HypnotherapyMarch 6, 2021 2021-04-23 21:31
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis is a deep relaxation state during which we are more open to suggestions by means of verbal repetition and mental images.
Hypnosis is very useful when we are trying to get rid of undesired behaviors and/or to alleviate anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although most people are more open to suggestion during hypnosis, we don’t lose control over our behavior and we cannot be “brainwashed”. Unfortunately, the portrayal of hypnosis in shows or movies and by entertainers using stage hypnosis have given some people the wrong idea. During a hypnosis session, the person is aware and remembers what is said.
Among other issues, hypnosis can be and is used for:
- Behavior change.
- Weight loss.
- Stress management.
- Anger management.
- Pain control.
- Stage fright
Hypnosis is a safe, complementary, alternative treatment, provided that it is conducted by a trained professional, but, in many cases, it is by no means a treatment on its own. It compliments western medicine. Nevertheless, hypnosis may not be appropriate in people with severe mental illness.
Before the first session, I always conduct a long interview with the person during which we determine their short- and long-term goals and I explain the process. We then proceed with the induction (the creation of relaxation) which can take many forms: from talking to the person in a soft and soothing tone of voice, to using sounds or images that promote a feeling of tranquility, security and well-being. When we have achieved that, I go on to use post-hypnotic suggestions which can take the form of verbal instructions, visualizations, parables or other mental images that will reinforce your decision and will to change whatever it is that you need to change. The last part of the session is when I gently bring you back to your normal state of being. It is noteworthy that people manage to retain the relaxation and well-being even after the session.
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– 2’39” Remote Hypnosis explained