A BRIEF HISTORY OF MEDICAL HYPNOSIS
Hypnotherapy is Safe, Scientific, and Effective
Hypnosis is an evidenced based therapy that has recently been rapidly gaining worldwide acceptance in medicine, psychology, athletics, and business.
Hypnotherapy is now recognized as a mainstream approach for many issues. Hypnosis has truly emerged from the old superstitious associations with magic, mysticism, and metaphysics. You won’t find incense, crystals, or beaded curtains in my office.
The use of hypnosis for healing is hardly new. The Papyrus Ebers described the use of hypnosis over 3500 years ago. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks used hypnosis for healing. Hypnosis became popular as a treatment for medical conditions in the Western world in the late 1700s when effective pharmaceutical and surgical treatment options were limited. With the discovery of Chloroform and Ether for anesthesia, hypnosis faded into the background. Hypnosis then enjoyed a revival for the treatment of battle fatigue during WWI and WWII, and because it was so effective, major universities began to extensively study hypnosis and to re-discover it’s great value.
The British Medical Association approved of hypnosis for a variety of conditions, and recommended that physicians be trained in hypnosis in 1955.
Pope Pius XII approved of hypnosis in 1956.
In 1958 the American Medical Association (AMA) published and approved a report from a 2 year study by the Council on Mental Health. The report indicated that there can be “definite and proper uses of hypnosis in medical and dental practice” and recommended the establishment of “necessary training facilities” in the United States…i.e. “Teach it to Doctors”.
In 1960 the American Psychological Association approved of hypnosis.
In 1996, the National Institute of Health approved hypnosis for the treatment of many conditions.
Hypnosis is used in hospitals and burn centers around the world.
Hypnotherapy is of such medical interest that there are currently over 11,700 studies currently in the U.S. National Library of Medicine database.
How effective is Hypnosis?
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
(Alfred A. Barrios, PhD, in Psychotherapy Magazine, v7n1, and in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, Spring 1970)
Now, while I am a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, I go beyond that ability and I love to TEACH skills to my clients. In fact, I insist upon it.
I always provide a consultation at no cost, in order to determine if hypnotherapy is right for you.
Call for an appointment now. I’ll get you in for a consultation as soon as I can.
Steve Axtell, Clinical Hypnotherapist
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Call Steve at 303-250-5138
2801 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO 80401