What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis or states very similar to hypnosis have been used since ancient time to enhance healing; particularly in the treatment of pain, insomnia and in surgery.
Hypnosis was formally recognized as a medical discipline in 1892, and endorsed for use in the 1950’s by the British Medical Association, American Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association.
Today clinical hypnosis is increasingly used in medicine and psychotherapy, whilst hypnosis is included in self-help and corporate training.
A new definition for hypnosis, 2014
“A state of consciousness, involving focused attention, reduced peripheral attention and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion”.
APA, Division 30, 2014. (American Psychological Association)
Have you experienced hypnosis before?
Do you know that we experience hypnosis at least once a day? 90% of us can easily enter a light hypnotic state and between 70-90% of people can experience a medium depth of hypnosis or hypnotic trance.
Can you relate to the pleasant state of “relaxed not focusing” that occurs spontaneously whilst driving down a familiar route? Perhaps you can recall interesting daydream which you enjoyed. Certainly, everyone reading this can think back to a time in the past and remember some of the details of that experience.
If you fall into any of these categories then you have already experienced the naturally occurring state of consciousness called hypnosis.
Clinical hypnosis is the term used when hypnosis fits into a medical or clinical model. Current research suggests that clinical hypnosis enhances treatment outcomes, improves patient experience and can be effective for a wide range of treatments including pain management, anxiety and depression, emotional pain, negative thinking and sabotaging behaviours, functional diseases, life-style illness and the treatment of chronic disorders.
In fact, clinical hypnosis is a safe and effective way of helping people cope with very many of the psychological and emotional problems which can hold them back.
And it has the benefit of being relaxing is easy to achieve and improves patient satisfaction and positivity.
Since hypnosis is natural, it is also safe, inexpensive and drug free, leading one well-known medical expert (Dr David Spiegel M.D., Associate Chair of Psychiatry at Stanford University) to remark, “If this were a drug, everyone would be using it”.
Discovering Clinical Hypnosis
There are very few words that can do justice to the profound and personal experience of clinical hypnosis. Of course, this only adds to the mystery surrounding hypnosis.
Experience speaks better than words when it comes to describing hypnosis. What better way would it be than to personally experience hypnosis yourself.
And LCCH Asia is here to help you do just that.