Wha Is Hypnosis

What Is Hypnosis?
What Are The Psychological And Physical Aspects Of Hypnosis And What Is Role Of Relaxation In Hypnotherapy?

During the following text I shall be introducing the reader to hypnotherapy. I will be describing the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis as well as discussing the role that relaxation plays in the process. I shall start looking at the general misconception of hypnotherapy.
When one poses the question “What is hypnotherapy?” within the general public realm, the answers one receives in response are usually of a nature that has been conspired through the media, entertainment channels and general public misguidance. However, the whole fairground façade of turning people into farm yard animals for entertainment by taking full control of somebody’s mind, is for the majority of the time no more than pure story telling.
True Hypnotherapy is more about enabling one to find oneself by providing suggestion to a person whilst they are in a therapeutic hypnotic state. This is a consensual process of communication that usually occurs between two parties. One party being the advice seeker, otherwise known as the client and other party being the advice giver otherwise known as the therapist. It is during this consensual process that one’s psychological being, their emotions, behaviours that they may view has   been problematic and their reactions to these on both a personal and social level are positively changed in order to   provide a better quality of life to the individual.
One may believe that they are not susceptible to hypnosis because they have what they deem to be a ‘strong mind’ or they are simply a non-believer. However many academics argue that the hypnosis state presents itself during many activities that we partake in on a daily basis. An example of this which is commonly used by academic scholars including Hadley and Staudacher (1996: 11-12), involves remembering in one’s subconscious the learnt required skills that enable...