Hypnotherapy is used in a number of fields including psychotherapy, surgery, dentistry, research, and medicine.
It’s commonly used as an alternative treatment for a wide range of health conditions, including weight control, pain management, and smoking cessation.
It is also used to control pain in a variety of conditions such as headache facial neuralgia, arthritis, burns, musculoskeletal disorders, childbirth, and many more.
Hypnotherapy is also being used in place of anaesthesia, particularly with people who prove to be allergic to anaesthetic drugs, for surgeries such as hysterectomies, caesarean sections, certain cardiovascular procedures and others. Dentistry too is using hypnotherapy with increasing success with people who are allergic to all types of novocaine drugs. Hypnotherapy is also proving highly successful in helping people overcome a wide range of phobias.
Hypnotherapy is used for non-medical disorders as well as for helping those who wish to overcome bad habits.
Hypnotherapy has been shown to help those who suffer from performance anxiety, such as in sports, and speaking in public.
In academic applications, it has also been shown to help with learning, participating in the classroom, concentrating, studying, and focusing attention span, improving memory, and helping remove mental blocks about particular subjects.
In more general areas, Hypnotherapy has been found to be beneficial for problems such as motivation, procrastination, decision making, personal achievement and development, job performance, buried or repressed memories, relaxation, and stress management.
Hypnotherapy is the treatment of a variety of health conditions by hypnotism or by inducing prolonged sleep.
The word “hypnosis” (from the Greek Hypnos, “sleep”) is an abbreviation of a term used in 1841 by James Braid’s term “neuro-hypnotism”, meaning “sleep of the nervous system”.