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The hypnotic induction is an extended initial suggestion for using ones imagination or may contain further elaboration of the introduction. A hypnotic procedure is used to encourage and evaluate responses to suggestion.  When using hypnosis one person is guided by another to respond to suggestions for changes in subjective experience, alteration in perception, sensation, emotion, thought or behavior.

There are four main types of hypnosis

  1. Traditional hypnosis.
  2. Neuro-linguistic programming.
  3. Ericksonian hypnosis.
  4. Self hypnosis.

Traditional Hypnosis:  this is the basic and simplest form of hypnosis. It is very hard to get a 100% effectiveness of traditional hypnosis because anybody can do it without the training or experience for the further procedure.

Once under the Trans, the patient’s subconscious is merely subjected to direct suggestions or commands. Most hypnosis is readily available in this method which is unfortunately not very effective in persons who are critical or analytical in their thinking process.

Neuro-Linguistic Hypnosis:  Neuro linguistic programming is a tool primarily used in therapy of alleviation of depression or fears. NLP hypnosis is being used in conjunction with self hypnosis in the professional world to boost a person’s self esteem and well being. It is effective because it uses the same thought that produces problem like fear of heights or an over- eating rationale and seeks to reverse or eradicate this thought. There are three different techniques used in this hypnosis.

  1. Flash: this is the most powerful and is exceptional at extinguishing conditioned responses. It removes the desire to do something in negative in conjunction with another activity like smoking cigarette while drinking coffee or tea. By the end you will no longer feel the impulse to smoke.
  2. Anchoring: this is based in memory and is much like positive reinforcement. The hypnotist will focus on a strong, happy memory and this reminder will give you more motivation to change than before.
  3. Reframe: when we negotiate with the unconscious and have it assume responsibility for making the client unconsciously substitute some another behavior that is as effective and available at accomplishing that secondary gain, but is more consciously acceptable to the individual. Essentially, it replaces bad behavior to achieve a goal with a healthier behavior.

Ericksonian Hypnosis: it is developed by DR. Milton Erikson; this is used for those skeptical and resistant to hypnosis. While hypnotizing instead of making suggestion, this method is more effective by using metaphors. Metaphors are figure of speech used to compare and contrast two things to increase knowledge and understanding about a person, word, situation etc. there are two kinds of metaphors that commonly used, isomorphic or interspersal. Isomorphic metaphors are usually stories with morale or fables that your mind is connect with, whereas interspersal or embedded command is sneakier.

Self hypnosis: self hypnosis is a combination of any of these aforementioned methods. Only is being performed by one. You put yourself in the trans and able to make suggestion to yourself. It has the same benefits and disadvantages that any of them do, but it is more effective by prescription of hypnotherapist and the person is trained to put themselv


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