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Hypnosis as a way out

Everybody has surely seen a number of times such shows in which hypnosis had been employed for the purpose of reaching the farthest depths of human psyche and emotions that appear to lay dormant inside one's mind and being. When it comes to real life, this may be employed for the same purpose to a certain degree as well, but an even more astonishing discovery is that hypnosis has been giving quite good results when it comes to stress management. Maybe it does not produce such revelatory and grand-scale results as portrayed in the motion pictures, or in the aforementioned shows, but people who have undergone hypnosis session with the aim to free themselves from stress and anxiety have come to quite satisfactory end results.

For those who have not come in direct contact with this technique, nor are familiar with its roots, the word hypnosis itself has its origins in the Greek word 'hypno' meaning 'sleep'. To put it even more bluntly, it is manifested in the form of an induced sleep (by an instructor), who makes it possible for the person undergoing it to slowly 'slide into' the state resembling that of a trance. Once this accomplished, the person is asked a number of question to which he/she attempts to give as precise answers as possible, which are otherwise hidden deep inside one's memories or experiences. The person who is in charge of the entire session is known under the name of hypnotherapist.

The role

What this specific therapy provides the person seeking help is the inner strength to defeat the stress that troubles him/her by confronting it directly and by talking his/her fears out during the state of trance. In order for a therapy to be effective, it is of utmost importance to find a skilled and certified hypnotherapist.

The procedure itself partly resembles meditation, differentiating only in the fact that hypnosis is much more inquisitive and engaging. In a hospital environment, this therapeutic approach is employed by psychologists aiming to address numerous different disorders (e.g. dissociative disorder, phobias, depression, posttraumatic disorders etc.), to change one's improper habits and for similar other purposes. All of the above-mentioned conditions and disorders actually represent long-term manifestations of stress. Thus, by treating them properly, timely and with patience, a person in question will not only find relief for them, but also free him/herself from the ill effects of stress once and for all. 

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