Many people ask me, “what is hypnotherapy?”. To understand hypnotherapy, you first need to understand hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is a behavioral modification therapy that uses hypnosis as it’s primary model.
Hypnosis is a totally relaxed, hyper-aware state of intense focus. I know, that’s a mouthful, but that is the best description I can quickly give a person.
Even though the word “hypnosis” derives from the name of the Greek God Hypnos, the God of sleep, hypnosis is NOT SLEEP. In fact, it is a hyper-awareness. It is a state where you are intensely aware, yet unbothered by peripheral events such as sounds in the room, other people around you, etc.