The Benefits of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy

When it comes to using hypnosis as a medical procedure, we are not talking about what you see in pop culture television shows and in classic movies where the person administering the hypnosis says “you are getting very sleepy”. The type of hypnosis we are referring to in this article is known as hypnotherapy in the medical field and is a type of medical procedure in conjunction with other therapies and medical treatments.

The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis defines hypnosis more clearly as a state of focused attention, concentration, and an inner absorption that helps us to use our minds in a more powerful way.  The American Psychological Association states that, like many other medical procedures, hypnosis should only be carried out by healthcare professionals who have the proper training and appropriate credentials. These professionals should only use the procedure within their limits of expertise.

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