I used hypnosis in the 80’s for smoke cessation , with success . I will be writing on a self empowering therapy for Trauma , soon..
What is it?
Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. During hypnosis, the hypnotist helps a patient fall into an altered state, where they are more susceptible to information. Once a person is in this state, the hypnotist introduces suggestions in order to change the individuals behaviour. These suggestions will offer new ways of thinking to the person. The patient is in complete control when they are in the altered state and does not have to take on suggestions if they do not want to.
What is it used for?
It is often used to treat conditions and change habits. These include smoking, IBS, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression. However, it is not recommended for personality disorders as it could make those conditions worse.
How effective is it?
A study examining the effects of hypnotherapy…
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