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Hypnosis as a therapy can it really help?

July 26, 2012 by relax  
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Question by lutèce: Hypnosis as a therapy can it really help?
I am considering hypnosis as a therapy to help with my constant sadness and guilt. Could it really help or maybe cause an adverse effect?

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Answer by Kristen 05
yes, it really works.

How does hypnosis work?

When something happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behavior in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy. In some forms of hypnotherapy, a trained therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the first reaction, separate the memory from the learned behavior, and replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones.

During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally and may be highly responsive to suggestion. If you are trying to quit smoking, for example, a therapist’s suggestion may help convince you that you will not like the taste of cigarettes in the future. Some people respond better to hypnotic suggestion than others.

There are several stages of hypnosis:

Reframing the problem
Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)
Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)
Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist’s suggestions)
Returning to usual awareness
Reflecting on the experience

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3 Responses to “Hypnosis as a therapy can it really help?”
  1. Srimathi says:

    If you learn your self hypnosis it will be useful and also can help others who needed,it doesn’t have any adverse effect if you got faith.Visit this site you can do your self.
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  2. John says:

    I think conventional therapy would be more suited to your problem. Hypnosis has a negative reputation, and it has made great strides in recent years, but I think that an accredited therapist would be best for you.

  3. freshwind says:

    no not for alot of problems if you want to stop eating chocolate maybe

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