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Healing Benefits Of Hypnotherapy


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Learn about the healing benefits of hypnosis and where to purchase audio recordings that mimic what you would experience in session.

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Healing Benefits Of Hypnotherapy

  1. 1. Healing Benefits of Hypnotherapy <br />Laura Umfer, Psy.D., CM-I, CCH, LLC<br />
  2. 2. What is Hypnotherapy?<br />Basically, it is hypnosis provided by a licensed mental health professional.  Hypnotherapy is a natural and safe practice.  According to the American Psychological Association (APA) hypnosis is defined as a process of a hypnotic induction with suggestions using one's imagination and all other senses.  People usually feel relaxed, but that is not necessary for the suggestions to be effective.<br />
  3. 3. Is hypnosis an altered state of consciousness?<br />No.  It is usually a state of deep relaxation similar to meditation.  Altered states of consciousness are usually derived from illicit substances not hypnosis.<br />
  4. 4. Can I be hypnotized?<br />If you want to be. If you have serious trust and control issues it will be more difficult.  Some therapy sessions will be required before you are able to allow the process to happen.<br />
  5. 5. Will I still be in control?<br />Yes, and no you won't cluck like a chicken. People who do strange things during stage hypnosis do so because, they want to act like fools.  The stage hypnotist has the advantage of knowing who will be easy to hypnotize, because they are the ones raising their hands to volunteer.  You will resist suggestions you don't agree with or feel uncomfortable with.  It is important to use specific language in hypnotherapy so the suggestions are positive and more agreeable for you.  Hypnosis allows people to gain better control over their thoughts and emotions.<br />
  6. 6. Are Audio hypnosis Cd's effective?<br />Yes.  All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, so the Cd's can be highly effective.  The only problem may be that ones that are purchased tend to be generic and not customized to each individual as hypnotherapy- in person is, and the CDs that you will receive.  Or the person who made the recording lacks credentials and experience to know the right suggestions to make.  CDs can be helpful, and I sell some as well. I focus on core issues causing the identified problem and make suggestions accordingly. They're also a great alternative for people who don't have the luxury of paying for individual sessions.<br />
  7. 7. Can I get stuck in hypnosis?<br />No, you would eventually come out of it, and in session you would be awakened.  We all go through mini trances throughout the day and don't realize it.  Can you remember driving on the highway and forgetting to take your exit or not recalling the last few exits? That's highway hypnosis.  It usually isn't a problem unless you have other serious problems causing you to fully dissociate.  <br />
  8. 8. What if some horrible memories surface?<br />This is why it is imperative that you be hypnotized by a licensed mental health professional trained to keep you safe and grounded regardless of what might surface.  There is a lot of controversy about repressed memories.  It is not likely to happen, however things you pushed aside might come to the surface in a new way, and that is important for you to explore. Inform your clinician of any traumatic experiences prior to embarking on hypnotherapy to prepare for it. Most people feel very calm and relaxed after hypnosis, and intense emotional reactions are rare.<br />
  9. 9. What if the devil or mean spirits enter my mind or body during hypnosis?<br />Hypnosis is a natural God/Goddess given state similar to prayer.  You will be in control and be able to resist anything you feel uncomfortable with and will have a clinician there to protect you, so you can feel safe while being in a hypnotic state.<br />
  10. 10. Where to Find Self Hypnosis Cds<br />I sell mp3 downloads on and CDs on www.<br />CDs include pain management, weight loss, smoking cessation, anxiety, combat PTSD and insomnia.<br />