Hypnosis Essay

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“Hypnosis is simply making a change in the subconscious mind.”-Laura Brynton King

     Hypnosis is very similar to daydreaming. When a person is daydreaming, they alter their state of consciousness. The same occurs when a patient is put into a hypnotic trance. The patient remains conscious and aware enough to hear, talk and make decisions, but are unaware of all outer distractions.(King) The patient concentrates on a specific goal they would like to achieve using hypnotherapy. This process allows the patient to set their mind on the addictions and overcome their problems.
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Dr. Erickson did not tell his patients what they were feeling. As an alternative, he suggested that they might be feeling a certain way. This method of using suggestion with the patient was very important because it gave them the feeling of personal freedom and control. When a person feels in control of a situation, accessing the subconscious mind becomes easier, thus allowing the patient to overcome their addiction quickly and completely.

               Types of Curable Addictions & Disorders

     There are various addictions and disorders that an individual can be faced with at some point in their lives. With the use of hypnotherapy, many have been able to overcome these problems. In today's modern society, drugs and alcohol are a huge problem. Hypnosis has been used for many years to help addiction to alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. These types of addictions are the hardest to cure using hypnosis, due to the fact that the individual has become dependent on them. This could lead to the inability to concentrate during hypnosis, rendering the treatment useless.

     There are other disorders curable by hypnotherapy. Disorders such as stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression are all curable with the process of hypnosis. These disorders are

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