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How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a wellness technique that works by promoting positive behavioral or cognitive changes. During successful hypnosis, the client should be eased into a state of deep relaxation in which the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind becomes more active. The client is often able to let go of critical thoughts and become receptive to the therapist’s suggestions. In this state of hypnosis, motivating suggestions can bypass your usual mental resistance and internal defense mechanisms. For example, even if you want to quit overeating cupcakes, you may have some level of resistance that your rational mind can’t overcome. During hypnosis, the positive suggestions made by the hypnotherapist can bypass your usual blocks, helping you to achieve the formerly unachievable: stopping overeating, quitting smoking, mastering public speaking, or losing your fear of heights. The goal of hypnosis is to strengthen and empower the client’s motivation, commitment and focus. Consider working with someone who is not just trained in hypnosis but also is a licensed therapist or psychotherapist who can bring their academic background into your session.

What is the effectiveness of hypnosis?

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes the healing power of hypnosis and its proven effectiveness for anxiety, pain control, smoking cessation, headaches and more. Hypnosis may be safe and complementary way to augment medical attention you are receiving for a chronic illness or pain, or a way to resolve an addiction or phobia that you are otherwise unable to control. Hypnosis does not work on every person. When scientists began studying hypnosis in earnest, a report published by Stanford University titled “The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale” demonstrated that different brains respond to hypnosis in varying degrees, and a very few do not respond at all. Working with a trained psychologist, you’ll soon determine whether you are a good candidate for the healing benefits of hypnotherapy.

During a hypnotherapy session, the therapist will bring you into a state of deep relaxation in which the critical, conscious part of your brain recedes and the subconscious mind becomes alert and focused. The therapist will make suggestions, based on your intended goals, that will take root in your subconscious mind. These suggestions should affect your thinking in a positive way and empower you to make change.


What can hypnosis help you with?

According to many sources including the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine and a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypnosis is scientifically proven to help relieve both mental challenges and physical pains. Hypnosis can alleviate stress and reduce pain after surgeries, has been shown to relieve anxiety in children in the emergency room, and can be useful for managing pain associated with everything from arthritis to migraines. Hypnosis is non-invasive and gives you a way to control pain or discomfort that might otherwise seem out of your hands. Hypnosis shouldn’t be used as a substitute for medical care, but may be an excellent complementary tool that is best provided by a trained therapist or licensed medical provider. The University of Maryland Medical Center shares many conditions for which hypnosis can be useful:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Alopecia areata
  • Asthma
  • Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Bedwetting
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Labor and delivery
  • Skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Weight loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Warts
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Smoking cessation

How is hypnosis used in therapy?

Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help clients overcome challenging issues such as anxiety, phobias, pain management, hot flashes and more. Hypnosis is also a way to help let go of addictions like smoking, overeating and gambling. In and of itself, hypnosis is not a therapy, but it can be used in conjunction with therapy to empower and encourage the person receiving it to make positive change. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis and will benefit more from hypnotherapy than others.

According to Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus, speaking for Psychology Today, hypnosis is a “genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice … hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.” The suggestions made in a therapeutic setting get deep into a person’s brain, beyond their conscious thinking, leading to behavior change and the ability to overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

Reviews for Dallas hypnotists
Michael R.
This was my very first time doing hypnosis and i'd have to say that I am blown away. Dan was incredible and I can't recommend him enough. 5 stars!!!!
Hypnosis by Dan  Hypnotherapy and StageHypnosis by Dan Hypnotherapy and Stage
Cassy F.
Very kind and thorough. Takes time to listen to you and write down key points that will help during your session. First session is two hours where you don’t even realize you’re being assessed and then when you’re in the Hypnosis, then you realize that she was listening to you as she brought that key things, it was really a great experience and so far it is working for me. She will give you follow up exercises to help change your perspective
North Texas HypnotherapyNorth Texas Hypnotherapy
Lizy R.
I went to Pramala to work on my skin picking issues. I've been doing it daily for 8 years and finally felt I was at a time in my life where I could devote time to ending it. My session (6/7) started with talking about the habit and how it came to be, and I talked about what happened during those 8 years (taking in a family member bc her mother was abusive, dealing with a twin in the throes of addiction, financial issues, two recent deaths in the family, etc). She went through each issue with me and it was quite gratifying to be able to talk it out. She was patient, kind, and affirming. This took about an hour and afterwards we started the hypnosis. Initially I felt really anxious about opening up but didn't want to self sabotage so I made myself let going of that anxiety. We went over creating a technique for stopping myself from picking. Then we reviewed some of the more traumatic moments of my life and I was able to talk through them and let go of the leftover anxiety. There was one memory I arrived at - finding out a family member fatally overdosed - where I actually was able to tap into the pain of that moment and cry. However, being able to reconnect with that pain was very healing - I didn't feel ashamed of crying at all. At the end of the hypnosis, we talked about future sessions and what to do next. This also took an hour. Since then my actual desire to pick has totally vanished. I still have to deal with the muscle memory of skin picking, but that's where the technique comes in. I do admit I have picked a couple of times since the session, since my body feels a sensation like withdrawal if I don't pick at least one time a day - similar to how a drug user may feel/become sick without using. It's quite strange bc the feeling will pop up out of nowhere and I'm still adjusting to it. However my skin is really starting to heal and it helps with restraining myself from picking. I'm planning on going cold turkey very soon with absolutely no picking at all, and it's thanks to Pramala for giving me the opportunity to reach this moment. I would definitely recommend going to see her for any issues you may have. I certainly will in the future, if I need to.
North Texas HypnotherapyNorth Texas Hypnotherapy
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