Clinical Hypnosis does it really work?

clinical hypnosis

Written by: Francisco José Bou Vila
Published: | Updated: 09/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What is clinical hypnosis?

Clinical hypnosis is a method that some health professionals, such as in this case clinical psychologists, use within a therapeutic framework such as therapies of a cognitive-behavioral nature that serve to produce certain changes at the perceptual, sensitive level. behavioral, to obtain a therapeutic objective, which can be several, through some suggestions that really are some suggestions that the clinician makes to the patient in order to achieve the therapeutic objective.

How does a session go?

The sessions in clinical hypnosis take place within a therapeutic context in which, previously through a series of tests, the therapist has obtained the necessary information to know the degree of suggestibility that the patient may also include a level of rapport or interaction and confidence that allows at a certain moment to make the patient acquire a series of suggestions and from there we can achieve the therapeutic goal.

What pathologies can be treated thanks to hypnosis?

Although initially hypnosis was a method that was applied almost exclusively for some disorders such as addictions, smoking for example, over time, through clinical observation and research we have realized that the application of hypnosis as method that is adjacent to other functional techniques, such as cognitive-behavioral techniques, has significantly increased the overall results of many other clinical disorders such as: anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, sexual dysfunctions and infinity of more disorders.

How do patients face hypnosis, are there cases in which it does not work?

Initially, when we intervene through clinical hypnosis with patients, previously the patient is already part of a therapeutic spectrum that is being applied within a therapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, and then through therapeutic exercise and during the same, after having entered into a relationship of trust, the patient is offered the use of clinical hypnosis as a method that will surely favor and accelerate the results of the application therapy that is being given to the patient at that moment.. Under normal conditions, almost all patients agree willingly, are not reticent, are very cooperative and good results are usually obtained. Of course, as in all types of therapies, clinical hypnosis is not a panacea and for some patients, although it is an extremely effective and well-proven method, due to the idiosyncrasy of its pathology, the idiosyncrasy of its personality, clinical hypnosis is not a good therapeutic method. When this is verified what is done is to discard the method and continue with the normal therapy.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
 Francisco José Bou Vila

By Francisco José Bou Vila
Psychology

Specialist in Clinical Psychology with extensive professional experience. He is an expert in Clinical Hypnosis and Mindfulness. Mr. Bou Vila specializes in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Children, Adolescents, Addiction, Couple Therapy and Sexual Personality Disorders, expert reports, Family Mediation and Eating Disorders.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection


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