Hypnotherapy uses deep relaxation to directly release blocks in the sub-conscious. Hypnosis is the process by which one is put into a state where one is very internally focussed and has less peripheral awareness, and is very responsive to suggestions. In the hands of a hypnotherapist, hypnosis is one tool that is used to get to the root of any issue, which could be buried deep within the sub-conscious. There is a lot of skepticism around hypnotherapy, as well as fear (“What if I spend the rest of my life clucking like a chicken?”), so let me address that right away. No one can make you do anything you don’t want to do. Your mind will not allow anyone to tamper with it to your detriment. All hypnotherapy does is to allow your highest and best intentions to surface, making lasting change possible.