Hypnotherapy is an ancillary technique that utilizes hypnosis to aid in the treatment of specific symptoms or health conditions. The psychotherapist will work with you by inducing a hypnotic state marked by waking awareness that allows you to experience detached external attention and focus on your inner experiences.

This can be used as part of your psychotherapy treatment plan for phobias and other anxiety-related disorders. In addition, this treatment option is also considered for pain management, weight loss, smoking cessation, and a variety of other applications.


Relaxation: You will be guided by the psychotherapist to visualize yourself in a state of peace and calm, even when confronting a problematic behavior or the object of your fears.

Coping Skills: You may be taught certain Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) skills such as guided imagery, post-hypnotic suggestion, progressive muscle relaxation, and goal visualization, and self-image work.

Exploration of Past Experiences: The psychotherapist may ask you about the first time you experienced an issue or problem you hope to work on that you are trying to overcome and how you felt in the moment.