Pros of hypnosis
Helps you to relax
Hypnosis is a relaxation therapy that helps you to indulge in a heightened state of concentration, which is called trance. You can relax yourself and calm down your racing mind. This forms the basis for the healing process.
Hypnosis has been applied to improve life as a whole. It can help you to overcome old habits and addictions like smoking. People who have been suffering from phobias, anxiety, anger, compulsive and obsessive behaviours, depression, stress, etc. have resorted to hypnosis as the solution.
Hypnosis is not evasive
You do not realize any kind of pain with hypnosis. No tools and evasive processes like pricking, poking, etc., with needles or surgical instruments are required. Neither surgery nor minimal invasive technique is involved.
You can try hypnosis self
If you have undertaken training to learn hypnosis, then you can apply it on self.
You are in self control
Remember, you are not in sleep while undergoing hypnosis. Your consciousness is heightened and you are aware of what is happening with you. If you are not comfortable with the therapy or have doubts, you can ask the expert to pause.
Cons of hypnosis
Not always effective
There are many reasons why hypnosis might not work on you. Lack of sincerity, expertise and proper execution contribute to failure of the applied therapy. The most common example is- smokers who had quit smoking temporarily with hypnosis have gotten back to the addiction. If the induction stage is not properly executed then the entire hypnosis might go for a toss.
Difficulty to find a certified and experienced professional
Yes, the aforementioned statement is true. Finding an experienced licensed practitioner is indeed a big deal. The difference is- it could be a person who is explicitly a hypnotherapist or an individual who is psychology professional and performs hypnosis along with other treatment options. These two aspects are not similar and the patient needs to understand it before choosing someone.
Everyone cannot undertake hypnosis
Patients of serious mental disorders and psychotic symptoms like hallucinations, those suffering from physical pain that needs surgery or other medical treatment, drug addicts, victims of alcohol abuse etc.
Risks of hypnosis
Generation of false memories is a major risk of hypnosis which is a consequence of the questions asked to a person in a hypnotic state, along with the therapeutic suggestions being offered by the hypnotist.
Written by: healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: July 12, 2014