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These days many people resort to Hypnosis as a therapy for many different issues. Hypnosis as a therapy is a process in which the patient and the therapist cooperate for the benefit of the client.
For many years hypnosis had an unsavory reputation in the public mind and in the medical profession. This was largely due to hypnosis being associated with the theater or music halls. Hypnotists would select members of the audience, put them in a trance and then persuade them to act out or confess to unconscious longings or fears. Although hypnosis is still used as an entertainment tool it is being reevaluated and is seen by many as a useful technique that has a place in a wide range of medical, psychological and investigative pursuits.
Hypnotherapy combines both art and science. Franz Anton Mesmer back in the late 1700s believed that man could redistribute the quasimagnetic fluid to bring about healing. Not long after that James Braid a Scottish surgeon working Manchester England created the term hypnosis.
The term hypnosis actually is derived from the Greek word sleep but the individual under hypnosis is not asleep or unconscious and is in fact more alert than ever.
Today hypnosis has developed into a well-respected practice and is used by certified hypnotherapists, doctors, psychologists and law enforcement. It is used for a variety of reasons for example pain control, Stress related disorders, anesthesia, psychotherapy and memory recall. The management of a wide range of phobic anxiety and other psychological disorders can also be aided by the use of hypnotism.
The practice of hypnotism is safe and can be extremely helpful in area where there are not many other effective treatments other than drugs. Things such as Stress reduction, sexual problems, phobias, Insomnia, stopping smoking, weight loss and lack of motivation. Hypnotherapy has also been found useful in areas of law and it has sometimes been the only way that vital pieces of evidence have been discovered.
If you have ever felt that you have a problem that is all in the head or in fact your own doctor has felt that way then Hypnotherapy could be the ideal solution. If your head created the problem then it can be used to treat it.
There are a few people who cannot be hypnotized to a depth that will be helpful and these are the feeble-minded, the insane and the senile. And, as it does take mind power to Hypnotize, very young children who have not developed sufficient mind power are not good subjects.
People who are helped by hypnotherapy will see changes rapidly. A person does not have to work hard for hypnotherapy to be effective as it is a natural state of mind. In fact with hypnotherapy the harder you try the more you fail. So the rule is do not try to be hypnotized just remain passive and let it happen.
Hypnotherapy is a great way to unlock the potential of the subconscious mind and can be taught to use alone, at will and without complicated procedure.
After hypnosis most people feel wonderfully warm and relaxed.
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