Biomedical Hypnosis is the application of the knowledge of the biological processes of the body combined with Clinical Hypnosis to potentially alleviate medical problems. What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis is a natural, self-induced mind-state that promotes your ability to accept positive suggestions for change.All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.It is a safe, relaxing and pleasant experience of heightened awareness called "alpha-theta" which is a state of mind that you naturally enter several times per day.Ifyou have ever day-dreamed, lost track of time or had a waking fantasy, then you have been in the state called "hypnosis"! What Hypnosis Isn’t! Your understanding of hypnosis may be based on perceptions derived from movies, newspapers, television or stage shows which have misrepresented the truth aboutit.In fact, Hypnosis is:
“not a state of unconsciousness…not being weak-minded….not a loss of self-control…not divulging secrets.No one can be hypnotized against their will or do anything in the state of hypnosis that would violate their moral, religious or personal principles”(Dr. R.D.Longacre, Ph.D., F.B.H.A.in his book “Visualization and Guided Imagery For Pain Management”) What Is Clinical Hypnosis? Clinical Hypnosis is Hypnosis used in a clinical/therapy setting.The Hypnotic Process enables you to tap into the powerful resources of your Subconscious Mind allowing you to make the changes or achieve the health outcomes that you desire in your life - often in a short period of time.It is also a powerful way to enhance self-healing, reduce stress, alleviate physical and emotional pain, transform negative habits or create healthy new ones – allowing you to take control of your own life rather than your life circumstances dictating to you. What Conditions Can Be Helped By Biomedical Hypnosis?
*Stress and Stress-Related Disorders*Fears/Anxiety/Phobias/Depression *Obesity*Chronic Pain Syndromes *Low Self-Image and Self-Esteem*Preparing For Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) *Smoking and Other Addictions*Headaches/Migraines *Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia*Allergies/Asthma Etc. How Many Sessions Are Necessary? Two to Four Sessions are suggested for most problems - depending on the length of time that the individual has been showing symptoms and the nature of the ailment.In the first session, the problem is identified, any relevant personal or medical history is discussed and the specific hypnotherapy for the presenting problem is initiated using direct suggestions agreed to by the patient/client.Usually by the second session, the patient/client is taught how to enter the hypnotic state on their own - since reinforcement of the suggestions between visits is an essential part of the healing process.For deep-seated conditions, however, subsequent visitsfor hypnoanalysisor regression may be indicated - and does not exclude the possible need for assistance from other health-care professionals like a counsellor, psychotherapist, or psychiatrist if the issues are beyond the scope of biomedical hypnosis on its own.