Few people know hypnotherapy as such, but when we talk about hypnosis, everyone thinks of television or circus shows, in which a hypnotist or magician puts an unsuspecting volunteer to sleep, and makes him perform a thousand and one perrerías, turning him into something like a puppet without a will, and, at the end of the performance, he does not remember anything.
But this is only the tip, visible, on the other hand, of the great iceberg of hypnosis, and perhaps, the one that is least close to reality. In these shows you see unscrupulous people taking advantage of people or the naivete of those who see the shows.
But, we reiterate that this is only the tip of the iceberg of science, that although today it is not regulated and recognized as it often deserves, it helps improve the lives of many patients.
When you enter the world of hypnosis, to make it closer to people, you always talk about self-hypnosis, the one we do to ourselves involuntarily when we focus a lot of attention on action and isolate ourselves from the rest, such as for example, when we read a book that hooks us, or when we carry out a habitual action, such as driving a daily commute, and we do not realize, or we do not know, how we got there. This occurs because the conscious mind acts as an off, to be able to focus on something for which it has to make an extra effort, and the unconscious is the one that begins to work.
Therapeutic or clinical hypnosis, also known as Hypnotherapy, is one that is carried out under the supervision of an expert in the field, and recommended by a doctor, usually psychologists, to treatment or improve a problem, and applied as a complement to conventional therapies.
Contrary to the thinking of many, who see it, marked by the idea that movies have predisposed us, hypnosis is not pre-designed to return to a previous life to overcome trauma, although, it can create a state of well-being similar to the return to the womb, to alleviate the anguish and convey a sense of security and peace.
The therapist who directs hypnosis is key so that the person, thanks to the influence of the words and the state of tranquility, can perceive the effective tools to manage the problems that are being treated.
Despite the state of tranquility, and the trance, the patient is never left to the will of the hypnotist, and will not carry out any action that he rejects, also at no time will he lose consciousness, but will always be connected by the voice of the person who is carried out by hypnosis.
What Is Hypnosis Used For?
Clinical hypnosis has many uses and applications, although it also has some drawbacks, such as performing therapy on a person suffering from epilepsy, since they could suffer a seizure in the middle of the session, breaking the result. But leaving this cause aside, hypnotherapy is normally used to:
- As a complement to treat addictions. Along with psychological therapy, hypnosis can be used to end the urge to consume certain products.
- As a supplement to treat eating disorders. The vast majority of eating disorders are caused by nervous causes, with hypnosis states of peace are achieved, in which it is easier to transmit tools that later, you can implement to avoid anxiety points.
- As a complement to treat chronic pain. If with therapy a state of absolute tranquility is achieved, it can be anchored in the mind, so that, as soon as the body begins to suffer pain, it can focus and reach this tranquility that relaxes the pain.
- As an aid in times when anesthesia cannot be applied. For small interventions in which anesthesia is not necessary, but the patient’s state of anxiety is very high, hypnosis techniques can be used to induce sedation or relaxation in which you do not feel anything, and when the intervention is over, return to restful sleep.
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