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Stage Fright Hypnosis
Hypnosis has been shown in some studies to help with nausea and vomiting. The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily ...Read more
Breaking habits: Hypnosis can be helpful in eliminating several habits and obsessions, such as smoking, over eating, and other unwanted habits that can affect your health. The technique involves trance induction in combination with suggestions. The method can also help with ego strength, anxiety, etc. Best to see a qualified therapist who practices hypnosis as part of overall treatment. ...Read more
No scam: hypnosis may work for certain issues like recalling memories that may be too traumatic for the conscious mind to want to recollect. The fact is that one has to be able to release themselves to the person who is guiding them through the hypnosis. If one cannot do that, then it is difficult to be hypnotized. There is a great deal of evidence that supports hypnosis also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Altered state: Hypnosis is an altered state of deep relaxation and focused concentration where one is more open to suggestion. Self-hypnosis is the same state just self-induced as opposed to being induced by a hypnotist. Both can be used for therapeutic purposes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Worth a try: Hypnosis has been shown to be quite effective for skin disorders. Try to find a practitioner who is skilled in both hypnosis and non-hypnotic behavioral health treatments. The american society of clinical hypnosis is a good place to locate a practitioner in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It is not for everyone. Unfortunate preconceptions, stereotypy, and resistance to treatment can undermine benefits. The skill of the hypnotherapist, prior positive patient either observed or actual experience, and the level of motivation are crucial. Like many treatments there may be need for booster sessions later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing else helps: If nothing else helps, it wouldn't hurt to try. If you've exhausted other medical treatments and seeing an eent (eye ear nose and throat specialist) hasn't led to treatments that help, then hypnosis, done by a certified professional is safe and unlikely to cause any harm, while being unable to guarantee any successes. ...Read more
Fun activity: Diet and weight loss comes down to input calories vs output activities. No food or mental activity will ever help as much as more fun aerobic activity, something you enjoy and makes you sweat for at least 30 minutes several times per week. Limited evidence suggests hypnosis may be a helpful addition to more conventional approaches to weight loss but not a primary treatment. ...Read more
Hypnosis: If you're willing, hypnosis with a well-trained hypnotist can help you with anxiety. You can learn how to hypnotize yourself also. Qualified hypnotists can be found through the american society for clinical hypnosis: http://www.Asch.Net/public/memberreferralsearch/tabid/182/default.Aspx also you can learn mindfulness based stress reduction: http://www.Umassmed.Edu/content.Aspx?Id=41254. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A band aid : Many may disagree but anxiety has many causes both psychologically and medically. A detailed history and physical and labs studies are essential especially for establishing a baseline. Albeit uncommon sometime some very serious conditions initially present as "just anxiety". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypnosis may help: Hypnosis may help and can do no harm. Given the severe pain i see no reason not to try clinical hypnosis. It can be used for enhancing healing from surgery or dermatology symptoms and helps reduce pain. Find a qualified clinician and learn how to use self hypnosis to lessen chronic pain. ...Read more
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