Hypnosis Faq: Answers To Typical Hypnosis Questions

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  • Does hypnosis actually work?

Hypnosis does not work well for everyone. Suppose the hypnotic indications and the subjective changes did not achieve the relaxation necessary for a prolonged induction, the controversy about hypnosis might increase.

There are some people who have gone through hypnosis but then claimed that they felt no different. Since hypnosis has long been one of the alternatives in psychiatric therapy, there is some evidence that supports the clinical usage of hypnosis.

  • How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis usually includes an introduction to the treatment during which the subject is advised that suggestions for creative understanding will be presented to him or her. A hypnotic process is utilized to encourage and examine patients’ reactions and mental treatments.

Using hypnosis, one person (the subject) is assisted by another (the therapist) to react to different suggestions in order to experience an “altered state of consciousness.”

Hypnotic treatments and suggestions differ, depending on the objectives of the practitioner.

  • Can anyone be hypnotized?

The simple response is No. There are lots of popular theories that hypnotism can not be performed on just anyone. From this theory, an implication was formulated that weak-minded or only gullible individuals could be hypnotized.

Some research studies show that not all people can go through a hypnotic phase, but it has nothing to do with being gullible. These research studies show that some people have different brain action, which interferes with hypnosis. Therefore there are people who can easily be a subject for hypnotherapy while others can not be easily hypnotized.

  • What takes place to your brain under hypnosis?

An amount of “brain imaging” research studies were conducted for those people who went through hypnosis. In this study, researchers discovered that the brain changes consciousness. This experiment also indicated that the color understanding of the brain alters as the person experiences hypnosis.

There is also some research regarding the coherence measures of the brain under hypnosis, and it is being compared to particular brainwaves having a neutral activity. This study reveals that brainwaves do not run as efficiently as we thought.

  • What can hypnotherapy do for me?

Hypnotherapy is a procedure of influential interaction. The therapy assists the client to develop the strength of therapeutic associations. It can also function as the structure for a collective and mutually responsive relationship.

Hypnotherapy also has a treatment involving a medical process that helps the client to relax. There are cases where hypnotherapy is applied to achieve attention awareness but in a calm setting.

There are some people who have gone through hypnosis but then claimed that they felt no different. On the other hand, some patients claimed that hypnosis helped resolve their mental issues. Since hypnosis has long been one of the alternatives in psychiatric therapy, there is some evidence that supports the clinical usage of hypnosis.

These research studies show that some people have different brain action, which interferes with hypnosis. An amount of “brain imaging” research studies were conducted for those people who went through hypnosis.

Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell
Susan is a freelance writer covering hypnotherapy, hypnosis and general health and wellbeing topics. Susan also writes about NLP and PSYCH-K.
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