Understanding Our Approach to Healing
with Hypnotherapy / Hypnosis Therapy

Hypnotherapy is the perfect example of mind-body medicine. It helps your mind tell your body how to react and adjusts the messages your body sends to your mind.” – Catherine Boyce

Hypnotherapy is a technique where you are guided into a deeply relaxed state of focused attention called a hypnotic trance. In this trance state, your therapist gently explores the depths of your subconscious mind, revealing the emotions, beliefs, and fears feeding your anxiety and pain.

This pleasant, relaxed state of focused attention is something you’ve likely experienced before without even realizing it. A great example is called being in the “zone.” For instance, you’ve been in the “zone” when you drove to your destination only to realize that you don’t remember the route you took.

The distinction in Hypnotherapy is your therapist purposefully induces a trance-like state to reach and influence your subconscious mind.

While in this deeply relaxed state, your therapist will introduce positive suggestions. These suggestions are designed to change how you think and feel about situations that trigger your anxiety or cause your pain. Through repetition, you’ll experience a noticeable improvement in your symptoms and overall well-being.

The positive effects of Hypnotherapy last long after the session has ended. To reinforce these beneficial changes, we can provide recordings of your sessions to use on your own. Just ask for a recording before our session begins if you’d like that additional reinforcement.

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Evanston Counseling Is a Safe & Confidential Space For Healing

Like all therapies, Hypnotherapy explores sensitive and vulnerable aspects of your life. We appreciate and understand the courage it takes to share your deepest thoughts and feelings with another person, especially in a deeply relaxed and focused state of mind.

That’s why our first priority is establishing a respectful, collaborative relationship with you—built on trust. Our experienced therapists will ensure that you feel emotionally safe during every step of the experience.

Trust, confidentiality, and autonomy aren’t just concepts at Evanston Counseling; they are at the core of our practice. We carry out the entire Hypnotherapy process in complete alignment with your comfort and consent.

Every Hypnotherapy session at Evanston Counseling is designed to be your personal sanctuary—a peaceful place for transformation and healing.

Reduce Pain and Anxiety with Hypnotherapy

There’s no one-size-fits-all therapy, but Hypnotherapy is a proven effective treatment for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms.

Hypnotherapy might be the change you’ve been searching for.


    Hypnosis Therapy is helpful for anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias. We use Hypnotherapy to get to the root cause of your anxiety and nudge your subconscious mind to respond differently to anxiety triggers.


    Hypnosis Therapy can address underlying emotional issues and promote behavior changes that improve mental health and mood. For instance, positive suggestions can increase motivation for regular exercise, healthier eating, regular sleep patterns, and mindfulness.


    Findings from studies show that Hypnotherapy significantly reduces pain in chronic conditions like fibromyalgia, migraines, and joint pain.

    Hypnosis Therapy doesn’t necessarily eliminate the source of the pain. Instead, it helps change the mind’s perception of pain and improves your ability to cope with it.


    As a therapeutic approach for GI symptoms, Hypnotherapy is backed by scientific evidence.

    Hypnotherapy for GI distress is based on the connection between mind and body—specifically the brain-gut communication pathway. Since shifts in our mental state can directly impact our physical condition, Hypnotherapy is often the most effective treatment.

Hypnotherapy Is a Powerful Tool for Positive Change

At Evanston Counseling, we believe in discovering the best version of you— the version that’s not held back by self-limiting beliefs, habits, and behaviors.

Through Hypnotherapy, you can realize your full potential by reframing the self-limiting beliefs which are holding you back, personally and professionally.

  • I’m not good enough
  • Success is for other people, not me
  • I’m not smart/qualified/talented enough
  • I must be perfect to be loved or accepted
  • I don’t deserve happiness or success
  • It’s too late for me to change or try something new

Through Hypnotherapy, you can break unhealthy habits and modify behaviors that keep you from reaching your goals.

  • Smoking
  • Unhealthy eating
  • Social media addiction
  • Procrastination

Self-limiting beliefs, habits, and behaviors can hold you back and cause anxiety. But you have the power to change. We’re here to help you realize your potential and live a fuller, more joyful life.

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Are You Ready to Get Started with Hypnotherapy?

Take the first step toward a life with less pain and anxiety. Book a free 15-minute consultation today to learn more about Hypnotherapy and our special packages for anxiety and chronic pain.