Hypnotherapy For Healing — What Is It & How Can It Improve Your Life

Audrey Barton
3 min readOct 18, 2021

It’s been a rough couple of years for a lot of people — many of our loved ones aren’t doing as well as we’d like.

Maybe you’re not doing as well as you’d like.

You’re not alone. Everywhere you look, it seems like people are hurting lately.

I wish I could say I’m here to suggest some magic solution that could just fix everything with a snap of the fingers — but that isn’t how it works.

That doesn’t mean we don’t have some neat tools to help us out of this mess though.

Assuming you read the title of this article before diving in, you already know what I’m going to talk about — hypnotherapy.

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What Is Hypnotherapy?

Let’s clear up a few misconceptions first.

This isn’t stage hypnosis — a therapist can’t hypnotize you and then make you cluck like a chicken or stand on your head — unless you want to.

There’s no brain-washing or mind control involved.

Hypnosis doesn’t force people into doing things, it just makes them more open to suggestions.

Many people describe hypnosis as a state of heightened focus on a particular conversation, thought, or activity while being very calm and relaxed.

Most people are able to be hypnotized, and some people are so open to hypnosis that it’s been used to successfully block them from feeling pain.

How Can It Help?

While a hypnotherapist won’t be able to snap their fingers and make your problems disappear, they can help you to work through them in a unique way.

Patients who have been hypnotized often have an easier time talking about their situation and their problems.

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They’re also more open to suggestions about how they can act to fix their problems.

Often, patients will find out things about themselves they never realized or had never dared to actively think about before.

What Can It Treat?

Hypnotherapy has been used to help treat a huge range of conditions — some with more success than others.

There’s a good chance you know someone who used hypnotherapy to help them stop smoking — it’s surprisingly common.

It’s even been used instead of anesthesia in some rare cases.

More commonly though, it’s used to treat mental afflictions, including the problems that seem to be running rampant in recent times.





People who suffer from these and similar problems often have a hard time talking about what’s going on, and it can seem like a way out is entirely out of reach.

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A trained hypnotherapist can help them to open up in a calm, relaxed conversation that happens in a safe place — and start to work towards a long-term solution.

So What Now?

Now you know about one more option that can help you or your loved ones in troubling times.

There’s no magic wand to wave and make everything all better, but there are people who can help.

If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, or the results of trauma — consider talking to a qualified hypnotherapist.

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We all need a little help sometimes — reach out and get it.