Hypnotherapy is the type of therapy, which is used to create subconscious changes in a patient through a way of new responses through attitudes, behaviors or even feelings. It is widely known as hypnosis from the Greek word Hypnos “sleep” and “osis” condition
Starting with some history of hypnotherapy the father of hypnotherapy Franz Mesmer was healing patients in 1770s with the use of magnets. After him, several other hypnotists developed the hypnosis in the 18th century. Even Sigmund Freud incorporated hypnosis with the use of on verbal inductions. Although, he was never considered to be one of the greatest hypnotists. During the same time the French neurologist Pierre Janet discovered the relaxing effects of hypnosis and the positive healing outcomes. However, the hypnosis in the modern times is an outcome of Milton Erikson. In 1932 he indicated suggestions in his pioneering work. That’s enough of the history of hypnotherapy, moving on to…..
Explanation of the state of hypnosis
Hypnosis works with the unconscious mind and there are a number of techniques, which are used to improve the problems of the individual that the therapist has to deal with. Hypnosis empowers the individuals’ concentration and it helps to increase their responsiveness to suggestions in order for the therapist achieve the benefits of the changes that the individual wants to achieve with the use of hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is widely used for all psychosomatic disorders. (i.e. those mental and emotional states which actually produce physical symptoms)
In a nutshell, hypnotherapy can generally help with any problem the individual is finding hard to handle on his own – thoughts and actions he would like to banish or acquire, or emotional suffering that is too overwhelming or has gone on too long. Some physical problems can also be treated effectively by hypnotherapy.
Hypnotherapy is very successful treating problems such as anxiety, low self-esteem, and depression. Several addictions that somebody can have. For example, helps to quit smoking, alcohol, and any other addition that an individual wants help to quit. Work and sports performance, any type of trauma such as loss or bereavement. Hypnotherapy has been also proved beneficial for weight loss. These are only some of the areas that hypnotherapy can help, but there are a lot more areas that somebody can be benefited of hypnotherapy.
However, it is very difficult to measure the benefits of the hypnosis for each individual person, as it is very objective how each patient reacts in the hypnotherapy sessions. Every individual receives the experience of hypnotism in a different way. Some people feel that through hypnotism it is a life changing experience for them while others are jus relaxed with a big variance in the depth of relaxation they can get.
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