- Hypnosis and trance states are naturally occuring phenomena, which are relaxing and pleasurable.
- In trained hands, it is completely safe.
- There is no loss of conciousness under hypnosis.
- One never loses contact with reality and will be in constant control of his or her actions while under hypnosis.
During hypnosis, the mind and body are completely relaxed and thhe therapist has access to ones mind sans walls. This makes the mind much more suggestible to change than in a completely awake state. Stage hypnosis, where a performer apparently controls the mind of his unsuspecting audience is entertaining but impossible without the cooperation of the audience. Clinical hypnotherapy is entirely different, the primary aim is only to help the client with his or her troubles.
Psychiatry is a medical speciality, like surgery, general medicine and paediatrics. It involves the study, diagnosis and management of mental illnesses and distressing conditons, pertaining to both the mind and body. Misconceptions about psychiatric illness and treatment have some how prevented help seeking behaviour in those who need it the most. This Wall has to go, wherin visiting a psychiatrist should no longer be taboo, and people should be able to openly and freely discuss mental health issues.
Dr Vikas Prabhav is a psychiatrist in chennai, he runs The Vivid Mind mental wellness clinic in Anna Nagar. We aim at providing holistic, multimodal care for those suffering from mental illnesses and adjustment issues. We offer effective management strategies for depression, anxiety, unexplained physical symptoms, addictions, child/adolescent problems and other behavioural issues. Hypnotherapy can be effective in the management of a number of physical and mental conditions. Dr Vikas is one of the few psychiatrists who provide hypnotherapy services in chennai.
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