More Information About
More Information About Hypnosis. Hypnosis is a method for
guiding you through a process of changing thoughts or behaviors
and even your body image through harnessing the power of the
mind. Hypnosis is a guided state of relaxation in which trained
hypnotherapists call the trance state.
During this state, positive suggestions can be made that can
help the person to achieve goals, break a bad habit, or
initiate a healing.
Hypnosis is safe and can be used to create positive lasting
change in a person's life. The hypnotist uses a "talking
language" to guide the subject through a series of
visualization exercises or NLP (Neuro Linguistic
Hypnosis will work for everyone except the person who does
not want it to work. There are a lot of myths concerning
hypnotism. Basically hypnotism is a relaxed state of being in
which one wakes up completely refreshed or may chose to end the
hypnosis session by dropping off to sleep.
Hypnosis can be used for changing thought patterns,
behaviors, and can even be used to change the physical body. It
is a completely natural way to absorb information. Someone who
wishes NOT to be hypnotized cannot be hypnotized. You can also
not be made to do anything morally or ethically that you would
not normally do when not hypnotized.
You cannot be made to do anything against your will.
Hypnosis can also be used by a licensed therapist to decrease
your perception of pain, decrease cravings, or increase your
ability to cope with a given situation. Hypnosis can be used to
control pain of childbirth, or that experienced when undergoing
It can also control symptoms of asthma. Hypnosis works by
shifting your attention and allowing you to focus on a object
of desire - a goal, habit or suggestion. When you are in the
state of hypnosis you are: more focused more responsive to
suggestions more open to ideas and less of a critical or
Hypnosis has been used to successfully change negative
behaviors or bad habits such as smoking, bed-wetting, and
overeating. It has been used to reduce fear, anziety and
The Myths Surrounding Hypnosis One common myth concerning
hypnosis is that you surrender your will when under hypnosis.
The truth is that hypnosis is just an altered state of mind and
as such you do not lose your sense of being, your personality
or your free will.
Another misconception is that when you are under hypnosis,
the therapist completely controls what you do. Hypnosis is
something that those participating in, do for themselves.
They are participants and you are just guiding the
therapists or hypo therapists for a short period of time. Some
persons think that you will lose consciousness and have amnesia
when you come out of it.
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Hypnosis Can Help Children
According to a study by the department of psychology at Standford University hypnosis can help children if they need a medical procedure.
The parents in the study reported that the children where more content and seemed to be less traumatised after the treatment than before.
What was ever more astonishing with the study was that the medical staff reported that the procedures were on average 14 minutes shorter for the hypnotised group than for the control group and also that the procedure was easier to perform on the children that had self hypnotised.
The conclusion of the study was that Hypnotic relaxation may be beneficial for children who undergo invasive medical procedures and make such programs easier for the parents to accept because they can control the distress caused.
A few persons may experience spontaneous amnesia, but most
persons remember everything that happened while under hypnosis.
Some have the fear that you can be put on hypnosis without your
consent or awareness of being hypnotized. Even those who
volunteer to be hypnotized can find it difficult to be put
under hypnosis. Decrease or limit the experience of phobias. It
has been used to reduce the pain felt during dental and
It can also be used in other medical procedures like
treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), to control nausea
and vomiting when receiving chemotherapy and to promote
healing for some skin diseases such as warts, psoriasis and
dermatitis. Hypnosis is to be used as part of a treatment
plan and not the only treatment. A hypnotherapist can teach
one how to self-hypnosis.
Dieting doesn't work, but hypnosis in
combination with other behavioral changes
brought on with visualizations, NLP or
other cognitive therapies can give you up
to a 70 per cent chance of losing weight
Hypnosis is not just for medical goals. It can be quite
useful for athletics that are looking for the extra boost
of confidence in achieving goals regarding physical
performance. What to expect during a session: Most sessions
last approximately 30 to 60 minutes.
You may need only one session or several. The person being
hypnotized ususally brings himself or herself out of the
hypnosis state at the end of the session. Normal daily
activities can usually be resumed following a hypnosis