What is hypnotherapy, and is it a viable option for you? As the name implies, hypnotherapy is therapy done while the client is under hypnosis, and it can be used for in a number of therapeutic scenarios.
Pioneered during the Victorian era by names such as Freud, Breuer, and Erickson, hypnotherapy was initially used to treat a condition then known as hysteria. Modern techniques have improved drastically, and hypnotherapy has become more widespread, with a larger range of applications.
Today, hypnotherapy is mostly used for behavioural modification. Combined with cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy can help clients alter or erase unwanted behaviours, such as nail biting, smoking, or other addictions. It is also commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, such as fear of crowds, obsessive compulsive disorder, or public speaking. Hypnotherapy has also proven proficient in treating many clients for subclinical depression, and has had some limited success with clinical depression. More uncommonly, hypnotherapy has been used on pregnant women to prepare for birth, and in the delivery room to help reduce anxiety, discomfort, and pain.
The growing range of hypnotherapy application has created an equal rise in its popularity and use. Though it does not work for everyone, it may be worth looking into. If you are looking for Toronto hypnotherapy try internet searches, the yellow pages, or a referral from your doctor.