Have you heard about hypnosis? Many people do not really know about hypnosis. Many people also misunderstandabout hypnosis. These people usually only know about hypnosis from TV shows. In the show, a person hypnotizes the audience and asks him to do anything that he wants. Is that scary for you? TV does that for entertainment only. It is actually not like that. A hypnotist can not make you do what you don’t want to do.
Hypnosis is very useful in human life. If can help you deal with psychological problems, like addiction, depression, stress or low self esteem. It can help to cure different kind of addiction such as smoking and drug addiction. For people who have just loss their spouse and got depressed can also go to a therapist. If you have low self esteem, hypnosis can also help you. Having confidence in your self is very important, because it will help your relationship with other people.
Another important use of hypnosis is to help dealing with pain and anxiety. According to a research in 2004, childhood cancer patients suffer less pain when they have hypnosis therapy. It is reported that children who had been hypnotized had less pain due to medical procedures and cancer-related pain. The research use 80 children who were placed in four groups: two groups who were treated using anesthetic and hypnosis. The other groups were only given anesthetic. The children were first asked their level of pain between 0 and 5. After being introduced by hypnosis they will be asked again. The pain is reported much less. There are also studies with adult cancer patients who are placed under hypnosis. They also show fewer cancer-related symptoms like nausea, and vomiting. This all could happen because hypnosis helps you to relax.
Besides all that good things, hypnosis has bad side effect if you are in bad hands. Under professional hand hypnosis is very safe. A famous bad side effect of hypnosis is patient taking literally hypnotic suggestions. When treating anorexia patient, a therapist might program “always eat everything on your plate”. Patient who literally take the program will keep eating their own vomit after they vomit. This should not happen if you have more experienced hypnotists. Hypnosis side effects can be reduced with proper training. So it is important for you to find a good hypnotist. You should know your hypnotist’s experience first before having treatment from them.