Hypnosis is a psychological state with physiological attributes superficially resembling sleep and marked by an individual's level of awareness other than the ordinary conscious state.
Another description of the phenomenon is that of an altered mental state, while another links it to imaginative role-enactment.
A person under hypnosis is said to have heightened focus and concentration with the ability to concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction.
How is Hypnosis induced?Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions.
What is Hypnotherapy?Hypnotherapy is the process of getting a person to a state of deep relaxation and altered consciousness by using exercises.
The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as "hypnotherapy", while its use as a form of entertainment for an audience is known as "stage hypnosis.
What does Hypnosis teach people?A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. Hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses.
Hypnotherapy can instill positive messages in the subconscious replacing negative messages.
What are the uses of Hypnotherapy?Hypnotherapy can be used for self regulation, managing chronic illness. Self hypnosis can enhance a sense of control, which is often lacking when someone has a chronic illness.
Which conditions can be treated through Hypnotherapy?Hypnotherapy reduces fear, anxiety, and discomfort. Other problems or conditions that may respond to hypnotherapy include:
Irritable bowel syndrome, Tension headaches, Asthma, Phobias, Insomnia, Addictions, Bedwetting, Fibromyalgia, Phobias, Labor and delivery, Skin disorders [such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema (atopic dermatitis)], Stress, Tinnitus, Cancer related pain, Weight loss, Eating disorders, Warts, Indigestion