Hypnosis is the process of communication between a client and a therapist. Hypnosis "as such" is not yet a therapeutic procedure. The therapeutic procedure begins only with established therapeutic techniques, methods and procedures.

Hypnosis in the hands of a non trained person can have dangerous consequences. A safe medical hypnosis is only in the hands of an experienced therapist.

Hypnosis is only safe if carried out by an appropriately qualified hypnosis expert. In most cases, it is carried out individually. The group form is not suitable for each and the therapist decides on this. The therapist is also able to recognise the signs of unwanted hypnotic phenomena long before their emergence, or in the case of a phenomenon of their elimination.

  • Problems in partnership

  • Depressive states

  • The process of mourning the loss of a loved / dear person

  • Conditions of anxiety and anxieties, flushing, excessive sweating;

  • Fears, phobias, panic attacks, obsessions

  • Strengthening the ego, strengthening self-esteem, striving to perform, before exams

  • Psychosomatic disorders: asthma, gastric ulcer, chronic inflammation of the colon (Cron), neurodermatitis, various allergies, etc.

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  • Eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, overeating, orthorexia (excessive concern for a healthy diet)

  • Addiction: smoking, obesity (see also weight loss), support for alcohol addiction

  • Speech disorders: stuttering, blockages, speech disorders after injuries and bleeding in the brain (aphasia), speech tics and vomiting

  • Excessive irritability / aggression / restlessness

  • Bed wetting, involuntary passage of faeces

  • Headaches, migraines

  • Insomnia

  • Increasing efficiency and motivation for training in sports

  • Stimulating the recollection of past events in everyday life;

  • Reducing / eliminating chronic and acute pain

  • Postherpetic neuralgia

  • Pain reduction after hemorrhoid surgery

  • Anaesthesia and preparation for surgery

  • Strengthening the ego

  • Increasing self esteem

  • Self-efficacy

  • Suggestions for dentistry (bruxism / temporomandibular dysfunction / vomiting / salivating reflex)

  • Clinical problems in monitoring the side effects of chemotherapy

  • Suggestions for the treatment of cancer

  • Gastrointestinal disorders

  • Premenstrual syndrome

  • Treatment of warts (in general)

  • Treatment of vaginal warts

  • Chronic condiloma

  • Neurological and ophthalmological disorders (eg blepharospasm / lagoftalmus / Bell's paralysis)

  • Sleep disorders

  • Asthma disorders

  • Hypochondria

  • Preparation for delivery

  • Premature birth

  • Abortion and spontaneous abortion

  • Emotional disorders

  • Psychosis

  • Suicide attempt

  • Post-traumatic stress

  • Affective instability

  • Multiple personality disorder

  • Victims of rape

  • Sexual dysfunction and relationship problems (men and women)

  • Dysfunction of ejaculation

  • Premature ejaculation

  • Obstacles to orgasm (men and women)

  • Impotence

  • Anorgasmia

  • Increased academic performance

  • Hyperactivity

  • Hypnoanalgia

  • Enuresis

  • Different paediatric problems

  • In forensics, remembering certain details in the event, the description of the subject

  • Inability to exit the hypnotic trance: we always come from the trance when we want it, so fear is completely redundant. Even in cases where a hypnotist leaves his subject or becomes unable to communicate with him, the hypnotized detects the change of condition and automatically exits the trance.

  • A person in a hypnotic trance issues secrets: an erroneous belief, which is quite widespread among people. The person always tells only what he wants to share with the therapist

  • Hypnosis is more successful in less intelligent people: it's really the opposite

  • It is only possible to hypnotize it: it does not hold. The hypnotic condition can be achieved by most people who are properly motivated and have a correct attitude to hypnosis. In fact, hypnosis is a naturally occurring phenomenon that has been experienced by almost everyone in various daily situations, such as watching TV, listening to music and automatically driving a car.

  • A person in a hypnotic trance loses his free will: this is of course not true. What he will do with the hypnotized suggestions provided by the therapist is entirely in his hands. It can accept, ignore, discard or oppose them. Every hypnosis is essentially an auto hypnosis and the therapist can be imagined as someone who brings suggestions to us on the tray, and we ourselves choose what we want to choose.

  • Hypnosis reduces our reasonableness: a completely false claim. In the hypnotic trance, we often in our everyday life (for example, we watch a movie that takes us or reads an interesting book, we look through the window and relive a nice event with leave, etc.), so hypnosis is actually a part of our lives and does not affect our reasonableness .

  • The hypnotist has a special power: it does not hold. Anyone who can communicate with others can learn hypnosis.

  • In the hypnotic trance we sleep: although hypnosis has been named after the god of sleep (Hipnos), hypnotic trans sleeping. Communication with a sleeping person is not possible because it wakes up. In hypnosis, the human brain is in a similarly active state as a waking person.

Vir: Društvo za medicinsko hipnozo Slovenije

Hypnosis and complications may occur when:

  • hypnosis is performed by a non trained person

  • the therapist removes the symptom by direct suggestion

  • hypnotherapy is used to treat conditions for which a hypnotherapist is not trained

  • the hypnotherapist delivered a posthypnotic suggestion without being aware of it.

 

Complications may occur (rare):

  • psychotic symptoms or acute panic attacks

  • depression with the possibility of suicidal behaviour

  • substitution of symptoms

  • symptoms due to suggestions, which pass from the hypnotherapist, and he/she is not aware of

  • masking the existing pathology

​Therefore, the members of the Society for Medical Hypnosis therefore recommend caution in choosing a hypnotherapist and we advise the implementation of hypnotherapies to inadequately educated professionals. Treatment with hypnotherapy is also not recommended for people with psychotic illnesses, with personality disorders and epilepsy.

Vir: Društvo za medicinsko hipnozo Slovenije

Clinical / Medical hypnosis is not suitable for people with epilepsy, severe asthma, psychosis, deep depression, or suicidal intention.

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