Hypnotherapy is used on people who have some deep problems in the unconscious mind. It works by reprogramming the unconscious mind by using hypnosis. When a mind is under hypnosis, it enters a state of extremely focused attention with increased suggestibility. This makes the patient more susceptible to positive suggestions about self-improvement and behaviour modification. Hypnotherapy is done using positive suggestions and guided imagery. Hypnotherapy is a great way for people suffering from various issues, concerns, and phobias.
Hypnotherapy is not like those tricks you see on stages. According to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, in hypnotherapy, the patient is always in control the whole time. The patient will hear the suggestions that his therapist suggested. Moreover, the patient will always remember what happened when they were under hypnosis, unlike stage or street hypnosis.
When Hypnotherapy is used?
Hypnotherapy can be used along with other forms of medication. Hypnotherapy is used for various reasons, from weight loss, quitting smoke and drugs to treating phobias. Moreover, hypnotherapy is used to treat undesirable behaviours and modify bad habits.
It also can be used to treat anxiety, sleep disorders, various learning disorders, even deep relationship issues.
Hypnotherapy is great for pain management, which was in fact one of its main purposes before anaesthetic was invented. According to a study in 2017, patients that were treated via hypnotherapy for pain management have shown improved quality of life than those that are dependable on pain killers and other forms of medication. It also can be used to treat some digestive disorders and the gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy and chemotherapy.