Conversational Hypnosis

By: Dominick L. Flarey, Ph.D, RN-BC, ANP-BC, CH-C
       Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist by the American Board of Hypnotherapy
       Executive Director, The American College of Hypnotherapy

 

Conversational hypnosis (1), also known as covert hypnosis, is a type of hypnosis that is often used by therapists, counselors, and coaches to help their clients achieve specific goals. This type of hypnosis is different from traditional hypnosis in that it does not require the use of formal trance induction techniques. Instead, conversational hypnosis relies on the use of conversation and rapport-building techniques to induce a state of relaxation and suggestibility in the client.

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Conversational Hypnosis is a technique employed in order to get others to do as you direct them to, during everyday situations, without their knowledge of your influence. All forms of hypnosis, conversational or therapeutic, are based on very simple rules, steps that eventually lead a person into a state of hyper-suggestibility. According to John Kappas, founder of the Hypnosis Motivational Institute, 25% of the people you encounter during your lifetime will be naturally suggestible to you; the other 75% you will have to work on in order to exercise influence over their subconscious thoughts. Subconscious thoughts are those that exist below the level of conscious awareness. They are the product of the unconscious mind, which is constantly active, even when we are not aware of it. Subconscious thoughts (2) can influence our behavior, emotions, and decision-making, even though we are not aware of them. This is where knowing the basic rules and processes of hypnosis can come in handy, and give you the edge over the competition.

The Steps of Conversational Hypnosis

Step I

Step one is building rapport. Rapport is built on trust, and trust is based on the belief that whomever you are dealing with is just like you, or at least has your best interests in mind. In order to build rapport with someone you have never met, you must see yourself through their eyes, and experience a dialectical exchange from their point of view. Mimicking their posture, attitude, and affection can send strong cues to them that you are two of a kind. During this phase of the process, it is all about listening to what the other person is saying, and how they are saying it, then agreeing and affirming that what they believe is valid. Without rapport it will be impossible to exercise any type of influence.

Building rapport is important for several reasons. First, when we feel comfortable with someone, we are more likely to trust them and feel safe around them. This is important in both personal and professional relationships. Second, rapport helps us to feel more connected to others, which can improve communication and lead to better relationships. Finally, building rapport can help reduce stress and anxiety, and create a sense of well-being.

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Step II

Step two is to create an overload in the conscious mind (confusion). Overloading the conscious mind (3) refers to a state where the level of information or stimuli in the environment exceeds the capacity of the individual’s working memory. In this state, the individual is unable to process all of the information and may experience feelings of confusion.

At this point the other person should feel comfortable with you. “Hey, this guy isn’t so bad; he understands where I’m coming from,” and of course, you do.  Now, what is needed is a statement that while affirming what the subject believes to be correct, also seems to contradict that which has already been established as agreed upon. These statements should include words that appeal to the subject’s suggestibility type. Physical people respond to words that describe concrete ideas, while emotional subjects respond more readily to inferences and words that describe states of feeling. Crowding the subject and making physical contact, if they are physical, can also help create an overload in the conscious mind. This leads to the conscious mind’s desire for an outlet, an escape from the state of disequilibrium, which is exactly what will be provided in the next step.

Step III

Step three is where influence is exercised by giving the subject a suggestion that allows them to gain a state of homeostasis, and at the same time is beneficial to the cause. Giving the subject a weakly phrased statement they can agree with provides the subject’s conscious mind with the escape it needs, thereby allowing direct access to the unfiltered unconscious. The last statement is then followed immediately with a more strongly phrased suggestion that is in accordance with the directive. While in this state of hyper-suggestibility, the suggestion is implanted directly into the subconscious mind. It then becomes part of the subject’s belief system, without the subject’s conscious awareness. Hypersuggestibility is a state of heightened suggestibility in which individuals are more responsive to suggestions than usual. This can occur in both positive and negative contexts, with people being more likely to either accept or reject suggestions depending on the nature of the suggestion. Hypersuggestibility is often associated with altered states of consciousness, such as hypnosis or sleep, but it can also be induced by drugs, trauma, or other forms of psychological stress.

Conversational Hypnosis and Hypersuggestibility

The benefits of hypersuggestibility are numerous. For one, hypersuggestibility can help individuals overcome negative emotions and experiences. Additionally, hypersuggestibility can help people learn new information more quickly and easily. Finally, hypersuggestibility can also increase creativity and imagination.

Conversational Hypnosis Overview

That’s it. That is all there is to it: Creating rapport; overloading of the conscious mind leading to a state of disequilibrium, thereby triggering the conscious mind’s need to escape; providing a means of escape for the conscious mind, creating a direct route to the subconscious. The subconscious mind is the part of the mind that controls automatic processes and is not accessible to conscious awareness. It has been described as a hidden reservoir of knowledge and feelings that influence our conscious thoughts and behaviors. The subconscious mind is not a separate entity but is a part of the overall mind system. Franz Mesmer, the father of hypnotism, understood this from the very beginning. However, just knowing the techniques will not guarantee you success. As in the case of every good hypnotist, personality goes a long way and determines in large part how effective these techniques will be for you.

Conversational Hypnosis Woman laying on a table with eyes closed being hypnotized

In Conclusion

In conclusion, conversational hypnosis can be a powerful tool to influence others. When used correctly, it can help you get what you want and achieve your goals. However, it is important to use it ethically and responsibly, as it can be easy to abuse. Conversational hypnosis must be used in ethical and legal ways. This means that the trained hypnotist should only use suggestion for good, and never to exploit or control someone. When used correctly, conversational hypnosis can be a powerful tool to help people make positive changes in their lives. It is often used in sales and marketing, but is also becoming increasingly popular in healthcare. There are many potential benefits to using conversational hypnosis in healthcare, such as helping patients to relax and feel more comfortable during procedures, increasing compliance with treatment plans, and reducing stress and anxiety levels. We see it being used in pre-op anesthesia to help patients relax prior to surgical procedures. It is also being used in dental practices to assist patients to relax and become more calm prior to dental procedures. There are a wide range of uses of this type of hypnotic technique that are being employed in health care practices today.

If you are a health care professional and are interested in expanding your practice in the area of Clinical Hypnotherapy, The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc. (AIHCP) offers a full curriculum of continuing education courses with Board approvals, leading to Certification. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive Certification as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in the American College of Hypnotherapy. The American College of Hypnotherapy is a subdivision of the AIHCP. You may preview our Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification program here: access information here.

References

1. Convert Hypnosis. Wikipedia. access here.

2. Subconscious Definition: The Hidden Power of Your Mind. Matt Coates. Mindvalley. November 27, 2018. access here.

3. The Role of the Conscious Mind. Kendra Cherry. Very Well Mind. September 1, 2022. access here.

4. Franz Mesmer. Wikipedia. access here.

Suggested Readings

1. Efficacy of Conversational Hypnosis and Propofol in Reducing Adverse Effects of Endoscopy. Azra Izanloo, et.al. Anesthesia Pain Medicine. October, 2015. access here.

2. Weaning and Extubation Assisted with Conversational Hypnosis: A Systematic Review. Johan Wormser, et.al. Research Square. July 6, 2021. access here.

3. Nurses’ perception of integrating an innovative clinical hypnosis–derived intervention into outpatient chemotherapy treatments. Danny Hjeij, et.al Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal. Vol. 32; # 3:2022. access here.

4. Hypnosis for pain and anxiety management in cognitively impaired older adults undergoing scheduled lumbar punctures: a randomized controlled pilot study. Pauline Courtois-Amiot, et.al. Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. 1: September, 2022. access here.

 

Insomnia and Clinical Hypnotherapy

Sleep is critical to any person.  It plays a central role in revitalizing and resting the body.  Those who deal with insomnia are stripped of the multiple benefits of sleep, especially REM sleep which permits the brain to receive the proper rest it requires to function everyday.  Studies have shown that various relaxation techniques including clinical hypnotherapy and hypnosis can help others achieve a better night sleep.  Clinical hypnotherapists can help train and teach individuals to utilize hypnosis as an assisting model to find relaxation and sleep.

Clinical Hypnotherapy can help many who suffer from insomnia find the sleep and peace their bodies need

 

The article, “HYPNOTHERAPY: WHY SLEEP HYPNOSIS IS THE SOLUTION FOR INSOMNIA” by TheInscribermag looks closer at the connection between sleep and hypnosis.  The article discusses how hypnosis can play a vital role in helping one achieve relaxation.   It makes reference to stress and anxiety as a prime reason for most cases of insomnia and how hypnosis can better help one deal and cope with stress, thus presenting the ability of find relaxation and hence sleep.  It also points out how hypnosis can bypass certain aspects of the brain that keep one awake. The article state,

“Hypnosis can lead to physical and mental relaxation. A hypnotic trance can only be achieved when a person is physically and mentally relaxed. The therapists provide the individuals with relaxing suggestions to help them release their tension and stress. Patients achieve mental relaxation when their body becomes relaxed. After the patients become relaxed, they experience feelings of ease and peacefulness. Another benefit of hypnosis is that it bypasses the critical faculty, an aspect of the mind responsible for analyzing, evaluating, and making decisions”

“HYPNOTHERAPY: WHY SLEEP HYPNOSIS IS THE SOLUTION FOR INSOMNIA”. Theinscribermag. October 19th, 2022. INSC.

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Commentary

Hypnosis can help with sleep disorders and insomnia.

Insomnia is a condition that refers to difficulty falling or staying asleep. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including stress, anxiety, medications, and underlying medical conditions. Insomnia can lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Treatment for insomnia may include behavioral changes, such as avoiding caffeine and establishing a regular sleep schedule. Medications may also be prescribed to help with sleep.  Hypnosis as pointed out is a non evasive way to also look at treating insomnia. Insomnia is usually tied to stress and hypnotherapy can help individuals deal better with stress

Insomnia strips the body of its most important type of sleep.  REM sleep, or rapid eye movement sleep, is a stage of sleep characterized by rapid eye movements and low muscle tone. It is named for its most prominent feature, the rapid eye movements that occur during the REM stage. REM sleep is associated with dreaming and is thought to be important for memory consolidation. It is also thought to be important for maintaining mental and emotional health. During REM sleep, the brain is active and dreams occur.

Hypnotherapy and Insomnia

Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses relaxation and visualization techniques to induce a state of trance-like sleep. In the context of insomnia, hypnotherapy may be used to help people relax and fall asleep.  There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that hypnosis can be an effective treatment for insomnia. One of the mechanisms by which hypnosis may help people sleep is by reducing anxiety and increasing relaxation. In addition, hypnosis may help to break the cycle of negative thoughts and behaviours that can contribute to insomnia. For example, if someone is anxious about not being able to sleep, they may start to associate their bed with feeling anxious, which can then perpetuate the cycle of insomnia.  By inducing a state of relaxation, hypnosis can help ease the anxiety and racing thoughts that often accompany sleeplessness.  In addition, hypnosis can help people retrain their bodies to respond to sleep cues more effectively.

When using hypnosis to fall asleep, the individual is usually instructed to focus on a certain object or thing and to relax their muscles. They may also be asked to count down from a certain number or to breathe in and out slowly. The aim of these instructions is to help the individual focus their attention on something other than the thoughts that are keeping them awake and to relax their body so that they can fall asleep.  Hypnosis is a state of focused attention and increased suggestibility. When you are in a state of hypnosis, your conscious mind is less active and your subconscious mind is more open to suggestion. This means that you are more likely to accept suggestions from the hypnotist or from yourself.

Conclusion

Insomnia is a problem that many people face. It can be caused by a variety of things, and it can have a serious impact on your life. . There are treatments available that can help you get the sleep you need. Hypnosis is a tool that can be used to help people with insomnia. It is not a cure, but it can be used to help people fall asleep and stay asleep. Hypnosis is a highly effective treatment for insomnia. It is safe, non-invasive and has no side effects. Hypnosis can help you to relax, let go of worry and stress, and get a good night’s sleep.  If you are struggling with insomnia, talk to your doctor about whether or not hypnosis could help you.

Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Hypnotherapy.

Additional Resources

“Hypnotherapy and insomnia: A narrative review of the literature”. S.Mamoune, et. al. Complementary Therapies in Medicine Volume 65, May 2022, 102805.  Access here

“Hypnotherapy for Sleep Disorders”. Beng-Yeong Ng,MBBS, MMed (Psychiatry), FAMS, Tih-Shih Lee, MD, PhD, FAMS. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008;37:683-8. Access here

“Hypnosis May Help Improve Deep Sleep”. Alan Mozes.  June 19th, 2014. WebMd. Access here

“Self Hypnosis For Sleep: What It Is and How To Do It”. Jack Harley. December 29th, 2020. MindsetHealth.  Access here

Hypnosis and Surgery Anxiety

Many individuals have high anxiety for surgery or various healthcare procedures as well as dental work.  Individuals may have higher anxiety levels prior to the procedure and may need calming.  Hypnotherapy is an excellent way to help someone find calmness before procedures.  Some medical professionals also learn these techniques to help various patients better prepare for a procedure.   This is becoming more and more common in dental offices and other physician offices that offer minor surgeries.  For those going to larger hospitals for more major procedures, certified clinical hypnotherapists can help individuals find more calm before the procedure.

Hypnosis can ease anxiety over medical procedures. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification and see if it meets your professional goals

 

The article, “Clinical hypnotherapy can relieve pre-surgery anxiety, says consultant” by FMT  reporters looks closer at how dentists, medical professionals and others can help prepare patients for a procedure through clinical hypnotherapy.   The article looks deeper at how hypnosis plays a large role in calming emotions and limiting possible trauma from emerging.   In particular the article looks at how hypnosis can also play a larger role in pain management itself during a minor procedure.  The article states,

“Going into surgery can cause a lot of anxiety for many, but experts say that clinical hypnotherapy can help patients get rid of this fear. Dr Anand Chandrasegaran uses clinical hypnotherapy to treat patients with acute procedural anxiety, a condition which can make patients extremely anxious before surgery. But just one session of hypnotherapy before surgery can reverse this, making patients more relaxed and less fearful.”

Clinical hypnotherapy can relieve pre-surgery anxiety, says consultant”, FMT Staff.  FMT.  August 19th, 2022. To read the entire article, please click here

Commentary

Clinical hypnotherapy is a branch of hypnotherapy that is specifically geared towards helping patients in a clinical setting. This type of hypnotherapy is often used in conjunction with other forms of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, to help patients overcome various mental and emotional disorders.  There are many reasons to choose hypnosis as a therapeutic modality. First, hypnosis is a very effective way to achieve a relaxed state both physically and mentally. This relaxed state is conducive to healing and allows the individual to access deep levels of consciousness where change can occur. Second, hypnosis is a natural state that we all experience every day. We go into a trance-like state several times a day when we daydream or become absorbed in an activity.

Clinical hypnotherapy has been shown to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias.  As stated, it is also a possible tool to help with pain management and also reducing anxiety prior to medical procedures.

Clinical Hypnotherapy and pain management

There is a growing body of evidence that suggests hypnosis can be an effective tool for managing pain. For example, one study found that cancer patients who underwent hypnosis experienced less pain and anxiety than those who did not .  Hypnosis works by altering our state of consciousness and relaxing the mind-body connection . This allows us to focus our attention away from the pain and on something else entirely.

The effects of hypnosis on pain have been extensively studied. In general, hypnosis has been found to be effective in reducing both the intensity and perception of pain. Additionally, hypnosis has been found to be effective in reducing both the physiological and psychological response to pain. The mechanisms by which hypnosis exerts its effects on pain are not fully understood, but it is thought that hypnotic suggestion modulates cognitive and emotional processing of pain information.

Clinical Hypnotherapy and anxiety before surgery

In addition helping with pain management, hypnosis can also reduce anxiety before surgery.  Hypnosis is a state of heightened suggestibility in which individuals are more open to suggestions for change. This state can be induced by a trained professional through the use of relaxation and focused attention techniques. Research has shown that hypnosis may be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders, as it can help to reduce fear and worry, and increase relaxation and confidence.  These are extremely important aspects for an individual’s state of mind prior to surgery.

When anxiety occurs before surgery, it can increase the risk of complications and negatively affect the surgical outcome. There are several strategies that can be used to reduce anxiety before surgery, including relaxation techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and medication.  There is a long-standing debate in the medical community about the efficacy of hypnosis as a surgical intervention. Some proponents argue that hypnosis can be used to control pain and anxiety during surgery, while detractors claim that there is no evidence to support these claims. Despite the lack of consensus, some studies have shown that hypnosis can be an effective tool for managing pain and anxiety during surgery.

Conclusion 

In conclusion, hypnosis has been found to be an effective way to manage pain before surgery. It is safe, non-invasive, and can be used in conjunction with other pain management methods. If you are considering surgery, talk to your doctor about using hypnosis to help control your pain.  In addition, hypnosis has been shown to be an effective tool in reducing anxiety before surgery. It is important to remember that everyone responds differently to hypnosis, so it is important to find a qualified professional who can help you determine if it is the right tool for you.

Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy. After completing the courses and the practicum, one can then apply for the four year certification.
Additional Resources
“Cognitive Hypnotherapy in the Management of Pain”.  Dowd, E. Thomas. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy. Vol  15 Issue  2 , DOI:  10.1891/0889-8391.15.2.87.  Access here
 “Hypnotherapy for the Management of Chronic Pain”. Gary Elkins,1 Mark P. Jensen, and David R. Patterson. Int J Clin Exp Hypn Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 Sep 25. Access here
 “Hypnotherapy: What is it and How Can it Treat Chronic Pain?”. Ann-Marie D’arcy-Sharpe.  Pathways. February 26th, 2020.  Access here
  “Hypnosis”. Mayo Clinic Staff.  Mayo Clinic. Nov  14th, 2020.  Access here

Clinical Hypnotherapy Program Article on Positive Mindset

Hypnosis is known to help individuals face situations, fears, and bad habits with success.   In doing so, it helps reframe the subconscious to produce a better conscious outcome.   It can reframe mindsets and help individuals become more successful just not in the task but also in life itself.  Positive mindsets that lead to success can stem from subconscious training during hypnosis.   Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Program

Clinical Hypnosis can lead to better mindsets. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Program

 

The article, “How clinical hypnosis can create winning mindsets” by Shelia Menon looks closer at how hypnosis and clinical hypnotherapy can better train positive mindsets.  She states,

“Clinical hypnosis is one of the simplest methods for cutting through the cobwebs and connecting people to their inner resources. Just the experience of going into hypnosis can clear your mind, strengthen your focus, and boost self-confidence.  Clinical hypnotherapists teach their clients to create clear mental images that make their desired goals or outcomes more realistic. The client can make adjustments or discuss these outcomes during the session, and the therapist will help remove any emotional blockages that may slow down the progress.”

To review the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Program and see if it meets your academic and professional program.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in hypnotherapy.

 

Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Blog on Weight Loss

Hypnosis can help with many issues individuals face in life.  From bad habits to better life choices, hypnosis can help individuals at the subconscious level overcome many issues that plague them.  Losing weight is definitely an issue that hypnosis can help one with.  Hypnosis can better help one make wiser diet choices and be more motivated to exercise and work out.  Utilizing hypnosis for weight loss is an excellent alternative tool to get into better shape. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification

Clinical Hypnosis can help one achieve weight loss goals. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification

 

The article, “Hold Up: Does Hypnosis for Weight Loss Work? Here’s What Experts Say” from Prevention discusses how hypnosis can better help one achieve weight loss goals.  It states,

“Hypnosis is not a magic bullet, so don’t walk into a hypnotherapy session and think you’ll start shedding pounds at the snap of a finger. As Dr. Gaies says, hypnosis is a tool that can help break patterns of thinking that prevents someone from developing healthier routines. It’s those lifestyle shifts that will lead to weight loss over time.  Most people who approach hypnotherapy are already preparing themselves to make lifestyle adjustments, such as altering their food choices or buying a gym membership, says Dr. Chon.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy Program Blog on OCD and Hypnosis

Hypnosis is known to help individuals with many mental quirks.  It can also help calm people with a variety of issues they may face.  OCD is no exception.  Hypnosis can help individuals be more calm and less upset with OCD tendencies.  Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Program

Hypnotherapy may be able to help some with OCD although little clinical trials have been done. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification

 

The article, “Hypnotherapy for OCD: Does It Work?” by Traci Pederson looks at how hypnosis can help people with OCD.  She states,

“Proponents of hypnotherapy say that, theoretically, during the relaxed state of hypnosis, a person could safely address some of their OCD intrusive thoughts or obsessions.  For instance, a person with an intense fear of germs can consider these thoughts under hypnosis without experiencing the anxiety that usually accompanies them. Then any insights achieved during the hypnosis state may be brought back to the conscious mind. This could allow you to discuss them with your therapist and work on coping skills to reduce the distress these thoughts cause.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Hypnotherapy.

 

Clinical Hypnotherapy Program Article on Science of Hypnosis

Hypnosis is a powerful alternative tool to healing.  Many do not understand its inner workings and have many misconceptions what true hypnotherapy looks like.  It is important to have a proper understanding of hypnosis and can how it can be utilized to help heal people.  Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Program

There is a true science behind clinical hypnosis. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnosis Program

 

The article, “How Hypnosis Works, According to Science” by Eleanor Cummins reviews the inner workings of hypnosis and how it can work.  She states,

“When you think about hypnosis, what do you visualize? For many, it’s a clock-swinging magician or a comedy act that forces an unwitting volunteer to make embarrassing public admissions on stage.  But hypnosis has a surprisingly robust scientific framework. Clinical research has shown that it can help relieve pain and anxiety and aid smoking cessation, weight loss, and sleep.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Hypnotherapy.

Hypnotherapy Certification Article on Benefits of Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy is emerging as a more common approach to helping individuals face trauma, phobias, bad habits and grief.  It is a alternative type of treatment but nevertheless a very effective treatment for some in helping the mind heal.   It is safe and can help many individuals suffering from a variety of mental issues.

Hypnosis has numerous benefits and is safe. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification

 

The article, “Is Hypnosis Therapy Real? Here’s How It Works” by Michelle Brooten-Brooks takes a closer look at the many things hypnotherapy can help someone with.  She states,

“Psychotherapy helps people with mental health conditions improve their well-being, usually through methods like talk therapy. Hypnotherapy, also known as hypnosis therapy or clinical hypnosis, is the therapeutic use of hypnosis in psychotherapy with a trained mental health provider.1 Hypnosis is a state of trance-like consciousness that makes the mind more open to suggestion.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Hypnotherapy Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking to utilize clinical hypnotherapy in their practice.

Hypnotherapy Certification Blog on the Nature of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is a very misunderstood holistic therapy.  With many images of stage hypnosis, it is no wonder many doubt its effective nature, however this is farther from the truth.  Hypnotherapy under the guidance of a qualified professional can help one through deep trance and relaxation face past phobias, traumas and correct bad habits.

True hypnotherapy is holistic tool to help with emotional healing. Please also review AIHCP’s Hypnotherapy certification

 

The article, “What is hypnotherapy really like?” by Suzanne Shenderey looks at the true nature of hypnotherapy and how it has helped many people.  She states,

“Hypnosis as a healing tool has been seen in many cultures for centuries; ancient relics from Egypt depict something similar to hypnosis. Recounting the history of hypnosis in his book, Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis, Robin Waterfield describes practices resembling the trance state used by Aboriginal Australian, Native American, and Hindu cultures. But in reality, these practices bear little resemblance to my work.”

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Please also review AIHCP’s Hypnotherapy Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Hypnotherapy.

Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification Article on Sleep Hypnosis

Falling asleep can be very difficult.  Many adults deal with insomnia and unhealthy sleep habits.  Whether stress or over active mind, falling asleep is critical to overall health.  The body must find the rest it needs to function at a high level.  Fortunately, instead of utilizing medications with various side effects, hypnosis can offer some help.

Hypnotherapy can help with sleep issues. Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification and see it meets your goals

 

The article, “Sleep Hypnosis—What It Is, How It Works and Who Can Benefit” by Soo Kim looks closer at how hypnosis can help one find a good night sleep.  The article states,

“In a basic sense, sleep hypnosis works by preparing your mind and body for sleep. “When your mind is calm, your body is relaxed and you are confident in your safety and ability to sleep well, you’re creating the perfect foundation for a great night’s sleep,” Garside said.  The hypnosis process helps you to leave behind the events of the day that’s just ended and keep at bay any thoughts about the day ahead, placing you in the middle in “a bubble of protected sleep,” he said.”

To read the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Clinical Hypnotherapy Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in hypnotherapy.