WHAT IS HYPNOTHERAPY?
Hypnotherapy is simply a therapeutic process in which hypnosis is used to assist you to achieve your goals. Hypnosis is simply concentrated attention and relaxation in an altered state of awareness. All hypnosis is really self-hypnosis. Your Hypnotherapist acts only as your guide. In hypnosis, you allow yourself to relax as much as you choose. It is simply learning how to completely relax using your imagination and creativity. It is a normal process of relaxation.
You already go through at least light stages daily, the only difference is that while in that relaxing state, your Hypnotherapist can assist you in accessing answers you are looking for. read more....
The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses.
What is the history of hypnosis?
Throughout history, trance states have been used by shamans and ancient peoples in rituals and religious ceremonies. But hypnosis as we know it today was first associated with the work of an Austrian physician named Franz Anton Mesmer. In the 1700s, Mesmer believed that illnesses were caused by magnetic fluids in the body getting out of balance. He used magnets and other hypnotic techniques (the word “mesmerized” comes from his name) to treat people. But the medical community was not convinced. Mesmer was accused of fraud, and his techniques were called unscientific.
Hypnotherapy regained popularity in the mid-1900s due to Milton H. Erickson (1901 - 1980), a successful psychiatrist who used hypnosis in his practice. In 1958, both the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association recognized hypnotherapy as a valid medical procedure. Since 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for chronic pain.
About the therapist
Amitaabh Naaraayan is a Certified Hypnotherapist, (CHt, RMP) Indian Board of Alternative Medicine provides healing through Hypnotherapy, read more.....
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How does hypnotherapy work?
Hypnotherapy interacts directly with the inner consciousness to find core issue causes of problems in a person's life. read more
What happens during a visit to the hypnotherapist? read more
How many treatments will I need?
Each session lasts about an hour, and most people start to see results within 4 - 10 sessions. You and your hypnotherapist will monitor and evaluate your progress over time. Children (aged 9 - 12) are easily hypnotized and may respond after only one or two visits.
What illnesses or conditions respond well to hypnosis?
Hypnosis is used in a variety of settings -- from emergency rooms to dental offices to outpatient clinics. Clinical studies suggest that hypnosis may improve immune function, increase relaxation, decrease stress, and ease pain and feelings of anxiety.
Hypnotherapy can reduce the fear and anxiety read more
Other problems or conditions that may respond to hypnotherapy include:
Are there any risks associated with hypnotherapy?
Before considering hypnotherapy, you need a diagnosis from your doctor to know what needs to be treated. This is especially true if your condition is psychological (for example, a phobia or anxiety), and you should be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Without an accurate diagnosis, hypnotherapy could make your symptoms worse. Very rarely, hypnotherapy leads to the development of "false memories" made up by the unconscious mind; these are called confabulations.