Hypnotherapy is based on the theory of the mind-body connection, which means that accessing the subconscious can effect change in the body. When used in hypnotherapy, hypnosis can enhance one’s own healing potential.
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic setting to help achieve a specific, achievable short-term goal such as the following:
- Habit Control
- Nail Biting
- Improving Performance
- Career Goals
- Pain Management
- Interpersonal Skills
- Child Birth Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Smoking Cessation
- Pain During Surgery
- Social Confidence
- Public Speaking
- Sleep Disturbances
- Stress Reduction
- Weight Management
- Study Performance
Hypnosis is similar to daydreaming. But unlike daydreaming, hypnosis is deliberate and goal directed. At MEDICUS the hypnotherapists help clients select relevant goals, commit to the achievement of the goals, and carry out posthypnotic suggestions.
Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic tool, and the hypnotherapist is a facilitator of behavior change. For many of the desired goals, such as self-confidence and curbing unwanted habits, hypnotherapists work with clients to provide a means of behavioral change.
Where possible, hypnotherapists work with primary care physicians to assist in the resolution or care of a medical condition.
Hypnosis can be very useful during pregnancy and childbirth because the relaxation and control that it produces make for a more comfortable pregnancy and an easier, often drug free delivery.
Generally speaking, hypnosis is an artificially induced state characterized by a heightened receptivity to suggestion. The client always enters hypnosis in a natural way, of his/her own accord, simply by following the suggestions of the hypnotherapist.
A posthypnotic suggestion is made while the client is hypnotized. After hypnosis, the client consciously incorporates the suggestion into everyday life to achieve a specific goal, such as stopping cigarette smoking or overcoming his/her fear, in a given situation.
Who can benefit from Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is not recommended for everyone. At MEDICUS a client’s receptivity and suggestibility are assessed. Receptivity is the most important element in hypnosis; the person being hypnotized must voluntarily choose hypnotism, must agreeably participate in hypnosis, and must believe that hypnosis can help in achieving the specified goal. Suggestibility is the capacity the client has for engendering the state of hypnosis and for facilitating the effects of post-hypnotic suggestions.
Children may undergo hypnosis to help treat nail biting, bedwetting, and childhood fears.
Sleep Talk therapy is sometimes sufficient to trigger the desired health-benefit response. Script formulations are always tailor-made to the individual.