ypnosis has existed since the dawn of time in different cultures and forms and under different names. The name "Hypnosis" is quite modern and we may say "scientific". But today its magical and often negative connotations can also be found, for example its representation in films or gypsy hypnosis. Ancient healers and shamans were already using hypnosis in their therapy in the form of trance and suggestions a long time ago. Today, hypnosis and hypnotherapy are the fastest therapeutic methods. Therapeutic hypnosis is different from the hypnosis for entertainment by its purposes and, accordingly, by its content. Hypnotic techniques have developed and changed, but the essence remains the same. Hypnosis effectively treats fears, phobias, panic attacks and anxiety, stress, addiction and various other problems.
Hypnosis means both an altered state of consciousness and a process of induction of this state with or without a therapeutic goal. This change of consciousness is manifested by lowering the threshold of conscious control, going around of logic, of critical faculties and negative self-suggestions of the subject and by its dissociation from the surrounding reality, which allows access to the unconscious mind. The unconscious mind is used here not in Freudian terms, but more than a source of human resources. Thus hypnosis provides rapid and lasting results.
During a hypnosis session the hypnotherapist will find the resources of the subject instead of imposing on him something general that is supposed to be suitable for everyone, but is not. The goal of a therapeutic hypnotist is to find these resources, to make them emerge out of recesses of a patient's subconscious mind and to help him take full possession of them in specific situations. We all have the resources more or less conscious and more or less hidden that we, nevertheless, have once used in life in one situation or another, we can bring them back through hypnosis and apply to other situations where they are the most needed.
Impact of education, culture, social norms, habitual thought patterns, professional requirements sometimes make a person go in circles dwelling on his or her problems without finding a solution. A professional therapeutic intervention is needed to help him or her get out of it. Psychotherapy is often useful, but long. Psychoanalysis is even longer and sometimes painful. Hypnosis is a very brief and refined therapy, done to get better audio-recorded hypnosis faster and to solve concrete problems if performed by a real specialist. Without limiting itself only to the treatment of symptoms, Integrative® Hypnosis takes into consideration and treats the emotional state of a patient, which prevents the return of symptoms. Hypnosis is compatible with psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.