Life is a tight-rope walk, keeping the mind and body in tandem. The mind influences the body and so does the body influence the mind.
uddhared atmanatmanam natmanam avasadayet
atmaiva hy atmano bandhur atmaiva ripur atmanah
(Chapter 6 Verse 5 of Srimad Bhagavath Gita)
One’s self or the mind is the reason for one’s upliftment
and could be the reason for one’s degradation.
The self can be the friend to one, and also it’s enemy.
Studies have shown that up to 84% of the complaints come up with to the doctors have a psychological cause. Of all the patients up to 20% is purely psychological. So the need arises to be able to correct the mind, and techniques which need less time. Hence Hypnotherapy.
What is Hypnosis?
The term “hypnosis” comes from the ancient Greek word hypnos and osis, which when put together means “put to sleep”. The words “hypnosis” and “hypnotism” both derive from the term “neuro-hypnotism” coined by Étienne Félix d’Henin de Cuvillers in 1820. These terms were popularized by the Scottish surgeon James Braid around 1841. Braid based his practice on an adapted methodology from the procedures developed by Franz Mesmer and his followers.
As the age old belief and as the name which was coined earlier, many consider hypnosis to be a deep state of sleep. Though Hypnosis does involve the individual going into a trance-like state, when in it, they’re actually in an increased state of awareness, focusing solely on the guiding hypnotist’s
voice. In this state, the individual’s conscious mind is suppressed, and their subconscious mind is made alert. The therapist then engages in the change work with the individual, offering ideas and lifestyle changes.
What is Hypnotherapy ?
Hypnotherapy is guided hypnosis, or a trance-like state of focus and concentration achieved with the help of a clinical hypnotherapist. It is an adjunct therapy which uses trance induction at the core of the treatment.
When in trance state, the individual’s concentration is heightened which allows them to work with the hypnotherapist to maximize their potential, change limiting beliefs, and gain insight and wisdom.
Why Hypnotherapy ?
Hypnotherapy aims to reprogram patterns of behavior within the individual’s mind, which helps them to overcome phobias, irrational fears, suppressed emotions, negative thoughts and negative thinking patterns.
It can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, undesirable and spontaneous behaviors, and for cessation habits. It can be used also to help improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues. It can aid in pain management and help resolve medical conditions such as digestive disorders, skin issues, and gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy and chemotherapy.
The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis states: ‘In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist. The trance-like state a person enters into during hypnosis is the same for both stage hypnosis and therapeutic hypnosis. The difference, however, is the goal. Stage hypnosis is all about the individual
entering into a trance in order to have fun with their subconscious, entertaining the audience. Where as, therapeutic hypnosis is all about helping an individual to make progress in life: challenging their negative beliefs, helping them make changes to become the person they want to be…