Hypnosis is a calm natural state of focused attention which can be produced by the self or a therapist. From that state, the mind is especially receptive to ideas and suggestions compatible with the person's goals. Some people have found hypnosis to be a useful part of a total recovery program.

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) (asch.net)
The ASCH site provides general information on hypnotherapy, its benefits and medical uses, and guidance in how to select a qualified hypnotherapist. Under Public, Member Referral Search, you can search for practitioner by location (state/province) and/or by specialty such as Addictions.

Updated November 21, 2014