While the mention of hypnosis may conjure images of stage acts and people being made to cluck like a chicken for entertainment, clinical hypnosis is a widely researched and evidenced based technique that has been shown to be beneficial in addressing many concerns, including: addictions, personal growth, self-esteem, trauma, anxiety, depression, dissociation, chronic pain and illness, confidence, and sexual disorders. Hypnosis is a highly relaxed altered state of awareness, perception, or consciousness that is used to address concerns by speaking to the unconscious mind. It is a state of inner absorption, concentration, and focused attention. It’s like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. While hypnosis has been used since ancient times and has been a part of healing by psychologists and physicians for hundreds of years, it was validated as a clinical tool by the American Medical Association in 1958, and the American Psychological Association in 1960. Several of our therapists have participated in extensive training in Clinical Hypnosis and have completed the 50 hours of training required for the practice of Hypnosis in the State of Florida.