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What is Clinical Hypnosis? Uses and benefits

A basic meaning of Clinical Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is that of a procedure in which the altered state of consciousness of an individual is used to begin to treat their health.

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You should know that a false reality is usually shown on television about what applied clinical hypnosis in psychology really is.

It is not about a psychologist holding a black and white spiral, a clock or pendulum in front of your eyes. waving it until they trap us in a trance, gaining access and controlling our subconscious.

In this post, we will delve into what exactly clinical hypnosis is, how it works and what are its benefits.

What is clinical hypnosis?

A basic meaning of Clinical Hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, is that of a procedure in which the altered state of consciousness of an individual is used to begin to treat their health. It has been significantly researched, giving incredible results in different fields.

Unlike fictitious hypnosis, which leads to loss of consciousness, clinical hypnosis requires the active participation of the person. At no time does the person “fades away”, if they do, it is because they have fallen asleep.

The hypnotherapist uses hypnosis to begin to experience a change in perceptions, behaviour, sensations, thoughts or memory, as well as a significant increase in response to suggestion, allowing control over bodily functions that are not usually performed voluntarily.

It is also used as a mode of analysis, using the altered state of consciousness to search for the root cause of a symptom, disorder or problem.

Keep in mind that clinical hypnosis is performed in therapy by qualified professionals (clinical hypnotherapist), who will know at all times what is going on and how to do it. Always take into account the credentials of the hypnotherapist you go to, it is extremely important that they do know how to perform correct scientific methods.

The best option is to use a practicioner who has a verifiable specialisation in hypnotherapy, even better if he/she obtained his/her knowledge in this area through a recognized training center.

Uses and benefits of clinical hypnosis

It is particularly difficult to list all the benefits and uses of clinical hypnosis. However, it is possible to rely on verifiable work that has come out of it.

For example, the result of an evaluation concluded that clinical hypnosis is really useful for patients to manage pain, from chronic to acute, as well as emotional and bereavement pain.

This treatment has also been proven to be successful with one of the worst pains there is. This is experienced only by women. And yes, it is the pain of childbirth, the results that have been obtained after testing if it worked for this degree of pain, were remarkably positive.

Anxiety and stress are also managed through hypnotherapy treatment. Helping people to free themselves from such overwhelming situations. Although it may seem impossible, stress and anxiety cause illnesses, which, if left untreated, could end up really badly.

In addition, this therapeutic technique is used as a support to the treatment of people with psychosomatic disorders.

Some benefits of clinical hypnosis

Below, we will review the different benefits of clinical hypnosis treatment:

  • Memory and concentration (it improves them enormously).
  • Anxiety disorders, such as phobias, stress, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder, better known as PTSD.
  • Language disorders.
  • Eating disorders (anorexia or bulimia) – eating disorder hypnotherapy
  • Depression – hypnotherapy for depression
  • Coping with loss.
  • Pain in all its facets, such as acute pain, pain caused by burns, chronic pain and pain caused by cancer (it does not eliminate it, but helps to experience it in a much less intense way).
  • Sleep issues, better known as insomnia – sleep hypnotherapy
  • Relationship problems, both in couples and in the family.
  • Fears. E.g. Hypnotherapy for fear of flying.
  • Sexual dysfunctions, such as vaginismus, premature ejaculation, impotence and anorgasmia.
  • Psychosomatic illnesses such as allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, headaches and warts.
  • Alcoholism, tobacco and drugs.
  • Strengthening of the patient’s ego (helps to cope with self-esteem problems).
  • With compulsive gambling or better known as gambling addiction.
  • Specific phobias.
  • In dentistry, clinical hypnosis is used to keep fear under control. It is also useful during dental surgery, as it helps to control bleeding, saliva, tongue biting, dental hygiene and bruxism.


Some things you need to know about clinical hypnosis

It is especially important to realize that hypnotherapy is currently used in sport with increasing frequency. It is used by both professionals and amateurs, as well as in management development, to increase emotional intelligence and creativity, as well as relaxation and education.

It is worth mentioning that, as far as anxiety is concerned, this therapeutic technique makes patients feel normal in a situation where anxiety is trying to overcome them. With this, they can see more clearly, and it also avoids irrational fears that invite them to get lost among catastrophic predictions and false assumptions. Hypnotherapy for anxiety is becoming very popular nowadays.

On the other hand, hypnotherapy is useful to treat stress and symptoms as annoying as hair loss.

All these great benefits have been achieved with many years of effort and research by professionals in the field. That’s why we recommend you take a look at it. And if you decide to have hypnotherapy, then make sure that the practitioner has all the necessary certificates to perform this type of therapeutic technique.

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