What is hypnotherapy and can it help me?

Far from the theatrics you may have seen on TV or at the comedy club, hypnotherapy is an amazing tool to help clients deal with various concerns including fears and phobias, sports performance issues, weight loss, stress and more. 

Also, check out The Emotional Revamp.  This 2 month program frees you of blockages, releases unconscious patterns of anxiety and self sabotage and releases deeper emotions that may be contributing to bad habits and negative thought processes.

Hypnotherapy/hypnosis for stress, anxiety, stuck negative emotions, weight loss and tinnitus

Did you know hypnotherapy can be combined with acupuncture?

Think of the physical reactions you had the last time you were extremely stressed or how exhausted you felt after taking an important test in school.  Robb Acupuncture and Wellness believes that the mind and body are one machine and should be treated as such.  Acupuncture and hypnotherapy work wonderfully together to ensure that the mind is getting the same attention as your body.  Read more about acupuncture here.

The Most Frequent Questions

What is hypnosis?

A state of relaxation and/or a level of concentration that the average individual reaches daily.  Self-hypnosis is accomplished most often when one is “absorbed” in a TV program, experiencing repetition (highway driving), or daydreaming. “Hypnotherapy” is a form of guided relaxation using concentration where the ideas expressed (suggestions) by the hypnotist are generally experienced more clearly, which in turn creates new awareness.  Depending on one’s motivations, there may be a shift in attitude about specific subject matters (habits and stressed). 

The only requirement for getting therapeutic results is that the person has a conscious desire to change, or in other words, is in agreement with the suggestions.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH

What can be treated with hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy has the ability to help alleviate or transform a multitude of symptoms and problems. Most commonly I treat stress and anxiety, weight gain, pain, fears and phobias and sport performance issues.  Schedule a free 20 minute consultation to see if hypnotherapy will work for you.

Can anyone be hypnotized?

Yes, provided one has normal physiological and psychological functioning and therefore the ability to concentrate and relax.  As long as a normal human being is willing, he or she may undergo hypnosis.  Insusceptible people are simply not willing.  There is a positive correlation between one’s willingness to relax and concentrate and the ability to undergo hypnosis.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH

Can a person's memory be erased?

No.  If one undergoing hypnosis wants to remember, he or she will.  In some cases, if the client wants to forget something, amnesia can be produced with a post-hypnotic suggestion, but it wears off as quickly as the subject wishes. Although, a certified hypnotherapist can help a person transform a memory which may be causing problems.  The mind contains unconscious memories, which generally are responsible for our decisions, attitudes, feelings and behaviors.

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Do people do things under hypnosis that are against their morals or values?

No.  As a general rule, if the client were given a suggestion he or she did not agree with, he or she would simply refuse, laugh at it, or awaken (regain normal awareness).  In stage hypnosis, the volunteers are usually under the influence of alcohol and have come to the show for the purpose of relaxing, acting silly and having a good time, therefore, they are easily encouraged to do so.  Because inhibitions are often reduced under hypnosis, the subject is more likely to experience their inner character traits and motivations.

Answered by Dr. Allen S. Chips DCH

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