Definition of Hypnosis in English

Hypnosis is a state of unconsciousness produced by techniques of suggestion or hypnotism. It is also understood as a type of artificial sleep and induced by external agents or by the person (self hypnosis).

In this state the mental processes undergo a modification at various levels as perceptual and sensory in which elements of the unconscious can be made more patent. Hypnosis is characterized by an increase in receptivity and suggestive capacity.

Hypnosis is especially used in the field of psychology. There are many variants and applications, some of which involve some controversy.

This word comes from the Greek ὑπνοῦν (numb), and the suffix -sis . The plural form of this word does not vary.

Clinical hypnosis

The clinical hypnosis is a technique suggestion used as therapy control and / or behavior modification. It is sometimes used for the treatment of disorders such as eating disorders or states of depression.

Hypnosis can be used in this context as part of a treatment in which other techniques and products such as medication can be used.

Clinical hypnosis is usually applied by a qualified professional, usually a psychologist and / or hypnotherapist. There are also variants such as self hypnosis.

Regressive hypnosis

The regressive hypnosis or regression hypnosis is a type of clinical hypnosis . It is a therapeutic technique that tries to bring the person to a transitory mental state in which he relives or remembers events of his personal past.

In a generic way, you can say that your goal is to find the origin of psychological problems such as phobias, anxiety and / or addictions. Reliving past events can allow the person to understand these reasons or motives and analyze them from a new perspective.

Ericksonian Hypnosis

The Ericksonian Hypnosis is a technique or method of hypnosis for therapeutic purposes which owes its name to the American hypnotherapist Milton Erickson Hyland.

This method is part of the so-called Ericksonian psychotherapy and does not use suggestion except through natural processes and relaxation. The use of language by the therapist is important in this model.