Do Psychologists Still Use Hypnosis Today?

Hypnosis is a focused state in which you are more susceptible to suggestion.

Hypnosis has been used for over 100 years and has become more popular.

Media showed that Hypnosis is a kind of something; people become zombies and lose their consciousness. 

This makes builds misinformation about How Hypnosis works as well as the aim of a Hypnotic Trance State. However, people are watching videos about Hypnosis shows, and they think it’d be such as Mind-Control manipulative things, which might be dangerous.

Hypnosis has become more popular because of entertainment. Here, we will answer about “is hypnosis still used today?” 

Psychologists have used hypnosis in a variety of ways. It can help people quit smoking, lose weight, and even overcome their fear of spiders. It has also assisted people suffering from phobias and other mental health issues.

Not All Psychologist Prefer Hypnosis

Which One Should I Choose CBT, Or Hypnosis
Sigmund Freud called hypnosis the “tyranny of suggestion.” He reasoned that if one could produce symptoms by making suggestions to the unconscious,

Cognitive Behavior Therapy has become a more popular way to help patients with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem.

However, Both support each other by stimulating different areas and boosting themselves.

How? 

Cognitive Behavior Therapy(CBT) focuses on the changed behavior by understanding Cognitive Bias and challenging these thoughts by using CBT techniques. This will increase your awareness of those thoughts and give you a chance to rewire them.

On the other hand, Hypnosis targets the subconscious mind through Hypnotic techniques, and Hypnosis also can help to change irrational thoughts by giving affirmation, subliminal as well as other Hypnotic methods for rewiring the brain.

If we can compare them, we will obviously see that they are targeting belief systems by using different methods.

That’s why Hypnosis is a great tool if you combine it with CBT.

And yes, there are new approaches coming through that Hypnosis and CBT can combine with each other.

For more information, I would suggest reading a comparison between the two of them:

Suggestion: Which One Should I Choose? CBT, Or Hypnosis?

Why Do Psychologists Not Use Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis needs much more investment, time, and analysis, and it might not work for everyone. If it works, it’s great! Besides, the most client also get anxious thoughts when they are in a Hypnotic state. They thought they would give all of the secrets when they were in Hypnosis Trance State. 

But, as we discussed before, not all people can easily get Hypnotised, and there are certain individuals who have a bias about it. 

Psychologists are not afraid of side effects from hypnotherapy because tons of studies showed that you wouldn’t lose yourself or willpower under Hypnosis.

Hypnosis is safe for most people, and it is supported by science to showed reduce pain, improve self-esteem, and help phobias and anxiety.

Suggestion: Can Hypnosis Help People Change How They Act?

Hypnosis Is Still Good

Hypnosis was a great tool when it was used properly and repetitively. You can not get a result in just one session because our subconscious mind needs repetitive affirmations and subliminal in order to get positive change. 

Yes, some people might get faster results, but most of us need more than 5 to 10 sessions to see the results. 

It’s not because of Hypnosis Techniques or other problems; it’s because our subconscious mind needs to invest and afford the positive and permanent change. 

The more you repeat something, you can signal your brain to “rewire” itself by that repetitive behavior which creates new synapses as well as brain cells to create positive change. 

More repetition, the better results you get.

Related: Can Hypnosis Rewire The Brain?

Repetition produces long-term memory by triggering strong chemical interactions at your neuron’s synapse (where neurons connect to other neurons)

You Need To Collaboration To Success

If you decide to start Hypnosis, you need to trust your Hypnotherapist in order to achieve the desired results. 

This also will help you get faster results, and it prevents you from spending your money on extra sessions. 

The Hypnotherapist will use imagery techniques and Progressive Muscle Relaxation in order to put you into Hypnotic State and active Theta Brain Waves, which are sleep-like states. 

Without enough trust, you will resist Hypnotherapist, and this will go a long way to put you into a hypnotic state, and eventually, you will resist affirmations, especially power affirmations.

To avoid this, always choose the Trusted Certificated Hypnotherapist, and avoid misinformation and myths about Hypnosis. 

There are some of the articles I wrote about it, and I really suggest reading them.

Summary

Hypnosis isn’t as popular as other methods, but there are more people who try to “self-hypnosis” videos and audio on youtube, and they get results. 

This increased its popularity among the people, and people getting searching for it. 

Self-Hypnosis videos work, but they might need proper collaboration, as well as need repetition. If self-hypnosis does not make you put into Hypnotic State, please do not discourage because it depends on who guided you. 

A certificated Hypnotherapist can analyze you by asking questions, but self-hypnosis can’t. For that, if you have serious problems, I would say first try a certificated Hypnotherapist.

My name is James! I'm a licensed or certified mental health practitioner with specialized training in hypnosis is the only person as well as psychotherapy. I hope this article will help you.