Hypnotherapy is a psychological therapy; it works with the mind to bring about positive change. The big difference between hypnotherapy and any other therapy is the use of hypnosis and hypnotic inductions to facilitate change and uncover the subconscious reason for emotional disturbance situations ranging from phobias, anxiety and stress, panic attacks, insomnia, lack of self-confidence, weight management, smoking cessation and even physical conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, skin conditions and migraines.
Hypnosis is a state of consciousness which you can naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes, beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind. In this way, hypnosis is an effective way of making contact with our inner (unconscious) self.
History of Hypnotherapy
The form of hypnotherapy practised by most Victorian hypnotists, including James Braid and Hippolyte Bergheim, mainly employed direct suggestion of symptom removal, with some use of therapeutic relaxation. Since the late 18th century when Frans Anton Mesmer brought the use of hypnosis (mesmerism) as a therapeutic tool to the attention of the public, therapists have been using it as a powerful tool to help them with suggestion therapy. If we look back into ancient history, China and Egyptians Greeks, Romans, Indians, Chinese, Persians and Sumerians show extensive studies in hypnosis, altered states of consciousness and parapsychology. Hypnosis was considered as a cure for many physical and emotional ailments and disorders. and today, thanks to better research methods and technologies, science have brought mind-body medicine and hypnosis more into the public eye.