An introduction to Clinical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy


Hypnotic ability resides within the human mind. Whatever the amount of your hypnotic ability, everyone can use it in a constructive manner. When your natural hypnotic ability is therapeutically directed, it can promote healing and coping in medical illness, and it can empower you to use your unconscious resources (i.e., brain operations) to resolve psychological problems.

Hypnotherapy (without psychotherapy), is a brief treatment (1-5 sessions) that concentrates and focuses clinical hypnosis on a medical and/or psychological problem. Dr. Boyd conducts hypnosis and also teaches, guides, and coaches you to use your hypnotic ability to achieve your goals. By receiving clinical hypnosis directly and also audio recording it and using the recording at home, you develop the permanent skill of self-hypnosis, which goes with you forever.

Neuroscience research has shown that clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy can reach the deep, primitive parts of the human brain and alter “neuropathways” – the neuronal routes for neuroelectricity and neurochemicals. Therapeutic change in neuropathways and other operations of the human brain is the scientific explanation for the long history of hypnosis success, which can be effective in the treatment of a variety of psychological and medical problems:


  • Academic Problems
  • Anger Problems
  • Anxiety, Phobias, Panic
  • Athletic Performance
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Grief & Mourning
  • Hypertension
  • Impulse Control Problems
  • Irritable Bowel Disease
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Marital/Relationship Problems
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Obesity
  • Pain Management
  • Psychosomatic Medical Problems
  • Sexual Problems
  • Sleep Problems
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Induced Illness
  • Stress Management
  • Surgery Assistance
  • Trauma, Abuse, PTSD
  • Weight Reduction

Visit Dr. Boyd's listing on the Psychology Today website.