The subconscious is also the storehouse of a person’s total experiences, the memory of everything that ever happened to a person is stored in their subconscious mind. During hypnosis long forgotten incidents, which are still affecting a person without them knowing why, can be brought back into consciousness allowing the presenting symptoms to disappear.
Pierre Janet, a student of Sigmund Freud who became an ardent practitioner of hypnosis writes, “The only danger in hypnotism is that it is not dangerous enough.”
Psychologist Refeal Rhodes in his book “Therapy Through Hypnosis” writes, “Hypnotism is absolutely safe. There is no known case on record of harmful results from therapeutic use.”
Dr Louie P. Thorpe, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California, in his book, “The Psychology of Mental Health’, writes, ‘Hypnotism is a natural phenomena, and there are no known deleterious effects from its use.”
We have personally experienced instant success sessions, slow-burning repetitive sessions that 'worked' in the end, and totally unsuccessful sessions, because of the different facilitators and different methods used.
A good start is to meet your therapist first, listen to your intuition and decide from there. You can also check whether your therapist is registered with an Association, like the Australian Hypnotherapists Association, as they have done all the checking for you as to whether the person is properly trained, insured and dedicated.]
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