Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness. The state of hypnosis or trance is induced by restricting the focus of attention as when you gaze into the small spiral above. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The mind experiences rehearsals in the internal hypnotic 'space' as real. New positive expectations can be generated and old, negative programming can be overwritten. Our mind-body uses the information in positive hypnotic suggestions for creative problem solving and healing to the cellular-genetic level.
Hypnosis is not a therapy in its own right. It is an adjunctive therapy, which potentiates or strengthens the effect of other therapeutic interventions and strengthens motivation to change. Two years intensive training is required to attain full clinical membership of the Australian Society of Hypnosis (ASH). Hypnotherapy is very effective for relaxation, identity, self-esteem and sexual issues, anxiety, phobias, panic, pain and anger management and constructive, controlled regression.