Fariha Gillani
4 min readApr 24, 2022


what exactly hypnotherapy is? why it is used? Steps Involving in Hypnosis and side effect of it..….

Hypnotherapy is also known as hypnosis or hypnotic suggestion. It is basically a trance like state in which concentration and focus are heightened. Hypnosis is usually performed with the help of a therapist using verbal rehearsal and mental imagery. Hypnosis is a human condition that involves concentration of attention, decreased peripheral awareness, and increased responsiveness to cues.

In state hypnosis a trained hypnotist or hypnotherapist induces a state of intense concentration or focused attention. This is a guided process with verbal cues and repetition. The trance-like state you enter may appear similar to sleep in many ways, but you’re fully aware of what’s going on. While you’re in this trance-like state, your therapist will make guided suggestions designed to help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Because you’re in a heightened state of focus, you may be more open to proposals or advice that, in your normal mental state, you might ignore or brush off.

Why it is used?

Hypnosis is very effective method to reduce the less talked, un resolve and painful conflicts of them. People can discuss about their depression, anxiety, phobias or any other conditions of sorrow. It provides relief to Individuals. They feel relaxed and calm.

Signs of Hypnosis

What Are the Benefits of Hypnosis?

The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open to discussion and suggestion. It can improve the success of other treatments for many conditions, including:

  • Sleep disorders
  • fear, phobias, anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Post-trauma anxiety (PTA)
  • grief and loss

Hypnosis also might be used to help with pain control and to overcome habits, such as smoking or overeating. It also might be helpful for people whose symptoms are severe or who need crisis management.


Steps involved in hypnotherapy are:







This step involves inform consent from the client in the form of three yeses by subject to ensure that he or she is ready to hypnotized. Additionally requires more and more preparations from a therapist to make his client hypnotized.


Hypnotherapists employ several techniques to induce hypnosis in a person. The hypnotherapist induces hypnosis by taking the individual through four steps, asking them to

o Close their eyes

o Eye fixation technique

o Arm drop technique

o Try to open their eyes while pretending they can’t

o Relax the eyes and the whole body


After induction of hypnosis, the hypnotherapist deepens the hypnotic level, because an individual is likely to respond more positively in such a state. The hypnotherapist may use some of the same techniques employed during induction, including the following:

o Progressive relaxation

o Visual imagery

o Periods of silence

o Deep breathing and counting

o Counting


Utilization is the hypnotist’s state to readily respond to whatever is in the environment. In early hypnosis, many practitioners were much more direct in their approach and would say something like have your legs uncrossed, put your hands on your sides, take a deep breath and go into trance.


The most common method of terminating the hypnotic state and emerging the client is to count from one to five or vice versa.

What Are the side effects of Hypnosis?

o Hypnosis might not be appropriate for a person who has psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, or for someone who is using drugs or alcohol.

o Some therapists use hypnosis to recover possibly repressed memories they believe are linked to the person’s mental disorder. However, the quality and reliability of information recalled by the patient under hypnosis is not always reliable.

o hypnosis can pose a risk of creating false memories — usually as a result of unintended suggestions or the asking of leading questions by the therapist. For these reasons, hypnosis is no longer considered a common or mainstream part of most forms of psychotherapy.

Benefits of Hypnotherapy