Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness characterized by enhanced receptivity, relaxation and heightened imagination. It’s not really like sleeping, because the subject is alert the whole time. It is most often compared to daydreaming, or the feeling of “losing yourself” in a book or movie. You are fully conscious, but you tune out most of the stimuli around you. You focus intently on the subject at hand, to the near exclusion of any other thought.
With training in hypnosis, you can learn how to respond to and control various conditions, such as in pain management. Hypnosis is helpful in the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), chronic pain and chronic illness, and childbirth. This method is also extremely effective in peak performance, sports psychology and performing arts. Dr. Diane® is one of a limited number of certified consultants in Clinical Hypnosis and has been published on this topic.
It is impossible to be tense and relax at the same time. The relaxation technique is very effective for stress management, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, tension, stuttering, smoking, childbirth and sports and performing arts.
Visual Imagery requires picturing behavior in your mind in a relaxed state, which can then modify the actual behavior and emotional part of the behavior. This relaxation technique is extremely effective in peak performance, pain management, and stress management.