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Empathic Applications in Hypnotherapy
Empathy is the psychical influence of emotion via experient influence over the emotional basis of consciousness and the mental and physiological processes associated with a wide variety of emotional experiences.
While systems of psychotherapy can be advantages to empathic impressionists, hypnotherapy is their ideal system. Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy in which is undertaken with a subject in hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is typically applied in order to modify a client or patient’s behavior, emotional content, and attitudes, as well as treat various conditions including dysfunctional habits, anxiety, stress-related illness, and assist in pain management and or personal development.
It is through the therapeutic application of hypnotic empathy or empathic interaction that an empathist will excel in this system of psychotherapy. Traditional hypnotherapy typically involves direct suggestion of symptom removal in conjunction with the utilization of therapeutic relaxation, and occasionally aversions to addictive substances.
Hypnoanalysis is a form of hypnotherapy, which is utilized to regress clients or patients to an earlier age as a means to assist the them in recalling or acting out repressed traumatic memories and associated emotions and feelings. Hypnoanalysis has been more commonly utilized to treat war related issues such as shellshock and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Cognitive-behavioral hypnotherapy (CBH) is considered and integrated psychological therapy involving clinical hypnosis and cognitive behavioral therapy. Techniques still utilized today in hypnotherapy include age regression, revivification, guided imagery, parts therapy, confusion, repetition, direct suggestion, indirect suggestion, mental state, hypnoanalysis, post-hypnotic suggestion, and visualization.
Overall, hypnotherapy is ideal for empathic impressionists as empathic hypnotic suggestion typically appears to last longer and appears to be more effective than non-empathic hypnotic suggestion.
(Adapted from the book “Empathy: A Quantum Approach - The Psychical Influence of Emotion” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)