Hypnosis is often associated with making people do things that they are unconsciously aware of and have no control over.
Oftentimes hypnosis is presented on stage or aired on TV, simply for entertainment. This is one of the major reasons why you might be unsure of hypnotherapy.
What hypnotherapy does is use the relaxing state of mind to give you more direct access to the subconscious in order to re-frame things, change perspective and change habits.
What types of conditions does hypnotherapy help?
Hypnosis has been shown to be very effective in addressing smoking, pain management, fears and phobias, public speaking, depression, and weight loss.
How does hypnotherapy work?
Take pain management for an example.
If you've been in pain for some time and you don't want to take pain medication, you might be looking for an alternative, like hypnotherapy.
After you've called a hypnotherapist and set up an appointment, the first thing you will do is talk about what brought you to a hypnosis doctor, what caused your pain, and the level of your pain to see if you are emotionally or physically suggestible. The hypnotherapist will use repetitive and calming words to bring that level of pain down.
What else do you need to know about hypnotherapy?
Dr. Kathy Gruver joins Dr. Mike to discuss what hypnotherapy is and what it can do for your health, as well as end the myths that surround hypnotherapy.