Hypnotherapy, or more correctly hypnopsychotherapy, is the psychotherapy that includes in its endeavors hypnotic procedures as well, with the client’s approval and when the psychotherapist finds it proper. This is why it’s important that when you choose a hypnotherapist to make sure he/she is also accredited as a psychotherapist by The College of Psychologists in Romania.
The advantage of the hypnotic trances in psychotherapy relies in the possibility of having access to repressed emotional conflicts and especially to psychological resources that are dormant (unconscious, not aware of). Thus with the help of clinical hypnosis, unprocessed internal states can be processed and more efficiently integrated, and one’s inner resources can be accessed and utilized with a beneficial and therapeutic purpose.
Besides psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis is also practical in the medical field and sports and intellectual performance.
Medical hypnosis is useful as a complementary act to the medical one in pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery recovery, pain management, dentistry (reducing anxiety, remediating bruxism which is often based on a nervous mechanism), facilitating natural birth (by coordinating the breathing and the muscles involved in the delivery process), skin disorders of psychosomatic origin (neurodermatitis, psoriasis, plantar warts etc.), oncological treatments (by stimulating the immune system), cardiovascular disorders, breathing disorders (like asthma), allergies, gastro-intestinal disorders (irritable bowl).
Regarding sports and intellectual performance, by utilizing hypnotic procedures, relaxation techniques and guided imagery, people can develop an optimal mental state, they can efficiently regulate the relaxation-straining alternation, can adjust and maintain an optimal level of concentration and strategic responses in real time and also have an increased speed of response. By involving the unconscious and very resourceful side of mental functioning, hypnotic approaches have the quality of stimulating creativity, imagination, memory and problem solving both in athletes and pupils/students.