What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a relaxed state of focused attention which facilitates improved communication between the mind and the body. Everyone has hypnotic ability in varying degrees, and through the practice and repetition of hypnosis most individuals are able to experience changes in perception, sensation, thought and behavior.
How can hypnosis help?
Hypnosis is used in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral therapy, thus, clinical hypnosis is a specific tool which is used to assist in the therapy process. Hypnosis helps individuals in several ways, such as: improving the mind-body connection, improving one’s ability to calm the mind and body, learning to rely on oneself for self-regulation, experiencing a sense of mastery, and integrating suggestions for life enhancement/goal attainment.
What is hypnosis like in practice?
The therapist serves as a guide, helping the patient to utilize his or her hypnotic abilities to reduce symptoms and improve wellbeing. Prior to engaging in hypnosis, the therapist and patient construct the goals and ideas which will be focused of hypnotic work.
What symptoms/problems is hypnosis used for?
Dr. Matter consistently uses hypnosis and mindfulness meditation techniques with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, phobias/fears, sleep problems, enuresis (bed wetting), and chronic pain conditions such as migraine headaches, pelvic floor discomfort, or gastrointestinal discomfort.