What is Hypnotherapy, and how does it help.
Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy bring together the latest research on the nature of hypnosis and studies of what it can accomplish in treatment.
With Hypnotherapy, we can see what fundamental changes in brain activity occur during the process. We have a wealth of modern cognitive, linguistic, and personality research helping explain the benefits.
The most common misconception in hypnosis is the notion that in a trance, suggestions are carried out. Still, indeed all the phenomena of hypnosis are from the subject who produces these changes.
Past studies have found that induction of the hypnotic state reduces sympathetic nervous system activity and increases parasympathetic activity, as measured by the low frequency/high-frequency ratio in spectral analysis of heart rate and by increases in vagal tone. Changes are associated with the ability to self-soothe and relax. Hypnosis has also been found to affect the secretion of cortisol and prolactin and modulate other stress response neural and endocrine components.
Hypnosis is associated with changes in the executive attention function of the anterior cingulate gyrus and involves “activation” rather than “arousal” in neurological terms.
Society’s inductions and western hypnosis include verbal inductions and suggestion given by the hypnotherapist with heavy reliance on imagery and storytelling (the latter primarily characteristic of Ericksonian hypnosis). Characteristics of hypnosis are associated with improvement by western psychotherapy, such as “willingness to change one’s behaviour” predict a beneficial outcome to treatment. Because hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind’s habits and resistances, it is often quicker than other forms of therapy, and its benefits may appear more dramatic.
Change Your State, Change Yourself
Ego states maintain their memories and communicate with other ego states to a greater or lesser degree. Ego states are a part of normal personalities. Conflicts among states take up considerable energy, often forcing the individual into withdrawn, defensive postures. Hypnosis can facilitate communication between ego states. This communication allows memories associated with any event to become available to the whole person and teach people to shift states more consciously and adaptively to recover and improve. Research has also found that hypnotic suggestions can be used to influence future behaviours, thoughts and feelings.
Hypnosis can serve as a means of absorbing and redirecting people to new ways of thinking about their subjective experience. Hypnosis can replace automatic negative thoughts with positive beliefs and expectancies. It can foster skill acquisition, breaking old associations and new instilling ones.
Finally, because insomnia is such a common symptom of depression, hypnosis can resolve insomnia by inducing relaxation and interrupting the ruminations which interfere with sleep.
There is more research on its use for smoking cessation than for any other addictive disorder. Results are encouraging for hypnotic smoking cessation.
Reviews on hypnosis research in other health-related areas, including pain relief, insomnia, asthma, bulimia, and several more function gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS and gut health, have concluded that all these disorders are favourable. This powerful technique of Hypnotherapy will begin to be applied to many disorders in a way that it is currently only utilized routinely for pain control, anxiety, weight loss and smoking cessation.
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