Hypnosis is now the popular focus of healing others from emotional and physical problems. However, few people that have learned how to hypnotize others have the professional qualifications to assist in therapy demonstrating advance skills in this area.
Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is a method of inducing a trance or a dream-like state of deep relaxation in order to treat disorders of a mainly psychological or emotional origin. It has been practiced in various forms for thousands of years by many cultures including Druid, Celtic and Egyptian. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, hypnosis (or ‘mesmerism’) was seen more as a sideshow curiosity than a valid medical treatment according to the Better Health Channel.
There are many good reasons to seek the services of medical professionals or psychotherapists skilled in the use of hypnosis. Hypnosis is used effectively to facilitate patients’ understanding of themselves, extinguish unfortunate habits, uncover repressed or forgotten memories, reduce anxiety and fears, and develop a new and more adaptive outlook. However, many studies have found that hypnosis can uncover distorted and false memory. So there are two sides to every coin.
In medicine and health psychology, hypnosis is used to effectively treat irritable bowel syndrome, reduce pain and discomfort associated with medical procedures such as childbirth, treatment of burns, and surgery where anesthesia cannot be used effectively. It is also used to treat chronic pain and psychosomatic problems.
Hypnosis is not restricted or regulated by law in many US states. This is a reason for great concern to many health professionals who use hypnosis. It means that any kind of person, regardless of education, training or experience can, and does, offer you hypnosis services. Hypnosis is sometimes misused, more often, due to incompetence according to many in the field.
It is essential that you find a qualified and educated professional to conduct medical or psychological hypnosis. An entitled “hypnotherapist”, often found online, may not have any formal education in these subjects. Furthermore, most hypnosis certificates and vanity titles such as certified hypnotist have little or no bearing on the quality of a hypnotist or give indications of his or her qualifications to treat health problems.
The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis offers advice in helping you with more information. Their membership includes a variety of social workers, medical doctors,and therapists that can provide answers to your questions concerning effective hypnotherapy.
Skilled hypnosis may help to quit smoking, improve weight loss, and in turn, help to reduce life insurance rates if you are a progressive non-smoker. Whatever you can do to improve your health, the better rates available when purchasing a policy which are at an all time low.