Common Questions About Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a procedure through which a person experiences changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, and or behavior. The hypnotic context is generally established through an induction procedure. Although there are different hypnotic inductions, most include suggestions for relaxation, calmness, and well-being. Instructions to imagine, think, or visualize pleasant experiences are also commonly included in hypnotic inductions.

On a daily basis, we all experience environmental hypnosis. Environmental hypnosis is a ‘state of mind’ resulting from overexposure to conscious, subconscious, physical, and or environmental overload. Environmental hypnosis frequently occurs when driving our car on long straight highways, reading a good book, or watching a captivating movie. It is also more likely to occur during times involving overexposure to emotional or physical stress.