Hypnotherapy takes clients through guided hypnosis with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist. When clients are in a trance-like state, they can turn their attention completely inward to use their own resources to make changes or regain control over certain areas of their life. Performed in a calm, therapeutic environment, the therapist guides the client into a relaxed and focused state, where they may ask them to think about situations in a positive way. Once the client is in this state, they have total control over themselves and can choose to listen to the hypnotherapist’s suggestions or not. Therapists use hypnotherapy as an adjunct treatment with another form of therapy. It can help people with anxiety, phobias, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits. Hypnotherapy can also improve sleep, help with learning disorders, improve communication, alleviate relationship difficulties, and help manage pain. The length of the treatment depends on the complexities of the client’s situation, but it’s known for working very quickly compared to other forms of therapy.