What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis (or hypnotherapy) is a technique by which people put themselves or others into a different state of consciousness - a hypnotic trance. In this way, buried experiences can be worked through, fears can be managed and positive forces can be activated. However, operations and dental treatments are also performed under hypnosis and without anesthesia.
Hypnosis is a procedure that creates access to the inner world via the subconscious. Hypnosis is not magic, even if hypnotists sometimes present it that way in shows.
For a long time it was assumed that the hypnotic trance is a state similar to sleep. However, modern brain research shows that people under hypnosis are awake and alert. The trance is therefore rather a state of deep relaxation in which the client focuses his attention on something specific. And the hypnotherapist uses this to activate, via the subconscious, the client's personal strengths and coping strategies that he or she is not using in everyday life. Thus, hypnosis is employed in a supportive way to solve physical or psychological problems.
Hypnosis is used independently or in combination with other methods (e.g. NLP).
What is the procedure of a serious hypnotherapy?
Before hypnosis takes place at all, a detailed anamnesis and conversations between hypnotherapist and client take place. On the one hand, these serve to build trust and, on the other hand, they are essential for the success of the hypnotherapy within the framework of the process work.
The hypnotherapist also conducts tests before hypnosis to find the optimal hypnosis induction for the client. The total duration of hypnotherapy depends on the agreed treatment goal, the type and duration of the condition and the client's resilience.
Scientific experiments show that hypnotherapy is an effective treatment method for many people. And even though during trance it may feel as if you are performing movements involuntarily, for example, in hypnosis you are not without will.
Hypnosis also works only for people who want to engage in it, and even then it does not work for everyone. There are people who are easier to hypnotize than others. And some cannot be put into a hypnotized state at all.
An ethical hypnotherapist trained in clinical hypnosis is gentle with the client and aware of the client's responsibilities.
When does hypnosis help?
Hypnotherapy has proven successful in treating a wide variety of ailments and concerns.
What do I have to pay attention to after hypnosis?
Hypnosis works primarily through the relaxed state. It is therefore advantageous if you take enough time before the hypnosis and do not, for example, come to the therapy session rushed and stressed.
Following the session, plan for a time buffer as well. Hypnosis experiences can feel very intense. Perhaps you may need some time afterwards to fully recover.
You should also take time after the hypnosis in order to process what you have experienced. If you are working on therapeutic goals, give the suggestions a chance to take effect.
The power of hypnosis is also therein that the self-critical and negative thoughts that accompany many of us every day are briefly turned off. After hypnosis, many people feel energized and motivated. Enjoy this state and leave doubting thoughts out of it as long as possible. A Hypnotherapy has the best effect when you fully engage in the process of the hypnosis.