Hypnosis For Pain Control

Hypnosis For Pain Control

Pain is a subject that touches everyone . After all, it is a condition from which we will all suffer. Headaches, sports injuries, broken bones are all forms of pain.

Research shows that 75% to 80% of all adults will experience lower-back pain at some point. And 40 million Americans suffer from arthritis and as many as 45 million suffer from recurring headaches. Thousands of people every year suffer the pain of surgery and illness.

Pain falls into two categories: (1) acute pain, which is of short duration and (2) chronic pain, which continues for weeks, months, or years.

Most people respond to pain by taking drugs. But drugs are often a quick fix.

What few people realize is that the ancient art of hypnosis offers a safe, effective alternative for reducing sensitivity to pain.

Hypnosis is effective in managing different types of pain. Hypnosis provides an effective solution for maladies such as headaches and injuries. It also offers a solution for those with chronic conditions like back pain. Studies show that patients with chronic diseases need fewer painkillers when they practice hypnosis. These same patients show fewer signs of anxiety and experience greater comfort during medical procedures.

Hypnosis is also helpful in reducing nausea in chemotherapy patients.

The best approach for acute pain is the use of hypnosis which focuses on reducing anxiety and minimizing the importance of the pain. For chronic pain, it is better to confront the pain directly under hypnosis.

Hypnosis is also helpful in dealing with pre- and post-operative patients. Hypnosis reduces pain during surgery. And this results in the need for less anesthetics. Hypnosis also reduces nausea in surgery patients, and increases the recovery rate. (This reduces medical costs, too!)

But these are not the only benefits of using hypnosis for pain management. Hypnosis has no dangerous side effects. Unlike medications, hypnosis does not become less effective with use and does not require stronger doses to cope with pain. In other words, hypnosis can save patients a lot of money.

Does hypnosis work? To some degree, it can help everyone control their pain. There are five categories into which subjects fall:

1. Those who find lasting relief.
2. Those who have less pain.
3. Those who have some relief, but still need help.
4. Those who experience off-and relief.
5. Those who still have pain, but feel 10-30% less pain than before.

What accounts for these differences? The answer is the patient’s susceptibility to hypnosis – the level of relaxation reached during the hypnosis. The deeper the relaxation, the more effective it is.

No treatment for pain is helpful all the time. However, hypnosis has shown that it can reduce or eliminate both acute and chronic pain. Best of all, it works its magic without any side effects.

As a safe way to reduce pain, hypnosis is second to none.

How To Build Confidence With Hypnosis

Confidence Hypnosis

You can build confidence with the use of hypnosis. Confident people believe in their abilities. For example, CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies and great athletes have high confidence. Their confidence in themselves unlocks the door to success.

For the rest of us, confidence helps us to enjoy success in work, relationships, and life. A confident person will not be afraid to show interest in a special someone. Or they will take risk to accomplish their goals. Indeed, confidence can be thought of as a means to power.

But many of us are plagued by low confidence. People with low confidence may feel their work is not good enough. Or that they are not smart or attractive. These negative thoughts can stop someone in their tracks. Indeed, a lack of confidence can stop an individual from living the life of their dreams.

Start building confidence today through hypnosis. Hypnosis is to help build confidence. Hypnosis works on a subconscious level. The subconscious stores over 400 million pieces of information. These affect our attitudes, beliefs, and values. When a person enters a state of deep relaxation, the subconscious becomes open to new ideas. Positive suggestions can now reach the subconscious.

A person undergoing hypnosis will form thought and behavior patterns that build confidence. Indeed, hypnosis has many rewarding benefits. It lowers stress while relaxing the body. The process of hypnosis is safe. Indeed, people of all ages can benefit from it.

If you desire to build your confidence then I recommend that you contact an experienced hypnotherapist in your area. Hypnosis is a positive experience that will enable you to lead a happier, healthier, and more confident life. Take hold of your life through hypnosis.

How Is Self-Hypnosis Used And Where Did It Originate

How is self hypnosis used

Today, many people use self-hypnosis at home. But it is best to have some experience before trying self-hypnosis. To learn more about self-hypnosis, you should do some research. You can do research on self-hypnosis on the Internet. You will find many links on the screen. Look for sites with good information.

You can also get information from books. And there are many magazines with features on self-hypnosis. If you know people who have been practicing self-hypnosis, you can also ask them for tips.

It is good to learn about its origins. There were pioneers in the field of self-hypnosis. Among them, for example, was Dr. James Braid, who discovered self-hypnosis in 1894. His theory of self-hypnosis is that “feeling is the very truth.”

At the beginning of the 20th century, Émile Coué helped to further develop self-hypnosis. He greatly influenced the practice. For example, he proposed the theory of “conscious autosuggestion.” And he questioned standard “hypnosis.”

Johannes Schultz is another well-known figure in the field. He developed “autogenic training,” which he designed for relaxation. He published his discovery in 1932.

Andrew Salter contributed to the field of self-hypnosis as well. In 1841, he published his first study of self-hypnosis.

Who can benefit from self hypnosis?

When used properly, self-hypnosis can benefit everyone. And you can use self-hypnosis, for instance, through a learned routine, or through a CD.

What Hypnosis Can Do For You

What hypnosis can do for you

You can achieve many things by placing the mind over matter. And hypnosis is one way to do so.

Hypnosis has a lot of benefits. When a person is determined, the possibilities are endless.

When somebody believes that he can achieve something difficult, then he will succeed if he puts his mind to it.

The same is true in hypnosis. Because hypnosis involves positive reinforcement. And this leads to mental strength.

It is easy to say that positive thinking can lead to good results. But telling the mind to think positively is not easy.

But with hypnosis, the mind can do such things. It can work wonders with mental conditioning.

With hypnosis, we can improve our concentration.

This is helpful when we want to free our minds to focus on what is really important.

The concentration aspect is especially helpful to those who want to improve their social skills. It can improve your communication skills, memory, and creativity, too.

You can can also improve your personal outlook through hypnosis. This is helpful for those who wish to enhance their careers, relationships, time management, and anger management.

Hypnosis can also help people break addictions. Hypnosis guides the person to believe that they have no need of addictive substances.

It can also ease cravings, especially for recovering addicts in rehab.

Hypnosis can also help people overcome their fears. It will help a person to overcome many different phobias.

Hypnosis allows people to eradicate irrational thoughts and fears. And it can replace those fears with a healthier perspective.

Removing negative thoughts in the mind is by far the biggest benefit. This ability has shaped the practice of hypnosis. And it can give you a good idea of what hypnosis can do for you. Try out hypnosis today!

What Can You Do & Not Do With Hypnosis

Can do hypnosis

When it comes to defining what hypnosis can do, I can only share with you what I know based on my own experience. In my opinion, if hypnosis has any limitations, they will be a direct result of unrealistic expectations.

I have seen hypnosis work in conjunction with traditional medicine. I have seen it reduce the side effects of treatments like chemotherapy. It can reduce pain, and increase tolerance to chemo and other treatments. Hypnosis can also improve your ability to cope with the emotional strain of terminal illness. But I have never seen hypnosis cure cancer. And I wouldn’t state that it can. Maybe others have made such claim. And if in fact they have achieved such success with hypnosis, they should attest to it. But ethically, I cannot risk imposing any false hopes upon my clients.

Other questionable benefits of hypnosis include physical changes in the body like enlarged breasts, or increased height. If I were to follow the pursuit of one such benefit, then I might see results. But again, I can only attest to what I know with certainty.

In my opinion, an ethical hypnotherapist will promise only what he knows he can deliver. You can get enormous benefits from listening to self hypnosis CDs and downloads. Yet there is no need to falsify facts. I’ve seen therapists selling hypnosis products for a wide range of issues. An unfortunate risk in making unrealistic promises is that people will lose faith in hypnosis altogether. And this will cause them to deny themselves the benefits of this incredible tool.

I certainly want people to try self hypnosis, and I wholehearted believe that everyone can benefit from it to some degree, but I also care to be able to live with myself, and respect the face in the mirror, and I would not go to unlimited lengths to get people to try it or purchase my product.

Those who have tried self hypnosis will need no further convincing, and those who haven’t should not have to fear false promises.

Self-Hypnosis A Tool In Curbing Bad Habits And Lessening Pain

Self-Hypnosis Bad Habits

One of the best techniques for anything from fighting off addictions to is self-hypnosis. This form of hypnosis that allows the person to take the responsibility for the procedure. For some people, this is preferable as some not comfortable being under the control of another. With self-hypnosis, control is in the individual’s hands.

Self-improvement is one of the most common problems for which self-hypnosis is used. People who want to improve their social skills or manage their anger better can utilize self-hypnosis. Medical professionals also use this procedure to lessen physical symptoms. Self-hypnosis can fool the brain and make it believe that there is no more pain.

Critics of the procedure, however, have argued that the change in behavior and well-being is only temporary. It is there only as long as self-hypnosis is effective. But it only masks the problem.

Still, fans of this procedure have attested to its effectiveness. It is especially good for getting rid of bad habits and chronic body pain. Besides, they argue, these people have learned these bad habits. And self-hypnosis will make unlearning it easier and faster. If you are not comfortable with a professional controlling you, then have a professional do it.

To get started with self-hypnosis, you will need a professional hypnotist to guide you. They will help you with the instructions and the procedure. The procedure is different for every person. Some people will find it easier to manage while other will find it hard. After all, they will be depending on the subconscious. And this requires strength of mind.

Self-hypnosis, however, may not be as effective. But the peace of mind and independence can mean a lot. This knowledge can make up for the limitations of self-hypnosis. The progress, for instance, may not be as fast. But slow but sure can be better than working with a bad hypnotist.

There is no need to worry about safety. Just because you are doing it does not mean that it is any less safe. There is no truth to the claims that self-hypnosis can open the mind for the devil to enter or that people can get crazy because of it. A person under self-hypnotic state will have the same safeguards as with ordinary life. Actually, there is not much difference. The difference lies in the segment of the person’s personality that he or she wishes to change.

All in all self-hypnosis is an effective tool in curbing bad habits and lessening pain but the jury is still out on whether it can go mainstream.

Hypnosis History Revealed

Hypnosis history

The history of hypnotism is scientific. It is also artistic.

In ancient eras, people used hypnosis in rituals. There were pictures on tombs in ancient Egypt. And Egyptians used it in “sleep temples” which helped with healing.

People also used hypnosis during medical practices. It was used all over the world. And details about hypnosis are present in many holy books.

But hypnosis was associated with magic. Still, people made advances with it.

Hypnosis in the 1700s

Franz Mesmer (1734-1815) is one of the most well-known figures in the history of hypnosis. He earned the nickname “Father of Hypnosis.”  People coined the term “mesmerism” after him.

Mesmer found a space where he could perform “cures” on people. While many praised his healing powers, others dismissed his results. One critic was none other than Benjamin Franklin.

Hypnosis During the 1800s

In France, Abbe Castodi de Faria studied hypnosis as well. Faria is credited with establishing the “fixed-gaze method.”

During this time, John Elliotson used hypnosis to ease the pain of surgery. And Emile Coue came up with the concept of self-hypnosis.

However, it was the work of James Braid that made hypnosis popular. Using vocal suggestion, he was able to see how hypnosis affected people. Braid also discovered “waking hypnosis.”

Entering the 20th Century

Hypnotists treated trauma victims during both World Wars. And dentists used it, too. In 1955, England began to consider it a medical treatment. And after this, a host of groups came into being. Today, the National Guild of Hypnotists is the largest one.

In the 20th century, researchers and doctors learned more about hypnosis. And since then, many have shaped the field.

The Downside of Self-Hypnosis

The Downside of Self-Hypnosis

One downside of self-hypnosis is the fact that amateurs practice it. The patient will probably know nothing about hypnosis except that that it can solve his problem. Although the hypnotist will be there to guide him, the amateur will still be the one to handle everything. And, when you think about it, will any sane person let an amateur gain access to their minds?

This is why one of the things people ask about self-hypnosis is, is it safe? According to experts, it is as safe as any hypnosis procedure. Because at least you can be sure you’re not dealing with someone who there to con you.

Slow progress is another disadvantage of self-hypnosis. Still, success depends on whether or not people are receptive to the task. Some people are more suggestible than others.

Self-hypnosis is a new procedure that is taking the country by storm. Despite being relatively new, there is a lot of buzz around self-hypnosis. This is because it is different from what people expect from hypnosis, which is a lot of control.

Although the same control exists in self-hypnosis, that control will largely come from the patients themselves. There is no more hypnotist involved that can manipulate you into doing things that you don’t want to do and not know that you are doing at all. This time the control and the power to change will be all in your hands. The procedure actually answers two of the things that critics question about hypnosis itself.

The first one is the idea that a person other than yourself is controlling you and is entering your mind. Mind control is something that people still fear about until now. With self-hypnosis, there will be no hypnotist. Although they will be there to teach you the basics and guide you through the procedure as well as check on your progress, all the hypnosis will be in your hands. You will have control of your own mind, which is how things should be even in real life.

The next thing is the fact that you are not some kind of patsy that will just sit around and let things happen to you through the hypnotist. Now there is an effort coming from the patient itself. Change is no longer something done to you. Now you can do it yourself. A lot of the critics of hypnosis in the first place comes from the fact that people are not actively involved in the process. They are only recipients of the cure instead of being the problem solvers themselves.

This is especially true when it is used to curb a bad habit or get over an addiction. When attempting to change, a person should work hard at it otherwise, it will not be a change that comes from something internal. As they say easy come, easy go. Self-hypnosis however changes this fact as the patients themselves are active problem solvers being the hypnotist themselves.

One downside of self-hypnosis is the fact that it is done by an amateur— the patient who will probably know nothing about hypnosis except that fact that it can somehow solve his problem. Although the hypnotist will be there to guide you, an amateur will still be the one to handle everything and when you really think about it, will any sane person let an amateur get hold of their minds even if those persons are themselves? This is why one of the things that are often asked about self-hypnosis is its safety. According to experts, it is as safe as any hypnosis procedure, maybe even safer because at least this way, you can be sure that you are dealing with someone who is not there to con you.

Another disadvantage of self-hypnosis is the slow progress. Still, responses of people will also depend on whether they are receptive to the task or not. There are people who are more suggestible than other people and those who are not so suggestible will surely find it hard to find change.

Hypnosis Is A Natural State of Being

It’s important to first acknowledge that hypnosis is a natural state of being. We achieve it every day without knowing it. The bridge between being awake and asleep is hypnosis.

That answers the question of who can achieve hypnosis. We all can, and we all do. But the degree to which we can benefit from this altered state which varies a lot. As does our ability to achieve that state at will.

Some people are naturally more suggestible than others. This leads to the varying amounts of susceptibility that we see regularly. The degree to which we will accept hypnosis, and the depth of our altered states, depends on how open we are to suggestion. Some people are more likely to apply suggestion to their inner world.

I agree with a point made by experts. They say that our level of susceptibility, and our ability to achieve a deep state of hypnosis, are not that important. In other words, there is no level of failure in hypnosis. We can all benefit to a degree that depends on personal factors. These factors of include things we can’t control, like our traits. But aside from these differences, the more important things come down to people’s motivation and commitment.

Individuals who make time to listen to self-hypnosis recordings or to seek help will benefit more benefit than one who half-heartedly commits. If you don’t motivate yourself to the use of self-hypnosis, then there is no benefit. Hypnosis is not magic. It requires commitment to make positive changes in your life. This is true of any type of therapy.

Your attitude plays a large role in hypnosis. If you try to disprove the theory of hypnosis, then you will not gain more susceptibility. Or if you are overly focused on analyzing the results rather than enjoying them, you will put up unnecessary barriers which will certainly impede the process and influence the degree of benefit that you can possibly achieve.

The best advice I give to anyone who is interested in using self hypnosis to achieve changes in their life, is to just relax and go with the flow. Let it all happen naturally and don’t challenge it. The more conscious effort you make the less response you’ll get from your unconscious mind. It really is as simple as that.

As a hypnotherapist who uses hypnosis, and witnesses its effects daily, I can say with confidence that I see no reason why anyone can’t benefit from self hypnosis to some degree. And it’s that degree that is ultimately entirely up to each of us. If you make the effort to use hypnosis and have an open mind, then the possibilities are endless. Your attitude is the key to successful self hypnosis.

Improving Yourself With Self-Hypnosis

Improving yourself with self-hypnosis

Self hypnosis is a great tool for goal setting and self improvement. It is surprising how easy it is to learn self-hypnosis. And self-hypnosis, in turn, makes a lot of things much easier.

Self hypnosis is usually thought of as a person listening to an audio tape, mp3, or other mass-produced media, intended to induce a willingness to absorb suggestions centered around a specific topic such as weight loss, stop smoking, etc.

Unfortunately, people who never met the client prepare this kind of hypnosis. And, indeed, they can present unwanted, even unpleasant imagery and suggestions.

For example, if you sunburn easily, that last thing you want to hear about is a slow walk on a sunny beach. In this case, the “self” in self hypnosis simply means that you listen to it by yourself.
How do you incorporate self improvement to hypnosis?

To be able to go about self improvement, there are certain aspects in you that should be addressed. Using hypnosis, the negative aspects that are serving as hindrances to improvement are eliminated.

A true self hypnosis would necessarily be designed and created by the very person who will ultimately use and benefit from it.

Unlike the mass-produced hypnosis, this hypnosis is made for the exact purpose the person wishes, including the precise words and phrases that mean the most to that particular person.

The true self hypnosis is thus crafted by the person to suit his or her own needs. The benefits derived could only be accomplished with such a personal, one-of-a-kind hypnosis. In this case, the “self” in self hypnosis really does mean that you hypnotize yourself!

Below is a short view of the self hypnotic process. Though lots of variations of this method have been used, these are the basic steps you have to go through in order to hypnotize yourself to accomplish self improvement.

1. Position your goals from the most important goal to the less important. If possible, your goals should be measurable.

2. For each goal, you should formulate fitting suggestions which means you have to convert your goals into specific instructions to your subconscious mind on how to achieve each goal.

3. Relaxation. Use the first minutes of your self hypnotic session to get as relaxed as possible. Try to forget all your worries and problems.

4. Start your hypnotic initiation phase by saying and repeating out loud the hypnotic words you have chosen, thinking of these words or listening to a hypnotic tape or CD customized for your hypnotic and goal fulfillment needs.

5. Apply the hypnotic suggestions you have made for reaching the specific goal you work with, say them out loud, think them or use a tailored hypnotic tape or CD.

Before you start up your self hypnotic exercises you should make a time schedule for it. Do your hypnotic sessions every day, five minutes a day is enough. Repeat your suggestions as often as possible during the day.

Measure your progress. Are you closer to your goal now than you were before you started? Ask yourself. If you answer negative to these questions, you have to rethink and reorganize your train of thoughts.

This is the only way you can find out if this method is really helping you in achieving your self improvement goals.