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What is Hypnotherapy?

Posted on September 22, 2014 | No Comments on What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is an altered state of consciousness whereby clients are helped to use their own mental associations, memories and life potential to achieve therapeutic goals

It is a technique used in helping clients discover the critical experiences in their past that have been responsible for their present distress

Major Concepts

  • The trance state is a naturally occurring phenomenon. It provides an opportunity fo r the therapist and client to make a maximum use of their responses and focus intently on mastering psychological and physical distress.
  • The effectiveness of hypnosis is enhanced by helping the client develop a new perspective on his problems
  • The intense concentration and willingness to suspend critical judgments that are characteristic of the trance staet can facilitate the process
  • Maybe induced by a skilled therapist, or it may be self induced thourgh a pre-learned method.

Goals of Therapy

  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Change undesirable behavior/habits
  • Increase recall

Roles of the Nurse

  • Assess the client’s ability to use hypnosis in a therapeutic way
  • Have a thourough knowlege of the client
  • Induce client into a trance like state with a suggestion or strategy
  • Explore a topc that is porblematic and cuasing distress

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