Hypnosis is a tool in medicine and psychotherapy.
A great deal of research is taking place worldwide to investigate the effects, and how therapeutic hypnosis works. In hypnosis, certain physical and psychological processes can be impacted.
Hypnosis is a form of work in therapy in which trance is used to reach parts of yourself to which you have no or more difficult access with your rational consciousness.
Hypnosis is putting you in a state of consciousness where, with less attention on the environment, you are more open to suggestion. In this state of consciousness, your subconscious will accept suggestions that you will continue to apply after hypnosis. In hypnosis, your brain is actively working. Your creativity and problem-solving abilities increase.
To some people, hypnosis sounds like something scary where they lose control of their consciousness. This is because the media often paints a false picture of hypnosis. The first introduction is – sadly – through a big show in which the participants do funny and embarrassing activities.
Hypnosis is a natural phenomenon. For example, think of a movie that lasts two hours but you experience yourself as if it was only 15 minutes.
Most people find hypnosis a pleasant, relaxing experience.
In hypnosis, you remain fully conscious and in control. You still hear ambient noise and any suggestion you’re not open to you’re not going to take up either. So nothing can happen that you yourself don’t want to happen.
The fact that under hypnosis the suggestions are absorbed much easier and faster into your subconscious makes you take them into account even after hypnosis. In this way, it facilitates a change in behavior, a different experience of pain, emotions and so on.
Am I also hypnotizable?
Everyone is hypnotizable. A 10% of the population is highly susceptible to hypnosis. These are also the chosen ones in the shows.
The other 90% are hypnotizable. However, concerns about hypnosis will need to be addressed at the outset. You as a person must feel safe AND you must be open to it. With those who claim not to be hypnotizable, it has more to do with the resistance you experience and not wanting to go along with it than rather not being hypnotizable. Besides, surely everyone has had that experience of an interesting moment in life where time ‘flew by’. Well this was a form of self-hypnosis!
Hypnosis is an (important) component as an adjunct to other forms of counseling. So it is more of a hybrid approach where conversation and hypnosis alternate.
Hypnosis is extremely useful and useful in psychotherapy and is incorporated into treatment of trauma, anxiety, eating disorders, addiction, lack of self-confidence, fear of failure, phobias, pain reduction and others.
Hypnosis helps with performance enhancement, in sports and work situations.
Systematic work with self-hypnosis improves levels of well-being.
Walsha also uses hypnotic techniques in relationship counseling. It is an extremely enriching way to bring more depth to the relationship.
This results in getting to know each other better and greatly increases understanding of each other.
In case all aspects of the relationship such as traumatic experiences, sexuality experiences, intimacy, mutual understanding, you as a partner become a participant and in this way you can become a strong loving support.
Relationship quality improves significantly.
Hypnosis and psychodrama reinforce each other. Therefore, these are often used in combination to offer the most effective guidance for you.
So what about hypnosis and ‘quitting smoking’, ‘quitting alcohol’?
It is all too often claimed that in a few hypnosis sessions you can stop smoking or drinking. Without any effort. No doubt there are some success stories, presumably of those people who are highly hypnotizable. However, the reality is that the impact of this approach is often short-lived.
Walsha uses hypnosis as a reinforcement to achieve smoking and/or alcohol cessation. Thus, it is mainly used in combination with other forms of therapy.
The hypnosis in this approach will help you boost motivation by focusing on the benefits you experience when you quit smoking/drinking. Likewise, aversion can be used in hypnosis. In this one, you will face the disadvantages (often illness, loss of loved ones, etc.) more strongly to positively influence your motivation to quit.