‘What Is Hypnosis? Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy.’ Introduction The purpose of this essay is to answer the question ‘What Is Hypnosis? Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy.’ Hypnosis is defined as ‘an artificially induced trance state resembling sleep, which is characterised by heightened susceptibility to suggestion’. However, not all hypnotherapists would agree with this definition because a ‘hypnotic state’ is actually a human trait which everyone experiences. Our mind can drift from an alert state into a different level of consciousness when we do something in automatic mode for example, walking, driving and daydreaming.
Antidepressants on the other hand by balancing neurotransmitters such as serotonin and epinephrine witch can cause depression if not sufficiently balanced. Anxiolytic drugs are used to combat anxiety disorders one drug in this field is benzodiazepines (Bzs) they work by releasing more (GABA) witch slows down the nerve transmission calming people down. This drug is effective in areas such as phobias. Another biological therapy is ECT, it is a surgical based treatment commonly used on manic depressives who haven’t responded to antidepressants. This treatment is administrated to a patient by putting a patient into an unconscious state then passing a current of 0.6 amps through the brain.
Then I will look at the place of relaxation in hypnotherapy today and why it is important and discuss a vehicle to travel to this mental state, with progressive muscle relaxation. What is Hypnosis? People generally regard hypnosis as an altered state of awareness, from everyday waking and consciousness. They usually think of it involving a hypnotist who invokes a trance like state in which the subject is susceptible to suggestion, which can be used to help people or to entertain, as in stage hypnosis. However contrary to common belief, a hypnotic state is not a deep sleep like trance and the same state actually occurs regularly in everyday life.
“What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. Within this essay I will seek to answer the question “What is Hypnosis?”. Historical consideration will be given to the art of Hypnosis with a view to considering how hypnosis is used within society today. The psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis will be described and I will reflect on the interconnectedness of both aspects in considering the full benefits of hypnosis within a therapeutic context. The role of relaxation in hypnotherapy will be discussed.
“What is hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy. For many people, hypnosis is seen as a strange or mystical practice. Many believe hypnosis is a way of controlling minds, that a hypnotist, by the power of suggestion, can impose his will on the subject and make them do something they have no control over themselves. These beliefs however are unfounded. In recent years though, by having a greater understanding of the therapy, we know that hypnosis is a highly effective, therapeutic tool in positive development.
Word count: 2,120 What is hypnosis? Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy In this essay I will discuss what hypnosis means and give a brief account of the history surrounding the origins of hypnosis. The second part of the essay will include how hypnosis affects the body, psychologically and physically. Finally I will discuss the importance of relaxation in Hypnotherapy and conclude with how Hypnotherapy has uses today. Hypnosis, meaning and historical roots Hypnosis is a therapy misunderstood by most people.
The midbrain is the part of the brain that controls our body movements. An individual with Parkinson’s disease will usually start to display one or more of the following symptoms: * Trembling of the head , arms , and legs * Stiffness in the body * Poor balance * Difficulty walking * Difficulty talking There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease, but some of the symptoms can be treated. Dopamine is a very important neurotransmitter in the brain (Stangor, 2010). In regards to Parkinson’s disease, dopamine acts like a messenger between the substantia nigra and the corpus striatum, in
2248 words What Is Hypnosis? 1 This essay will attempt to explain what hypnosis is by discussing the technical processes used and some physical and psychological changes that occur to a subject when they are hypnotised. Some common myths and truths surrounding hypnosis will be explored as well as a brief history of hypnosis being told, including how it started and developed into a professional therapy that is used today. The potential for hypnotherapy to alleviate illness, change behaviour and work as a mind and body inclusive therapeutic treatment will be explored. Where hypnosis, as an alternative therapy stands with gaining acceptance from the medical model and it being offered as an NHS treatment will be discussed.
The experience of hypnosis can be very different due to the needs of the individual, whether they are physical or psychological. Hypnosis is started with a hypnotic induction that sometimes will include a Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) technique, which we will look at later in the essay. The induction process will include instructions and suggestions. (Heap & Dryden) The person will then move into a trance like state, which will result in the person having a focused state of attention. Within the literature the use of the conscious mind in hypnosis is used to describe the state of the mind at a given time.