About Hypnotherapy

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of focused relaxation. In a deeply relaxed state, suggestions can be introduced to the subconscious and conscious mind, which in turn can positively affect behavior and body function.


Will I lose control?

There are many myths about hypnosis because of Hollywood and stage hypnotist's acts. The truth is- ALL HYPNOSIS IS SELF HYPNOSIS!  It is not possible be hypnotized without desiring it and it is not possible for the hypnotist to make a client do something they don't want. If the suggestion isn't desired, the client (also known as the c0-therapist), who is always thinking and alert, will automatically break trance. While one is in a session, there is a dialogue between the therapist and co-therapist, the client is never asleep, and he or she can decide to share or not share what she is learning or thinking during the session. Hypnosis is not a truth serum, the client is ALWAYS in complete control.


Stage hypnosis is fun entertainment, but it is important to recognize that a person who is on stage barking like a dog or clucking like a chicken is a fun loving person who is willing to go along with the suggestion. If they didn't want to do it, the hypnotist wouldn't be able to get them to take the suggestion.

Why is hypnosis helpful?

Hypnosis is useful because it is an effective way to access the subconscious mind, which runs the physical body and also programs behavior.

Why does hypnosis help with physical issues?
The systems of physical body are run by the subconscious mind. Because the subconscious controls the body's healing functions, by establishing a new thought in the subconscious mind, the physical body begins to effortlessly implement healing and directing the body's systems and organs to function in a new more healthy way.

Can hypnosis help with pain?
Yes, because the subconscious speaks to the nervous system, pain can be reduced and sometimes eliminated. Clients must be under the care of a medical professional and the source of the pain should be medically determined. Anita is not medically trained and does not replace medical care. Hypnosis is a complementary care to be used in conjunction and to support your doctor's treatment.

Can one do harm with hypnosis?

No, because the client never loses consciousness in the hypnotic trance, the client always maintains full control over the ideas he or she decides to accept or reject. Hollywood movies have created many negative myths about hypnosis. However, the fact is that the client is always in complete control over their trance state. It can be said that all hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis, because in order to be hypnotized, the client must want to experience the relaxation and altered state of trance. Even the most skilled hypnotherapist cannot possibly induce trance in an unwilling subject. The client is not 'under' hypnosis but rather is 'in' a natural and relaxed hypnotic state.

Can hypnosis help me be more creative?

Yes! Because all humans have a natural creative intelligence, in hypnosis it is possible to access hidden areas of talent. Additionally, by removing the limiting ideas from old childhood 'programs', clients can find they have skills that were buried and have been waiting, dormant for the opportunity to emerge.
It is also possible to access talents from past life experiences!

Can hypnosis help me with past traumatic events?

Yes! The brain stores memories in the subconscious. Traumatic events automatically burn a pathway through the synapses of the brain. As the memories are replayed over and over, this synaptic pattern becomes very fixed and the slightest reminder can trigger the memory to be relived again. In a hypnotic relaxed trance, a skilled hypnotherapist can help to reduce the re-living of the event, and reduce the power of the emotions in the memory.

**We like to use a combination of EMDR therapy and hypnosis for optimum results.