You might also like to visit http://www.healthyaudio.com/content/medical_recognition
This site gives information and the history of how the British Medical Association and other professional bodies have officially approved the use of hypnotherapy for beneficial purposes and also provides other data. I am not associated with this site.
Another intersting site exploring the medical profession’s acceptance and approval of hypnotherpay as a healing therapy is to be found under: http://www.ukhypnosis.com/Events/Special Report on Hypnotherapy.pdf – I am not associated with this site.
My local GP Practice also describes Hypnotherapy on its website and I give its desription below:
“Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in the treatment of emotional and psychogenetic problems.
Hypnosis is a state of intense relaxation and concentration, in which the mind becomes remote and detached from everyday cares and concerns. The subconscious part of the mind, in a relaxed state, is best able to respond creatively to suggestion and imagery.
It can be used for almost any problem treatable by psychotherapy and also for many physical ailments.
Hypnosis can be induced by a number of ways:
- Hypnotic touch
- Counting down numbers
- Using music, voice and images
HYPNOSIS CAN HELP A VARIETY OF ISSUES
- Panic attacks
- Fears/ Phobias
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- The body and conscious mind are completely relaxed – NOT asleep or unconscious
- Breathing and heart rate slow down
- The subconscious mind remains awake and receptive to suggestion
- The depth of hypnosis varies from a deep state to a very light one
COMING OUT OF HYPNOSIS
- Most people feel rested, relaxed and refreshed
IS HYPNOTHERAPY SAFE?
- It is very safe when used by a qualified hypnotherapist
- The subject remains in control at all times
- Hypnotherapy is approved by the British Medical Association
- Hypnosis should NOT be used or ONLY WITH CARE on people suffering from epilepsy, psychosis, schizophrenia etc“