Hypnosis the Myths and the Realties

During the past fifteen years, clinical hypnosis, commonly referred to as (hypnotherapy) continues to increase in popularity as a valid and effective helping modality for many issues. Although some people remain curious about its advantages and benefits, others remain resistant; afraid that once they’re under the spell of the hypnotherapist he or she may mess with their mind or play an evil trick on them. Others may be fearful of being asked some highly personal questions about secrets that they want to keep private, afraid that the therapist may share their deepest secrets with others.
First and foremost the hypnotherpist is a clinician and should also have other qualifications such as counselling or psychology. If the professionals who induce the hypnotic state for therapeutic purposes indulged in any inappropriate tactics the matter can be bought to the attention of a professional hypnosis association, or other appropriate authority if something illegal had been committed. Hypnotherapy is more and more so becoming considered to be a valuable tool by the medical and allied health professions for curbing all sorts of bad habits and unhealthy behavioural patterns. Clinical hypnosis can not only enhance a patient’s mental well-being, but is well documented to also provide amazing results in overcoming certain physical difficulties as well.

Hypnosis and Medicine

The medical community has long employed hypnotherapy as a method for effective treatment in people suffering with heart afflictions. By teaching the patient how to slow his breathing patterns and self-induce relaxation techniques during times of stress and anxiety, many have lived to lead normal and healthier lives. Hypnotherapy is also used effectively in the treatment for insomnia. Rather than prescribing all sorts of possibly addictive sleeping drugs that may or may not work, successful hypnosis leads the subconscious mind to stay asleep for the duration of the evening, enhancing the much needed REM Sleep Cycle that the body and the mind requires to stay healthy and alert. When correctly utilized, hypnosis also helps to relieve patients troubled with debilitating migraines or other forms of chronic physical pain. It is proven to successfully boost the immune system and to aid those suffering from obesity by subconsciously curbing the desire to eat. Its medical applications and benefits are innumerable and limitless.

Bad Habits and Phobias

Another use for this ancient technique is in its effective use of conquering bad habits. Most people have some quirk or foible that we would like to rid themselves of. Maybe they are addicted to chocolate. Maybe they are addicted to sex; or are a nail-biter? A hair-eater? A fitness fanatic? A smoker? A worry-wart? Overly shy, or develop an annoying stutter when around members of the opposite sex, or break into a rash every time the mother-in-law comes for a visit? If so then clinical hypnosis might just be the perfect solution. Clinical hypnosis has aided in the reduction or complete elimination of any number of phobias as well. Fear of flying, fear of water, fear of dentists, doctors, heights, clowns, crowds, dogs, and spiders have all been effectively managed by a few quality sessions with a trusted professional hypnotherapist.

The Business of Hypnotherapy

In the Business world, Hypnosis has been known to create what many consider to be minor miracles by eradicating stage fright in budding young entrepreneurs who have a fear of speaking in public.It has helped people get over their fear of failure as well as others fear of success. It has helped CEO’s and Corporate Executives who have temporarily lost their edge or their self confidence due to a bad business deal gone wrong. In the words of a famous 1937 bestseller, it can even help you to “think and grow rich” if you are working with the right hypnotherapist.
Hypnosis can also be implemented to further enhance quality of life. It is known to squelch panic attacks, enhance memory, assist with pain control, and increase focus and concentration. Sports stars and professional athletes implement these techniques to overcome their fears, enhance performance, increase agility, and to instill self confidence before the big game. Golfer Tiger Woods has admitted to utilizing hypnotherapy as well as Frank Bruno the WBC Heavyweight Champion. Ever hear of Basketball Stars Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Shaquille O’Neal? Yes, they too are avid fans of hypnosis, as are the Olympic Gold Medal winning pole vaulter Steve Hooker, and also many leading actors.

Hypnosis: Past and Present

This earliest origins of hypnosis are still unknown, but it is well documented that the Ancient Egyptians used a form of hypnosis called “incubation” or “temple sleep”. In 500 B.C. the practice was performed in the “Aesculapian Sleep Temples”. Then it was significantly forgotten until the 18th century when Dr. Franz Anton Mesmer began to take an interest in its medical applications. Today, much of the fear behind hypnosis has dissipated. There isn’t a fear or phobia that hasn’t benefited from the techniques and skills of a professional and trusted hypnotherapist. It has been used as an effective treatment to resolve all types of difficult medical cases, addictions, and bad habits.
Hypnosis is now regarded as a valuable and viable option to enhance one’s daily lives in almost any imaginable way. It can be done in two ways, firstly through the expense of seeing a practitioner, or secondly by utilizing a well recorded programme, written by somebody with enough experience to ensure that it will be effective enough to achieve its desired ends. Regardless of that, the only time you might see people giving away secrets or doing out of the ordinary things is at a hypnosis stage and entertainment show. If you want a safe and fast change then why not visit the MP3 store, or even have a personalized MP3 created by Rick to make the change that you want to make?