An approach of psychotherapy that takes a subject into trance (hypnotic state) for the healing purpose is known as hypnotherapy.
In Greek word 'hypnos' means 'sleep'. In 1841 James Braid coined a term 'neuro hypnotism', which means 'sleep of the nervous system'. The word "hypnosis" is referred as an abbreviation of the Braid's term.
Hypnosis is very powerful and completely safe technique for taking a subject to the state of hyper suggestibility. In therapeutic perspective, every hypnosis is regarded as self hypnosis. It is because, the subject holds the key (control) during the therapy whereas the therapist facilitates the subject to get hypnotized. This process is so powerful that it can help the subject to reprogram his or her mind for well being by following the instructions provided by the hypnotherapist.
If a subject does not reach to the state of hyper suggestibility then it is learnt that the person has not been hypnotized. Clark L. Hull, who is one of the most respected researcher in the field of hypnotherapy, writes- If a subject after submitting to the hypnotic procedure shows no genuine increase in susceptibility to any suggestions whatever, there seems no point in calling him hypnotized.
Hypnotherapy is found to be effective in managing wide set of psychosocial issues. Nepal Hypnosis Pvt. Ltd. is Nepal's pioneer organization to utilize integrated clinical hypnotherapy and successfully help its clients to gain sound mental health.