What is clinical hypnotherapy?
The purpose of clinical hypnosis is not to entertain, create illusion or satisfy curiosity. It most certainly is not used to control a person. During a clinical hypnotherapy session you are always in full control of the process and not under the control of the therapist. In other words, you can stop the therapy session at any time they wish.
No one can be made to do anything with hypnotherapy that is against their values, beliefs or personality. Despite some common beliefs, it is not possible to make someone behave out of character with hypnosis unless they are willing to behave in that way. A session of clinical hypnotherapy is placing you in a physical and mental relaxed state, without you ever losing the full awareness of their environment. Unlike a ‘stage hypnotist’ whose job is to amuse an audience, a professional and qualified clinical hypnotherapist would never encourage a person to act in a fashion that they would not normally choose to do.