Although hypnotherapy is an effective treatment option for everything from stress reduction to weight loss, many people don’t know much about it. The average person’s knowledge of hypnosis comes from pop culture, which fails to represent the practice authentically. Thus, you may have some questions before pursuing this form of treatment. The following are some of the more common ones people have. By better understanding this practice, you can better understand how it will help you.

Hypnotherapy FAQs: Answering Your Questions

How Does It Work?

During a session, a qualified hypnotherapist induces an extremely relaxed state, during which you are still technically awake, but no longer as immediately conscious of your actions as you might be during an everyday moment. This allows the hypnotherapist to access your subconscious, where they can implant suggestions that your mind will more readily accept, like, “Losing weight is easy.”

Hypnotherapy Is It Safe?

Although you are in what could colloquially be referred to as a trance during a session, your mind is still conscious enough to protect you from any harm. Contrary to popular belief, a practitioner can’t—and won’t—make you do anything harmful or unpleasant against your will, nor can they implant suggestions that have a negative impact on you.

What Is It Useful For?

People turn to hypnotherapy when trying to overcome chronic conditions related to mental health, or when trying to break bad habits like smoking or overeating. It’s particularly useful for stress reduction, conquering anxiety, and developing confidence.

How Long Does Treatment Take?

Every person is different. You’re not likely to get the full benefits of this treatment after only one session—it’s far more likely that you’ll need to see a professional multiple times to get the best results.

That’s why it’s important to work with a practitioner who pays attention to your unique needs. They’ll work closely with you to ensure your treatment program is tailored to your goals.


If you believe hypnotherapy can help you, get in touch with Hypnotic Solutions, in Cincinnati, OH. You’ll be in the hands of a professional with over 30 years of nursing experience, combining medical expertise with a specialized form of treatment. Contact them online for more information about making an appointment, or call (513) 205-5669.