Admit it, you’re rather skeptical, aren’t you? How do you react when someone arrives and asks for hypnosis in a medical setting? Or if your doctor offers you hypnosis to alleviate symptoms and wants to support you with it. Does it feel strange? Okay! Many people are unaware that hypnosis has long been used in a medical context and is playing an increasingly important role. Let’s take preparation and aftercare for operations, support in wound healing or accompanying a classic therapy in the case of serious illnesses – hypnosis is an all-round talent that has proven to be really helpful in many cases. Of course, it is humbug to claim that only hypnosis can heal – but we’ll come to that in a moment.

The limits of hypnosis

Are you skeptical about hypnosis methods? That is understandable. Because there are many healing statements that are not true. Of course, a deep state of trance can massively promote healing, of course fears can vanish into thin air, of course less medication may be needed in the long term – but that doesn’t make hypnosis a miracle cure.

Rather, it is a healthy interaction between hypnotherapist and client or patient that makes the use of hypnosis in a medical context so successful.

Above all, however, it is not the place of a hypnotherapist to diagnose or make recommendations for or against medical interventions or the administration of medication – this is always at the discretion of medical professionals.

A good hypnotherapist supports clients in the best possible way on their healing journey and cooperates with classical therapy!

The possibilities of hypnosis

Whatever is possible is to work preventively in the practice … let’s take the preparation for operations, let’s take patient communication or the formulation of a diagnosis.

Equally important areas in which hypnosis is used are to support patients, allay fears and accelerate the course of therapy. It often helps to get to the root of the problem and solve it where it really originated. In the subconscious. OMNI hypnotherapists use cause-oriented, uncovering hypnosis. You can find out exactly what this means here .

So it is neither rocket science nor esoteric humbug to use hypnosis in medicine.

The OMNI Academy and hypnosis in science

Incidentally, we set out to make hypnosis scientifically tangible back in 2018. The challenge is still to create a profound scientific basis on which different explanatory concepts for the sometimes astonishing effects can be built. As already mentioned in our article on hypnosis in pain therapy, OMNI Hypnosis has carried out a joint research project with the University of Zurich in the form of HypnoScience®. We strive for a high-quality investigation of the neurophysiological correlates of hypnosis and its sub-states. Such research is enormously important for the establishment of hypnosis in medicine and we also benefit from the findings in the long term.

The scientific publication of the results is still pending, but the researchers involved are already impressed by the robustness of the data collected.

If you are wavering between skepticism and curiosity, take a look at Hansruedi Wipf’s video on this and many other topics and register free of charge for our Online Academy .

There you can experience the effect of the activated content for yourself – without making any commitments, of course.

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