Understanding Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that puts someone into a trance –they tend to lose their conscience and it changes some responses including attitude, thoughts, and new responses in the form of hypnosis. There are certain features that a hypnotized person exhibits that leans towards being very responsive and heightened suggestibility. The professional who conducts the process of hypnotherapy is known as the hypnotherapist. Hypnotherapy for weight loss is one of the uses of these procedures. Although it is not as widely accepted by the medical community, it has been used successfully by various doctors.

There are different forms of hypnotherapy that can be used to help patients recover from emotional and at times haunting thoughts. The process of hypnosis that is used in helping a patient usually uses the subconscious to control the help link the mind and body to work purposeful in solving the underlying issues.

Traditional, hypnotherapy; this is the kind of hypnotherapy in Sydney that involves the direct suggestions of curing the patients while using the therapeutic methods such as relaxations and at times using alcohols and other drugs to achieve this. Then there is the “Ericksonian hypnotherapy”, this kind of hypnotherapy was developed in the 1950’s by Erickson and thus the name. There were dispute arising from the kind of procedure he used which was more conversational and used certain complex language patterns; that led some critics to actually ask whether it was “hypnosis”. Over the years hypnotherapy has played a key role in maintaining good health and well being among subscribers.

Cognitive/behavioral hypnotherapy; this is the best kind of therapy that combines the use of medical hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy. This psychotherapy is believed and actually backed by facts, that the combination of the two methods is more effective than the use of cognitive behavioral therapy on its own. There are other various uses of hypnotherapy and in diverse medical field. The procedure was originally developed targeted in treating hysteria but the uses are diverse in the post modern era. Research has extensively indicated the value of hypnotherapy in matters pertaining to weight loss.

The process can be used as a supplement to traditional methods of weight loss; such programs include weight loss retreat, exercise, and change of diet and at times surgery in extreme case. Psychotherapy has been used in child birth; it has been used to help a mother relax before and during childbirth, there is a lot of pain during childbirth, anxieties, and discomfort. The uses of hypnosis extends to helping patients with grounding phobias, insomnia, it has helped sop many people quit smoking and drug addictions. The process is at times used to help in non psychological procedures such as after surgery or even for gastro intestinal problems. Now the procedures involved in cognitive behavioral therapy have been linked with curing the condition of bulimia nervosa; this is after studies indicated that the group that received hypnotherapy recovered exceptionally well compared to the group that had no treatment or used alternative means of treatment.

Perhaps one of the fields that will benefit extensively is the weight loss patients; the procedures understand the need to explore the mind to help in dealing with the emotional aspect as an underlying factor in weight gain and low self esteem.