Hypnotherapy to most would conjure up ideas of swinging watches, mind control and entertainment as seen on stage. As a practising Hypnotherapist and trainer, I would like to think that this view is slowly beginning to change as I see more and more people, access this wonderful therapy as well as the ever-growing interest to learn and train in this fascinating area.
People have been healing themselves by trance for many generations and although it looks like sleep, hypnosis is not sleeping. It can either be induced by a therapist like me or you can enter into it naturally all by yourself. In fact, you do, on a daily basis. It is all part of your physiological makeup. Although relaxation is conducive to therapy it is not needed for hypnosis to take place, those on stage impersonating Elvis are not laid down relaxing yet the trance state is clearly visible.
During hypnosis, all our senses are heightened and therefore more aware. This makes us more susceptible to any suggestions made to us. If these suggestions are in line with our moral and ethical codes and are based on our ideal way of being, then we are likely to accept them and affect the change we desire.
There is no magic in hypnosis, other than it can for many have life-changing effects on the way our clients live their life. From general fears, phobias, anxieties, unwanted habits, addictions, weight control, and allergies. Hypnosis can be effective on just about most things including. Childbirth, pain management, IBS and has proved invaluable within surgery for those where general anaesthetic has not been practical.
Hypnosis became popular as a treatment for medical conditions in the late 1700s when effective pharmaceutical and surgical treatment options were limited.
To determine whether hypnosis has a role in contemporary medicine, relevant trials and a few case reports are reviewed. Despite substantial variation in techniques among the numerous reports, patients treated with hypnosis experienced substantial benefits for many different medical conditions. An expanded role for hypnosis and a larger study of techniques appear to be indicated.
Many people are turning to hypnotherapy today for additional complimentary care to ongoing medical conditions. While hypnosis is no replacement for medical care it certainly can support treatment and help alleviate discomfort mentally, physically and emotionally.
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