Integrated Medical Hypnosis focuses on discovering the client's resources, confidence, and skill building. We're engaging positive emotions, recognizing choices in perception, and using breath, focus, and relaxation to increase comfort.
Integrated medical hypnosis combines hypnosis techniques (provided by the hypnotist) and medical treatment (provided by medical practitioners) to help individuals manage various health conditions, such as chronic pain and anxiety, and insomnia.
To define what integrated medical hypnosis is not, we can consider some potential misconceptions or misunderstandings about this approach:
1. Integrated medical hypnosis is not a substitute for medical treatment. While it can be used in conjunction with medical treatment, it is not a standalone method of health support for physical or mental health conditions.
2. Integrated medical hypnosis is not a form of entertainment hypnosis. Unlike stage hypnosis, which aims to entertain audiences by inducing people into performing comedic or dramatic acts, integrated medical hypnosis is a method of intervention that is personalized to meet a patient's individual needs.
3. Integrated medical hypnosis is not a mystical or magical practice. Hypnosis is a natural state of consciousness that involves focused attention and relaxation and is often described as similar to daydreaming or being absorbed in a book or movie. Integrated medical hypnosis relies on evidence-based techniques and is grounded in science and psychology.
4. Integrated medical hypnosis is not a quick fix or a cure-all. While hypnosis can be an effective tool for managing certain health conditions, it is not a cure, and results vary depending on individual factors, such as the severity of the condition and the patient's motivation and receptivity.