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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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
I know whats 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.
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 and not exhaustive
Lack of Self Confidence
Low Self Esteem
to visit Gym /
Yoga / Regular
Post Marriage Issues
Water, Height, Lifts &
Opp. Sex etc.)
& Pain Management:
body aches & pains
Arts & Sport
that sport activity
Addiction: Smoking /
before a Group
lonely or sidelined
lost in a group
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