Hypnotherapy is considered today a natural and safe form of relaxation that can be used for obtaining specific therapeutic outcomes. Hypnosis reprograms negative behaviors using positive suggestions. This therapeutic technique is recognized by most branches of orthodox medicine as a reliable way to help combat pain and accelerate healing. Practitioners 50 of hypnotherapy claim that when a patient enters hypnosis, the client is more receptive to therapy. Hypnotherapy is not only useful with bad habits such as phobias or anxiety but can also be used to increase motivation, improve relationships, improve sports performance and feel better about yourself. Most patients enter the hypnotic state very easily. Hypnotherapy will not work and may be contraindicated for people who are hallucinatory or delusional, who are alcohol or drugs abusers, or suffer from certain medical problems. Patients are brought to an altered state of consciousness and deep relaxation, commonly referred to as a trance state. The listener has to be open to suggestions and relaxed.
It was during the XVIII th century that practitioner Franz Anton Mesmer has started treating people through the use of hypnotic techniques such as magnets. Mesmer was the first to experiment with the principles of hypnosis as we know it today.
Hypnotherapy is believed to be useful with a wide range of illnesses. Patients who suffer from blocks to creativity and motivation, lack of confidence, anxiety, fears and phobias, sleep disturbances and disorders, depression, sexual difficulties, obesity, stress, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, headaches, warts, fibromyalgia, skin disorders, cancer-related pain eating disorders, bed wetting, addictions can find new ways of thinking, being and doing.