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  • What is the difference between hypnotherapy and hypnosis?
    The difference between hypnotherapy and hypnosis is all about intent. Both hypnotherapy and hypnosis are altered states of mind. Hypnotherapy is when the altered state of mind is used therapeutically. Hypnosis can be used therapeutically, but it can also be used for entertainment. Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy: What’s the Difference? (Good Therapy)
  • What is hypnotherapy? What does hypnotherapy do?
    Hypnosis, also called hypnotherapy, is a natural, altered state of mind that everyone goes in and out of all the time. Take sleep. There is a moment between when you lay down and when you fall asleep where you pass through an altered state of mind, a state of hypnosis. Hypnosis is 100% natural. ​ Hypnosis is like meditation with a goal. While in a very relaxed state, the subconscious mind is accessible and can be consulted and mindsets changed. ​ Hypnotherapy is often quicker and more cost-effective than psychotherapy. Learn more at: • Hypnosis: What It Is, Why It's Done, Benefits & Risks (Cleveland Clinic) • Hypnosis - Mayo Clinic
  • Does Michelle work with hypnotherapy clients in person or online?
    Michelle Walters does both: in-person hypnotherapy sessions are great if you are in the area, and if not, online sessions are available.
  • Can I be hypnotized if I don't want to be?
    No. Hypnosis is consensual. You cannot be hypnotized against your will. Your subconscious exists to protect you. Despite what you may see in the movies, it is not possible for a hypnotherapist to make you do anything you don't want to.
  • Will hypnosis work for me?
    Almost certainly yes! Most people can go into hypnosis. A small number of people cannot be hypnotized, but if you can imagine things, then yes, you should be able to experience hypnotherapy.
  • What are four things hypnotherapy can do?
    Hypnotherapy can be used for a multitude of purposes including * Visualization * Overcoming a phobia * Changing a behavior, including smoking, weight-loss, or hair-pulling * Stress and Anxiety Hypnosis (Mayo Clinic)
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