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Facts About Hypnotherapy
Brief history of hypnosis
Throughout history, trance states have been used by shamans and ancient peoples in rituals and religious ceremonies. Hypnotherapy gained popularity in the mid-1900s due to Milton H. Erickson (1901 - 1980), a successful psychiatrist who used hypnosis in his practice. In 1958, the American Psychological Association recognized hypnotherapy as a valid procedure. Since 1995, the National Institute of Health (NIH) has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for chronic pain.
Hypnosis was approved as a credible modality by The British Medical Association, The American Medical Association and The American Psychiatric Association in 1958.
According to a recent study, hypnosis is more effective and works more quickly than traditional talk therapy or psychoanalysis. American Health Magazine reported these findings:
38% recovery after 600 sessions
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
93% recovery after 6 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
It is currently being used, taught and researched at many prestigious medical and teaching institutions in the USA including The Mayo Clinic; the University of Washington, Stanford University School of Medicine; and Beth Israel Medical Center.
You have the natural ability to go into hypnosis. With our help you can learn to use this ability to make desirable, lasting changes in your life. Think of it as learning to reprogram your subconscious mind - your internal computer processor. You can change negative thought patterns and release bad habits to have a positive, healthier and more productive life.
Several stress related physical issues include asthma‚ chronic pain, IBS‚ and migraines. Through the self-hypnosis techniques you will learn, calm, relaxation, better self-esteem will take the place of stress and anxiety.
Self-Hypnosis, like hypnosis in general, is a skill that becomes easier the more we practice. Do you remember when you first learned how to tie your shoe or ride a bike? At first it took all of your concentration but after you became proficient it required very little thought. When learning self-hypnosis the mind may continue to interrupt with background “chatter” making it difficult to focus on quietness but with practice our mind finally cooperates and becomes less noisy.
Hypnotherapists encourage their clients to learn and practice
self-hypnosis for a variety of benefits, the most important of which is
stress reduction. Self-hypnosis can support and reinforce the work that
a hypnotherapist is doing to help you reach your goals.
Hypnotherapists encourage their clients to learn and practice self-hypnosis for a variety of benefits, the most important of which is stress reduction. Self-hypnosis can support and reinforce the work that a hypnotherapist is doing to help you reach your goals.
|Who can be hypnotized|
|What happens when I am hypnotized|
The physical body is profoundly relaxed and the mind is open to enhance the understanding between the conscious and subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is full of resources that are available to us when we go within to access them.
After a hypnosis session, clients often have more clarity about an issue and they have more confidence that they can accomplish a goal or overcome an emotional block. After a session they radiate confidence, their faces and bodies are visibly relaxed and many chronic pain patients awaken pain free.
Hypnotherapy is an educational and self-improvement process that facilitates access to a person's internal resources to assist him/her in solving problems, increasing motivation, or altering behavior patterns to create positive change.
Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Barbara Stafford and Amy Haile do not practice medicine or psychotherapy and their services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition. Medical support hypnotherapy is used only as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. Consultation with a licensed physician is required before medical support hypnotherapy services are provided.
Hypnotherapy is a proven, adjunctive method to complement such ongoing treatment and care. Because hypnosis and hypnotherapy are a series of self-help skills and their effectiveness depends on the client, no guarantee can be made regarding results of their use.