In health, mind matters. David Spiegel of Stanford University’s School of Medicine explains what happens in the brain when somebody is hypnotized, and how hypnosis can reduce pain, improve cancer survival rates and help people stop smoking.
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Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis to try to treat conditions or change habits.
What happens in a hypnotherapy session?
There are different types of hypnotherapy, and different ways of hypnotising someone.
First, you’ll usually have a chat with your therapist to discuss what you hope to achieve and agree what methods your therapist will use.
After this, the hypnotherapist may:
- lead you into a deeply relaxed state
- use your agreed methods to help you towards your goals – for example, suggesting that you don’t want to carry out a certain habit
- gradually bring you out of the trance
You’re fully in control when under hypnosis and don’t have to take on the therapist’s suggestions if you don’t want to.
If necessary, you can bring yourself out of the hypnotic state.
Hypnosis doesn’t work if you don’t want to be hypnotised.
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