What is the hypnotic trance?
Many people think of hypnosis as inducing sleep. That’s actually not the case. Hypnosis (and hypnotherapy) induce the “trance state.” It is actually a natural state of mind that many of us encounter in everyday life on a regular basis. If you’ve ever been engrossed in a book, movie, or performance, then you have likely experienced a trance state.
The only thing that distinguishes a naturally occurring trance state from a hypnotic trance state is that hypnotherapists induce the latter and are able to control the trance state to create understanding and healing.
How is the hypnotic trance used in hypnotherapy?
The hypnotic trance state creates a deep sense of relaxation and allows the client to let go. During this process, the hypnotherapist is able to uncover subconscious motivations, access repressed memories, perform regression therapy, and/or use the power of suggestion to “re-map” the mind’s responses to stimuli.
How does hypnotherapy work?
When therapists treat their patients with traditional methods, they spend much of their time simply trying to get past mental blockages to understand the subconscious reasons for their patients’ issues. However, hypnotherapy uses hypnotic trance as a method for accessing the subconscious. Accessing the subconscious allows therapists to better understand the core reasons that someone’s issues may be manifesting.
What are the benefits of hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy has repeatedly and consistently helped patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, obesity, addictions, or countless other issues heal faster. When combined with methods such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), valuable healing work can begin very quickly.
How is hypnotherapy different from traditional methods?
The core difference between hypnotherapy and other methods is depth and speed. Using hypnotherapy techniques like relaxation, guided imagery, and the trance state, therapists are able to access the subconscious more quickly than traditional methods.
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Information provided by: The Wellness Institute, 212 W. Ironwood, Suite D #168, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814