Understanding Hypnotherapy


Hypnotherapy is a form of treatment of psychotherapy, which is a psychological process of treating mental disorder, in order to produce change or transformation in a patient while in a state of sleep or unconsciousness or under hypnosis. The therapy, therefore, is conducted by a trained hypnotist using guided relaxation techniques aimed at invoking the feeling of intense relaxation, concentration, and a heightened state of a trance-like condition. Hypnotherapy is used as one of the aids to psychotherapy which allows the therapist to explore on the painful and suppressed feelings or unfolding the emotions or memories that are hidden from the conscious mind of a patient while being in a hypnotic state. Under hypnosis, the patient becomes more open to both suggestion and discussion which the hypnotherapist works on a series of sessions with the patient. Hypnotherapy is used to treat a wide range of conditions or unwanted behavior, such as: phobias, sleep disorder, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss of loved ones, smoking cessation, weight loss, and those experiencing delusions or hallucinations.

There are two methods that are followed in adopting hypnotherapy: suggestion therapy and analysis. Applying suggestion hypnotherapy Lincolnshire, the patient responds to suggestions given by the hypnotherapist while the patient is in a trance-like state, in which this method is used to control or stop unwarranted behaviors, such as smoking, gambling, nail-biting, or over-eating. The method is also useful in encouraging positive behavior, like self-motivation or confidence, and can be used in treating pain. On the other hand, the analysis therapy or regression therapy helps in discovering the psychological root problems of social anxiety, depression, or past trauma, which are hidden in the subconscious mind.

This method is more exploratory in the sense that the anxiety disorder hypnotherapist uses hypnosis for the patient to be in a relaxed state and when in that condition, the hypnotherapist explores the past event in the patient’s life to retrieve his/her subconscious and unconscious memory. Doing this helps to locate the cause of the patient’s behavior and treats it on progression through psychotherapy. Hypnotherapy is a new treatment option in combating a multitude of psychological, physical, or behavioral issues. It has been beneficial for patients who have undergone session treatments to develop a deeper understanding of their inner selves.

Because this form of treatment is a trust-based exercise, greater success can be achieved if the patient trusts the hypnotherapist to allow him to explore the patient’s subconscious and unconscious memories, which will also mean that this exercise demands a great deal of immersion on the part of the patient. If you want to learn more about hypnotherapy, you can visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnotherapy.


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