Hypnosis In Enhancing Anxiety Reduction

While relaxation is not a requirement of hypnosis, the use of hypnosis can facilitate relaxation and reduction in the anxiety which may directly or indirectly impair sexual functioning. Hypnotically cued relaxation may be utilized at the time of sexual intimacy, during self-stimulation or during the sensate focus or pleasuring technique, a process of in vivo desensitization. This use of cued relaxation may also overcome the anxiety accompanying sexual guilt.

Alternatively hypnotically based relaxation may be added to systematic desensi-tization in imagination, if in vivo work is not practical, for example when the patient does not currently have a partner. In fact Wolpe (1958), in his original account of systematic desensitization in imagination, utilized hypnotically based relaxation techniques, without further discussing the role hypnosis played.

Hypnosis Plain and Simple

Hypnosis Plain and Simple

These techniques will work for stage hypnosis or hypnotherapy, however, they are taught here for information purposes only. After reading this book you will have the knowledge and ability necessary to hypnotise people, but please do not practice hypnosis without first undergoing more intensive study.

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