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Hypnotherapy

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Summary:
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat patients who are in pain or
who are having problems within their minds. Those who use hypnotherapy
believe that patients who enter a trance are more likely to listen to
suggestions which are given to them.


Keywords:
Hypnotherapy, hypnosis


Article Body:
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis to treat patients who are in pain or
who are having problems within their minds. Those who use hypnotherapy
believe that patients who enter a trance are much more likely to listen
to suggestions which are given to them. Some conditions which are treated
by hypnotherapy are pain, stress,obesity, stress, and amnesia. While many
of these conditions are related to the mind, some functional ailments can
be treated as well. Hypnotherapy is a practice that was used by the
Ancient Egyptians and Indians. In these societies the practice would
often have a religious tone, and both music and dance was included in the
practice.

It wasn't until the 19th century that a number of healers begin
developing the methods that would come to be known as hypnosis. Franz
Anton Mesmer developed a theory which has come to be known as animal
magnetism. He did extensive research on hysteria, and his studies
indicated that advanced cases were similar to what is called a post-
traumatic stress disorder. The work of Sigmund Freud also played an
important role in the development of hypnotherapy. There are a number of
criticisms which have been made against the practice.

Some believe that the connection between the patient and the therapist
may cause problems. The patient may want to please the therapist, or they
may worry that the therapist doesn't like them. However, many of these
claims are inconsistent because hypnotherapy will generally take place in
a medical facility. There are a number of common techniques that are used
in this practice. One of the primary techniques is age regression. The
hypnotist will attempt to mentally return the patient to a previous
state, and this will often be done to help the patient gain something
that they have lost.

The second technique that is commonly used in hypnotherapy is called
revivification. In this technique, the hypnotist will help the patient
remember previous experiences they've had. As an example, the hypnotist
may ask a patient if they have ever been fishing, and if they have been,
they will begin recalling the time that they went fishing, and there will
be no need for the hynotist to create a new state. Another common method
that is used in hypnotherapy is called a guided imagery. With this
technique, the hypnotist will guide the patient through a pleasant
experience. The hypnotist may often repeat certain ideas or concepts in
order to get the patient to accept them, and this is called repetition.

In general, people are more relaxed when they are in a dream state. When
a person is able to visualize something they desire, research has shown
that it is much more likely that they will obtain it. In this situation,
the goal of the hypnotist is to help the patient achieve a desired goal.
The word Hypnotherapy is based off the word "Hypnos," and this was the
name of the Greek god of sleep. This technique has primarily been used to
help people on a mental level, and was not well understood until the 19th
century.