Facts About Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis
Clinical hypnotherapy has become a more popular and recommended treatment for people all over the world. The benefits of clinical hypnosis differ among each individual patient, but 85 percent of patients receive results from the treatment. Many counselors are adding clinical hypnosis to the services they provide for patients. When under hypnosis, you are open to suggestions, such as how to quit smoking. When you are hypnotized for therapeutic purposes, it is different from what you see when you watch hypnosis on stage for entertainment. Your free-will remains and you won’t do anything you are opposed to doing.
Clinical hypnosis is used by professional to assist patients with accessing parts of their minds that can help the patient in treating psychological and physical problems. Hypnosis is guided path to another state of awareness. The patient being guided will concentrate on relaxing and allowing their mind to travel internally opening up more of their mind. People who are under hypnosis appear asleep because they are still and quiet but they have increased mental activity during the hypnosis, which has been proven by measuring a patient’s brain activity. Therapists who use clinical hypnosis to treat patients are trained and licensed. There are very specific regulations governing the use of clinical hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help patients and that is why the regulations are so strict for its use. Clinical hypnotherapy has been used successfully to treat many issues including addiction, allergies, dealing with death, confidence, eating disorders, bed wetting, anxiety, panic disorders, headaches, concentration problems and many more physical and mental problems. Clinical hypnosis is not a magic pill that cures all issues in one session. The treatment will vary from patient to patient and based on several other factors including the severity of the patient's problems. Some medical insurance companies will pay a portion of the cost for patients to receive hypnotherapy.
How Hypnosis Works
Hypnotism works by relaxing you. The hypnotherapist talks to you in a soothing way, typically painting a picture of a relaxing scene for you to imagine. The therapist is trying to get you comfortable and feeling good. After a while, you enter a trance-like state. This is when the hypnotherapist makes her suggestions, such as telling you that you won’t crave cigarettes and smoking anymore. The hypnotherapist also makes suggestions on ways to achieve your goals. You are not going to act out in wild behaviors like you might see on stage performances. You remain aware of what is happening to you. You can even learn how to perform self-hypnosis by reaching the relaxed state of mind on your own. A typical hypnosis session lasts about 30 to 60 minutes.