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Fixing Troubles Through Hypnosis

May 12, 2008
Over the years, many undeserved myths and mysteries concerning hypnosis and hypnotherapy have lead to a great number of fears and misunderstanding about what it actually is. In this article, we will help you to understand the great potential of improving your life and fixing your troubles through hypnosis.

Millions of people from all around the globe use hypnosis on a daily basis. Most are looking for remedies to all sorts of problems associated with the "human condition" such as:

* Personal matters
* Psychological problems such as fears and phobias
* Many physical troubles including addiction
* Emotional difficulties
* Weight loss and/or control
* Performance enhancements in sports
* Sleep disorders
* Mental sharpness

History shows us that hypnosis and hypnotherapy have been around for more than 5000 years, dating back to both ancient Egyptian sleep temples and the ancient Greeks. In the modern world, it is now recognized as a safe and effective treatment for a great many issues. Both the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association have accepted hypnosis as a valuable methodology since the 1950's.

One of the greatest questions and concerns about hypnosis is about whether or not it is safe. Whether you are seeing a hypnotherapist or are interested in self-hypnosis, the process is completely safe. Like any other type of therapy, however, hypnosis should not be viewed as a "once size fits all" type of scenario.

There are two basic ways to explore hypnosis. You can visit a hypnotherapist in your area or you can learn the techniques of self-hypnosis. Let us take a look at self-hypnosis first, then we will move on to office visits.

Self Hypnosis

Self hypnosis is used daily by people from all walks of life. Whether you are a sportsman looking to improve your game, a business person out to boost your confidence, a housewife who would like a boost in your self-esteem, it does not matter.

The ability to get into a state of hypnosis by yourself is a specific skill and as with any skill some people are going to be better at it than others. However, almost everyone can benefit from learning the skills needed. Among the things that you can help yourself with through self-hypnosis are:

* Losing Weight
* Changing habits such as smoking
* Improve your concentration and memory
* Raise your self-confidence
* Resolve motivation issues

There are many books on the market that will teach the specific skills needed in order to self-hypnotize. Some websites on the subject of hypnosis will also offer free lessons.

Before we move on to looking at using a profession hypnotherapist, we need to take a moment as dispel a couple of the major anxieties people feel about hypnosis in general. These points apply to all types of hypnosis:

* You know what is happening at all times
* You do not become unconscious or go to sleep
* You can exit a hypnotic state at anytime you wish
* You cannot "lose your mind"
* There is no "hypnotized feeling"
* Hypnosis is quite similar to relaxation and meditation techniques
* It is in no way connect to any form of the occult

Professional Hypnosis

If it is possible to hypnotize yourself, why would anyone seek out a professional? A couple of reasons come to mind. The first are the results. Professional therapists will almost alway provide better results through hypnosis than you can achieve on your own. Another reason is to seek out hypnotherapy rather than just hypnosis.

The state of hypnosis is general induced by the therapist's voice. Many people will find that their senses seem to be far more heightened and alert under hypnosis, but again, there is no such thing as a "hypnotized feeling". While hypnotized, you will always be in complete control. Nobody can be made to do anything they do not want to do under hypnosis, nor can they be manipulated in any way. Normally, the patient will retain a full and accurate memory of everything that happened during the session afterward.

Hypnotherapy is the reason most people seek out a professional therapist. Hypnosis itself is quite unlikely to provide relief of a person's symptoms. There are two distinctly different forms of therapy which can be carried out within a hypnotized state.

Suggestion Therapy:

Suggestion therapy is used to examine anxieties such as driving test nerves, or academic test performance issues. It is also used in treating some habits such as smoking, nail biting and some weight control problems and stress. Therapists will often work with two or more people at a time to lower the costs and two to four sessions are generally required to achieve the desired results.

Analytical Therapy

The goal of analytical therapy is to find and remove the root causes of problems. It is an effective treatment of such things as emotional problems, irrational phobias, relationship difficulties, sleeping disorders and many other troubles where there is a phycological factor involved. Analytical therapy is performed in a one-on-one setting and covers a treatment period of six to twelve weekly sessions to achieve its desired outcome. Often, analytical hypnotherapy produces a complete and lasting release from all symptoms for the patient.

If you have been struggling with any aspect of your life, and just do not seem to be able to resolve the issue simply by making a conscious decision, give hypnosis or hypnotherapy a try. It is likely to provide the results you are looking for and since it is completely safe, you have nothing to lose or worry about.
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