It is said to enhance an individuals concentration while increasing responsiveness to suggestions that are made, in order to make changes to the way a person thinks about a particular thing, to change a physical state or to a person’s behaviour. (Hadley and Standacher) Spiegel
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 state of mind referred to can be brought about by a trained professional who may utilise the resultant state of mind to encourage beneficial change to occur. This process is referred to as ‘Hypnotherapy’. To understand the concept of Hypnotherapy, it is first necessary to explore the phenomenon of hypnosis. In particular, those aspects that contribute towards the relaxed state that is significant to the efficacy of such. Therefore, the primary focus of this essay is to describe hypnosis and both the psychological and physical components at work.
“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. Introduction This document will go on to explain how hypnosis has developed and to describe the physiological and physical aspects involved in hypnosis as well as discussing the element of relaxation within hypnotherapy. Hypnosis has been around for hundreds of years but only recently has significant research with measurable results been achieved. This document will explain the history of hypnosis from the early work of Franz Mesmer through to the more recent work by Milton Erickson and Edmund Jacobson which form much of the usage of hypnosis currently.
“What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. (2121 words) In order to understand what hypnosis is I will start at the beginning, looking at the history of hypnosis and the different ideas and developments since the early 1700’s to present day. Including Franz Anton Mesmer who became known as the Grandfather of hypnosis. Having looked at the history of hypnosis, I will go onto look at the psychological and physical aspects of hypnotherapy and the different brain waves that occur during hypnosis that indicate the level of hypnosis the patient is under and their state of mind. 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.
Assignment 1 “What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. I am going to answer this question in sections: 1. What is hypnosis? 2. The psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis.
“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.
‘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.
Research found that there were both negative effects as well as positive outcomes from the use of restraint however the negative effects far outweighed the positive outcomes. Common negative effects include: skin abrasions, bruising, incontinence, depression, loss of dignity, humiliation and feelings of abandonment. However some articles outlined that the use of restraint could actually lead to better quality of life for clients after treatment, regardless o the negative effects they may have endured. The investigation also found that the use of alternative interventions can be useful in many situations and can often be used to de-escalate the situation and minimise the use of restraints. Alternative interventions found included: offering food, drinks and a warm blanket, administering medications, changing the clients environment and simply conversing with the client, developing trust and involving them in their own care.