About the author: Fanis Makrigiannis of Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis is certified and accredited by The American Board of Hypnotherapy, The National Guild of Hypnotists, and The American Board of Neuro-linguistic Programming.
Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis: When should hypnosis not be used?
Fantastic question, I find I’m being asked more often.
Hypnosis is a technique that can be used to access the subconscious mind and make positive changes in an individual’s behaviour, beliefs, and emotions. It has been used for a variety of purposes, from treating anxiety and depression to helping people quit smoking or lose weight. However, notwithstanding its many benefits, there are certain situations in which hypnosis may not be appropriate or effective. In this article, we will explore some of the circumstances when not using hypnosis.
Firstly, hypnosis should not be used as a replacement for clinical or psychiatric treatment. While hypnosis can be a valuable complement to traditional medical treatment, it is now not a substitute for it. People with serious medical or psychiatric conditions need to always seek professional medical help from a licensed doctor or mental health professional. Hypnosis can be a helpful adjunct to medical treatment, but it ought to not be the sole form of treatment for serious conditions.
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Secondly, hypnosis needs to not be used on individuals who are unable or unwilling to consent to the process. Hypnosis is a voluntary state of altered consciousness, and the individual being hypnotized must be willing to participate in the process. If any individual is coerced or forced into hypnosis, it may be ineffective or even harmful. Similarly, individuals who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol should not be hypnotized, as their judgment and ability to consent may be impaired.
Thirdly, hypnosis should not be used to create false memories or to retrieve lost memories. While hypnosis can be a useful device for uncovering repressed memories, it is important to recognize that memories retrieved via hypnosis may not be reliable. In some cases, hypnosis can even create false memories or distort present memories. Therefore, hypnosis should be used with caution in cases where memories are being retrieved or explored.
Fourthly, hypnosis should not be used as a form of entertainment or for purposes that are not therapeutic. While hypnosis can be entertaining, it is necessary to recognize that hypnosis is a powerful tool that needs to be used responsibly. Using hypnosis for entertainment purposes can trivialize its therapeutic benefits and may also even lead to misuse or abuse of the technique.
Lastly, hypnosis should not be used as a substitute for personal responsibility or accountability. While hypnosis can be an effective tool for making positive changes in an individual’s life, it is important to recognize that the individual ultimately bears responsibility for their actions and decisions. Hypnosis can help people overcome limiting beliefs or behaviours, but it is not a magic bullet that can clear up all of life’s problems. Individuals must take personal responsibility for their alternatives and actions, even if they have undergone hypnosis.
In conclusion, hypnosis is a powerful tool that can be used to make positive changes in an individual’s life. However, there are certain situations in which hypnosis may also not be appropriate or effective. Hypnosis should no longer be used as a replacement for medical or psychiatric treatment, on individuals who are unable or unwilling to consent to the process, to create false memories, for entertainment purposes, or as a substitute for personal responsibility. By using hypnosis responsibly and in the appropriate context, individuals can benefit from its many therapeutic benefits.
Mind Spirit Body Hypnosis: What does hypnosis really feel like?
Hypnosis (trance) is a very natural occurrence fact, we go into trance states often throughout the day. Ever notice that while driving your car? All of a sudden you pull into the driveway and wondered how you got there.
I can describe hypnotism as a daydream-like state, with extreme focus and concentration. Your body will feel relaxed, calm, and at ease with yourself.
There are many effects of hypnosis (known as hypnotiyouena). These types of sensations are very common and include numbness, pins/needles, heaviness, lightness, warmth, chills, disassociation, and time distortion.
Is hypnosis effective?
Yes very! And I say this under the understanding that the Hypnotist is certified, trained, educated, and very knowledgeable to understand what the client needs and how to help them.
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