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What is Hypnotherapy Treatment?

If you have difficult issues in life that you would like to learn to deal with, someone may have already suggested that you undergo hypnotherapy treatment. Of course, like any other procedure, you should not opt for this if you are not fully aware of what it is and what it involves.

What is hypnotherapy?

People often equate this technique with hypnosis. It does involve elements of it since this type of therapy does place an individual in an altered state of consciousness. In such a state, one becomes more susceptible to certain ideas and is generally more relaxed. Experts stress though that this is entirely different from that state that participants in stage hypnosis are under.

In stage trances, participants seem to lose control or free will. In therapeutic hypnosis, control remains with the individual and not the therapist. You become more susceptible to input from a therapist but you can choose to say or do what you want to.

Different strategies or sub techniques may be used by experts. These include symbolism, visualization and suggestion. Regardless of the specific technique used, the main, general goal is to make a person realize that he has full control of his life, habits and conditions and that he has the power to effect change.

What are its uses?

The technique is also often called hypnotherapy healing because it helps solve a variety of mental and physical health issues. People commonly seek this type of treatment if they wish to deal with such concerns as anxiety, lack of confidence and stress. Individuals can also learn to deal with aspects that they think they have no control over such as phobia, insomnia, weight problems, eating disorders and addiction. You may however, also want to take this option if you wish to resolve certain physical conditions such as asthma, pain and irritable bowel syndrome.

Who can undergo it?

Most individuals can safely undergo the technique. It is important to note though that some people are just not good candidates for it. These are the people who may outwardly consent to it but who are really very resistant to hypnosis. In short, people who are inwardly unwilling to cooperate shouldn’t be made to undergo this form of therapy simply because they will not be susceptible to suggestion. A good therapist should determine your level of willingness first before suggesting this particular solution.

Most hypnotherapists would also recommend specialized assistance for individuals suffering from dangerous psychological problems. These include people who have schizophrenia and depression.

Who can use it?

A wide range of professionals are qualified to perform it. These include family counselors, psychologists and medical doctors. These individuals though should have had specific training in hypnotherapy. Also, practitioners should be holders of masters’ degrees or doctorate degrees to be deemed qualified to use this technique. You would do well to check the credentials of a therapist before choosing to give your consent for this kind of therapy.

It is worth your time to consider hypnotherapy treatment if you have a condition that has remained unsolved by other options. Do keep in mind though that learning more about this technique is the only way to make the best personal decision for or against it.

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