Hypnosis helps to focus your thoughts. Once your focus is secured, your counselor will take you through a standard relaxation exercise. With your eyes closed, you’ll be asked to unwind from head to toe, letting yourself slip down in your chair while your muscles gradually feel more and more at ease. Because you are focusing only on the counselor’s voice, you’ll also pay less attention to any thoughts that could interfere with this relaxation. To help you relax completely, you will be asked to be given an image to follow and focus your attention. You’ll be given a countdown to get you closer and closer to relaxation, and by the time you’ve reached the very bottom, you’ll feel that you’re asleep. During this relaxed state, your counselor will give you a suggestion for the desired change. Before the session ends, the hypnotist will take you back, in reverse order, out of the trance (up and up). Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) THERAPY is a set of language- and sensory-based interventions with behavior-modification techniques designed to help improve the client’s self-awareness, communication skills, confidence and social actions. The goals of NLP are to help you understand the way you view and operate in the world and that it is necessary to change the thoughts and behavior patterns that have not proven beneficial in the past and only serve to block your healing and success. NLP has been used to treat fears and phobias, anxiety, stress, post traumatic stress disorder, poor self-esteem, and overall reduced quality of life due to various psychological issues. There are a variety of techniques such as visualization or forming a mental image of something you want, as well as visual-kinesthetic dissociation, a process by which the counselor guides the client in reliving trauma from the distance of an imaginative, out-of-body experience. Your counselor may help you correct language you use that leads to negative and faulty communication. NLP therapy can be short-term or long-term, depending on the individual and the extent of the problem.