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How Can Clinical Hypnotherapy Help You?

One of the things that people ask me frequently is “If I come to you to reduce my stress will you make me bark like a dog?” The short answer to this question is no. As pretty much any expert will tell you, clinical hypnotherapy is a far cry from the stage hypnosis the most people are familiar with. As a matter of fact, many clinical hypnosis treatments don’t even involve the kind of induction used on stage. Although there are some people who do strictly clinical hypnotherapy, more often hypnosis is used as part of a larger treatment. You use suggestion, hypnosis, strategizing, analysis, and all the other techniques at your disposal to get the best results with the patient.

The clinical hypnotherapy part of it just happens to be the part that people focus on because it is so shrouded in mystery. It is also full of myths and misinformation. A lot of people find hypnosis to be strange or even frightening. I’ve even had people tell me “You’re doing the work of the devil” because they believe, seemingly without any control of their own, subjects of hypnotists drop into a trance where they will do anything they are told.

The reality of this is that hypnosis is much more complicated than that. In some ways it can be viewed as more of a game that people are playing together. The person hypnotizing is able to succeed because he believes what he is doing is possible. The person being hypnotized believes it is possible. Therefore as a result of this belief system, at his suggestion, the subject drops into a trance.

Just like psychology, hypnosis works because people believe in it. People who are hypnotized really believe that they won’t remember what they are told when they wake up, and learn to forget it unconsciously. By the way, this can be really useful. For example, a hypnosis patient might have a phobia that they are trying to overcome. A Phobia occurs because the subject associates something that is fairly harmless with something painful that happened earlier in life. By suggesting that they think about it in a different way, a clinical hypnotherapist can help them overcome the phobia.

For example, if you are scared of walruses because you were frightened by one at the zoo as a young child, a clinical hypnotherapy session might focus around giving you a new association. By the time you’re done, you might have some implanted memory of a walrus stuffed toy that you had as a child and loved a lot. By associating walruses with treasured childhood memories, the clinical hypnotherapy could help you overcome your fear.

Of course, a lot of clinical hypnotherapy is more complicated than that. Sometimes, a clinical therapist works to install completely new patterns of behavior in you. He will help you go through old, dysfunctional habits and pick out new, better ways of living your life. Step-by-step, day by day, he will work with you to come up with a more effective, happier way to run your life.

Clinical Hypnosis – How it Works

Clinical hypnosis is a means of communicating with a person’s mind in such a way that behavioural patterns and changes are established. The primary reason for having these patterns identified is to aid in improving one’s lifestyle, appearance or health and the method is mostly practiced by qualified medical experts who have a full understanding of our body’s functions. These experts are also adept at identifying the best ways to approach or address significant changes in our behavioural patterns because each individual will require a different approach to a certain type of problem in order for treatment to be successful.

While there are a lot of surgical procedures and pills available in the market today, clinical hypnosis has become a popular alternative to these options because it has been proven to have no negative side effects whatsoever and has been identified as a very effective way to quit smoking and get rid of alcoholism. It has also proven effective in addressing depression and weight problems, as well as in developing a person’s self-confidence.

Contrary to what other people believe, clinical hypnosis is not brainwashing. Rather, it is a method of engaging an individual’s mind and body to take control of a certain situation in your life so that you can turn it into something positive. The method is safe enough that it can even be self-administered with the help of some books that explain how you can get a better understanding of your own mind and body. You may also employ CDs and DVDs that walk you through each step in the entire process in order to make sure that you are doing everything right and that you will get the results that you expect.

The period of time in which you will see significant results from clinical hypnosis differs for each individual, but it is safe to say that no one can expect to see results after just one session. You will need to have enough patience to perform the procedure as many times as needed in the exact manner indicated. If you break the pattern in any way, you will jeopardize the success of the treatment and you may have to start all over again. Remember as well that your body and your mind will go through a lot of changes as you are undergoing clinical hypnosis, especially if you are trying to quit a bad habit or if you are trying to rise out of depression. These types of cases need extra work and commitment on your part because it takes a lot longer to resolve than other issues.

The upshot is that all of your hard work and perseverance will not be in vain. Clinical hypnosis can improve your life in more ways than one. For example, if your problem is with depression then getting out of depression and gaining a more positive outlook in life may be the best thing that will happen to you. This will allow you to enjoy a happier and healthier life and may even improve the relationships you have with other people. Just remember to talk about the method with a noted professional first before you try it out at home. This is to make sure that you have all the knowledge and information you need and that you can take full advantage of the method.