Hypnosis is a process during which an individual allows themselves to become more open to suggestions with the aid of a hypnotherapist. One can experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behavior. Hypnosis is generally established by an induction procedure. Although there are different hypnotic inductions, they are based on imaginative involvement with focused attention and concentration.
People respond to hypnosis in different ways. Some describe their experience as an altered state of consciousness. Others describe hypnosis as a normal state of focused attention, in which they feel very calm and relaxed. Regardless of how and to what degree they respond, most people describe the experience as very pleasant. Those who have been hypnotized do not lose control over their behavior. A person’s ability to experience hypnotic suggestions can be inhibited by fears and concerns arising from some common misconceptions. Everyone has a concept of hypnosis. It probably comes from depictions of hypnosis in books, movies or on television.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?
- It enables them to make the connections between what is missing in their life, and what they can do to achieve it
- It enables them to correct problematic or inappropriate thoughts and behaviours
- It remove barriers or obstacles which prevent them from achieving what they want
- It enables them to access inner strengths and resources
Hypnotherapy is helpful in a variety of areas including: