If you have been considering therapy as way to change addictive behavior or to help with emotional disorders, you may want to consider clinical hypnosis. Clinical hypnosis teaches patients to use deep relaxation to help resolve issues such as anxiety, pain relief, depression, and self-improvement. Hope & Healing for Life can help.
What is Clinical Hypnosis?
Clinical hypnosis is performed by trained professional to use an altered state of awareness, perception, or consciousness to treat a psychological or physical problem. Hypnosis is a highly relaxed state of concentration and focused attention. When in this state, we are able to use our minds more powerfully to allow people to use more of their potential.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Many people think that when they are under hypnosis they will not have control over themselves, but it is not sleep. You will not be unconscious and will be aware of everything that is happening at all times and cannot be made to do or say anything against your will. People in a state of hypnotic trance are not under the control of the mental health worker. It is simply a relaxed state where a client can access the subconscious mind. Trance is what happens when we engage in changing our minds.
While there are many ways of achieving a hypnotic state, most of the time you will be with the therapist and they will simply speak to you in a slow and soothing voice. They may ask you to visualize a certain image or focus on a fixed point. This is simply to make you feel very relaxed, but you will still be aware of your surroundings.
While in this relaxed state, the therapist will then ask questions to try and pinpoint the problem and what caused the problem so they can begin to come up with a solution. They may teach you how to give yourself suggestions while you are in this subconscious state in order to use the mind to overcome specific problems such as poor self-esteem.
What is Clinical Hypnosis Used For?
Clinical hypnosis can be used to treat or cure many psychological problems including anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, sleep disorders, stuttering, sexual dysfunctions, and several other behavioral disorders. It can be used for almost anything that just regular therapy could help, or for anything you feel like you would like to stop or cure.
If you feel like you could benefit from clinical hypnosis or have any questions about the clinical hypnosis process, please give our office a call for a consultation today!