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What is hypnotherapy?

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Hypnotherapy -- also called hypnosis -- uses guided relaxation, intense concentration, and focused attention to achieve a heightened state of awareness that is sometimes called a trance. The person's attention is so focused while in this state that anything going on around the person is temporarily blocked out or ignored. In this naturally occurring state, a person may focus his or her attention -- with the help of a trained hypnotherapist -- on specific thoughts or tasks.

From: Mental Health and Hypnotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Medicinenet: "Hypnosis in Medicine."

Mayo Clinic: "Hypnosis."

Ntional Institutes of Health: "NIH Fact Sheet: Mind-Body Medicine Practices in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Medicinenet: "Hypnosis in Medicine."

Mayo Clinic: "Hypnosis."

Ntional Institutes of Health: "NIH Fact Sheet: Mind-Body Medicine Practices in Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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