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Benefits Of Hypnosis

QUESTION: What are the dangers and benefits of hypnosis?


The benefits of hypnosis are debatable. Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is widely used in a myriad of clinical, self-help and therapy programs. Clinicians view hypnosis as a technique that may be included in a physician’s therapeutic course of action for a patient. Hypnosis therapy has been used by medical professionals to alleviate pain during dental work or child-birth, to control such things as bladder functions and to restore other dysfunctional organs.

What are considered as benefits of hypnosis?
  • Hypnosis has been used by criminologists, psychologists, and other mind specialists to control behavior in a patient. It has been used to treat phobias, allowing a subject to face and endure situations that once may have immobilized them.

  • Hypnosis has been used in many self-improvement categories, such as weight loss, nail-biting, and smoking. It has been used to control bed-wetting and thumb-sucking habits in young patients.

  • Many of the programs that enhance intelligence or education-related skills involve the use of hypnosis -- speed reading and memorization improvement are two examples. Individuals simply seeking to better themselves in their professional careers may seek the services of a hypnotist; the same holds true of artists of all kinds -- actors, musicians, writers.

  • Hypnotherapy has become more and more widely accepted because it does not involve potentially habit-forming drugs, has no serious side-effects and is inexpensive.
What are the dangers of hypnosis?
  • In hypnosis, the “patient” opens his/her mind to be controlled by another person. This can be very dangerous, because the person loses control of judgment. Oftentimes, the person who is hypnotized believes anything he/she is told.

  • There is a risk of being exploited by the hypnotist or another person.

  • Under hypnosis, the “patient” has the potential for doing something illegal or unethical.

  • Physical accidents sometimes occur as a result of hypnosis.
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