What is hypnosis?

Treatment/healing with hypnosis is working directly with a person’s subconscious mind and thereby affect emotions, thoughts and behavior.

Today we know, that a lot of the things that a person feels, thinks and does are controlled both by the conscious and the subconscious - so that means that a lot of things happen outside of our conscious thinking.

To enter a state of hypnosis is something many experience in every day life, as a kind of passive hypnosis – to mentally zone out while doing the dished for example is a type of passive hypnosis. To drive on the freeway and for a second be consciously “gone”, but still be in control is passive hypnosis as well.

When hypnotized by a professional hypnotherapist the state of mind is the same, but only now there is an active subconscious communication between the person being hypnotized and the hypnotherapist. This makes it possible to change or reinforce a lot of things about the way a person think, how they feel, their opinions and behavior, with the client’s consent.

Nobody can be hypnotized against his or her will.

If you trust in the therapist who is going to hypnotize you and you are capable of counting from 1-10, you have a level of concentration high enough to be hypnotized, even though there are exceptions. Children from the age of 6, depending on maturity level, can be hypnotized. Normally, hypnotherapists will not work with clients that are psychotic, mentally disabled or highly paranoid.

What is the difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist?

There are two types of practitioners within hypnosis.

  • Hypnotists use suggestions as a tool to create positive changes in a person’s thoughts, feelings and behavior.

  • Hypnotherapists perform therapy while the clients is hypnotized. We recommend that you make sure that your hypnotherapist has been educated from a serious academy. It is important that the hypnotherapist has learned about “human reactions” and has knowledge of human development.


A hypnotherapist is a hypnotist who can also give suggestions and who can work therapeutically under hypnosis. A hypnotherapist can use therapeutic tools that are already “invented” to create an emotional change within the client.

A lot has happened in the field of hypnosis. More people work seriously with clients on getting the wanted results. Hypnosis in it self has a smaller effect; it is what happens during hypnosis that is of importance. That is why the choice of hypnotherapist plays an important role. With the right treatment permanent changes are created and old negative emotions, failure, unrest, grief, shame, anger etc. will be dissolved once and for all. Hypnotherapy is 10 times faster and more effective than conscious communication with the client.

Can you diagnose?

A hypnotist and hypnotherapist does not diagnose.

What does a regular session look like?

A session starts with an interview that sets out to determine what the client desires.

A session with a professional hypnotherapist takes around 1-1,5 hour. Hypnotherapy removes the “cause” and very often with permanent impact.

What issues does hypnosis have an effect on?

Here is a list of subjects where hypnotherapy with beneficial effect can be used:

  • Anxiety, anxiety of getting anxiety and performance anxiety

  • Depressed state of mind – sadness.

  • Restraint and shyness.

  • ADHD.

  • OCD.

  • Whiplash

  • Allergies and asthma

  • Phobias

  • Fear of the dark, snakes, flying, the dentists, being around a lot of people, needles et

  • Pain relief

  • Migraines and headaches

  • Stuttering

  • Skin conditions, eczema (psychologically caused)

  • Bad habits, fingernail biting

  • Smoking

  • Stress, unrest, nervousness

  • Tics

  • Bedwetting

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Impotency and related issues (psychologically caused)

  • Eating disorders, weight control

  • Sadness, insecurities, discouragement, loneliness

  • Bullying

  • Marital problems, jealousy, bad temper

  • Grief, traumas, crisis, PTSD

  • Improve athletic performances

  • More clout and initiative

  • More motivation, energy and outgoingness

  • Better concentration and memory

  • Improve study habits

  • Strengthening self-esteem, assertiveness and self-confidence

  • Gambling and other subconsciously controlled urges/needs


The list is not complete as there are many more specific problems that modern hypnotherapy has shown to have a beneficial effect on.