Hypnotherapy Can Help You Thrive, Not Just Survive

You want this for yourself and others you love – to experience real peace and happiness – to ‘thrive’ in this world, because merely ‘surviving’ can be exhausting. As humans, we’ve all experienced traumas, some more harshly than others, and these traumas can indeed create roadblocks that prevent us from performing at our best. Hypnotherapy is an effective tool in a therapist’s toolbox that can help you thrive.

Hypnosis: What It Is and What It’s Not

We’ve all seen it or heard about it, and I’m sure you can imagine it – the alleged hypnotist who has convinced someone from the audience to come on stage to help illustrate the power of hypnosis. The hypnotist does a little song and dance on the volunteer, then with the snap of his fingers, the audience member suddenly falls asleep only to awaken at the strict command of the hypnotist. This is a great display of theatrics. Period. While this is often entertaining, this simple scenario is the number one reason many people have established myths and misconceptions surrounding hypnotherapy because they haven’t yet discovered the very real and scientifically backed benefits of this psychological form of treatment.

What Are the Benefits?

Hypnotherapy is a technique where you are led by the therapist into a state of heightened awareness and focus, making you more open to suggestions that the therapist may give. It’s important to note, you are completely awake and in control!

Hypnotherapy provides many benefits including the potential to break habits, or conversely, to achieve something positive. It’s also used to uncover forgotten memories, to mitigate stress and anxiety, to manage pain, to help with insomnia, and to work through mood disorders and any past traumas. To achieve this state of hypnosis, therapists use relaxing repetitive verbiage, and often use mental images to elicit the state of hypnosis. According to Psychology Today, the length of treatment may depend on the intricacies of each problem or issue. 

How Exactly Does Hypnotherapy Help to Achieve Goals?

Dr. David Spiegel, a hypnosis expert and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, states in his research that hypnosis acts on various areas of the brain that are connected to the way we perceive pain, as well as regulation of pain. He says that hypnosis can soften and calm those areas of the brain that are responsible for sensory processing, as well as emotional responses. Hypnosis helps you achieve your goals by guiding you into a state of concentration whereby your therapist teaches you a well-thought-out behavior modification program that essentially targets those areas of the brain that Spiegel’s research focused on.

How Can Hypnotherapy Help You?

According to the HMI Nationally Accredited College of Hypnotherapy, there are 145 ways hypnotherapy can help. Here are  just a few!

  • Addictions
  • Aging Issues
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bad Habits
  • Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Intelligence (inc. Anger/Jealously)
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Financial Issues
  • Fitness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Guilt/Shame
  • Health Issues
  • Healthy Eating
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Job Skills
  • Learning Help
  • Life Enjoyment
  • Medical Issues  
  • Motivation and Inspiration


  • Pain Relief
  • Parenting Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Personal Productivity
  • Personal Skills
  • Pregnancy and Childbirth
  • Relationships
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Self Confidence
  • Self Destructive Behaviors
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sleep Problems/Nightmares
  • Smoking
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Management
  • Thinking Skills
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  
  • Weight Loss

Therapy with Mary: Caring, Results Driven Therapy

At Therapy with Mary, I provide custom plans suited for your unique goals. Hypnotherapy can be used as an adjunct tool that’s used alongside traditional talk therapy or it can be used solely to address a specific issue. We have several hypnotherapy options to choose from including Rapid Results Hypnotherapy, a Quit Smoking Program, and a Weight Loss Program. I am now offering Smoking Cessation Workshops and Weight Loss Workshops in a group setting that utilizes hypnosis. I am passionate about providing caring, results-driven therapy. If you’d like to make an appointment, or simply to learn more, contact us or call 561-598-8585 for a free phone consultation.