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).
1.1 Explain the state of hypnosis My understanding is that hypnosis represents an altered state of consciousness, which could also be described as a different state of awareness. I believe that this altered state allows the hypnotherapist to communicate with the subconscious mind. I found out that the earliest evidence of hypnosis was found among shamans, who were also referred to as ‘witch doctors’, ‘medicine men’, and ‘healers’. The Hindus of ancient India used to take their sick to ‘sleep temples’ to be cured by hypnotic suggestion. Hypnotic-like inductions were used to place the individual in a sleep-like state.
Sigmund Freud was the ﬁrst to challenge the view that mental disorders were caused by physical illness and proposed that psychological factors were responsible for the illness. The psychodynamic approach highlights the importance of the unconscious mind and early childhood experiences. Psychodynamic psychologist’s attempt to deal with the mental health issues of their patients by incorporating these ideas and creating therapies using these ideas. The basic concept behind psychoanalysis is that a patient that suffers from mental health problems such as depression can address any regressed feelings thus, the patient gains insight of and can learn to work through their emotional baggage. It is a generalised concept that if the cause of the symptoms were tackled it would only be logical that the symptoms would then cease.
“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
In ancient times, forms of hypnosis and trance would be used to help in the healing process. Over the centuries, in the Western world it was used by shamans and witch doctors and in the East, Indian fakers and yogis and in Australia, the Aborigines were also known to practice healing with forms of hypnosis and trance. It wasn’t until the 1700s that
The Cherokee Indians are the second largest tribe in the United States. With a population of around 200,000 tribal members, they practice many beliefs and rituals. Rituals are a set of actions, preformed mainly for their symbolic value. Most of these rituals and beliefs started many of years a go and have been passed along to present day. They start from the day a Cherokee is born to the day they pass away.
Toni Harrison NEWCA1A 12 Module One Page 1 “What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy. Introduction Over the years there have been many assumptions made regarding hypnosis. Beginning with shamanism, which is something I will discuss in the first part of this assignment, leading to modern hypnosis in the life and work of Franz Anton Mesmer. For some people these assumptions remain uncorrected, for others however, they gain a much deeper insight into the fascinating world of hypnosis. This includes the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and also the role of relaxation and its importance within hypnotherapy.
What is Hypnosis? Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in therapy. What is Hypnosis? Many people don’t really know what hypnosis is. Hypnosis has for years been associated with the mysterious sideshows you may have witnessed where members of the audience are invited to the stage to carry out strange acts following instructions from the ‘hypnotist’.
Name: Sarah Page Course Code: READI1S 12 Tutor: Robert Whittington ……..Words “What is Hypnosis?” Describe the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis and discuss the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy. The essay will firstly attempt to explain briefly what is hypnosis and then look at more depth into what the psychological and physical aspects of hypnosis look like and finish with a discussion of the role of relaxation in hypnotherapy. Hypnosis is a state of mind brought about by the use of a set of techniques. It is not a strange or mysterious phemominon which many may believe before they understand or study hypnosis. Every human has been in a hypnotic state many times in their lives for example when driving a car and not actually remembering how you arrived at your destination or daydreaming.
James Braid believes in this state, people are highly suggestible. In the origical script stated the phrase “… focus your attentions” Suggestion theory was used in the original script. Patients able to enter trance and noted hypnosis was simply a state of mind that was induced in one person by another and mainly caused by the therapist’s power of suggestion