Hypnosis can help you deal with a range of problems, including pain. Hypnotherapy involves bringing the patient to a very relaxed physical state in which the mind remains alert but detached from bodily concerns. In this state, the conscious mind is bypassed and the subconscious is guided to focus on a desired goal.
Hypnosis can be used for suggestion therapy or analytical therapy. Suggestion therapy involves only a few sessions and is used, for example, to help stop addictive behavior, cure phobias, deal with stress, overcome sleeping disorders, manage pain, improve self-confidence, or control weight. Analytical therapy is used to identify and deal with a past traumatic event which is detrimentally affecting present well-being. When done by trained therapists, hypnotherapy is a safe treatment producing long-lasting benefits.