What is hypnotherapy and why does it work?
Hypnosis is a natural state we go into every day.
Hypnosis in everyday life
Some people can enter into hypnosis more quickly than others, and everyone can improve his or her ability to reach the hypnotic state through practice. A lot of people think they can’t be hypnotized, but they can. Everyone can be hypnotized. Hypnosis is more similar to daydreaming than it is to sleep. (Although, if you do fall asleep during hypnosis, the suggestions are still absorbed.)
The efficacy of hypnosis
- 93% recovery rate 93% 93%
- 6 sessions
- 38% recovery rate 38% 38%
- 600 sessions
Hypnotherapy and breast cancer
At a 10-year follow-up of these same women, the Hypnosis treatment group had double the survival rate of the control group2
1 Spiegel, D. & Bloom, J.R. (1983b).”Group therapy and Hypnosis Reduce Metastatic Breast Carcinoma Pain.” Psychosomatic Medicine, 45, 333-339.
2 Spiegel, D., Bloom, J.R., Kraemer, H.,C. & Gottheil, E. (1989a) “Effect of Psychosocial Treatment on Survival of Patients with Metatastic Breast Cancer.” Lancet pp. 888-891.
THE POWER OF HYPNOTHERAPY
Hypnotherapy and healing injuries
But what is hypnosis?
All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. All of the transformation you experience as a result of a session is because of what you have done. The power always lies within you.