Trance is a naturally occurring state, and clinical hypnosis uses it therapeutically. Medicine and psychology have been using hypnosis for a very long time, and it has been very well researched over the decades.
One of the most often used definitions for hypnosis is from the American Psychological Association’s Division 30: Society of Psychological Hypnosis:
“A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion."
Learn More About Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a skill, and developing this skill can help accomplish a variety of clinical goals. Here is what some of the most respected sources say about clinical hypnosis:
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By ASCH Clinical Hypnosis (2016)
Hypnosis works. Fast.