Hypnotherapy is skilled verbal communication using a blend of hypnosis and NLP. It is used in the treatment of stress, confidence, phobias, anxiety, and habit disorders. Your body responds physically to thoughts. For example, when you think of something that frightens you, you may experience an increased heart rate, shortness of breath, sweating, your muscles become tight, and you may even feel butterflies in your stomach. Similarly when you think of a pleasant thought, your heart rate lowers, you breathe becomes deeper, and your muscles relax. These are functions of the autonomic nervous system that are involuntary and can be used to promote health rather than the reverse. The hypnotherapist and client will decide together on the changes or goals that are desired.