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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.
She is a certified mind-body hypnotherapist. A member of International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association she is a registered hypno-anesthesia therapist and a Certified Master Trainer for the International Association of Counselors and Therapists providing beginning and advanced hypnosis training courses.
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.
Hypnotherapist Debbie Taylor-Payne has set up a business offering sessions at a Meltham beauty salon to help people deal with a variety of problems.
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.
Those who become hypnotherapists with only brief training may or may not work under supervision when they begin seeing clients.
Hypnotherapists are really only teachers who show people how to achieve the hypnotic state.