There are many misconceptions about hypnotherapy. The truth behind hypnotherapy is that only an individual can hypnotize themselves. The practitioner is just the facilitator helping guide the client into a deep state of relaxation.
Imagine that you were on the beach. Your eyes are close and you are listening to the sounds of the waves in the background. It's soothing, right? And as you do, as you focus on that sound, you allow your body to relax. That's it, you just hypnotized yourself.
What happens next is that you and the practitioner have created agreed upon language to help you with your goal. Those suggestions are then read while you are relaxing. These suggestions are heard by your subconscious mind and they will help you later when you are going about your day-to-day existence.
Hypnotherapy is an amazing tool if you struggle with Addictions of any kind, have stress concerns, need pain relief, Smoking Cessation, and weight managment. It's also great for any self-esteem issues, fears, phobias, you name it.