The earliest reference to hypnosis dates back to Ancient Egypt and Greece. Indeed, 'hypnos' is the Greek word for sleep, although the actual state of hypnosis is very different from that of sleep. Hypnosis as we know today is an altered state of consciousness and heightened responsiveness to suggestion.
Hypnosis can produce a deeper contact with one's emotional life, resulting in some lifting of repressions and exposure of buried fears and conflicts.
Hypnotherapy is used to treat a variety of psychological and behavioural problems. It has been found helpful as adjunct therapy to many disorders such as obesity, alcoholism, cigarette addiction, hiccups, insomnia, certain phobias as well as psychosomatic diseases such as ulcers, colitis, migraine headaches, psychogenic warts, and reduction of itching in eczema and anxiety-caused skin disorders.
This mode of therapy has been applied with success in various aspects of obstetrics, gynaecology, pediatrics and dermatology. Psychological hypnotherapy (hypnoanalysis) has also been proved effective in many cases in which traditional methods of cure had not produced the expected results. Hypnosis has thus demonstrated significant medical and psychotheraputic applications. It has been an indicated procedure in the treatment of numerous disorders.
Some of the Problems Hypnotherapy can Help -
Are there some people
who cannot be hypnotize?
I be aware of what is happening during therapy?
such, am I not asleep then?
Is there any cause at all for concern?
How many visits shall I need?
Could I be influenced to do anything against my will or nature?
Could "normal" people be
Could I bring someone with me for the consultation?
the case of a medical problem could it help?
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