Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat ailments and fears. It is believed that by using hypnotherapy, the hypnotherapist can persuade a person to subconsciously be aware of the choices they make. The result being the subconscious working in an opposite pattern to guide the body and mind into a set route.
For example, if someone wanted to stop smoking, the Hypnotist may use hypnotherapy as way to subconsciously insert in that person's mind that smoking is unhealthy and harmful to him or her and in reality they don't really like smoking and want to stop. After a couple of hypnosis sessions, the person may find themselves more reluctant to smoke and making it easier to quit.
Hypnotherapy can help people with a number of different ailments, including smoking, obesity, pain, phobias and much more. It can also help people overcome clinical ailments such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Fear of flying is a classic case for hypnotherapy and can often be successful
The hypnosis is not to be relied upon completely. It does take the end user some effort to stop doing the things they used to enjoy or to help overcome their ailments. Additional efforts to stop buying cigarettes, eat healthy foods or do certain tasks that reinforce your new wanted behavior, are warranted.
On the same note, people should not be afraid of using hypnosis. Some people fear that the Hypnotherapist could make suggestions that could compromise their dignity. In reality, hypnosis can only help in making you feel more uncomfortable with the things you don't want in your life as well as help you overcome anxieties and fear's. It takes an additional conscious effort for it to make you do anything to yourself.
Hypnotherapy can also be a useful tool in fighting many ailments. If you are curious about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, try visiting a psychologist and talking with him about your options.