Clinical Hypnosis is a therapeutic intervention that engages both conscious and subconscious mental processes. It enables the counselor to assist others to access inner resources and leads to beneficial changes in feelings, thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. As an adjunct to therapy, hypnosis enhances a person’s ability to resolve problems and achieve therapeutic goals. To get the most benefit from hypnosis, it is important to have a counselor that is both a licensed mental health professional and is certified in the use of clinical hypnosis.
Some of the Benefits of Hypnosis:
- Accessing the Rich Resources of the Subconscious/Creative Mental Processes
- Enhancing the Body’s Marvelous Capacity to Maintain & Restore Health
- Improving Mind/Body Resiliency
- Relaxation & Reduction of Stress Hormonal Levels
- Increasing Ability to Self-Motivate & Self-Encourage
- Increasing Ability to Focus Attention
- Increasing Ego-Strength and Self-Knowledge, Self-Control & Self-Appreciation
- Pain Management
- Accelerating the Impact of Other Therapeutic Interventions
What to Expect:
Dr. Mary has found that most people experiencing hypnosis feel relaxed and mentally attentive. Sometimes a person feels merely relaxed. Hypnosis is actually a state of relaxed attentiveness. The person experiencing hypnosis does not go to sleep, but rather experiences a quiet, introspective state of consciousness. Most people hear and remember everything that occurs. A person’s instinctive defenses against injury, insult, or intrusion remain strong and intact. A mental health professional will only make suggestions that are in the person’s best interest and assist the person to achieve his or her personal therapeutic goals. As all hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis, the role of the counselor is to teach the client to use his or her own mental processes to make desired and useful changes. The counselor is a guide and coach.
What research has taught us about Clinical Hypnosis:
Research reveals that there are no harmful side effects from hypnosis when used by a licensed, trained and certified counselor/therapist. All hypnotic suggestions are directed toward beneficial feelings and results. All hypnosis is actually self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is successful with patients eager to make changes and resolve problems. The person who requests assistance due to others’ insistence that they must change may be disappointed because he or she lacks personal commitment and receptivity to change. Therapeutic hypnosis involves two distinct levels of learning which tend to overlap. The first is to learn trance induction. The second level is to use this trance state. It is not necessary to go into a deep trance to achieve good results. Almost all therapeutic resolutions occur with the use of a light trance.