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.
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.
Its use in therapy, typically to recover suppressed memories or to allow modification of behaviour, has been revived but is still controversial.” (Oxford English Dictionary, 2014) This supports the statement that there are both psychological and physical aspects that are recognised as part of the hypnosis process. The psychological element is the responsiveness to suggestion or direction whist in such a hypnotic state. The client is able to access their subconscious mind without the conscious mind checking the statements are correct and therefore during this phase, the client can start to retrain their behaviour without questioning or inhibitions. This has been proven to show benefits when dealing with a wide variety of issues such as stress and anxiety, disorders, weight loss, habit cessation and also as an aesthetic. This process can be used to make a number of different suggestions in the most appropriate style for the issue being addressed.
Word count 1,909 “What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. The tern Hypnosis often stirs up quite strong images and feelings in people who have a variety of views on the subject. In this essay I will attempt to give a definition of the term and will aim to provide an explanation clarifying the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis. I will also discuss the role of relaxation. Finally I will provide a conclusion.
“What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. In this essay I am going to begin by answering the question of “what is Hypnosis?” by using a brief history of hypnosis to aid in this. Following on from this, I will describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis. Finally I will be discussing the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy and concluding this essay. Answering the question of ‘what is hypnosis’ is not a straight-forward task.
Therefore, the primary focus of this essay is to describe hypnosis and both the psychological and physical components at work. The role of relaxation within hypnotherapy will thereafter be discussed. What is hypnosis? Historically, the concept of healing by an altered state of awareness hasn’t changed for millennia. However, our understanding and ability to control it has changed profoundly.
“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.
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.
This also includes the concept of the Safe Surrogate Release which is an enjoyable physical activity to release stress in a healthy way. In the end I state what I have learned from this book. A Book for the Seriously Stressed: How to Stop Stress from Killing You Having stress in life is healthy, but when it becomes too much that’s when we have to know how to handle it in a healthy way or it will lead us on a path to destruction. Stress is a normal part of life. We just need to understand it and know the physical symptoms and the defense mechanism to use against it if things went bad.
It is also a useful tool for pain management and can effectively reduce cravings and addictive patterns. Because it is an easy to administer procedure hypnotherapy is encouraged in the treatment of many physical and psychological problems. There are no deep or long lasting side effects either, which promotes the relaxation techniques even further. The use of relaxation is based on the recognition that stress can cause or exacerbate many different conditions. Relaxation is a part of hypnosis, getting into a state of hypnosis.