Have you sought a way to stop patterns of behavior that you know are not good for you, but you do them anyway? Do you want a quick, safe and effective way to break old habits, have better health, more freedom and feel better about yourself? Hypnosis may be the answer for you. Let’s dispel some of the myths and fears regarding hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
What is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis has been used to benefit mankind for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest healing modalities known to civilization. The American Medical Association Approved hypnosis for use in medicine in 1958, however, it has only been in the last few decades that hypnosis has steadily gained widespread acceptance and renewed respect in the medical community.
Hypnosis is a natural yet altered state of mind, where the mind is relaxed, highly focused, and open to positive suggestions. The subconscious mind is where all thoughts, feelings, emotions, behaviors, and controls of the body live, it is responsible for about 92% of our lives. The conscious mind is where analytical thought, willpower, and 5 senses live which makes up the other 8% of our lives. The most effective way to make lasting change is to bypass the conscious mind and speak directly to the subconscious mind to examine beliefs.
Is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy Faster Than Traditional Therapy?
A survey of psychotherapy literature by Alfred A. Barrios, PhD. revealed the following recovery rates:
- Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
- Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
- Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
How is Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy Practiced?
Certified Medical Support Hypnotherapists receive specialized training in general hypnotherapy education as well as techniques for both psychoneuroimmunological (how the immune system is influenced by thought and behavioral patterns) and psychoneuro-physiological applications (how physical signs and symptoms are influenced by thought and behavioral patterns.
Skilled hypnotherapists can teach people self-hypnosis methods for self-care as well as conducting private and group sessions. Clinical and Medical Support Hypnotherapists work as an adjunct to a person’s conventional medical treatment as directed by a physician, and can be done on-site, physician’s office, hypnotherapist’s office or through HIPAA compliant video sessions.
“While conventional medicine saves lives daily, by using (medical support hypnosis) even more can be done to relieve suffering, speed recovery from injury, regain health from disease, and prevent illness.” -Medical Hypnotherapy, Tim Simmerman Sierra 2007
A few examples of how Hypnotherapy and Medical Support Hypnosis can be utilized++:
- Live Free of Migraines* Feel More Confident
- Increase Fertility* Live with a Positive Attitude
- Prepare for Surgery* Increase Memory & Recall
- Accelerate Healing* Feel Calmer and More Relaxed
- Reduce or Eliminate Pain* Achieve a Goal
- Urinary incontinence/OAB* End Unwanted Habits
- Recover from Trauma & PTSD* Improve Sports Performance
- Regain Normal Sleep Patterns Increase Motivation
- Speak in Public with Ease Improve Test Performance
- Reach Your Ideal Body Weight Give Birth with Comfort & Ease
- Grow Spiritually Forgive
* Medical support hypnotherapy is used only as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. Consultation with a licensed physician is required before medical support hypnotherapy services are provided.
++ It is important to inquire with your provider to ensure the appropriate level of training. Medical Support Hypnotherapy is a more advanced training program requiring over 400 hours of on-site and in-person supervised training.
Hypnosis is Safe
With hypnosis, there are no adverse side effects. When in hypnosis people can expect to be mentally and physically relaxed while still being aware and fully in control.
Hypnosis is Effective
Hypnosis is effective as long as a person is open-minded, has a true desire to improve, and is committed to his or her goal.
Hypnosis is Natural
The hypnotic trance is a naturally-occurring state of mind. Everyone experiences this state each day. When we daydream, become engrossed in an intriguing movie, zone out watching a TV show, lose track of time reading a good novel, we are experiencing a natural, yet altered state of mind. The difference is that with hypnosis, we are intentional about going into that state.
We all have the natural ability to go into hypnosis, and we can learn to use this ability to make desirable, lasting changes in our lives. It is a process of learning to reprogram the subconscious mind. Reprogram negative thought patterns and release bad habits to have a healthier and more productive life. It is simple, yet profound.
Hypnosis is Proven
The National Institute of Health (NIH) has documented over 11,000 recent credible research studies supporting hypnosis for medical and psychological healing.
Hypnosis affords freedom from fear-based programming and assumed limitations and allows changes of limiting beliefs to improve health and well-being. Hypnosis is fast, easy and effective. It has been extensively studied and is used worldwide. While it is a safe and highly effective treatment, it is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy. Consult your doctor to determine if this is right for you.
Dr. Lorraine Maita is a recognized and award-winning holistic, functional, and anti-aging physician and author. She transforms people’s lives by getting to the root cause of illness using the best of science and nature. Her approach is personalized, precision medicine where you are treated as the unique individual you are. If you’re ready to start your journey to a healthier, happier life, schedule your visit today!