In 1958 hypnosis was recognized by the American Medical Association as a legitimate, safe approach to medical and psychological problems. Today more people recognize that the mind and body interact. Mind and body are integrated parts of a whole being; a change in one part affects the other.
Hypnosis is a normal state of consciousness. Hypnosis can be defined as concentrated and directed daydreaming. A person in hypnosis does not lose control. Whereas the word sleep is sometimes used to describe the trance state, the patient is far from being asleep. A person in hypnosis is aware of his surroundings in a detached sort of way and is more receptive to acceptable suggestions.
There are many misconceptions about hypnosis. Hypnosis is a natural state that we have all experienced. An example of this is whenever it is really important for you to get up at an unusual time and you wake up ten minutes before the alarm goes off you are responding to a post-hypnotic suggestion. A mother who sleeps through a thunderstorm but awakens when her sick child moans, again, responds to a post-hypnotic suggestion. Actually, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. Anyone who wants to be hypnotized can be hypnotized.
A hypnotized person will not accept any idea or suggestion that is against his/her religion, upbringing, morality, or against 'his grain." The patient achieves his/her own hypnotic state. The medical hypnotherapist is the guide.
Hypnoanalysis is a search of the subconscious mind through the use of hypnosis. This helps to identify the origin of the problem and redirect the emotional energy that sustains the problem toward a solution. Hypnosis opens the door to the subconscious; analysis helps you to understand the root cause of the problem. Hence the term, hypnoanalysis.
Patients are treated individually with hypnoanalysis for concerns such as migraine or tension headache, anxiety, depression, pain modification, impotence, anorgasmia, low self-esteem, irrational fears, dependency, stress, and compulsive behavior. All treatment is strictly confidential.
Not everyone who comes to the Ohio Institute of Medical Hypnosis requires hypnoanalysis. Hypnotherapy is used for self-improvement, visualization and mental imagery for sports, memory training, and business success. Hypnotherapy and visualization air also used as adjunctive therapy for cancer patients.
Touching Every Facet of Our Lives
As we learn more about the power of the subconscious mind, we can see just how hypnoanalysis can improve the quality of our lives both physically and emotionally. Some of the areas that can be successfully treated by Medical Hypnosis and subconscious analysis include:
- Anxiety, Depression, Low Self-esteem
- Smoking Cessation
- Migraine and Tension Headaches
- Phobias, such as fear of flying, agoraphobia
- Fear of public speaking
- Stress Management
- Eating Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Pain Modification
- Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
- Impotence and Anorgasmia
- Visualization and Mental Imagery
- Success Programs: Sales, Sports, Study
- Initial Consultation
What can you expect when you begin therapy at The Ohio Institute of Medical Hypnosis? The consultation is the first step. Dr. Zelling will take a complete and confidential medical, psychological, family, social, and personal history. These individual factors are vital to treatment success. Therefore, a careful evaluation is extended to each patient. The initial consultation allows you and the doctor to get acquainted, establish rapport, and provide necessary information to treat your specific problem Dr. Zelling will discuss with you whether your problem can be treated with medical hypnosis and, if so, estimate how many sessions of hypnotherapy will be required to help you resolve your problem.
What Happens In Therapy?
At the Ohio Institute of Medical Hypnosis, Inc., you can be assured that you will be guided by professional, reputable, dedicated people who will pot you at ease, offering personal care every step of the way.
You remain aware and in control during all hypnotic sessions. The doctor guides you into a state of deep relaxation and helps you, where needed, to find the root cause of your problem by means of a specifically designed word association exercise, dream analysis and age regressions. As a result, you and the doctor have greater access to the subconscious attitudes and feelings that shape behavior.
Once the underlying reason of the problem has been defined, gentle suggestions are used, helping you to untie the subconscious knot and free you to live a healthier, more productive life. The old negative thought patterns are replaced using positive suggestions, which, in turn, can lead to a well, emotionally balanced, mature individual.
The five "R"s of Hypnoanalytic Treatment
Relaxation: By learning to relax and letting go, you can concentrate your mind better and become receptive to new and helpful suggestions.
Realization: By realizing that some of your difficulties stem from negative thinking and feeling, you can learn to restructure those negative attitudes and create a more positive outlook and frame of mind.
Repetition: In order to implant positive suggestions in the soil of your subconscious mind, repetition is necessary. The more you repeat something, the more it becomes permanently implanted in your mind.
Rehabilitation: You are able to use new information, new suggestions, and have time to rehabilitate your own thinking and incorporate it in your daily life.
Reinforcement: Through hypnosis and mental concentration, you apply the positive suggestions you receive. All patients are taught self-hypnosis to further enhance their self-control.
If you are interested in scheduling a consultation, or would like more information, please contact our office at (330)867-6677. We will enjoy hearing from you and will assist you in any way we can.