: 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.