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What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a method by which any person may be guided into an altered state of conscious awareness ('hypnotic trance') in which psychological and physical changes, beyond normal conscious capability, may be achieved. 

What does it feel like?
The experience is different for different people. For most people, however, hypnosis is a pleasant state of deep inner calm and physical relaxation. Deep hypnosis is similar in many ways to the kind of profound trance found in expert yoga or meditation practitioners. 

Where does it come from?
Modern psychological hypnosis was first developed in 1843 by the Scottish physician James Braid. However, it has its origins in an earlier form of trance healing called 'Mesmerism', after the famous Eighteenth century Austrian Franz Anton Mesmer. The word "hypnosis" (from the Greek hypnos, "sleep") is an abbreviation of James Braid's (1843) term "neuro-hypnotism", meaning "sleep of the nervous system". 

What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a drugless therapeutic modality where the subconscious mind is accessed through "hypnosis'. Hypnotherapy is often applied in order to modify a subject's behavior, emotional content, and attitudes, as well as a wide range of conditions including dysfunctional habits, anxiety, stress-related illness, pain management, and personal development.

Hypnotherapy is basically any therapy done in conjunction with hypnotic trance. It is often classed as a form of complementary medicine but is perhaps better viewed as a branch of psychotherapy. Hypnosis is not an occult or esoteric art, it is a scientifically acknowledged psychological and therapeutic discipline. When a registered psychotherapist employs hypnosis alongside other forms of psychotherapy this is technically known as 'hypno-psychotherapy'. Hypnotherapists tend to use an integrative approach, which may combine programmes of direct verbal suggestion or visualisation with 'analytic' psychotherapy techniques such as age regression

Does it work?
Yes. Hypnosis has fascinated psychologists and medical professionals for over a century and has been subject to a great deal of rigorous testing and research. It also has an enviable and long-standing reputation for effectiveness among the general public

Is it officially recognized?
'Hypnotism' is legally acknowledged and defined by the Hypnotism Act 1952, in the UK Book of Statutes. In their 1892 Hypnotism Report, the British Medical Association (BMA) officially recognize the hypnotic trance: 'The Committee, having completed such investigation of hypnotism as time permitted, have to report that they have satisfied themselves of the genuineness of the hypnotic state.' The Committee also acknowledged that 'as a therapeutic agent hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments' (BMA, 1892). . In 1955 a follow-up report was commissioned which endorsed the findings of the original 1892 Committee, and added the conclusions that 'hypnotism is of value and may be the treatment of choice in some cases of so-called psycho-somatic disorder and psychoneurosis. It may also be of value for revealing unrecognized motives and conflicts in such conditions. As a treatment, in the opinion of the Subcommittee it has proved its ability to remove symptoms and to alter morbid habits of thought and behaviour. In addition to the treatment of psychiatric disabilities, there is a place for hypnotism in the production of anesthesia or analgesia for surgical and dental operations, and in suitable subjects it is an effective method of relieving pain in childbirth without altering the normal course of labour.' (BMA, 1955) 

Is Hypnotherapy like Stage Hypnosis?
Stage hypnosis is slightly different from hypnotherapy, however it is real hypnosis and the effects produced are possible for everyone to experience. Some stage hypnotists do good work but others generate misconceptions about the nature of hypnotic trance, which may lead to unfounded fears about hypnosis. In clinical hypnotherapy clients are never asked to do anything embarrassing or against their will.

Is Hypnosis Safe?
Absolutely. There are no known records of anyone having been physically or mentally harmed as a direct result of hypnosis itself. It is utterly impossible for anyone to get 'stuck' in hypnosis.

What are the issues that can be resolved by Hypnotherapy?
Most of our problems emanate from our Mind. More so, from our Sub Conscious Mind, which in turn are transmitted to our Conscious Mind. Hypnotherapy gets to the root cause at the Sub Conscious Mind level, does the rewiring, which in turn changes the perception at Conscious Mind level . Some of the issues that can be resolved thru’ Hypnotherapy are:

The list below is just indicative & not exhaustive

Life Enhancement:
Lack of Self Confidence
Low Self Esteem
Communication Problems
Improving Memory
Removal of Exam fear
Goal Achievement
Time Management
Anger Management
Inspiration to visit Gym /
Doing Yoga / Regular
Exercise etc.
Relationship & Marriage:
Relationship problems
Pre & Post Marriage Issues
Building strong
relationships
Emotional Bonding
Fears & Phobias:
Unexplained Fears &
Phobias (towards things
like – Water, Height, Lifts &
Elevators, Opp. Sex etc.)
Nervousness & Anxiety
Fear of Uncertainty
about Future
Stress & Pain Management:
Tension & Stress
Depression Mental unrest
Mood Swings
Obsessive Compulsive
Disorders
Pain Management
Insomnia
Arthiritis
Asthma
Migraine
General body aches & pains
Performing Arts & Sport
Hypnosis:

Removal of Stage Fear
Performance anxiety
Achieving improved results
in that sport activity –
swimming, athletics &
tracks etc.
Extreme Cases:
Schizophrenia
Bi- Polar Disorder
Suicidal tendencies
Hallucination
Imagined Fears
De – Addiction: Smoking /
Alcoholism / Drugs
Personality Related Issues:
Speaking before a Group
Confidence to attend
interviews
feeling lonely or sidelined
or lost in a group
For School & College
Students:

Exam fear & Tension
Improving memory &
concentration
Past life Regression:
Improving the “Present”,
by "Healing Your Past”. 
Karma Resolving

Also:
Removal of Curses,
Vows & Oaths

Could I be made to do something against my will?
No. Hypnotherapy is about you having more control over your own thoughts, behaviors and beliefs. No one can make you do anything, which is against your wishes.

Will I know what’s happening?
Yes, you are not asleep but simply very relaxed. You will clearly hear my questions & answer me in a very proper way. You will be able to relate what you see or feel in that state of trance. You have enough control to stand up and walk out, if you so wished.

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