from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Therapy based on or using hypnosis, often used for treatment of chronic pain.
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- n. Treatment of disease by means of hypnotism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The therapeutic use of hypnotism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the use of hypnosis in psychotherapy
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I originally wrote and crossposted this as a response to a post on the Omnigrads list an EXCELLENT list for graduates of training programs taught by Gerry Kein as part of a thread regarding an advertisement for a short-term hypnotherapy training course that offers certification with one of the large national organizations.
Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus, concentration and inner absorption.
The technique is also often called hypnotherapy healing because it helps solve a variety of mental and physical health issues.
I poked around online and found a $6 .wav "hypnotherapy" file that I listen to before going in to my appointments, and it's really helped.
The aim of recovered-memory therapy is to remind people of past traumas, often childhood sexual abuse, using techniques such as hypnotherapy, medication, re-enactments of traumatic moments and isolation from family.
Furthermore, 'hypnotherapy' seems not to be hugely effective on the current evidence.
That is it is illegal or considered misrepresentation if folks are working within the context of the helping professions such as hypnotherapy or counceling and give the impression they are licensed through the use of the title "Dr."
Since my clients come to me for "hypnotherapy" I frame my work within that context.
However, the "hypnotherapy" courses could consider adding not only techniques but therapy and counseling topics as well as educational and competence requirements and more thorough training, really beat it into their heads, on scope of practice and ethics practice as well as actual hands on do the thing practice.
Therapies such as hypnotherapy should only be used where there is evidence they work, says Ernst