* Does hypnosis really work?
Hypnosis does not work well for everyone. For example, suppose the hypnotic indicators and the subjective changes did not achieve the relaxation necessary for a lengthy induction, the controversy about hypnosis may increase.
It is an accepted fact that hypnosis varies widely. There are some people who have undergone hypnosis but then claimed that they felt no different. On the other hand, some patients claimed that hypnosis helped solve their psychological problems. Since hypnosis has long been one of the options in psychotherapy, there is some evidence that supports the clinical use of hypnosis.
* How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis normally involves an introduction to the procedure during which the subject is instructed that suggestions for imaginative knowledge will be introduced to him or her. A hypnotic process is used to encourage and evaluate patients responses and psychological procedures.
Using hypnosis, one person (the subject) is guided by another (the hypnotist) to respond to different suggestions in order to experience an “altered state of consciousness.”
Hypnotic procedures and suggestions differ, depending on the goals of the practitioner.
* Can anyone be hypnotized?
The simple answer is No. There are many popular theories that hypnotism cannot be performed on just anyone. From this theory, an implication was formulated that only gullible or weak-minded persons could be hypnotized.
In fact, some studies prove that not all people can undergo a hypnotic stage, but it has nothing to do with being gullible. These studies show that some people have different brain action, which interferes with hypnosis. Thus there are people who can easily be a subject for hypnotism while others cannot be easily hypnotized.
* What happens to your brain under hypnosis?
A quantity of “brain imaging” studies were conducted for those people who went through hypnosis. In this study, scientists discovered that the brain changes consciousness. This experiment also indicated that the color perception of the brain alters as the person experiences hypnosis.
There is also some research regarding the coherence measures of the brain under hypnosis, and it is being compared to certain brainwaves having a neutral activity. This study shows that brainwaves do not run as smoothly as we thought.
* What can hypnotherapy do for me?
Hypnotherapy is a process of influential communication. The therapy assists the patient to establish the strength of therapeutic associations. It can also serve as the framework for a collaborative and mutually responsive relationship.
Hypnotherapy also has a procedure involving a medical process that helps the patient to relax. There are cases where hypnotherapy is applied to achieve attention awareness but in a calm setting.