How hypnosis works?
How hypnosis works. An ancient practice and increasingly used in the medical field. The therapist explains what happens during the sessions and a quiz explains all the details of this science.
Recently hypnotism became a practice accredited. The General Medical Council of Great Britain recognized this discipline as a science and many doctors choose to use it for their treatment programs for patients.
Dr. Lucia Attolico is a psychotherapist specializing in family problems in the relationship between parents and children. For several years he chose to exercise the practice of hypnosis, a more direct investigation of the depths of consciousness. He tells us how occur sessions with his patients and what was your personal experience in the first approach to this discipline.
Hypnotism is not a recent technique. He was known even before the Greek civilization and even before they were built the pyramids. Three thousand years ago it was cultivated and practiced by Hindu priests who perpetuated secrets and mysteries.
It was the German physician Franz Anton Mesmer, in the late eighteenth century, to draw the attention of civilized peoples and the scientific practice of hypnotism. Mesmer called attention to the “animal magnetism” whereby the magnetic fluid accumulated in living bodies, and could be transmitted from one individual to another with different power and receptivity.
So the spirit of “scientific” of this method began to emerge and spread and was further emphasized with the Scottish surgeon James Braid who excluded the basics ‘magnetic’ practice but recognized the system as real science and changed his name from “mesmerism” to “hypnotism”.
The great advances of this method should also influence American. They were in fact scholars from overseas to define ” hypnotism ‘a science of mind, correct and signed as psychology, medicine and geology. Always America has determined that this system can be learned by anyone because of its simplicity. It appears that the basis of any attempt to influence on others will use just basic techniques of hypnosis!
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“Hypnosis? A technique which, subtracted empiricism and cialtroneria of would-be professionals, has acquired scientific dignity”.
Professor Giuseppe De Benedittis, former director of the Center for Pain Management of the University of Milan, which he founded 35 years ago, is vice president of the Italian Society of Hypnosis and board member of the International Society of Hypnosis.
With him we discover what may serve the hypnotic practice in medicine.
When it was introduced the practice hypnotic?
France is the cradle of hypnosis as we know it today. In fact, as medical practice dates back to the early nineteenth century in the work of the Swiss physician Franz Anton Mesmer. It is refined as a medical device for use with psychiatric patients just the next century, with the work of the neurologist Jean Martin Charcot, professor at the School of the Salpetriere, and Hippolyte Bernheim of Nancy. Since then, the discipline has evolved somewhat and has crossed the boundaries of psychiatry, establishing itself as a tool of investigation of the functioning of our central nervous system in its normal and pathological.
How you can hypnotize a person?
Hypnosis is a special state of consciousness, in which our brain is organized differently from the physiological states of wakefulness and sleep. The brain has a hypnotic different perceptual and cognitive flexibility and this makes it possible, through verbal directions but also physical contact, an effective therapeutic communication between therapist and patient
What are the current uses of hypnosis in the clinic?
Thanks to cognitive modulation of pain that makes it possible, hypnosis helps primarily in the treatment of chronic pain such as headaches, neuropathic pain and cancer. In this way, makes possible a reduction of the doses of anesthetic and calm the patient, alzandone so the pain threshold. Today, hypnosis has a wide scope and the evidence of its effectiveness regarding the anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, addictions to alcohol and smoking, ludopatie, eating disorders such as bulimia, disorders of the gastrointestinal , dermatological diseases psychosomatic. Hypnosis is used in dentistry and in the throes of childbirth, in obstetrics, but also in sports, to improve the performance of athletes.
Hypnosis is used in the operating room?
Despite some news so egregious as misleading, hypnotic anesthesia does not replace all the anesthesia. Hypnosis, in fact, does not allow a deep sedation and can be used to invasive interventions on average. There are very specific limitations on its use; Moreover, in the operating room it can be effective only in that 10-15% of the population highly hypnotizable. The individual’s propensity depends mainly imaginative capacity of the subject and the ability of the therapist.
Self hypnosis is possible?
Hypnosis is always accompanied by self-hypnosis, a practice totally free of side effects that we learn to extend and improve treatment outcomes. Thanks to the relationship established with the therapist, in fact, the patient is typically condescending and participatory follow the directions properly receiving both when in the study is that when at home.
What we do and say under hypnosis
The trance state of hypnosis in no way prevents the formation of memories. The amnesia can be induced for therapeutic purposes, but when that does not happen, it may happen that people do not fully remember the experience and it also depends on the level of trance reached during the various sessions.