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Hypnotherapy at Stella Luna

Hypnosis is a changed state of awareness and increased relaxation that allows for improved focus and concentration. It is also called hypnotherapy when used therapeutically. Hypnosis is usually done with the guidance of a trained healthcare provider using verbal repetition and mental images. During hypnosis, most people feel calm and relaxed. Hypnosis typically makes people more open to suggestions about behavioral changes that will be beneficial for their lives.

Hypnosis can help you gain control over behaviors you’d like to change. It may help you to better-cope with anxiety or pain. Although one is more open to suggestions during hypnosis, a person does not lose control over their behavior during a hypnosis session.


Hypnosis also may be helpful for:

  • Pain control. Hypnosis may help with pain due to burns, cancer, childbirth, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, jaw problems, dental procedures, and headaches.
  • Hot flashes. Hypnosis may ease hot flashes caused by menopause.
  • Behavior change. Hypnosis has been used with some success to treat sleep problems, bed-wetting, smoking, and overeating.
  • Cancer treatment side effects. Hypnosis has been used to ease the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
  • Mental health conditions. Hypnosis may help reduce anxiety associated with fears and phobias.

You don’t need any special preparation for a hypnosis session. It’s a good idea to wear comfortable clothing, which can help you to relax. It’s a good idea to ensure that you’re well rested before your hypnotherapy session. This way, you’re less likely to fall asleep during the session, as hypnotherapy is meant to be a relaxing event but not one that pouts you to sleep!

Cleveland hypnotherapy sessions at Stella Luna Counseling & Wellness are conducted by our professional hypnotherapist, Paul DiFranco. Paul has a degree in psychology, a master’s degree in human resources, is a certified professional hypnotherapist, and has many years of experience in assisting individuals with their life issues through his hypnotherapy practice. We’re delighted to offer Paul’s services at Stella Luna to our clients and guests. If you have questions about our Cleveland hypnotherapy service, please reach out to us here. You can book an appointment with Paul using the buttons towards the top of this page. Paul also offers a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation to answer your questions and to get more information about you and your goals before scheduling an in-office session.


17951 Jefferson Park Road
Suite #100
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

(440) 879-8517