It is a procedure consisting in modifying the state of consciousness of a person called the hypnotized one. The professional uses meditation or relaxation. The state of consciousness can be light. It manifests as a mild hypnotic trance or reverie. Applying this technique consists of taking theoretical courses and having practical training.
Appearance of technology
Franz Anton Mesmer had practiced it from the 18th century. He is a German psychiatrist. As for the invention of the term hypnosis, it falls to James Brand.
It is used in medicine and psychotherapy.
Its application therefore requires an excellent mastery of knowledge. Having access to the spirit of a living being may not be within everyone’s reach. Having access to an individual’s mind is tantamount to having control over the acts he will do. This is why only a professional with a code of ethics should apply it.
What are the uses of hypnosis?
I’therapeutic hypnosis allows both the patient and the therapist easy access to the patient’s unconscious mind. The patient falls into a so-called hypnotic sleep.
It calms cerebral hyperactivity. It is a great help for regain restful sleep.
It is part of brief therapy. It is often recommended for the treatment of certain ailments. In addition, it relieves chronic pain such as migraine. It is found to be effective for combat sexual disorders, phobias and anxiety. This is also the case for depression and panic attacks.
Also, it is an effective method for get rid of some addictions or bad habits. It can help men get rid of harmful ideas by replacing them with good ones. Such is the case of people who are addicted to gambling, tobacco, alcohol and betting.
Course of a session
The duration of a session varies between 45 minutes and approximately one hour and thirty minutes. The number of sessions to do depends on the patient’s symptom and problem. Only one or two sessions are enough to stop smoking or bite their nails. It will take 5 to 6 sessions to manage chronic pain and treat behavioral problems.
Before the session, the patient shares his needs and goals with his therapist. There will be an exchange of information. On the one hand on the life of the patient. On the other hand on the course and the processes of the therapy.
The session can be divided into different work phases. First, we start with a dialogue. It is to bring solace, relaxation and comfort. Then we enter the induction phase. I’hypnotherapist brings the patient into a state of physical and mental relaxation deep. It is through games and imagination exercises. Its duration varies according to each person’s ability to relax. Change work follows once the patient is deeply relaxed. The hypnotherapist will then address the patient’s unconscious. He will use suggestions to help the patient change his way of thinking. Thus, he will achieve his goals. After that, the hypnotherapist will begin the transition to enlightenment. The patient will be completely relaxed at the end of a session.
The session ends with the description of the sensations felt by the patient during the different phases. He will thus be able to share his next objective to be achieved during the next one.
Self-hypnosis is also possible.