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Hypnotherapy is used to manage numerous medical and psychological problems.

Hypnotic techniques can help a person overcome alcohol and substance abuse, stop smoking, and reduce over eating and more.

Hypnotherapy is also very effective in treating trauma, stress, sleep disorders, and mental health problems such as anxiety, fear, phobias and depression.

Weight loss hypnosis is one of the better known forms of hypnotherapy along with smoking cessation hypnosis.


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How Does Berkeley Hypnotism Work?

For thousands of years the power of suggestion has played a major role in healing in cultures as varied as ancient Greece, Persia, and India. Hypnotherapy uses both the power of suggestion and trance-like states to access the deepest levels of the mind to effect positive changes in a person’s behavior, and to treat a range of heath conditions; including migraines, ulcers, respiratory conditions, tension headaches, and even warts.

In 1995 the British Medical Association approved the use if hypnotherapy was a valid medical treatment. The American Medical Association (AMA) followed suite in 1958, and its Council on Scientific Affairs continues to encourage more research on the subject of hypnotherapy. At the same time, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a professional association of physicians, psychologists, and dentists, has grown from twenty members in 1957 to over 4,300, and attendance at hypnotism courses by physicians and other medical specialists is steadily increasing.

Approximately fifteen thousand doctors now combine hypnotherapy with traditional treatments, and recent studies show that 94 percent of patients benefit from hypnotherapy, even if the only benefit is relaxation.

 

Therapeutic Applications of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has restorative applications for both psychological and physical conditions. A proficient hypnotherapist can assist in extensive modifications in respiration and relaxation on the part of the client to produce positive shifts in habits and an improved well-being.

A physiological shift can be observed in a hypnotic state, as can greater control of autonomic nerve system works generally considered to be beyond one’s capability to manage. Tension decrease is a common event, as is the lowering of blood pressure rate.

Just recently, hypnotherapy has actually become more widely used is an approach of treating a variety of medical conditions. “Because hypnotherapy induces a deep, multilevel relaxation, increases tolerance to adverse stimuli, reduces stress and anxiety, and boosts affirmative images, it can be adapted to optimize the mind’s contribution to recovery, both in and out of the healthcare facility,” says Gerard V. Sunnen, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University – Bellevue Hospital Medical Center.

 

Examples of Hypnosis Being Used in A Variety of Medical Scenarios

Maurice Tinterow, M.D., Ph. D., and anesthesiologist at the Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning in Wichita, Kansas, has employed hypnotherapy to manage pain for conditions that include headaches, facial neuralgia, sciatica, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, whiplash, menstrual pain, and tennis elbow. Dr. Tinterow has also utilized hypnotherapy is location of anesthesia in a variety of surgeries, including hysterectomies, caesarian areas, and for treatment of 2nd and third degree burns.

Among Dr. Tinterow’s earliest and most remarkable cases included a fifteen-year-old girl who needed open-heart surgical treatment. Due to the fact that the woman proved allergic to all anesthetic representatives, Dr. Tinterow utilized hypnosis over a duration of 8 weeks, and by the last session prior to surgery the woman was able to relax rather quickly. She was hypnotized prior to the operation and stayed conscious throughout the four-hour treatment.

The operation was a success, and today, thirty years later the woman is healthy and living a full life.

Gary Lalonde, C. Ht., of Wales, Michigan, also utilizes hypnotherapy to treat a variety of health conditions. Among his clients suffered from reflex supportive dystrophy, a chronic condition where pain does not go away and muscle function begins to degrade.

“This guy pierced one of his feet with a three and a half inch nail after stepping on a piece of wood at a construction website,” Lalonde relates. He was treated for the injury, however his pain continued and grew so bad that he might not go back to work. For 2 years his condition grew even worse.

A thermograph revealed that the foot’s temperature level was eleven degrees cooler than the rest of his body. When his physicians told him it might have to be amputated he came to see me.”Lalonde worked with this client for 7 months utilizing hypnotherapy not just for the pain relief, however also to check out any link between the man’s condition and his unconscious beliefs.

It was discovered that within his unconscious mind he questioned his capability to offer for his family which his condition looked after that require to supply for his family which his condition took care of that need by allowing him to collect employee’s settlement pay. Lalonde dealt with the male to alter his belief. As he acquired confidence in himself, his pain started to reduce. At the end of twelve sessions, that man was without all pain and the temperature of his foot returned to typical, something the doctors had actually informed him would not be possible.

Dentistry is another field where hypnotherapy has been used with exceptional outcomes. Kay Thompson D.D.S. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, regularly uses hypnosis in her practice. She explains how hypnotherapy was utilized to extract a molar in a client who disliked all Novocain-type drugs.

To prepare the patient for extraction, Dr. Thompson taught her how to enter into a trance utilizing hypnotic induction techniques. After one session with the patient, Dr. Thompson had the ability to perform the extraction using only hypnosis. Due to the fact that the molar was so badly decayed, the operation lasted forty-five minutes, ye the client had no swelling or pain afterward, and even ate supper that night. Meanwhile, a colleague who underwent a comparable treatment, without hypnosis needed 2 day of rests from work because of a swollen jaw, according to Dr. Thompson.

 

Hypnosis Does it Work?

The majority of people can find out how to do self hypnosis. “Most individuals are not aware that they can control their own recovery and even influence their circulation.” States Dr. Thompson, who thinks that her client’s capability to control her circulatory system through hypnosis boosted the healing process.

Dr. Thompson and her colleagues have also utilized hypnotherapy to assist treat hemophiliacs, and have had the ability to perform surgical treatment on these patients without them having any postoperative bleeding.

The long term benefits of hypnotherapy are beginning to be substantiated. One thorough study of 178 patients struggling with persistent discomfort between 1981 and 1983 reported that 78 percent stayed pain free after six months; 47 percent after one year; 44 percent after 2 years; and 36.5 percent after 3 years. Another study revealed the effectiveness of hypnotherapy as compared to psychoanalysis and behavior modification.

After 600 sessions of psychoanalysis, 38 percent of the patients reported recovery from their conditions; those receiving behavior modification enhanced in 72 percent of all cases after twenty-two sessions; while hypnotherapy produced 93 percent success rate after only 6 sessions.

 

How Hypnotherapy Works

“All hypnosis is self-hypnosis,” mentions A.M. Krasner, Ph. D., creator and director of the American Institute of Hypnotherapy in Santa Ana, California. “The hypnotherapist is a facilitator” the reality that there can be no hypnosis unless the customer is ready to take part in the procedure.

The client always gets in hypnosis in a natural way, of his/her own accord, simply by following suggestions of the hypnotherapist or by following particular self hypnosis methods. Typically speaking, hypnosis is an artificially induced state identified by an increased receptivity to tip. The state is obtained by very first relaxing the body, then shifting attention far from the external environment towards a narrow variety of items or ideas as suggests by the hypnotherapist or by oneself (self-hypnosis).

In the superficial hypnotic state, the client accepts suggestions but does not necessarily carry them out. Clients who reach the deep, or somnambulistic, state advantage most from hypnotherapy. It remains in this state that posthypnotic suggestions (recommendations that take effect after the patient awakens from the trance) to alleviate discomfort are most successful. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90 percent of the general population can be hypnotized, with 20 to 30 percent having a high enough susceptibility to get in the somnambulistic state, making them extremely responsive to treatment.

Research study has demonstrated that a person’s body chemistry really changes during a hypnotic trance. In one experiment, a young woman was not able to hold her hand in a pail of ice water for more than thirty seconds. Testing showed that the blood levels of Cortisol in her body were high suggesting she was going through severe tension. With hypnosis, she had the ability to keep the very same hand in ice water for thirty minutes while there was no raise in blood Cortisol levels. There are lots of ways of causing hypnosis.

Regardless of what procedure is used, the primary concern throughout hypnosis is to peaceful the patient’s conscious mind and to make the unconscious mind more available. Because the unconscious mind is generally non-critical, suggestions have a better opportunity of being effective that they would if offered during a regular waking state.

3 conditions are important to an effective hypnotherapy session:

Relationship between hypnotherapist and subject
A comfy environment, totally free from diversion
A desire and desire by the based on be hypnotized.

People who benefit most from hypnotherapy are those who understand that hypnosis is not a surrender of control; it is only a sophisticated form of relaxation. Dr. Tinterow had the fifteen-year-old woman on whom he performed open-heart surgery had her focus on her preferred sport of water skiing. “It was just a matter of having her take deep breaths, close her eyes, and feel herself relaxing from the top of her head to the suggestions of her toes,” he recalls. “You start with the feet and legs and then just have it go all the method to the top of the head.”

Eventually Dr. Tinterow distracted the lady from the surgery by shifting her attention to what she liked to do best. “I told her to image herself going to the lake and getting on the skis and water snowboarding. She was listening to music with her head set on, and we just kept talking with her.”

Dr. Tinterow even had the girl carry out simple math problems throughout the surgical treatment to ensure her mind was working effectively. Dr. Tinterow adds that after the operation the girl didn’t even take an aspirin.

 

 

What To Expect During A Hypnotherapy Session

Hypnosis how it works: Throughout a preliminary see to a hypnotherapist it’s typical for the therapist to deal with issues that you might have and after that possibly illustrate how suggestion works in everyday life, in addition to explain what you can expect while in a hypnotic trance state.

Possible effects according to Dr. Krasner consist of physical relaxation, diversion of the mindful mind, increased sensory awareness, decreased awareness of physical surrounding, and increased awareness of internal sensations. You might be tested for suggestibility based upon a range of methods at the hypnotherapist’s disposal.

According to Diane Ulicsni C. Ht., of the Hypnosis Center for Heath, an excellent hypnotherapist will take the time to be familiar with you and do an in-depth analysis of your particular condition, which offers the hypnotherapist with insights into any pattern, belief, or habits connected with the condition, as well as an idea of what the client’s objectives are in terms of wellness.

A session will usually last from one hour to 2 hours. The number of sessions needed to produce results differs according to each person.

 

 

Is Hypnotherapy Safe For Everyone?

Although hypnosis is an extremely safe practice and an extremely powerful tool, it should be just be made with a qualified specialist. The National Guild of Hypnotists and the American Board of Hypnotherapy are 2 of the biggest schools in the United States.

Hypnotherapy is not a cure-all and few doctors want to invest the time and money to master its methods. Depending upon the seriousness of the condition, some patients do not make good subjects and are unable to reach proper state of hypnosis to be effective.

 

 

The Future Of Hypnotherapy

Because its formal sanction by the AMA in 1958, increasingly more doctors have actually pertained to accept hypnotherapy’s value and are making use of its methods. While hypnosis is still far from being completely understood, it is scientifically appreciated and had accomplished practically unanimous expert acceptance.

Breakthroughs on how hypnotherapy might be applied to medical and psychological issues are continuously being reported. It is now being reported that hypnotherapy is a treatment for post traumatic tension syndrome (PTSD) and anxiety.

George A. Pratt, Ph.D., a medical psychologist and hypnotherapist notes, “With its focus on the entire individual, hypnosis holds the terrific promise of becoming a humanizing force for the field of medication as a whole … REALIZING that even unconscious patients hear and remember information that relates to them, physicians, surgeons, nurses will communicate better with comatose, seriously ill, and anesthetized clients.

 

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