clinical hypnosis, what is it?

Written by: Ana Gonzalo García
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos

Clinical hypnosis is a means through which we can reach levels of mind very difficult to achieve with other therapeutic systems. With it we can act in the depths of psychological conflict.


What is Clinical Hypnosis?

clinical hypnosis During a clinical hypnosis session is a direct connection between the conscious and the unconscious occurs. In hypnotic state is the unconscious mind that receives therapeutic communication and does not put us so many censures and resistance as would the conscious mind, which constantly make value judgments.

The hypnotic state facilitates therapeutic changes, because the patient is much more receptive and a unique relationship with the therapist, which is fundamental in psychotherapy occurs. a much more powerful communication emotional level, which is what really differentiates a psychotherapeutic relationship of any other human relationship is established.


Clinical hypnosis as a treatment

Throughout the use of clinical hypnosis as psychotherapy treatment they have been confirmed very satisfactory results for:• Anxiety Disorders      • Affective disorders      • Psychosomatic disorders      • Eating disorders      • Chronic pain      • Psychological intervention in the operating room


What type of patient clinical hypnosis going?

All types of patient is susceptible to being hypnotized by a psychologist. However, it is noteworthy that patients with psychotic disorders and severe personality disorders are not fit to undergo a clinical hypnosis session because to induce states of altered consciousness can cause them a crisis.


How many sessions are necessary to be effective? How long does it last?

Actually the duration of therapy should be designed tailored to the needs of the patient, although it is proven that its duration is substantially lower than in therapies that do not use hypnosis as a tool.

Sessions can not have a preset time, since it depends on what treated in the same. Even so, approximately, each session will last between thirty and fifty minutes.


What is the role of the psychologist?

Once the patient is hypnotized, it must be addressed in a therapeutic space for it to be effective and real changes are obtained.

Any therapeutic tool has a value and more effective if done in a hypnotic state.

If we want the patient to change his perception of reality and build a meaning adapted, we have to work deeper and primitive that cognitive levels and this can only be done in a hypnotic state.


Edited by Roser Berner Ubasos.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Ana Gonzalo García

Renowned specialist in clinical psychology, vocational Ana Gonzalo has won the Masters in Psychotherapy limited time and health psychology, he has made a Graduate Mental Health. He is currently reciprocal interaction therapist, expert in Long-Term Psychotherapy in group work. It is also recognized as a psychologist specializing in psychotherapy by the prestigious European Federation of Psychologists' Association (EFPA). Member of the main scientific associations medical area and the Spanish Federation of Psychotherapists. Current Professional Psychology and Psychiatry Center, Amabi of Bilbao.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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