Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is a treatment that makes use of relaxation techniques to induce suggestions upon the unconscious mind.
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including: Phobias, fears, and anxiety. Sleep disorders
Hypnotherapy is an alternative healing method that is used to create subconscious change in a patient in the form of new responses, thoughts, attitudes, behaviors or feelings. It is undertaken with a subject in hypnosis. Studies have shown hypnotism to be more effective than simply therapy or a placebo when dealing with substance abuse disorders, behavioral addictions and even chronic pain.
- What can be treated with hypnosis? Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is a treatment that makes use of relaxation techniques to induce suggestions upon the unconscious mind. Studies have shown hypnotism to be more effective than simply therapy or a placebo when dealing with substance abuse disorders, behavioral addictions and even chronic pain.
- What is a “Clinical Hypnotherapist? Clinical hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained doctors or masters prepared individuals, for treating a psychological or physical problem. It is a highly relaxed state. Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention.
- How do Hypnotherapists work? Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken.
- What is the difference between a Hypnotist and a Hypnotherapist? Hypnosis is the process of inducing of a passive state of mind and establishes reliable communication between the conscious and the subconscious mind. On the other hand, hypnotherapy is a psychological healing method that makes use of hypnosis to treat problems. Trained hypnotherapists must have a masters or doctorate degree in a related field, and undergo a six to eight week training course from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. It is a common method of treatment in the US.
- What is a “Cognitive Hypnotherapist”? Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a modern approach based on recent discoveries from neuroscience. It combines a mix of different therapeutic influences including the most effective elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology, Gestalt, Traditional Hypnotherapy and Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP).
More information on Hypnotherapy:
- American Psychological Association: http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/01/hypnosis.aspx
- American Society of Clinical Hypnosis: http://www.asch.net/
- National Council for Hypnotherapy: https://www.hypnotherapists.org.uk/
- Hypnotherapy (wiki definition): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnotherapy