Hypnotherapy     

HYPNOTHERAPY IS A COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE.  IT DOES NOT REPLACE THE NEED FOR A MEDICAL DOCTOR, PSYCHOLOGIST, PSYCHIATRIST, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, SOCIAL WORKER, OR ANY LICENSED PRACTITIONER. 

HYPNOTHERAPY IS FOR VOCATIONAL AND AVOCATIONAL USE.  REFERRALS FROM A LICENSED PRACTITIONER MAY BE REQUIRED.  HYPNOTHERAPISTS CANNOT DIAGNOSE OR CURE ANY CONDITION.

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FEDERAL DICTIONARY OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES - 079.157-010 DEFINES:

Hypnotherapist 

Induces hypnotic state in client to increase motivation or alter behavior patterns: Consults with client to determine nature of problem. Prepares client to enter hypnotic state by explaining how hypnosis works and what client will experience. Tests subject to determine degree of physical and emotional suggestibility. Induces hypnotic state in client, using individualized methods and techniques of hypnosis based on interpretation of test results and analysis of client's problem. May train client in self-hypnosis conditioning.

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Hypnotherapist

A therapist who utilizes hypnosis as a primary tool for assisting clients to achieve their goals. A Hypnotherapist often differs from others therapists by focusing on the role of subconscious behaviors and influences on the client's life.

The hypnotherapist directs suggestions to the subconscious mind by-passing the critical area.  The suggestions are for vocational and avocational use and are derived from the desires of the client.

Examples of the areas that hypnosis can help with include:

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 Abandonment, Addictions, Aggression, Agoraphobia, Anesthesia, Anger, Anxiety, Assertiveness, Assist Healing, Attitude Adjustment, Bed Wetting, Breathing, Career Success, Change Habits, Child Birth, Chronic Pain, Communication, Concentration, Controlling, Cramps, Cravings, Creativity, Death or Loss, Discouraged, Dreams, Exam Anxiety, exercise, Fear of Animals, Fear of Death, Fear of Dentist, Fear of Failure, Fear of Flying, Fear of Heights, Fear of Loss of Control, Fear of School, Fear of Success, Fear of Surgery, Fear of Water, Fears, Forgiveness, Frustration, Gagging, Gambling, Guilt, Hair Twisting, Headaches, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Hypochondria, Hostility, Hypertension, Immune System, Impotency, Improve Health, Improve Sales, Indecision, Inferiority, Inhibition, Insecurity, Insomnia, Irrational, Jealousy, Lack of Ambition, Lack of Direction, Lack of Enthusiasm, Lack of Initiative, Lower Blood Pressure, Mistrust, Nail Biting, Nightmares, Overeating, Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Phobias, Presurgical, Public Speaking, Relationship Enhancement, Restlessness, Self-Blame, Self-Criticism, Self-Expression, Self-Image, Shame, Smoking, Stage Fright, Stuttering, Superiority, Temptation, Trauma, Weight Loss, Medication Side Effects, Moodiness, Nausea, Obsessions, Overly Critical, Passive-Aggressive, Performance Anxiety, Post-Surgical, Problem Solving, Reach Goals, Relaxation, Resistance to Change, Sadness, Self-Confidence, Self-Defeating Behaviors, Self-Forgiveness, Self-Mastery, Skin Problems, Social Phobia, Stress, Stubborn, Surgical Recovery, Thumb Sucking, Ulcers, Worry, Memory, Motivation, Negativism, Obsessive-Compulsive, Pain Management, Pessimism, Premature Ejaculation, Procrastination, Rejection, Resistance, Responsibility, Self-Awareness, Self-Control, Self-Esteem, Self-Hypnosis, Sexual Disorders, Sports, Study Habits, Substance Abuse, Tardiness, Tics, Victimization, and Writers Block.

Reference:   https://Hypnosis.edu

 

THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS ARE TAKEN FROM

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IMAGERY

Is a feeling and experiential state. Unlike visualization, which relies only on the idea of “seeing” something in the mind's eye, imagery uses all five of the senses. 

HYPNODRAMA

Like Psychodrama, allows a client to act out subconscious conflicts in a safe environment in an attempt to vent and resolve them. However, in Hypnodrama the client does this internally, so there may be less possible embarrassment. Also, since Hypnodrama uses imagery, there is more access to the emotions and the senses than typical Psychodrama. The more senses that are tapped, the better able to re-experience the conflict.

DREAM THERAPY

If hypnotic suggestion is how a Hypnotherapist talks to the client’s subconscious mind, then Dreams are how the client’s subconscious mind answers back. As specialists in subconscious behavior, Dream Therapy is perhaps one of the most important elements in a Hypnotherapist’s tool box.

HYPERSUGGESTIBILITY

A state of waking hypnosis and exaggerated suggestibility to influencing factors in the environment, especially to negatives; possibly the greatest cause of all emotional and physical problems.

Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP)

Modeling excellence in people.  NLP recognizes that people are presented with billions of bytes of data per second but can only perceive thousands of bytes per second therefore people do not experience life in the same ways as those close to them.  Modeling the human experience is extremely complex and the development and use of these models have significant improvements to be made but the foundations to understand life experiences are exceptional.

REIKI

Reiki (ray-key) means Universal Life Energy. Reiki is a safe body therapy technique that balances the body, mind and spirit, facilitating the healing of the whole person. Reiki involves the use of gentle, light touch applied to the body to transmit healing energy.

This healing art uses the same techniques practiced by the Lamas of ancient Tibet who originated this system thousands of years ago. It was re-discovered in the 1800's by Dr. Mikao Usui, who practiced REIKI in Japan. He passed the knowledge on to others who eventually brought it to Hawaii in 1937.

AFFIRMATIONS

Positive suggestions given through hypnosis and in Mental Bank ideomotor exercises in order to reprogram one's life script.

AGE REGRESSION

The state in which the subject relives past events of his life while in the hypnotic state. If the subject reacts as he did when he was at that younger age, but views the subject matter with his present maturity, it is called behavioral regression; if he feels that he is actually at the younger age, it is called revivification regression.

Our policy on age regression is that there are a variety of other treatment and/or diagnostic modalities that have less negative consequences and should therefore be used first.  Age regression is to be used as a last resort.  The hypnotist should first attempt to deal with the "here and now" and treat the problem symptomatically through hypnodrama and/or straight suggestion. If the problem persists, the hypnotist should then proceed with diagnostic tools that work with the defense mechanism of the subject, such as dream therapy, ideomotor response, corrective therapy, Paris window, etc.  Before using age regression in therapy, it is recommended that the therapist obtains a second opinion about its application to the client from a colleague or mentor before regression is attempted. 

PAST LIFE REGRESSION

Based on the assumption or model of reincarnation.  Such a model is considered a religious or metaphysical belief.  As with all such beliefs it is not the therapist's job to prove or disprove such beliefs but rather to assist the client in exploring and discovering their own beliefts about the existence of past life experiences, and then to help such experiences create therapeutic movement within themselves.

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

The process of changing behavior by using techniques based on learning theory. The techniques include systematic desensitization, aversion therapy, and assertion training.

BODY SYNDROMES

A body syndrome is a physical manifestation of an emotional trauma. When an emotion is held in or repressed instead of being processed and released, the emotion will express itself as a physical discomfort.

CIRCLE THERAPY

Used only for the extinction of fears. It is the process of having the client repeatedly confront his/her problem while in the hypnotic state. Since anxiety and relaxation are incompatible, the anxiety will gradually disappear. After having brought up and passed the fear many times, a reversal is given that the harder they try to bring up the old fear, the more difficult it becomes. In fact, you will feel a new emotion (replacement), amusement and a tendency to smile.

DEFENSE MECHANISMS

All defense mechanisms stem from the basic instinct of survival. They operate on an unconscious level and they serve to deny or distort reality, thoughts, and action. Some Defense Mechanisms are: Repression, Denial, Rationalization, Projection, Displacement, Turning Against Self, Reaction Formation, Overcompensation, Intellectualization, Withdrawal, Regression, Sublimation, and Disassociation.

ENVIRONMENTAL HYPNOSIS

A state of hypersuggestibility triggered when an individual is in the presence of an overabundance of message units coming from their environment. This causes the person to try to escape the intense input. A kind of “walking hypnosis.”

MODALITIES

A hypnotic modality is anything that attempts to control or modify human behavior through the influence or creation of belief systems.

MAGIC 30 MINUTES

The last half-hour before sleep, when a person's mind is overloaded and is in a natural state of hypnosis. Something taken into the mind at this time goes into the precognitive stage of dreaming, instead of the venting stage.

MENTAL BANK

A tool used to reinforce many types of therapies and speed the progress in such areas as; procrastination, motivation, goal attainment, prosperity, weight loss, smoking, etc. It is a powerful means of affecting the subconscious mind using the synergistic approach of belief, daily reinforcement, scripting, time of day, and dreams.

NEURO PATHWAYS

Every time we think a thought, make a movement, experience something, this is transformed into electro-chemical energy which is then stored in the brain. We create pathways that allow the energy to travel in a similar fashion each time it is triggered. The more it is triggered, the easier it is for the energy to go that route. This is how habits and behavior, both good and bad, are created.

PARATAXIC DISTORTION

This occurs when we respond to a person or situation in a distorted way. We are not responding to the situation or person, but rather to what they subconsciously trigger in us.

PARIS WINDOW

Used to widen the perspective of the client, so that he or she can see their problem from more than their own viewpoint. The window is a four-paned one, where three panes contain a question for the client. The questions are, 1). How do you feel about the problem? 2). How do you think others feel about your problem? 3). How do you feel about how others feel about your problem? 4). This pane contains the answer to the client's particular problem based on their newfound perspective.

STAGES OF LOSS

There are five stages a person must go through to completely deal with a loss. Not every individual will display all the symptoms nor in the same time or manner. The stages are 1) Denial 2) Anger, 3). Bargaining, 4) Grief, and 5) Resolution.

SUBCONSCIOUS

The 88% of our mind that is mostly below the level of our awareness. The part of our mind responsible for reflexive action, ideomotor responses, and contains the positive and negative associations we've made throughout our life.

SYSTEMATIC DESENSITIZATION

The process of inducing a relaxed state in the client and then having him/her visualize or imagine an event that was traumatic to him or her in the past. The relaxation then becomes the dominant force, and as the client begins to relate to being relaxed and calm while relating to the trauma area, he/she allows for removal or desensitization of the trauma.

VENTING DREAMS

The third stage of dreaming (after Wishful Thinking and Precognitive Stages), characterized by the mind's attempt to vent, or release, the overload of message units accumulated during the day.