Hypnotherapy is the therapeutic application of suggestions via hypnosis or a hypnotic state, in order to bring about change. When in state of hypnosis the body and conscious mind are relaxed and the unconscious mind remains alert and receptive to suggestions. Appropriately made hypnotic suggestions can bypass the intellectual or conscious mind, go directly to the unconscious and assist us in making fast and lasting changes. Hypnotherapy is quick and efficient way to rebuild new behaviours, patterns and ways of thinking in order to change how we think and feel about ourselves. This is particularly useful when wanting find new ways of dealing with situations of stress or worry, or when wanting to make a positive change in life such as quitting smoking, kicking a food or drug addiction, or moving on from a difficult or traumatic experience, regardless of how long ago it was.