What is hypnotherapy?
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Unlock the power of your mind.

What is hypnotherapy?
Supportive research
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What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis is a focused and absorbed state of attention, where you become more receptive to new ideas.

Hypnotherapy is the combination of hypnosis and psychological therapy. When you combine hypnosis with suggestions and psychological therapy, it becomes a powerful way to harness your mind to improve your health. Studies have shown combining hypnosis with therapy is more effective than therapy alone.

How does it work?

Brain scan studies have shown that hypnosis activates areas of the brain associated with absorption, the brain-body connection and disassociation. Hypnotherapy harnesses these effects to help you change how you experience symptoms & their triggers.

What happens during a session?

During a session, you’ll be guided via audio into a relaxed and focused state. This process is called ‘induction’. Next, your guide will take you through visualizations that teach your unconcious mind how to self-regulate your symptoms. Finally, you are guided to become more alert and refreshed.

Will it work for me?

Research shows that hypnotherapy works for most people, with 3 out of 4 people responding to gut-directed hypnotherapy and almost everyone responding to hot flash hypnotherapy.

Research & outcomes

We take clinical evidence seriously. Nerva is an evidence-based program with efficacy at it’s centre.
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Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Michael Yapko

Award winning psychologist, author and clinical hypnosis expert.

Dr. Irving Kirsch

Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies and Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Simone Peters

Psychophysiologist & Gut-Directed Hypnotherapist at Monash University

Dr. Gary Elkins

Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University.