosis significantly reduces the time it takes to heal. Six weeks after an ankle fracture, those in a Harvard Medical School hypnosis group showed the equivalent of 8 ½ weeks of healing.
40 %
faster bone healing rate11
1Source: Harvard Medical School, Carol Ginandes and Union Institute in Cincinnati, Patricia Brooks, Harvard University Gazette Online at https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/05.08/01-hypnosis.html

But what is hypnosis?

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. All of the transformation you experience as a result of a session is because of what you have done. The power always lies within you.

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More on the efficacy of hypnosis…

90.6%
Success rate for smoking cessation
According to a University of Washington School of Medicine study.
2x
Doubles the effectiveness of traditional weight loss approaches
As reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
77%
Success rate for drug addiction
As detailed in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.

All from something as simple, relaxing, and non-invasive as a few minutes spent in deep meditation…

ND VERY FEW HAVE ANY IDEA THAT THIS EXISTS…
WHY IT WORKS

Hypnotherapy works because when we are relaxed and feeling safe we become open to suggestion, that’s it.

Hypnosis is a process that produces increased awareness of the unconscious mind, heightened sense of suggestibility, and deep relaxation to access the subconscious mind without resistance. This allows for brain wave state shifts to take place to promote wellness and recovery. Hypnotherapy does not access willpower but has the amazing ability to utilize the power of imagination and effect a change in reality by accessing the subconscious mind.