Maggie B. Hatfield, LCMFT, ACHT
Hypnotherapy and How it Works
Hypnotherapy is a technique that guides you into a more relaxed state and allows you to access the subconscious mind. A hypnotic trance is simply the ability to shift back and forth between the conscious and subconscious mind. This is a natural process that occurs every day. It is not what you see on stage in Vegas and you are not going to walk out of session barking like a dog! The practice of hypnotherapy is older than the practice of psychotherapy. Many major psychologists have contributed to the practice of hypnotherapy.
When we access the subconscious mind we are accessing some of the central parts of our person. The conscious mind is responsible for analyzing, planning and short-term memory. The subconscious mind contains our ideals, relationships, addictions, belief systems, and much more. In a hypnotherapy session we are working to resolve maladaptive behaviors and conclusions stored in the subconscious that no longer serve us. Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to access the source of our stress like depression and anxiety and reconnect with disassociated emotions and disowned parts of ourselves. This is one of the most effective methods to safely address difficult experiences in our lives that are still affecting us today.
Maggie B. Hatfield LCMFT, ACHT
Haus of Clarity
8080 E Central Ste 320
Wichita, KS 67206
What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?
Good news! Hypnotherapy can be used to treat a multitude of diseases, diagnoses, complaints, and behaviors. There are several articles written about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in treating specific issues. These articles can be accessed following the links at the Wellness Institute.
Will I Lose Control?
No. You are completely in control of your session. Hypnotherapy is a guided process where we work together. Just as you have control right now to stop reading and click to a different part on this website you have the same control in a hypnotherapy session.
Will I be Unconscious?
Not at all. A hypnotherapy session allows us to access the subconscious mind simultaneously with the conscious mind. You will remember your session similar to how you remember a conversation with a person or a traditional talk therapy session.