Hypnotherapy – How Does it Work

How does Hypnosis work?

When something happens to us we remember it, make a belief and learn a particular behaviour in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. Sometimes these reactions and beliefs don’t serve us.  In some forms of hypnotherapy the trained therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the first reaction and assists you to change the reaction and the belief to ones that serve you. – University of Maryland Medical Centre


Hypnosis has been used for many centuries but Hypnosis as we know it today was first associated with the work of Franz Anton Mesmer. Hypnotherapy gained popularity in the mid 1900’s due to the work of Milton H Erickson. It was recognised as a valid therapy by Medical Associations in the mid 50’s.