“For thousands of years, philosophers and intellectuals have known that thoughts can control the body's functions and human behavior – that within us all is the potential to uplift, heal and inspire others as well as ourselves. That this potential flows throughout mankind, gives us the assurance that there is no such thing as a totally helpless situation or an insurmountable problem. Hypnosis is considered the best tool to access, mobilize and actualize this potential.… Through scientific research, and clinical application, researchers have now turned the "magic" of hypnosis into specific, understandable procedures that demonstrate it to be the worthy, serious field of behavioral science that it is."
Today, many doctors and hospitals are encouraging their patients to work with Hypnotherapists prior to surgery, childbirth and chemotherapy as well as in treatment for many health problems including pain management. In addition, it has been found to be effective for asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, and migraine headaches, afflictions that still challenge modern medicine.
As more clinical research studies show the benefits of hypnosis, the medical community is beginning to utilize the great healing benefits it has to offer. Some hospitals are now hiring Hypnotherapists and offer the service to their surgical patients because they have seen such positive results.
It is well accepted that illness can affect your emotions and now we know that emotions affect the physical state as well. Many people suffering from chronic heart disease know that stress and negative emotion can adversely affect their condition.
It makes sense to take advantage of techniques like self hypnosis to reduce stress and compliment medical intervention with hypnosis and other healing energy therapies.
Many factors influence the ability of people to experience results with hypnosis and it is not possible to predict who will and who won’t get results with it. It has been legally determined that all hypnosis is self hypnosis and people always have a choice of whether to follow the positive suggestions given or to reject them.
Hypnosis opens the door to the subconscious but the person being hypnotized always has control and it is not a matter of being hypnotizable or not.