What's the difference between clinical hypnotherapy and 'ordinary' hypnosis? The clue is in the 'therapy'.
Hypnotherapy can help you to escape from typical problem patterns of response and behavior to achieve greater flexibility and choice in your life. Hypnotherapy (literally: 'hypnosis therapy') works by allowing you to relax really deeply. This puts your brain into the optimal state for carrying out important internal changes (otherwise known as 'learning new things'). This gives you the ability to choose new ways of doing, being and thinking, without being controlled by past experience.