Pauline wants to put an end to what she calls her “small addictions” – snacking, smoking and drinking too much. To break free of her impulses, she decided to try hypnosis.
Fifteen days after her session Pauline is smoke-free, which puts her in the 35% of cases where hypnosis has helped people to quit.
Doctor Jean-Marc Benhaiem, Hypnotherapist explains:
“As these hypnosis techniques are very efficient and can really help, they attract all sorts of people who are not health professionals”
The medical team at the St. Joseph Hospital in Paris, have went one step further by using hypnosis in the operating room to complement local anaesthetic.
“For us it is a comfort that the patient doesn’t get annoyed, or impatient and doesn’t move or feel pain. For us, this is a real comfort. The procedure is performed as if he was under general anaesthetic,” said Samy Anidjar, Vascular Surgeon.
In recent years hypnosis has been recognised in medicine but until now its application has been limited. However, today in France, a university degree in hypnosis is offered to physicians to complement their training.