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What are Different Uses for Hypnosis?

by Michelle DeStefano
             Many people are curious about hypnosis and how it can be used to support their own health journey. A good place to start learning is with the official definition of the practice: Hypnosis uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. It is this state that generates the ability to accept the suggestions given by the hypnotist to achieve desired results.

More specifically, hypnosis can be categorized in different groups. First, it can be used to deal with stress, fears, sadness and anxieties, comfortable births, changing bad habits, increasing self-esteem and building confidence, healing the past and more. Second, it is successfully used to assist with medical issues of all sorts, such as pre- and post-surgery support, nausea, gastrointestinal problems, pain management, high blood pressure and cancer, just to name a few. Third, many find it helpful to enhance performance in playing golf and other sports, increasing sales, improving their job performance and for self-discovery. such as finding hidden talents, academic enhancement, test anxiety and more. Finally, past life regression is in a category all by itself.

People have different reasons for seeking hypnosis and find that their sessions are very healing and enlightening. Some seek the treatment to release past traumas, to gain more insight on one’s life purpose, to better understand current relationships and so many more reasons. Since the mind and body are connected, if one’s mind is calm, the body will be healthier. In general, seeking health and well-being for one’s whole mind and body is one of the many great reasons to use the services of a local hypnotist.

Michelle DeStefano, is double certified in hypnosis and a member of both the National Guild of Hypnotists and the American Hypnosis Association. Her specialty is stress reduction and pain management. For upcoming events, or free consultations, call 301-744-0200 or visit

June 2020




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