Hypnosis in Munich
Hypnosis is a particularly suitable method to lead people away from the waking state (in which reason dominates) to a state of trance (in which the senses dominate). More precisely, the term hypnosis covers a large number of techniques, which enable the hypnotists to put their patients from a conscious state (the rationally working brain areas are active) into a passive state (reduced influence of the reason). In this way, a stronger activation and mental capacity of the subconscious (the brain areas processing and triggering emotions) can be achieved. During the state of trance, measurable changes of different brain areas arise, the vegetative nervous system is more activated and normally a pleasantly intense deep relaxation is reached.
The terms trance and hypnosis are often put on the same level (“the hypnotic subject is in a state of trance/hypnosis”):
The states of trance are a normal and natural part of our lives that occurs quite frequently. There are moments while driving a car, moments of day-dreaming, of being immersed in a good book or caught by a specific piece of music: In these situations in everyday life we are in an at least weak state of trance.
The depth of trance that can be usually reached in a hypnosis session, however, is much deeper than the usual everyday trances. This is why in the hypnosis session it is possible to particularly intensively work with the patient’s feelings and use them systematically for initiating processes of change and development.
Relaxation methods, such as the progressive muscle relaxation according to Jacobson or autogenic training also lead to inducing a light trance. This is why patients with previous experiences and knowledge in this field can be hypnotised very easily, because they already have a self-trained ability to enter into trance.
Although hypnosis is one of the oldest and most proven healing method of human history, in Germany and in particular in Munich there are currently only relatively few people and even less well-trained therapists (doctors, psychotherapists or alternative practitioners) – compared to other treatment methods – that can systematically use hypnosis in order to heal people. This can only be explained with the massive lack of knowhow and information sources of psychotherapists and doctors.
The effectiveness of hypnotherapy in case of most of the affective disorders (including anxieties, panic attacks, depressions and burn-out) were subject to extensive scientific research. In addition, from my practical experience it is often also possible to successfully treat stress-related chronic physical diseases with hypnosis.