What is hypnosis? Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in Hypnotherapy. There are many definitions of the hypnosis. According to some of them hypnosis is the natural state of the body, one of the many levels of the consciousness when person is functioning in the automatic mode (Hadley & Staudacher, 1996; Hadley J. & C., 1996), guided induction of various states of consciousness (Halsband, 2011) or natural psycho physiological reaction caused by the specific psychological interactions between the hypnotiser and person being hypnotised (Gapik, 1984).
Hypnotic-like inductions were used to place the individual in a sleep-like state. From researching on the internet, I found that The British Medical Association has called hypnosis ‘a temporary condition of altered attention in the subject that may be induced by another person’. (Compton’s Medical Encyclopaedia). The British Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis states ‘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.’ A definition I found in the dictionary states that hypnosis is ‘an artificially induced trance state resembling sleep, characterised by heightened susceptibility to suggestion.’ I know that most of our brain’s activities occur unconsciously. Our brain would be exhausted if it had to remember to breathe every time the body needs oxygen.
EEG's from those under hypnosis show a boost in the lower frequency waves that are associated with dreaming or sleeping and a drop in the higher frequency waves that are seen in those who are fully awake. This would support the theory that the conscious mind goes on vacation during hypnosis and the subconscious mind takes over. The brain has two spheres or hemispheres of the cortex. During hypnosis it has been shown that subjects have a reduced activity level in the left hemisphere of he cerebral cortex while increasing activity in the right hemisphere. Neurologists (those who study the brain) believe that the left side is where the logical control center of the brain exists and the right side controls creativity.
“What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy. Introduction In this essay I will discuss the psychological and physical aspects of this state and then discuss the role of Relaxation within the practise of hypnotherapy. What is Hypnosis? The word Hypnosis comes from the Greek work Hypnos for sleep. A hypnotic state is in fact a naturally occurring state of mind.
Dreaming is the byproduct of your brain going through your thoughts. You see what your brain is going through at the moment. That is why they seem so random ("Fear-Induced Hallucination: How Sleep Paralysis Triggers Hallucination."). Your body generally goes from NREM sleep to REM sleep about two or three times during the whole sleep cycle. While you're falling asleep, your body slowly starts to shut your muscles down in order to prevent you from rolling around and acting out your dreams.
“What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy. "He who looks outside, dreams; he who looks within, awakens" ~ Carl Jung In this essay I shall try to describe what Hypnosis is, it’s physical and psychological aspects, and try to consider the role that relaxation plays in hypnotherapy. But perhaps before we look directly at what hypnosis is it might be worth considering what it is not and at the same time dispel some of the myths and fears that have grown up around it over time. In this way we may begin to look beyond the pendulum swinging pocket watch of popular fiction and towards the powerful and useful tool for positive change that many people
* Which of the following statements regarding dreams is TRUE? While we do not know definitively why we dream, we do know how we dream. * Of the following, melatonin is a hormone. * Another work for a morning person is “lark.” * Suppose Irene suffers from sudden attacks of extreme drowsiness and even sleep. As such, she appears to have narcolepsy.
Creative therapies (art therapy, music therapy)-These therapies allow the patient to explore and express his or her thoughts and feelings in a safe and creative way. Clinical hypnosis-This is a treatment method that uses intense relaxation, concentration and focused attention to achieve an altered state of consciousness (awareness), allowing people to explore thoughts, feelings and memories they might have hidden from their conscious minds. The use of hypnosis for treating dissociative disorders is controversial due to the risk of creating false memories. Prognosis/Prevention Most fugues are brief, lasting from less than a day to several months. Often, the disorder goes away on its own.
Hellmut W.A. Karle and Jennifer H. Boys explain hypnosis as “a tool with which we may influence many functions of the body, especially in terms of accessing and mobilizing the healing process.” (1) In order to look at the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis it is important to understand that the body and mind are one organism. For example when a person experiences something psychological like
Running Head: How sleep affects our lives Jaime Gonzalez El Paso Community College 03/04/2015 Jaime Gonzalez Professor: Kathleen A. Bombach English 1302 03/04/2015 Abstract This research let readers know about the importance of getting proper amount of sleep, it’s important to know how sleep works on a person body, so we are conscious about how sleeps works on each stage of non-REM sleep and REM stage. Sleep has a lot of benefits such as energy recovery, muscle growth, and brain cells restoration. Not having enough quality and quantity sleep hours can affect a person daily life by not letting the person concentrate on what he have to do, also can affect their endocrine system by stressing out to much and having mood problems that might cause consequences such as losing their jobs because of low morals, attitude or just the way they treat costumers. The Importance of Getting Proper Sleep In our society people do not realize how important is getting a proper amount of sleep, our society is willing to sacrifice sleep hours in order to go to a party, work extra hours or even study for a test. What people do not know about this, is how sleep loss can affect their daily activities.