Hypnosis is a treatment intervention that involves inducing the client into a relaxed, suggestible state and then offering post-hypnotic suggestions for relief of symptoms. It uses the hypnotic trance—the simple shifting back and forth between the conscious and subconscious mind, a natural process that occurs every day—in order to create this relaxed, suggestible state.
Many people think of hypnosis as inducing sleep. That’s actually not the case. Hypnosis (and hypnotherapy) induce the “trance state.” It is actually a natural state of mind that many of us encounter in everyday life on a regular basis. If you’ve ever been engrossed in a book, movie, or performance, then you have likely experienced the trance state.The only thing that distinguishes a naturally occurring trance state from the hypnotic trance state is that hypnotherapists induce the latter and are able to control the trance state to create understanding and healing.
Therapists use different types of hypnotic induction to get people into a trance state. The most well known and effective techniques to induce trance state is eye fixation, asking clients to stare at a spot on the ceiling or an object, or their thumb as it moves slowly backward and forward.The are also other several deepening techniques used afterwards to create a deep relaxation state.
The hypnotic trance state creates a deep sense of relaxation and allows the client to let go. During this process, the hypnotherapist is able to uncover subconscious motivations, access repressed memories, perform regression therapy, and/or use the power of suggestion to “re-map” the mind’s responses to stimuli.
Hypnotherapy is the practice of psychotherapy with a client who is in the hypnotic altered state of consciousness. Hypnotherapy is a powerful way to access the source of distress, like depression and anxiety, and for people to reconnect with dissociated emotions and disowned parts of themselves. Hypnotherapy helps therapists and client get closer to the source of a client’s issues by opening the doorway to their subconscious mind.
RTT embraces many of the positive aspects of hypnosis and hypnotherapy that are known to produce a transformative effect on clients: the use of trance, regression and hypnotic conditioning. HoweverRTT goes beyond, diagnosing what works with real clients in real sessions to build a new therapeutic approach. Marisa identified that regardless of their issue, in sessions clients benefitted from her applying a particular set of techniques over and over again. These insights provided the foundations for Rapid Transformational Therapy to emerge as a distinctive approach. What does it look like? We know that clients are time starved and come to us in pain, both physical or emotional. They want rapid results. So the first difference with RTT is it aims to deliver permanent change in a single 90 minute session. Although some clients and some issues will need up to 3 sessionsThe second difference with RTT is it is a method that truly empower clients. By using a technique called Role Function, Purpose, It honours and values the significance clients attach to their issues/problems and then offers as a powerful emotional release for them. They can actually be free from pain. A third difference with RTT is its use of Command Cell therapy as a modality for purposefully healing the body, as opposed to positive conditioning alone. Lastly, RTT draws out ‘unfinished business’, meaning it is a technique for addressing the trauma that clients have been holding onto for many years. Upgrading the Child offers a therapeutic space for dialogue and communication with significant others. Marisa Peer the creator of RTT has introduced unique techniques including: Merging the child, Dialogue with the person that hurt you, Going back to each scene in the Regression to emphasis that is not me and emphasising why.The client is involved with the therapist in uncovering the meaning and interpretation of events and then changing them. This leads to permanent powerful change.
The RTT hypnotherapists community reports huge growth in their client bases because of the power of the Rapid Transformational Technique Hypnotherapy and their clients referrals. When someone loses 70 pounds, people can’t help but ask how they did it. When someone stops smoking, people can’t help but ask how they did it. The speed in which RTT hypnotherapy works creates passionate advocates who are happy to refer new clients.Hypnotherapy has been proven to be the most effective and efficient path to creating lasting change from virtually all issues including trauma, PTSD, anxiety, addictions, weight issues, depression, shock, phobias, and many more.
While hypnosis and hypnotherapy are in the same “family,” they are very different from each other. The core difference is that hypnotherapy is an internationally recognised therapy technique for treating mental and psychosomatic issues. It uses hypnosis to break through to the subconscious to better understand the foundation of the issues a client is facing.
Hypnosis is one of the world's oldest sciences. Amazingly, ancient hieroglyphics show that the Egyptians were using hypnosis as early as 3,000 B.C. There is evidence the Greeks and the Mayans understood it and used it as well. Like other sciences, hypnotism has had its experimenters, its pioneers, its lucky guessers, and its experts.While hypnosis has had a place in society for thousands of years, it has also carved out a place as a legitimate modern medical practice, where it is called hypnotherapy. As early as 1892, the British Medical Association verified the efficacy of hypnotherapy.
Yes, hypnotherapy works. Professional organisations have consistently reported on the value of hypnotherapy. The British Medical Association has been formally studying and verifying it since 1892.In the 1950, both the British Medical Association and the American Medical Association confirmed the efficacy of hypnotherapy as official policy. They claimed: “For the past hundred years there has been an abundance of evidence that psychological and physiological changes could be produced by hypnotism which were worth study on their own account, and also that such changes might be of great service in the treatment of patients.”In 2001, the British Psychological Society reported that: “Enough studies have now accumulated to suggest that the inclusion of hypnotic procedures may be beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.”In addition, the clients I have had sessions with reported incredible benefits for themselves. You can read in testimonials on my site.
When therapists treat their patients with traditional methods, they spend much of their time simply trying to get past mental blockages to understand the subconscious reasons for their patients’ issues. However, hypnotherapy uses the hypnotic trance as a method for accessing the subconscious. Accessing the subconscious allows therapists to better understand the core reasons that someone’s issues may be manifesting.
Hypnotherapy has repeatedly and consistently helped patients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, obesity, addictions, or countless other issues heal faster. When combined with RTT (Rapid Transformation Technique) methods valuable healing work can begin as quickly as one or two sessions.
The core difference between hypnotherapy and other methods is depth and speed. Using hypnotherapy techniques like relaxation, guided imagery, and the trance state, therapists are able to access the subconscious more quickly than traditional methods. Traditional methods may take weeks, months, or years to uncover the subconscious reasons behind issues that are manifesting in clients. With hypnotherapy, these reasons can be found in as little as one session.
No. Hypnosis is nothing but a state of relaxed deep focus. A hypnotised person always has control and can always hear what's going on. It is a natural state that you enter at least twice a day (while waking up and while falling asleep!) and probably much more often than that.While undergoing hypnotherapy, clients have the ability to communicate with their therapist and express any requests they may have. Experienced hypnotherapists are constantly verifying the comfort level of those in the trance.
The exciting thing about hypnotherapy is that it has and can be used to treat a wide variety of human illnesses, diseases, addictions, diagnoses, and complaints. There are more than 50 issues off the top of our heads, ranging from depression and PTSD to migraines and smoking. You can see some of the issues that can be treated with hypnotherapy below:
The subconscious mind is where we store everything that has ever happened in our lives. Therefore, it is much more efficient to do therapy while in the subconscious state, using hypnotherapy to access these moments in our lives that have impacted us. This results in greater awareness around one’s issues. With this awareness comes the ability to recognise the cause of behaviours that one desires to change.