What Is Hypnotherapy and What Is It Not

What is Hypnotherapy and what is Hypnotherapy not?

Hypnotherapy is the therapy that is undertaken with a client in hypnosis (Hypnosis is a trance state, an 'altered state of consciousness) to promote health and well being, a way for the mind and the body to get in sync, hypnotherapy is a tool which helps clients to help themselves, by using skilled verbal communication while in hypnosis, which helps direct a client’s imagination in such a way as to bring about intended alterations in sensations, perceptions, feelings, thoughts and behavior using the unconscious mind.
The mind is made up of two regions, the conscious and the unconscious.
The conscious mind is everything we are aware of and is the gate keeper of the unconscious mind.
The unconscious mind contains all that we know but are not aware of at this moment, the unconscious mind stores away everything you have experienced and controls automatic functions like breathing, blood flow and heart rate, as well as skills you have learnt your attitudes, habits and beliefs.
Hypnotherapy releases the power of the unconscious mind and in the process gently by passes your minds conscious and allows your unconscious mind to open up to helpful suggestions.  
Hypnotherapy should not be confused with ‘stage hypnosis’. Stage hypnosis bears little resemblance to hypnotherapy. Watching a stage hypnotist mesmerize an audience can be very amusing and fascinating to witness, but it is definitely not hypnotherapy, every person chosen by the entertainer is a willing volunteer who agrees to take part in the entertainment, and is eager and willing to do crazy things.
The stage hypnotist selects only those volunteers who are most eager to perform as they are sure to provide the best entertainment for the audience. Stage hypnosis is very much part of the entertainment business. No one can be hypnotized against their will.

The word ‘hypnosis’ derives from Hypnos, the Greek god of sleep but most people experiencing...