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Hypnotherapy with a Licensed Professional vs. Self-Hypnosis

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What is it?

Hypnotherapy is a heightened state of concentration and focused attention. It’s typically done with a licensed professional who is trained and a certified hypnotherapist. They guide you through the process and into a deep state of relaxation with verbal cues, repetition and imagery.The high-level intensity allows you to be more open to suggestions to make changes to improve your health with your thoughts, behaviors, emotions, perceptions, and more. It’s used to treat depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, and more. Lastly, most people actually remember everything that happens during hypnosis. 

Advantages of Self-Hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is an individual practice in which you enter a calm and relaxed state, like meditation, but with a specific goal in mind. To learn how to try self-hypnosis, click HERE. There are some advantages to self-hypnosis. For instance, it is a portable practice that you can do yourself from the comfort of your own home. You can do it any time you want, without being on someone’s schedule. However, self-hypnosis can be very challenging to learn, takes a lot of self-discipline, and involves being highly skilled in concentrating on the task at-hand. For these reasons, many people will often choose to try hypnosis with a trained professional.

Advantages of Hypnotherapy with a Licensed Professional

Hypnosis with a trained hypnotherapist means that a trained professional will be able to guide you through the process and they can give you positive suggestions to help improve your specific concern. They can also use the process of hypnosis in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as medication or other forms of therapy to get you the best form of treatment possible. While self-hypnosis is possible, it can be challenging and time-consuming to learn. However, when you work with a trained professional, you won’t have to spend as much time learning about the process because you will be guided through it. 

Life Balance Therapy

Hypnotherapy aims at offering the potential to treat the medical conditions without having the need for invasive medical techniques or additional medications. Our therapists at Life Balance suggest hypnotherapy for depression as a safe option for treatment with minimal to no side effects. While the overall results of hypnotherapy for depression might vary from one individual to another, it is regarded as a complementary treatment in most cases. As discussed above, a person might be a great candidate for hypnotherapy in addition to other treatments for treating depression to enhance the overall mental well-being, lifting mood, and boosting a sense of hopefulness. If you’d like to reach out to a professional about hypnotherapy, learn more HERE. We offer hypnotherapy services in San Antonio, Texas.