do many doctors refer their patients to hypnotherapy?
Medications are not
always effective in treating conditions such as smoking, depression,
phobias, and addictions. Even when drugs do have an effect,
hypnosis can improve the outcomes. Many doctors refer their
patients to the Hypnosis Clinic of Indiana for positive results.
the American Medical Association sanction hypnotherapy?
received formal recognition as a therapeutic practice in 1958.
In the 1800's and early 1900's hypnosis was generally misunderstood
because the mind itself was minsunderstood. For example, people
with mental illnesses were historically thought to be possessed
by the devil, and people practicing hypnosis were associated
with magical powers or even "work of the devil".
Today hypnosis is widely accepted by the medical community
as a positive and powerful therapy that utilizes the natural
powers of the mind.
does everyone need hypnotherapy?
Every day the world inputs
messages into our minds--through television, music, radio,
billboards. We are barraged with frightening ideas: that we
are not safe in our homes, that our bodies aren't attractive
enough, that we should be engaging in unhealthy behaviors
in order to be accepted. So, whether we like it or not, we
have already subjected ourselves to these
forces at work on our minds. Hypnosis is a focused effort
to counteract these negative messages with positive ones,
and then to release the power of the mind to promote health,
improve performance, and meet goals.
hypnotherapy conflict with my religion?
is not part of the occult or any sect. If you have strong
personal or religious beliefs, hypnotherapy will actually
is the difference betwee "hypnosis" and hypnotherapy"?
the general process of focusing the mind and opening it to
suggestion. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to bring about positive
change in health or behavior.
there scientific proof that hypnosis works?
slows brain waves from cycling at 14-32 times per second down
to as few as 4 times per second, which is the ideal speed
for learning. It clears away the clutter of our conscious
mind, opening a path directly to the unconscious--the part
of the mind that operates not by logic but by feelings and
instinct. Under ordinary circumstances, psychologists say
we must repeat an action or reiterate an idea consistently
for at least 30 days before it becomes ingrained in our subconscious.
(That is why advertisers bombard us with the same commercials
over and over.) But research shows that we can form new habits
much more quickly with hypnosis than with any other method
AND eliminate the old habits. Feel free to read some of the
articles featured on this page and in resources.
does hypnotherapy involve ?
are able to dramatically alter behavior with a single hypnotherapy
session or short series of sessions. Other people prefer to
listen to self-hypnosis audio tapes/CDs
(see sample script). You can
even record scripts with
your own voice (the most powerful method) and listen repeatedly.
if I'm being hypnotized and something happens to the therapist
in the middle of the session so that she can't continue?
will simply return to normal consciousness in a short time.
don't think I can be hypnotized. What if it doesn't work?
actually a natural state of mind brought about by the imagination,
so everyone who is capable of focusing the imagination is
capable of being hypnotized. You will experience benefits
from hypnosis unless you have pathologies of the brain that
prevent it (as in cases of the feeble-minded, senile, and
mentally ill) or you are a child who is not yet mentally developed
enough to focus the mind.
quickly will I experience the benefits of hypnotherapy?
You can expect
immediate benefits from hypnotherapy. In addition to meeting
goals quickly and enjoyably, people experience profound relaxation,
enhanced sense of well being, and increased sense of personal
power in all aspects of their lives.