There is a difference between stage Hypnotherapy (like what you may have seen on the TV), which is for entertainment and Clinical Hypnotherapy which is the 'type' of Hypnotherapy that I do and it is for the sole purpose of helping you.
I am a qualified and certified Hypnotherapist with the American Board of Hypnotherapy and follow their strict code of conduct.
All Hypnotherapy is self-hypnosis and by this I mean that you, the client, are in control. I/The Hypnotherapist, cannot make you do something that does not resonate with you.
Your conscious mind is the part of your mind that you're aware of day-to-day, such as willpower. Your unconscious mind is what goes on underneath. It's where you 'get' your feelings, urges, etc from, it's where the programme behind your habits are held. Hypnotherapy is so effective as it by-passes the conscious mind and works with your unconscious mind, suggesting behavioural changes to the client.
What will Hypnosis feel like? This is a very common questions and the is no one-fit answer. It's different for everyone but it is a natural state, similar to that of sleep, in which you are highly responsive to suggestion or direction.
Before any session I'll explain a little about Hypnosis (including some of the above) and answer any questions.