Contact Dr. Eva Today 303-242-7824

What is Hypnotherapy and How Does it Work?

Before you run an online search for hypnotherapy near me, it is essential to get a better understanding of hypnosis and how it works. It will enable you to make a more informed decision, and choose your hypnotherapist accordingly.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnosis comes from the Ancient Greek word Hypnos, which means sleep. The term was first coined by Etienne Felix d’Henin de Cuvillers, a French researcher, who was interested in how mental and behavioral processes occur when a person is in a hypnotic trance. However, there are sources who claim that Dr. James Braid, a surgeon from Scotland, was responsible for coining the term.

Nonetheless, putting people into a hypnotic trance was first experimented in the 18th century, when Franz Mesmer, a German doctor, claimed that he had the ability to show animal magnetism, which refers to an invisible liquid that flows between humans, animals, plants, and inanimate objects. Mesmer claimed that this liquid could be controlled to have an effect on people’s behavior.

This claim spurred interest in hypnosis, and thanks to research done in the 20th and 21st centuries, specialists now know that hypnosis can be used to promote better health and well-being. When hypnosis is used for this purpose, it is known as hypnotherapy.

How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

Hypnotherapy makes use of hypnosis wherein it can regulate a person’s conscious awareness, and use that to overcome natural and physiological patterns, perceptions, and behaviors. Research has shown that people who go into a hypnotic trance demonstrate higher levels of activity in their prefrontal cortex, parietal networks, and anterior cingulate cortex. These areas of the brain are responsible for several functions, like processing emotions, learning a new task, memory, and perception.

When a person undergoes hypnotherapy, the therapist is able to control the person’s selective attention. Then the therapist can induce agnosia, a state where the person’s brain can perceive external stimulus but cannot recognize it. It is also possible to use hypnosis to alter a person’s visuospatial processing ability. Hypnotherapy can also get rid of false memories or bring back repressed and forgotten memories.

It is the ability of hypnosis to be able to alter a person’s perception is what makes hypnotherapy so valuable. It can help people overcome negative habits that adversely affect their health and well-being or to alleviate symptoms of certain medical conditions.

With the help of hypnotherapy, therapists have been able to help people suffering from emotional trauma, anxiety, and sleep disorders, including insomnia. It is also effective in helping people manage chronic and acute pain, and quit smoking.

If you are sold on hypnotherapy, or wish to know more about how it can help you, contact Dr. Eva A. Malanowski – an expert hypnotherapist who can help treat various traumas and addictions holistically. Contact Dr. Eva at 303-242-7824 to schedule an appointment today.

2019-10-24T07:00:53+00:00October 24th, 2019|Blog, Hypnotherapy|30 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Eva Malanowski
As a Transformational Psychologist and Life Coach for relationship trauma and related addictions, Dr. Eva specializes in helping growth-oriented professionals release the patterns that keep them emotionally stuck and unfulfilled. Dr. Eva’s work combines her experience as a classically trained, science-based psychologist, with spirituality, Inner Guidance, hypnosis, energy healing, energy psychology and shamanic traditions. While her work is solidly based in science, it’s by going beyond where traditional psychology has gone, that she has found the power to help her clients heal from childhood trauma and related addictions. She received a master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University and a post-doctoral fellowship in Psychology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences. Follow Dr. Eva Malanowski on Facebook , Instagram  and LinkedIn

30 Comments

  1. Avatar
    yabanci February 2, 2021 at 7:19 am - Reply

    Hi, yup this paragraph is really nice and I have learned lot of things from it about blogging. Simonette Piggy O’Shee

  2. Avatar
    dizi February 2, 2021 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I just like the helpful information you provide in your articles. Doria Cullan Evania Marla Horton Obie

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski February 8, 2021 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you for reading!

  3. Avatar
    episodes February 2, 2021 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Marvelous, what a weblog it is! This weblog gives valuable information to us, keep it up. Binnie Rafaello Panaggio

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski February 8, 2021 at 6:22 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  4. Avatar
    direk February 4, 2021 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    I think this is one of the most important info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on few general things, The site style is great, the articles is really excellent : D. Good job, cheers| Margot Levin Shiekh

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski February 8, 2021 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  5. Avatar
    movie online February 6, 2021 at 9:04 am - Reply

    As I website possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling wonderful , appreciate it for your efforts. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck. Tami Leonard Saxen

  6. Avatar
    dizi February 7, 2021 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    You could definitely see your expertise in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart. Fiona Christophe Christa

  7. Avatar
    anime February 7, 2021 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    I constantly emailed this webpage post page to all my contacts, for the reason that if like to read it then my friends will too. Waly Garik Colwell Bea Carlin Garlanda

  8. Avatar
    turkce February 13, 2021 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Incredible points. Solid arguments. Keep up the amazing work. Koren Luther Mora

  9. Avatar
    turkce February 13, 2021 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I blog frequently and I truly thank you for your content. This great article has really peaked my interest. I will bookmark your blog and keep checking for new details about once a week. I opted in for your Feed too. Marleah Tod Lissa

  10. Avatar
    turkce February 13, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    You put really very helpful information. Keep it up. Keep blogging. Looking to reading your next post. Paolina Felix Flosser

  11. Avatar
    turkce February 14, 2021 at 1:47 am - Reply

    Good post. I absolutely love this website. Continue the good work! Simonne Krispin Gary

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski February 14, 2021 at 8:47 pm - Reply

      thank you 🙂

  12. Avatar
    turkce February 14, 2021 at 9:11 am - Reply

    I am typically to running a blog and i actually respect your content. The article has actually peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your website and keep checking for brand spanking new information. Leonelle Carter Bala

  13. Avatar
    turkce February 14, 2021 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for providing individuals with an exceptionally marvellous opportunity to read critical reviews from this web site. It really is very lovely and jam-packed with fun for me and my office fellow workers to visit your website a minimum of thrice weekly to find out the new stuff you have. And of course, I am always contented for the unbelievable hints you serve. Some two areas in this posting are really the most impressive I have ever had. Elissa Ave Fae

  14. Avatar
    turkce February 14, 2021 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    I all the time emailed this web site post page to all my friends, as if like to read it next my contacts will too. Heidi Cy Frangos

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski February 14, 2021 at 8:44 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

  15. Avatar
    turkce February 14, 2021 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    You have made some really good points there. I checked on the internet to find out more about the issue and found most individuals will go along with your views on this website. Janenna Garrik Garfinkel

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski February 14, 2021 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      thank you 🙂

  16. Avatar
    turkce February 15, 2021 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research about this. We grabbed a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I am very glad to see such excellent info being shared freely out there. Riannon Bondon Samford

  17. Avatar
    샌즈카지노 February 17, 2021 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    The accident of finding this post has brightened my day Ellie Manfred Bowie

  18. Avatar
    erotik February 17, 2021 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I would like to get across my respect for your kindness supporting folks who really need help with this important issue. Your real commitment to passing the solution around appeared to be incredibly helpful and have usually helped professionals much like me to get to their endeavors. The important facts denotes a whole lot a person like me and extremely more to my office colleagues. Warm regards; from everyone of us. Ollie Boigie Francis

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski February 20, 2021 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Thank You!

  19. Avatar
    erotik March 1, 2021 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Say, you got a nice blog. Much thanks again. Really Cool. Bonita Rob Nurse

  20. Avatar
    malatya escort March 3, 2021 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Please bring the continuation of the nice posts, I will be glad if you approve the comment.

  21. Avatar
    SHELL INDIR March 4, 2021 at 5:34 am - Reply

    Pretty great post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to mention that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your weblog
    posts. After all I will be subscribing in your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  22. Avatar
    Georgia March 9, 2021 at 1:04 am - Reply

    Great article.

    • Dr. Eva Malanowski
      Dr. Eva Malanowski March 13, 2021 at 7:12 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂

Leave A Comment