What is hypnotherapy?
People today suffer from heavy stress and anxiety. The reason might be their over scheduled lifestyles or even their way of thinking. Many ailments today are the result of such fast paced and highly stressed out lives. More than physician’s today psychologists are in great demand as people mostly are affected mentally and emotionally. They are unable to cope with their circumstances and are in constant fear of the unknown. Insomnia, depression and frustrations are some of the commonly seen mental disorders.
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Today yet another way of treatment is becoming very popular among the psychiatrists. It is called hypnotherapy. It is a technique used to help people out of their innate fears, stress and depression. Brian L.Weiss M.D is the chairman of psychiatry with the Mount Sinai Medical Center situated at Miami and has authored many books based on hypnotherapy. During his interactions with patients he reveals yet another dimension to the human mind wherein through successful hypnosis sessions one can really remember his past.
His therapy involves regressing the patients to a past life incident wherein he identifies his mental symptoms life anxiety, fear and trauma in the present life to some fearful experience in the past birth or births. This might look like a karma theory but this is what a well educated and a professional has personally experienced and is making others experience. What we do today in this life has the power to influence and affect our future lives according to Bryan L.Weiss.
This therapy should be done by an expert as it involves mentally taking the patient to a deep relaxed and focused condition wherein he will be able to listen to the expert and respond to his queries. The unconscious mind is open while in this state and will reveal the past trauma’s and fears of the individual. Total cooperation of the individual to give in to the commands of the expert is very essential. He must be able to submit himself mentally to the doctor who wishes to perform this hypnotherapy.
The doctor should also make the patient comfortable by explaining to him about the therapy and assure him and clarify his doubts and fears on the subject. Anyone and everyone just cannot hypnotist anyone just like that without permission to do so. And not all doctors have succeeded in this form of therapy. Many physical ailments which have its root in the mind or the subconscious is treated effectively through this therapy.
Maladies that can be cured through hypnotherapy are smoking, pain, amnesia, phobias, stress, anxiety, ego etc. unlike the term hypnosis which generally means affirmations or positive thought patterns, hypnotherapy involves a patient and a therapist. The therapist slowly through guided hypnosis takes his patient to the actually event which has affected his subconscious. The therapy usually starts after a small chat which is generally informal to make the patient comfortable with the therapist as well the surroundings.
Then he makes you comfortably placed in a couch or bed wherein he will start his guided commands to make you totally relaxed and unconscious. You might think that you were asleep but all the time you were aware and a witness of your mind. The patient may not remember what happened on waking up. But the doctor usually tapes the whole session or takes down manually everything that happened. There is nothing to fear as against popular belief that hypnotherapy is dangerous. The patient might at any time terminate the session without any discomfort.
The whole process opens up a new horizon where you can identify with totally different personalities which you had been in your past lives. This will enable you to accept and identify your present life situation with ease. Most of all fear for life or the unknown can be effectively addressed and can be cured on identifying a past life connection to the problem. Eve early childhood trauma can be identified and corrected through counseling.
Choosing the right person for the hypnotherapy is as imperative as the therapy itself. Experienced doctors in this field should be identified and it is always good to know more on this subject before opting for a therapy session. Hypnotherapy can be very useful if you can believe it and then decide to try it out.