Hypnotherapy

You can free yourself from unwanted habits once and for all with guided hypnotherapy.

Have you tried to stop an annoying habitual behavior only to find yourself doing it again and again?

When you’re unable to break a habit or stop an unwanted behavior, it can make you feel out of control, frustrated, and affect your self-esteem.

While you think sheer discipline and willpower should be enough to stop your emotional eating, nail biting, skin picking, hair pulling, or other compulsion, it’s typically more difficult than that.

The reason most people find breaking an unwanted habit so challenging is they probably started doing it as a way to cope with stress or trauma.

Hypnotherapy is a tool that rewrites your subconscious dependence on the unwanted habitual way of coping. It helps you recognize the behavior for what it is in the moment and subvert it.

We’re not talking about stage-act hypnosis here. You won’t be losing control or surrendering your will. And, no, you won’t find yourself clucking like a chicken at the sound of a bell.


Hypnosis can be used in two ways, as suggestion therapy or for patient analysis.

  • Suggestion therapy: Hypnosis can help the person better able to respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain behaviors, such as stopping smoking or nail biting. It can also help people change perceptions and sensations, and is particularly useful in treating pain.
  • Analysis: This approach uses the relaxed state to explore a possible psychological root cause of a disorder or symptom, such as a traumatic past event that a person has hidden in his or her unconscious memory. Once the trauma is revealed, it can be addressed in psychotherapy.

Guided hypnotherapy can help you control…

  • Emotional eating
  • Biting nails
  • Picking skin
  • Smoking
  • Drinking
  • Focus and Concentration
  • Managing pain

We’ve found hypnotherapy to be powerfully effective for our clients. It works like a “back door” into your consciousness where positive suggestions can take root for change to take place.

Whether you try hypnotherapy on its own or in combination with behavioral psychotherapy, it’s important to work with a skilled and licensed practitioner for safe and lasting results.

Call the Women’s Therapy Institute at (650) 272-0388 or Schedule A Free Consultation