“Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to enhance goal achievement, to enhance motivation or change, to enhance personal or spiritual growth and to release clients of problems and the causes of problems”
“TALKING TO THE ELEPHANT”
The main reason why most “life changing programs” have little or no effect is that they do not go to the root of the problem. Behavioral changes do not happen by mustering up will-power or taking part in traditional talk therapy. Our behavior is controlled by our SUBCONSCIOUS mind (The Elephant). To use willpower, to read self-help books, or to undergo talk-therapy are processes, which take place in the CONSCIOUS mind (the Rider).
All hypnosis is essentially “guided self hypnosis”. You allow yourself to enter a hypnotic state and the Hypnotherapist merely guides you in the process. In the hypnotic state, your subconscious mind becomes highly suggestible and it will accept suggestions and imagery which will address underlying thoughts and limiting beliefs.