The terms hypnosis and hypnotherapist are familiar to most people but new to others so the question is often asked “what is hypnosis?”
To answer this it helps to describe the work of the hypnotherapist. Originally hypnotherapy was, and often still is, a suggestion based therapy where some concept, idea or suggestion is put forward to the client. This form of therapy is particularly useful to help a person stop smoking for instance.
At a second level hypnotherapy is used to release some mind condition through analysis and is more concerned with discovering why a client is as he is and bring about the change he desires. Panic attacks, phobias, self confidence, anxiety, depression and similar are examples of problems where this approach is most useful.
In the third level the hypnotherapist uses his skills and knowledge of the mind to help the client gain access to the subconscious mind and utilise the immense power of the subconscious to bring about healing of bodily conditions. Arthritis is a classic example of this therapy.
The holistic hypnotherapist using Creative Mindpower Techniques is a therapist trained and competent in all three levels and as such is relatively rare and exceptional.
What is hypnotherapy? As with other therapies, hypnotherapy is used to heal.
The one unique and vital factor of difference is that hypnotherapy is directed at healing through the power of the subconscious mind, the supreme human bodily programme. In this way it becomes possible to not only treat the mind itself but the entire bodily system in a natural and safe way. This is possible because no part of the body can function without the mind and no part can perform efficiently and properly if the mind fails to completely fulfil its functions relative to that part.
Hypnotherapy is conducted with the subject in the natural state of hypnosis which gives the therapist direct access to the subconscious mind. It is the subconscious mind that governs us and makes us the personality we are and causes us to react in the way that we do, therefore if we are reacting or behaving in a way that is detrimental to us we can change that just like deleting some unwanted programme from a computer and installing a new and better one. Hypnotherapy is not concerned with disease and general illness though it can assist conventional medicine by stimulating the subject`s immune system.
I hope this short article gives you a better idea about what hypnosis is and what hypnosis can achieve.