Clinical Hypnotherapy

Clinical hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create subconscious change in a client to promote new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings. It is guided by Dr. Z with a client in state of hypnosis. Clinical hypnotherapy can produce lasting changes, reduce symptoms, help eliminate bad habits, and generally improve functioning and reduce distress. It is a well-documented treatment for a variety of medical, psychiatric and psychological conditions.

Do not confuse clinical hypnotherapy with the entertaining performance of a stage hypnotist!

Clinical hypnotherapy benefits

What problems, conditions, or symptoms can clinical hypnotherapy help control?
Sleep Disorders
Hypertension & High Blood Pressure
Anxiety Disorders
Enuresis & Encopresis (bed-wetting & soiling)
Eating Disorders
Self-Image & Self-Efficacy
Dermatological (Skin) Disorders
Nausea and Vomiting (particularly when associated with chemotherapy and pregnancy)
Gastrointestinal Disorders (Ulcerative Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colitis, Crohn’s)
Auto-Immune Disorders
Smoking Cessation
Obesity and Weight Control
Sexual Dysfunction
Test Anxiety, Concentration, & Learning Disabilities
Stress Management
Anger Management
Most phobias (elevators, flying, spiders, etc.)
Sports & Athletic Performance
Interpersonal Communication (fear of rejection)

Get help

To make an appointment with Dr. Z for clinical hypnotherapy, call (678) 554-5632 or click the blue button to request an appointment using the online form. Dr. Z will evaluate your symptoms and recommend clinical hypnotherapy, if it is an appropriate treatment for your condition.

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About clinical hypnosis

What does hypnosis do to a person?
A person who is hypnotized displays certain unusual behavior characteristics and propensities, compared with a non-hypnotized subject, most notably heightened suggestibility and responsiveness.

What happens during a clinical hypnotherapy session?
During clinical hypnotherapy, a person is brought to a state of heightened focus and concentration. The person will concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction. Hypnotized subjects are said to show an increased response to suggestions by the therapist.

How is clinical hypnosis produced in a person?
Clinical hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions by the therapist.

How does clinical hypnotherapy promote change?Clinical hypnotherapy promotes change by:
Engaging the emotional brain
Engaging the subconscious
Utilizing the energetic intelligence of the heart, the gut, and of the entire body
Transcending time and person (transpersonal experience)
Engaging a different portion of the brain that previously was not part of the original wiring together process (insight, humor, the sensorimotor cortex, etc.)

What are the signs that the patient is under clinical hypnosis?
Deep relaxation
Deep breathing (hypnotic sigh)
Body temperature changes
Response to suggestion
REM (Rapid Eye Movement)
Eye lachrymation
Emotional response
Perceived (imagined as if real) sensory experience (the patient feels the sunshine, hears the waves, smells the food)

Myths and Truths

Will I lose control? 
No, you will not lose control of your body or of your mind.

Will I be unconscious or asleep? 
No, you will not be unconscious and you will know at all times where you are and what is happening. Do not confuse clinical hypnotherapy with the entertaining performance of a stage hypnotist.

Will I remember what happened? 
Yes, most probably you will remember nearly everything that was said or that happened during hypnosis.

The clinical hypnotherapist does whatever they do to me, and I just receive? 
Not true, you will be actively engaged in the session and the therapist will simply guide you through the process.

What if I’m not hypnotizable? 
In all likelihood, you are hypnotizable. Researchers at Stanford University and other research centers have determined that about 95 percent of people can be hypnotized to some extent (with most scoring in the midrange on the Stanford Scale) and that an individual’s score reflecting the ability to respond to hypnosis remains remarkably stable over time.

Can clinical hypnotherapy hurt anyone? 
Hypnosis per se cannot hurt anyone, however it is not indicated for individuals who are under the influence of alcohol and illicit drugs, or individuals who suffer from severe psychosis or severe autism, or individuals who suffer from certain personality disorders.