Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus and concentration. Hypnosis is usually done with the help of a therapist using verbal repetition and mental images. When you’re under hypnosis, you usually feel calm and relaxed, and are more open to suggestions.
Hypnosis can be used to help you gain control over undesired behaviors or to help you cope better with anxiety or pain. It’s important to know that although you’re more open to suggestions during hypnosis, you don’t lose control over your behavior.
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There is nothing strange or mysterious about hypnosis. It is a state of mind that occurs quite naturally and spontaneously in every human being. We experience hypnosis to some degree every day of our lives. Each time we have been totally absorbed in reading a favorite book, watching a good movie, or even daydreaming, we have spontaneously entered into a mild hypnotic state. Outside distractions no longer compete for our attention and we are much better able to absorb thought and ideas that we feel have special meaning to us. The role of the hypnotherapist is to guide you deeper into that hypnotic state to help bring about the changes in our lives that we most desire.
At no time does a person give up the power of conscience or free will during hypnosis. People never act out suggestions that are contrary to their personal morals or ethics.
In a comparative study published in American Health Magazine, it was reported that people experienced a 93% recovery rate with hypnosis after only 6 sessions, as opposed to a 38% recovery rate after 200 sessions of psychoanalysis and a 72% recovery rate after 22 sessions of behavior therapy.