Assignment On Hypnotherapy

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The aim of this assignment is to explain what is hypnosis describe the psychological & physical aspects & discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy. The British Society of Clinical & Experimental Hypnosis defines hypnosis as "In therapy, hypnosis usually involves the person experiencing a sense of deep relaxation with their attention narrowed down, and focused on appropriate suggestions made by the therapist." 2011 cited on These suggestions can help people make positive changes within themselves. Historically hypnosis was seen as waving pendulous items & controlling people's minds, this is no longer common practice. In a hypnotherapy session the client is always in control and they are never made to do anything…show more content…
A stage hypnotist used perform full body catalepsy to show how strong hypnosis can be. They would induce hypnosis & literally bring on full rigidity of all muscle groups within the body. The body would become as stiff & then sometimes would rest the person’s head & feet each on a chair, & even sit or stand on them. Obviously there is no therapeutic use to full body catalepsy, it is now considered unethical therefore not practised in therapeutic hypnosis. Catalepsy may be used now on just one group of muscles, either for proof of hypnosis or to deepen the state, but never the full body. Hypnosis can be used for pain management through a process called glove anaesthesia which basically makes the hand feel numb. Then if a person has a painful stomach or certain part of the body, the person under hypnosis can put their hand where it hurts & it then transfers the anaesthesia to reduce the pain or discomfort in that particular area. Glove hypnosis can also be used for a reverse effect when a person can’t feel anything or has a very reduced sensation in a certain part of the body. Hypnosis can also be used to improve physical endurance. Many athletes use hypnosis to improve focus, enhance their performance & enhance their
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