Some examples where it is being are in anaesthesia for dental treatment and in childbirth where the patient will be taught before the event to use to self-hypnosis to turn off pain.
While this does sound quite a leap of the imagination if you think of self hypnosis as like meditation it all starts to make sense. In a meditative state we seek to separate the mind from the body to induce relaxation, and in the case of anaesthesia being relaxed then allows you to visualise better.
When I hypnotise someone I merely guide them into hypnosis and eventually they will learn how to do that themselves. We are all capable going into a state of self hypnosis it is just that we might not realise it, like writers when they are working on a piece and find that the whole morning has passed.
In a clinical situation, during the hypnosis or self hypnosis you can imagine that your hand is in cold water so it feels numb. If you hold this thought your mind will follow and your hand will start feeling numb and anaesthetised. The more you practice, you will eventually be able to move the numbness to any part of the body that you want and that is why it is possible to feel no pain when you give birth.
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