Hypnotherapy -- or hypnosis -- is a type of nonstandard or "complementary and alternative medicine" treatment. It uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. The person's attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus their attention -- with the help of a trained therapist -- on specific thoughts or tasks. Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy (counseling or therapy) because the hypnotic state allows people to explore painful thoughts, feelings, and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. In addition, hypnosis enables people to perceive some things differently, such as blocking an awareness of pain.
How Does Hypnosis Work? We ask Menna Shoman Menna Shoman is Hypnotherapist, mindfulness coach and corporate trainer who is committed to help clients manage stress and anxiety. A firm believer in the need of continuous learning and accordingly obtained MA degree in Economics with focus on game theory and competitiveness. As well as a certified nutritionist, wellness coach and clinical hypnotherapist which is a passion area to enable building a happy and productive organization. Currently she is continuing her learning journey via doing a masters degree with King’s College London in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health.