What Hypnosis is and Isn’t
A short article on the what hypnosis is used for in medicine
Hypnotherapy is now being widely recognized as a valid health care modality. 20th century proponents of hypnotherapy included Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, who considered it a main tool in the treatment of their patients. Given hypnotherapy’s historically long use in the healing arts, it is actually considered a traditional treatment. Hypnosis is a focused, highly relaxed state in which a person’s conscious and subconscious mind are receptive to positive suggestion and imagery.
Almost everyone has experienced an altered state of awareness at some time in his or her life. Think of those times when you were driving to work and you arrived, not remembering passing streets or buildings, totally unaware of what you were doing until you pulled into the parking lot. Or when you were so engrossed in a TV program that you were unaware that someone else had entered the room. These are simple examples of a hypnotic state. NO mind control, No giving away of secrets, Not sleep, just a safe and relaxed experience that is pleasant, refreshing, and beneficial.
Hypnosis is an effective tool to change behaviors, and to alleviate stress, anxiety, and pain. Hypnosis works by replacing the negative messages that often underlie pain, anxiety and problem behaviors with positive values and outcomes YOU WANT to experience. This means that you can change how you react to just about anything, – a painful condition, a stressful relationship (past or present), phobias, cravings – manage stress, and lessen anxiety. For it to be effective, all that needs to be present is the individual’s desire and determination to get better.
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