The hypnotic state...
The hypnotic state makes the person better able to respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain behaviors, such as stopping smoking or nail biting. It can also help people change perceptions and sensations, and is particularly useful in treating pain.
Since hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy, used along with other forms of psychological or medical treatment, there are many applications. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse including tobacco, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviors, and bad habits.
Hypnotherapy does not have any major risks. Overall, Hypnotherapy is completely safe and has amazing benefits for your mental health and overall breakthroughs for addictions. The only “dangerous” part is the potential to create false memories (called confabulations).
Hypnosis seems to be prescribed for just about everything: From quitting smoking, to weight loss. Here’s a short answer: Research suggests that hypnosis is a powerful tool for self-improvement. And there’s a fairly simple explanation. Hypnotherapy works by empowering people to change and update subconscious beliefs.
A hypnotherapist will help you feel at ease during your session. The session includes guiding you into a trance, where your mind and body can completely relax and let go of any tension. Clients report feeling calm, light, focused, sleepy, and pain-free. You are not asleep during the session.
If you are seeking hypnosis for a one-off service such as smoking cessation, for example, some hypnotherapists will deliver hypnotherapy in a single session of up to two hours. Other issues, however, may require a longer-term approach with regular weekly sessions.
A recent study found that hypnotherapy takes an average of just six hypnotherapy sessions to make long-lasting change, while psychoanalysis takes 600. Plus, hypnosis was highly effective; after 6 sessions 93 percent of participants, while the psychoanalysis group had just a 38 percent recovery rate.
Research has shown that hypnotherapy can help relieve stress, fear, and anxiety. It can also be used to help in coping with the symptoms of panic disorder. While under hypnosis, a person with panic disorder may be guided to bring attention to coping with specific symptoms and overcoming limiting behaviors.