6 mitos falsos de la hipnosis clínica

Written by: Emilio Bravo Martín
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Clinical hypnosis is a set of techniques used by a health professional and intended to get a person into a state of hypnotic, mental relaxation .


What clinical hypnosis allows

According to the experts in Psychology , by means of clinical hypnosis we can strengthen the patient's internal resources , allowing us to combat anxiety, stress, overcome phobia, overcome depressions, ... This is due to access to thoughts, feelings and behaviors that we do not control when We are conscious.

Clinical hypnosis aims to promote self-reliance   and independence of patients, which helps them to be more confident with themselves and to value themselves more.


Why more and more patients undergo clinical hypnosis

More and more patients undergo clinical hypnosis, as more and more people talk about their positive results in people who have been trying to overcome their problems through psychological therapy. The myths that existed in reference to clinical hypnosis are disappearing, that is why more patients decide to submit to it. The six false myths that exist around clinical hypnosis are:


- People lose consciousness. This is false, since the person is aware of the process at all times.


- Hypnosis is a form of sleep. It is false, since the patient listens at all times.


- Hypnosis Involves Loss of Will. False, since you can not perform clinical hypnosis on someone who does not want it.


- Clinical hypnosis is dangerous. False, since in the hands of a professional duly collegiate does not run any danger.


- During hypnosis the patient remembers exactly everything that has happened to him throughout his life. It is false, since it is fable.


- The hypnotized person, if he does not wake up, can stay in trance indefinitely. It is false, since the person is aware of the state in which he is and can leave him whenever he wishes.


How to practice clinical hypnosis

It is necessary to move away from the image that we have of the films, to realize hypnosis does not need a person with a clock of chain. Clinical hypnosis is done through verbal suggestions , so it is the professional's word that helps to enter that state. For these sessions does not require prior preparation of the person, since only the patient is induced to a state of relaxation of the mind.


The sessions that the patient should receive vary according to the person, although in the first sessions results are already obtained. Being a mental workout , the more sessions the more empowered the skills that allow self-control of negative emotions.


Can I undergo clinical hypnosis?

Clinical hypnosis is aimed at people who need psychological support, especially those who use anxiolytics to find a solution to their problems. It aims to promote self-sufficiency and independence in patients, so it helps them to be safer with themselves and to be valued more.


The best results are obtained with patients suffering from high anxiety, panic attacks or major phobias. It also has successful results among those who undergo treatment for psychosomatic diseases, such as headaches or irritable bowel.


In what disorders does clinical hypnosis apply

Clinical hypnosis is considered very effective in disorders such as:


- Anxiety disorders , stress, phobias, OCD.


- Pain , both chronic and acute.


- Psychosomatic diseases such as warts, asthma or allergies.


- Depression .


- Sexual dysfunctions , such as impotence, vaginismus, anorgasmia or premature ejaculation.


- Problems of relationship , both as a couple and family.


- Abuse of substances or addictions, such as alcoholism, smoking, drug addiction or gambling.


- Slim down .


- Insomnia .


- Self-esteem problems .


Clinical hypnosis is being used more and more in the world of sport. This is because in the world of sport is very important mental capacity. Hypnosis does not make miracles and does not make a sportsman a superstar, but it does contribute to the athlete optimizing their performance .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Emilio Bravo Martín

Emilio Bravo is a renowned psychologist who has had his private practice since 1995, in which he develops different activities, such as clinical interventions with patients from a cognitive-behavioral perspective; evaluation and treatment of various disorders of a clinical nature: anxiety, depression, school failure, couple therapy etc. He is President of the Spanish Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Health Professionals. He is an expert in Mindfulness techniques and Clinical Hypnosis. He has been recognized with the Gold Star Professional Merit and Certificate of Excellence, awarded by the Institute for Professional Excellence in 2017.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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