Many people do not know that scientific research supports conversational hypnosis. Why is that? Because most people still believe hypnosis is what happens during a Las Vegas stage act. They are uninformed about the wonderful benefits of conversational hypnosis and hypnosis in general. Many patients have experienced dramatic positive changes. The article below was published on the International Converstional Hypnosis Society blog and there we found plenty of great information. We want to bring these techniques out in the open and educate others that scientific research supports conversational hypnosis.
"While there are plenty of methods in which to learn conversational hypnosis therapy it is important to start from the very beginning. Milton Erickson was one of the first founders of hypnosis induction. While conversational hypnosis therapy is a branch of a larger hypnotic school and is not under the command or control of one researcher or physician it is important to remember that it was Dr. Milton Erickson who cleared the way for the benefits and fruits of his labors that many researchers and institutions are experiencing throughout the world presently. Without the insight and the forward thinking of Dr. Erickson hypnosis induction could have been missed and an entire science of revolutionary therapeutic psychology and psychotherapy could have been skipped over."
Great West of the United States Hotbed for Conversational Hypnosis Therapy
"With the necessary homage paid to Dr. Erickson complete it is now time to understand what rapid hypnosis induction is all about. The ability to hypnotize somebody through induced methods such as a light thumb-nail scratching on the wrist or a series of words based on chaos has been an amazing concept since the early 1940’s."
"From dark and hidden from the public and most of the time unsympathetic eyes of the citizens of the Great West of the United States all the way to secretive and clandestine labs in the southwest of France, individuals and researchers have been amazed at what they have been finding in the world of conversational hypnosis therapy."
Gold Watch as Hypnosis Induction
"Hypnosis therapy is concerned with the discipline of therapeutically assessing patients or individuals with their mental or physical problems through hypnotic suggestion. Does this mean that every individual patient has to be stretched out on a couch and a gold watch pendulum-like swinging to and fro in order to induce one into a trance-like meditation? That’s pretty close and a very good example of how people do get into a trance with TRADITIONAL hypnosis, but is not the only way."
"Object-focusing is still one of the most-preferred methods of inducing a trance into the world of hypnosis but the main factor for new-aged conversational hypnosis therapy has to do with creating chaotic mediation. That’s what’s so bloody-interesting about conversational hypnosis as there are so many vehicles in which two induce a trance-like state it is hard to mention even just a few of them!"
The fact that hypnosis is used in psychotherapy should tell you that what some think of as a stage act is something completely different. It also indicates that hypnosis needs to be used carefully and responsibly. It is not some game for untrained individuals to "try". If you are interested in learning these techniques that have the potential to change a persons life, look for programs that stress responsibility and have a reputation for excellence because even though scientific research supports conversational hypnosis there are many fakes out there who will just take your money and teach you nothing.