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Formal Application of Hypnosis in Therapy Most probably you have seen either in a movie or a street performer hypnotize someone into following their command. What amazes many people is how the hypnotized persons follows instructions without questioning and in many instances does not remember their actions while hypnotized. Although there is skepticism about the hypnosis art many people still would like to learn how it is done. Hypnosis is not magic instead it is a science of making a person lose their free will and therefore are open to any suggestions you make. It is not clear on when hypnosis started although it has been there for several centuries. The techniques to making a person hypnotized vary throughout the time periods. Some of the classifications of hypnosis include. One class is the Neuro-linguistic programming commonly known as NLP hypnosis. This method focuses on changing how a person’s mind communicates, therefore, changing the mind language. Some people may argue that NLP is not hypnosis but given it focuses on inducing a brain state that a person is open to commands makes it hypnosis.
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The recent class of hypnosis is known as Ericksonian hypnosis. The idea of this method aims to make a person more willing to get hypnotized as the instructions are structured to look like suggestions. Therefore a person does not fight the commands instead the mind will evaluate the suggestions given and in many times comply.
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There are other uses of hypnosis apart from the wide application in entertainment. There institutions that train on the formal uses of hypnosis. The institutions awards hypnosis certification on completion of studies. The next step is the acquisition of the government approval to use formal hypnosis. The certifications and the government approval make a person to become a licensed hypnotherapist. Persons suffering from depression, anxiety disorders and harmful health habits such as overeating may seek the help of a licensed hypnotherapist. Although there is no sufficient evidence that hypnosis cure the above ailments, many hypnotherapists combine it with other methods Some hypnotherapist use NLP hypnosis to assist people to develop healthy life habits such as commitment to their goals in life. You should be careful with the hypnotherapist you visit as they may induce you into doing things that may have negative consequences. Many states hypnosis laws are vague on the dos and don’ts on the licensed hypnotherapist. Hence patients should not entirely rely on hypnosis for treatment instead they should consult about other treatment if they feel there is no change in their conditions.