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hypnotherapy

the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenic problems

hypnotherapy

[¦hip·nō′ther·ə·pē]
(medicine)
Treatment of disease by means of hypnotism.
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However, Zahra Zuhair's trembling voice troubled her so much that the dentist decided to seek help from an unconventional source --a hypnotherapist.
So I needed a great hypnotherapist to work with me on that one.
Tackling stress Mother-of-two Paula, 40, a member of the Guild of Therapeutic Hypnotherapists and a qualified trainer, says she has seen an increase in clients in the current economic climate.
Reduction or control of stress, pain or cravings may be most successful when a hypnotherapist induces an "altered state of consciousness," creating a safe, comfortable sense of relaxation, followed by suggestions of specific behaviors or thoughts the patient can use upon awakening to overcome the deep-seated anxieties.
While studying to become a hypnotherapist Anne, 57, says she was taken through past life regression and emerged astonished by what she found.
One advert, promoting a Staffordshirebased hypnotherapist, reads: ``Hypnotherapy for relaxation, stress, irritable bowel syndrome, headaches, insomnia, over-eating, smoking, examinations, interviews, confidence, habits, performance, anxiety, loss, irrational fears, posttraumatic stress disorder, anger, nightmares, bruxism [grinding of the teeth].
A session with a hypnotherapist can cost up to pounds 150 - with the average patient requiring three or four sessions.
Hypnotherapists apply similar methods to help clients lose weight, reduce stress, study harder, or overcome a fear of public speaking.
Hypnotherapists are really only teachers who show people how to achieve the hypnotic state.
As clinical hypnotherapists are not regulated by AHPRA, the same mandatory reporting and notification guidelines do not apply.