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Old 05-05-2011, 11:49 PM
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What is hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a difficult 'thing' to put a definition to and we really don't all agree on exactly what it is. :) This is a paper I wrote as an undergrad. I had to beg my teacher to let me write about this topic. It is long but you could always skim through the parts that don't interest you much. The original document is too long to attach but I published it on-line a while back just for the heck of it so I can post an URL. I wrote this shortly before my certification in hypnotherapy but after I had done a bunch of my own work (through hypnotherapy). There are many different models, techniques, applications, etc. Anyway, here 'tis: http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...py.html?cat=68
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:16 PM
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Just an exert that I really like :

It is argued that the practice has been ignored due to irrational prejudice. Dr. William S. Kroger states, "This is not surprising, since prejudice is ignorance educated, and it is difficult for any individual, in any given era, to see through the "smoke screen" of his own culture." (Kroger, 1977)
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Old 20-07-2011, 11:11 PM
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I'm a regression therapist and do hypnosis almost everyday.
Its nothing magical although results definitely can be and often are!

Hypnosis is actually simply a heightened state of awareness =)

Anu Shi Asta
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Old 22-07-2011, 10:44 AM
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Hi Anu. I use regression a lot as well and totally agree. :)
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Old 27-07-2011, 01:15 AM
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I practice hypnosis actually and it really is an awesome thing. Actually, you might even experience states of mind sort of like hypnosis throughout your day without even realizing it. For instance, getting so absorbed in a task that you lost your sense of time....Like driving a car, or watching a movie. Hypnosis can be characterized by a heightened sense of awareness and increased suggestibility.
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Old 02-08-2011, 02:25 AM
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Yep :) Glad to meet you. I've always been completely fascinated with consciousness.
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Old 18-03-2012, 12:54 AM
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Hypnosis is a system of suggestions, presented with the express purpose of speaking directly to the nonjudgemental aspect of the brain and offer suggestion to counterbalance existing patterns of behavioral understandings or inplant the suggestion for new ones. Therapy is practice actions designed to modify or restore "normal" functions and or practices... Hypnotherapy would be change or restoration of practices through the use of reasonably and believeible Hypnotic suggestion .
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Old 21-03-2012, 04:27 PM
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I love hypnosis!

A friend of mine is convinced that its the "missing key to unlocking longevity in the human race, returning them to lifespans of centuries - not decades - once again".

Considering the almost 'supernatural' way in which the subconscious mind can be directed in making physical changes and bring about healing to the body, I find myself inclined to agree with him.

Who really knows how far hypnosis could push the envelope, notwithstanding certain scientific and medical communities desperate to decry it for bunk (vested interests in maintaining mass ignorance, etc).

We've barely dipped our toes in these deep, deep waters - and there's so many liberating adventures yet to be taken...

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Old 24-03-2012, 02:13 PM
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Hypnosis is..

Hypnosis is much more then a stag act when used for the benefit of more then the controlling interest. Like with anything in nature, it is a balanced practice. But as with all things it can be misused, or the answer to a prayer...
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