Allenmore Psychological Associates remains OPEN. During this period of concern and anxiety having access to quality behavioral health care is important and our staff is dedicated to ensuring your behavioral health care needs are met. In the unlikely event that the WA Department of Health directs us to close we will notify patients via telephone on the day of their appointment (similar to our Snow Day policy). If you are an existing patient who is demonstrating symptoms associated with the coronavirus or impacted by related closures (e.g. cannot find day care due to a school closure) and need to cancel we ask that you inform our staff as soon as possible, APA will not charge you for a late cancellation.


What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is a therapy technique that draws from hypnosis or hypnotic suggestion. Unlike most counseling approaches, hypnosis or hypnotherapy has been effectively used for centuries. This includes prehistoric application that developed into a formalized treatment in the 1800s. Presently there are several forms of hypnotherapy used by tens of thousands of counselors. Many of these approaches have research confirming their effectiveness in treating a variety of psychological concerns as well as habits and addictions.

How does hypnotherapy work?

Hypnotherapy is designed to facilitate relaxation, introduce mental resources, and assist in resolving inner conflict. It is unique in that it applies its effect to the subconscious mind. The subconscious is responsible for storing long-term memory and is the source of emotions, habits, relationship patterns, and intuition. Hypnotherapy relaxes the critical mind while introducing positive changes to the subconscious mind. As a result, negative or unhealthy thoughts and behaviors are replaced with positive and healthy beliefs and decisions.

Will hypnotherapy work for me?

Any willing person can benefit from hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind with persons entering trance states multiple times a day. This includes “highway hypnosis”, daydreaming, taking into a beautiful sunset, and other day-to-day experiences. Some seem to respond to hypnotherapy more quickly than others. However, enhanced response occurs through a desire to be hypnotized, openness to instruction, and repeated practice. In some cases, positive change can be quite rapid and have lasting effects.

How do I sign up for hypnotherapy?

At Allenmore Psychological Associates in Tacoma WA, we have multiple therapists who are trained in hypnotherapy. If you feel hypnotherapy may be right for you, call us at (253) 752-7320. Your phone call will be answered by one of our compassionate front office staff who will walk you through the steps of scheduling an appointment.

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