Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

Patrick Agergaard, M.A.
Mental Therapist, Hypnotist & Coach
Master of Positive Psykology (MOPP)
Trainer of Mentology

Clinic centralt i Roskilde
Phone: +45 21 85 41 15

Hypnosis is a state of better-than-normal communication between the conscious and the unconscious mind. Hypnosis is easy to achieve, and constitutes a completely natural state of mind that occurs in small bursts regularly during your normal day activities without you probably even noticing.

Hypnotherapy is simply a label for therapeutic interventions carried out in a hypnotic state of mind to ensure stronger effects.

What can be achieved with hypnosis?

Hypnosis is an effective tool for creating better communication between conscious and unconscious thougts. In the trance state you will have more intuitive insights than in everyday life, and you will easier integrate new learning and better habits for future use.

Hypnosis is often used for smoking cessation, pain control and curing phobias. Personally, I tend to work with more emotionally complex issues like stress, depression, panic attacks, performance anxiety and self-esteem, to name a few.

Is hypnosis safe?

I am often asked whether hypnosis is safe to use. The answer is yes. The surprising truth is that a hypnotic state actually occurs every 90 minutes during your every-day life, at least in small bursts. Most people are hardly aware of this trance state that usually feels like “checking out” for a moment.

You have probably noticed a busy colleague in the afternoon whose eyes go blank and attention is so inward that your colleague is not really aware of what you say to them. This is not just a matter of low blood sugar – it is a completely normal and healthy “maintenance state” in which your mind does some house-cleaning during the day in order to avoid overwhelm.

Is hypnosis a miracle-cure tool?

No. Of course not.

Hypnosis is just one tool for a therapist to use. Some people respond better to hypnosis than others and some therapeutic issues are better suited for hypnotherapy than others.

Also, hypnosis is not much of an exact science so there are no sure-fire textbook solutions that “always work with anybody”, as opposed to the impression you often get from hypnosis on tv.

I have done hypnosis in a number of tv and radio shows, but I never use hypnosis for entertainment or portrait hypnosis is a wonder tool that is superior to anything else. I like to stay real.

What are my credentials?

Well, among others:

  • University degree as Master of Positive Psychology (MOPP)
  • Certified Master Hypnotherapist (INHNLP, ABH, NGH)
  • Certified as a Mentology Hypnotist & Trainer
  • Certified Master Trainer of NLP
  • Certified Trainer of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy