Hypnotherapy allows clients to make greater progress in therapy by working around the defenses of the conscious mind. As such, it is a therapy sometimes shrouded in mysticism and viewed with fear and skepticism. If your exposure to hypnosis is limited to television and stage shows, you have indeed been entertained rather than exposed to an understanding of its ethical and therapeutic value. Hypnosis has many styles, some of which do not involve deep trance. It is quite likely you have been in some state of hypnotic trance in the past without even realizing it. Clients often find hypnosis beneficial for stress reduction, behavioral problems, fears, phobias, and compulsions. Call Karen at (813)571-1672 today to ask about how you might benefit from hypnosis.