HYPNOSIS is a highly focused state of attention during which people tend to process information differently, usually being more responsive to suggestions. Many people then experience themselves automatically responding differently in their everyday lives. Where appropriate suggestions are made that target problematic patterns in a person's life, the positive changes in mind and body can be quite remarkable.

Merrilly uses hypnosis for treating depression, stress, anxiety, pain, habits, and a range of other problems. In fact, hypnosis can be used to compliment the treatment of most problems that we face in our day-to-day lives.

Contrary to what is often portrayed in the media, hypnosis does not involve handing over control or going to 'sleep'. In clinical hypnosis, the main goal is to help clients develop a greater sense of control over their own lives. Merrilly generally provides her clients with mp3 recordings of their hypnosis sessions so that they can listen to them at home, thus reinforcing the important therapeutic messages provided in each session. The more practice one can do between sessions, the greater the progress likely to be made.