People who are suffering from anxiety can say that relief feels like a far-off dream. Hypnotherapy is recently becoming a popular alternative to address anxiety because of its capacity to create a state of heightened concentration and suggestibility.
Using relaxation techniques to bring a person into a trance or state of hyper-awareness it can help facilitate learning to access the same relaxation on their own. In this state, the person’s attention tends to becomes so focused that anything that is going on in his or her surroundings will be temporarily ignored. A trained hypnotist can then help him or her focus on particular thoughts or tasks.
How Hypnotherapy Works
Hypnotherapy is generally viewed as a tool for accelerated learning and transformation rather than an actual form of treatment. It can however be a helpful tool in psychotherapy because it allows the patient to examine painful facets of their personality that they might have kept far away from their consciousness. Additionally, it can assist a person to see things differently, or reframe old memories.
Hypnotherapy is usually conducted in two ways: (1) suggestion therapy or (2) self-discovery. Suggestion therapy is commonly used to help people change their behaviors, like quitting smoking. As a psychoanalytic tool, hypnotherapy uses the trance state to explore any unconscious factors that may be contributing to a persons psychological conflicts.
The Benefits of Hypnotherapy
The trance state enables a person to be more open to suggestions and discussions. It increases the chance of success of other treatments for a variety of conditions, such as:
Anxiety, phobias and Stress
The Drawbacks of Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is not recommended for people who are suffering from psychotic symptoms like delusions and hallucinations. It is also an inappropriate method for someone who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Hypnotherapy can be used for pain management only after a doctor has made thorough evaluation of the patient. This is to make sure that he or she doesn’t have any underlying conditions that may require a separate medical treatment.
It is not a mainstream treatment for major psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or any other serious personality disorders. Although hypnotherapy is used to retrieve repressed memories that may be related to a person’s current issues, there’s also a risk that it might create false memories. Though unintentional, this is one of the reasons why hypnotherapy is a controversial method for certain cases.
Hypnotherapy isn’t inherently dangerous; it isn’t really capable of full-on mind control or brainwashing. A hypnotist cannot technically make a patient perform tasks against their will.
Overall, hypnotherapy can be an effective means of dealing with anxiety for any willing person. So long as it is performed by a trained professional, you will be able to reap its benefits.
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