Hypnosis is a state of altered consciousness and heightened responsiveness to suggestion. Hypnosis is not just a treatment for physical or mental disorders, but creates a state of relaxation that can enhance the effect of treatment. Because the effect of hypnosis tends to be relaxing, this creates a comfortable ambience in which treatment can take place free from anxiety. If patients find the experience rewarding, it can further enhance the effectiveness of their treatment.
Hypnotherapy is the application of hypnosis as a form of treatment, usually for relieving pain or conditions related to one's state of mind. Practitioners believe that when a client enters, or believes he has entered, a state of trance, the patient is more receptive to suggestion and other therapy. The most common use of hypnotherapy is to remedy maladies like obesity, smoking, pain, ego, anxiety, stress, amnesia, phobias, and performance but many others can also be treated by hypnosis. Although the roots of the hypnotic practice lies in ancient mystical and religious practices across continents, Hypnotherapy has been developed in the form of a conditioned reflex therapy. Hypnotherapy works through techniques like age regression, revivification, guided imagery, confusion, repetition, direct suggestion, hypnoanalysis, etc. Hypnotherapy has been successfully in treating psychiatric conditions, phobias and even skin diseases.
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