There are a couple of nice big words there, so let’s break it down.
- Clinical – observation and treatment under controlled conditions
- Hypnotherapy – hypnosis as a therapeutic technique
What is Hypnosis?
Well, you have all seen the stage acts followed by the statement you’re not going to make me think I am a chicken, and besides, you can’t hypnotise me anyway.
So have you ever:-
- Driven somewhere and not remembered the trip when you have arrived
- Tuned out during a boring meeting or dinner/wedding speech.
Guess what happened just by recalling those occasions. You were in hypnotic trance, it’s a natural state and we all do it.
We also all have that voice in our head that says, I couldn’t do that, what will they say, all the usual chatter that gets in the way.
So all clinical hypnotherapy is, is doing a therapy under controlled conditions that bypasses the chatter in the conscious mind.
Author: Craig Chitty