Clinical hypnotherapy is a method of complementary therapy, not alternative which addresses the subconscious and its ability to learn and adopt new effective ways of solving the individual's problems.
During it, the therapist helps the hypnotist to enter a state of deep relaxation but not sleep, thus allowing the recall of memory from the subconscious.
Our subconscious is the part of our mind where all the information, beliefs, but also the facts, traumatic and non-traumatic, with which we have come in contact from our birth until today, are stored. Throughout the treatment our conscious mind is present simply to oversee the whole process.
In each session the person has complete control, while depending on the technique used, there may be a dialogue between the therapist and the patient.
During treatment, the hypnotist, seeing the situation objectively and without emotional outburst, realizes the causes of the problems he is facing and is able to make positive changes.
Thus, it can successfully replace harmful patterns of thinking and behavior and change mentality and lifestyle.
Charkot, Breuer, Ericson and Mesmer are considered to be the modern founders of clinical hypnotherapy.