Inner Peace - The Choice Is Yours
Thousands of people have found hypnosis to be successful in the following areas:
The title is “Doctors find recovery is aided by helping patients into healing trances,” by Benedict Carey, Times Staff Writer.
Hypnosis is now gaining a foothold in mainstream medicine. At teaching hospitals such as Mount Sinai School in New York and Harvard Medical School, hypnotists work with some surgical patients to help speed recovery. Hypnosis has helped patients feel better or heal faster. It’s used for everything from weight loss, smoking cessation or overcome fears.
In 2002, in 20 studies on hypnosis and surgical pain, Mount Sinai researchers found that adding hypnosis to standard post-surgical care sped the recovery almost 90% of the time, in terms of reduced levels of pain, anxiety and the need for painkillers.
“Hypnosis seems to change expectations, in the same way that a placebo does,” said Guy Montgomery, an assistant professor of bio-behavioral medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, “and this change appears to have a strong affect on what people actually experience.”
published on January 05, 2004.
During a hypnosis session, you are always in control and will remember almost everything. You cannot be made to do or say anything in the state of hypnosis unless it is your desire. The strength of your own mental desire decides the impact that hypnosis will have on you. Without your cooperation, there can be no hypnosis. Hypnosis will enhance your own desire and determination and helps to utilize your own inner strengths and capabilities. Any suggestion you do not want to accept will interrupt your concentration and relaxation and bring you out of the state of hypnosis.
Each subsequent time you use hypnosis, you will be able to achieve a much deeper state of relaxation. It cannot always be expected that one hypnosis session can help an individual completely overcome a habit that took years to develop. However, it does happen in most cases and occassionally the hypnotic suggestions may need to be reinforced periodically.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can significantly reduce the physical and emotional pain you suffer from surgery and greatly minimize the effects from radiation or chemotherapy treatments.
However, a medical referral is required when using hypnosis to complement the medical, dental and mental health professions.
Hypnosis can not be used to treat or diagnose disease or mental disorders of any kind. Hypnosis in no way replaces standard medical procedures, but works in conjunction with them by freeing you of feelings and attitudes that could inhibit your response to them.
Through hypnosis, you use the natural facilities of the mind to create a positive attitude and boost your immune system, making the most of the medical help available. Hypnosis helps create a strong positive expectancy and reduces stress, thereby normalizing the action of the autonomic nervous system.
What To Expect
A client can expect the first consultation session to last approximately 2 hours, which involves filling out an Intake Questionnaire, discuss Client Bill of Rights, explain what hypnosis is and isn't, establish the client's goal and the hypnosis session.
Additional sessions typically last one hour. Some problems can be alleviated in one session, except for weight reduction, smoking cessation, past-life regression and some stress related problems.
In 1958, the American Medical Association gave its stamp of approval for hypnosis and recommended that it be taught in medical schools. It recognized that hypnosis definitely had a place in the medical arena. The medical profession did not take the advice of the American Medical Association and introduced hypnosis training in all the medical schools immediately. However, many members of the healing arts have become involved in ongoing research in the field of hypnosis and are continually bringing to light new facts about hypnosis.
Hypnosis is not a state of sleep, but it is a natural state of mind that can produce extraordinary levels of relaxation within the mind, body and spirit. The principles and theories upon which hypnosis is based focus on accessing and utilizing the power of one's inner resources. Hypnosis can transcend the critical, analytical level of mind and help facilitate the healing process when used to complement the medical field.
Note: Some insurance companies will cover the cost of hypnosis sessions when treating chronic or surgical pain. A referral is required from your medical, dental or mental health practitioner for treatment of physical or emotional needs.