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What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of increased focused attention, concentration, and deep relaxation, also called "trance state". Trance states occur naturally every day in most people and are comparable to the relaxed state we reach when in meditation or doing yoga. Clinical or medical hypnosis is being used for relaxation, for the therapy of specific psychological or physical disorders as well as to improve performance (in sports, studying, exams and professional life).

How to get into a hypnotic state?

Hypnosis is simply a state of focused attention and relaxation, which occurs naturally in everyday life. Examples are day-dreaming, or this state of being in thoughts during a monotonous activity, e.g. driving for a long time on an uninteresting highway. The perception changes and is more intense. During a hypnosis session, the therapist (hypnotist) helps the patient to go into a hypnotic state, and use this trance state to work on a therapeutic goal.

What kind of problems do we use clinical hypnosis for?

Behavior control and lifestyle changes

  • Smoking
  • Weight management: overweight, and obesity
  • Management of chronic stress, helping to relieve tensions
  • Improvement of performance in education and sports
  • Nail biting
  • Bed wetting

 

 

Anxiety disorders and stress management

  • Overcoming anxieties, such as exam or test anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Sleep problems

 

Psychosomatic disorders and stress related issues

  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Migraine, tension headaches
  • High blood pressure
  • Asthma and hay fever
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Control of chronic pain

 

Physical problems, pain control

  • Preparation for a medical or surgical intervention
  • Management of pain associated with cancer
  • Allergies, eczemas
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