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Pros and cons of hypnosis

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Hypnosis is a healing technique for the mind, body and the soul. It’s indeed scientific and can be practised only after mastering the art. The primary goal of hypnosis is to transform the consciousness of an individual in order to achieve the healing. It’s important to remember that only licensed technicians are allowed hypnosis and it cannot be implemented randomly. Like any other process, treatment or therapy, hypnosis also has certain pros and cons, which we have explained over here...


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.  

Alternative remedy

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.

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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

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