"Hypnos" is the Greek word for "sleep". Hypnosis, thus, is a special form of the waking state and state of consciousness. In this state of mind different perceptions of reality occur:
- Constriction of attentiveness
- Focussing on the therapist's voice
- Different body perception
- Different time perception
- Emotional relief.
When being hypnotised the unconscious is the center of attention. You are enabled to let go of your fears, prejudices and deadlocked mindsets; you simply abandon yourself to your emotional state.
On no account is medical hypnosis a state of spineless unconsciousness. You cannot be persuaded to act against your will or do things which are against your nature. Throughout the whole treatment you are in control of the situation and you will remember everything that happened during the session. What differs: The focus of your memories is shifted to emotions, impressions or facts which seem to be less important in everyday life. Fears are often linked to any kind of unpleasant episode in the past. Sometimes we can and sometimes we cannot remember the incident which was the trigger mechanism for our fears. Hypnosis helps identify and bring these situations into consciousness. Together with the therapist you can now find ways and possibilities to cope with these feelings.
What can hypnosis achieve?
In the first place hypnosis intends to support relaxation and remove unfounded fears. The professional and sensitive treatment with hypnosis can definitely bring about improvement or recovery of phobia. In any case, Hypnosis requires personal willingness.