Hypno Therapy is Method in which the patient is induced into a relaxed state by giving suggestions and after the patient has gone into half asleep half awake state. He is given further suggestion to improve his subconscious mind. Sometime positive suggestions are given to overcome phobias or addictions and sometimes past life regression is performed to remove unhealthy impressions from past life.
Mechanism : When the conscious mind is put to sleep the sub conscious mind is awakened and comes to the fore where it is amenable to suggestions for its betterment.
Especially useful in : All conditions where there is an underlying problem in the subconscious mind. And inspite of intellectually knowing that what one is doing is wrong one are unable to control it. E.g. Phobias (fear which has no rational basis), Addictions, Irrational anxieties etc.
Duration : Each session last for about half an hour to 45 minutes & at least 5 sessions may be required.
Caution :Since the patient is opening one’s subconscious mind to the hypnotist it is important to chose a therapist with a good moral fibre otherwise some mental contamination may inadvertently occur.
Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy used to create change in a patient while in a state of sleep, or unconsciousness, known as hypnosis. The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word “hypnos” which simply means, “sleep.” The therapy itself uses guided relaxation techniques from a trained hypnotist that invoke feelings of intense relaxation, concentration, and/or focus to achieve a heightened state of awareness or trance-like state.
The therapy is commonly used as an aid to psychotherapy due to the relaxed nature brought on by the hypnotic state that allows people to explore painful and suppressed feelings and emotions or memories that are often hidden from their conscious minds. This change in consciousness can often lead patients to experience things differently outside of hypnosis, such as criticism at work or home, stage fright, or even pain.