Hypnosis, in a nutshell
Hypnosis is a natural state available to EVERYONE that can also be triggered through technique on a voluntary subject. The subconscious takes a bigger place and can express itself more freely, in both playful or therapeutic contexts. Hypnosis opens a communicatin channel with the subconscious, allowing to question, obtain answers about what is happening "inside" and resolve subconscious conflicts.
Subjects in a transe are not unconscious or controlled at will. They are in a relationship of confidence and cooperation with the hypnotist, allowing themselves to slip into a state of automatic reactions to suggestions, while keeping the ability to recover control and refuse suggestions if they want to. If subjects decide to resist and prove themselves that they are stronger than hypnosis, there will be no session possible.
Hypnosis is often presented as a somewhat magical therapy tahat can solve any issue with two sessions, unfortunately this is a false vision that causes unrealistic expectations and disappointment to customers. The number of sessions depends on the technique used by the hypnotist, the level of cooperation from the subject, but also of what causes the request: behind a similar phobia could be hiding one or many causes for two different persons. There is no general rule, every case is different.
Hypnosis is particularly useful for deprogramming behaviors, releasing repressed emotions, helping with traumas, grief, phobias, chronic pain and more generally psychosomatic disorders.
Hypnosis does not belong to the medical or psychotherapeutic fields: no diagnostics are made about possible pathologies. In case of a known pathology, check if there are contraindications with a therapist before starting sessions.
NEVER interrupt a treatment or therapy without discussing with your therapist first.