Informative Essay On Hypnotherapy

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Hypnotherapy also called hypnosis is a guided relaxation, intense concentration and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometime called a trance. The person’s attention is so focused while in this state that anything going around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this natural state, a person may focus his or her attention with the help of a trained hypnotherapist on specific thoughts or tasks. (Goldberg, Joseph)

It’s considered an aid to psychotherapy (counseling), it allows people to enter in a deep state of relaxation. This allows the hypnotherapist to direct the client’s imagination in ways to bring up sensations, perceptions, feelings, thought and behavior. The Hypnotherapist will ask the client about medical history, general health and lifestyle. You and your hypnotherapist together will decide the changes or goals that are desired. Hypnotherapy is applied to a wide range of medical dental and psychological problems. (Hypnotherapy Society).

Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. Even though you’re more open to suggestion during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re under hypnosis, you …show more content…

He helps giving direct suggestions to the unconscious mind. This is the “Traditional Hypnosis” that works well on those who accept what they are told. In the “Ericksonian Hypnosis” the therapist will use metaphors to give suggestions and ideas to your unconscious mind. This can be very effective because it helps to eliminate the resistance to change that may come from the conscious mind. He will also help you visualize vivid, meaningful mental images of yourself accomplishing your

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