Thursday, May 4, 2017

FAQs


 What to Expect During the Neuro-Hypnotherapy Process
During the neuro-hypnotherapy session, electrodes are applied to the individual’s scalp, which allow the patient and therapist to “listen in” on brainwave activity. The electrodes do not hurt and conduct no amount of electricity that one can feel. The person’s hair is not removed or shaven during the electrode placement. This is done in “real-time,” so the person sees exactly what is going on in their brain as they think certain thoughts, feel stressed, or feel relaxed. After treatment, people have learned how to train their brain naturally, without pharmaceutical medications.

We are using the international 10-20 electrode location system which is widely used in clinic and research.


Neuro-Hypnotherapy is:
  • SAFE & NON-INVASIVE
  • NO SIDE EFFECT
  • BASED ON THE SCIENCE OF EEG BIOFEEDBACK & CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPY
  • EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE
We are also regulated by the AHPM's Code of Ethical Practice and Good Conduct Guideline:
http://ahpm.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/AHPM-COE-2016.pdf

Misconceptions about Neuro-Hypnotherapy:



Myth 0: Definition and Description of Hypnosis?
According to APA-Division 30 Society of Psychological Hypnosis, 
  • Hypnosis: A state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion.
  • Hypnotic induction: A procedure designed to induce hypnosis.
  • Hypnotizability: An individual's ability to experience suggested alterations in physiology, sensations, emotions, thoughts or behavior during hypnosis.
  • Hypnotherapy: The use of hypnosis in the treatment of a medical or psychological disorder or concern.


Myth 1: When you wake up from neuro-hypnotherapy, you won’t remember anything that happened when you were hypnotized. 
While amnesia may occur in very rare cases, people generally remember everything that occurred while they were hypnotized. However, neuro-hypnotherapy can have a significant effect on memory. Posthypnotic amnesia can lead an individual to forget certain things that occurred before or during neuro-hypnotherapy. However, this effect is generally limited and temporary. 


Myth 2: You can be hypnotized against your will. 
Despite stories about people being hypnotized without their consent, neuro-hypnotherapy requires voluntary participation on the part of the patient. 

Myth 3: The clinical hypnotherapist has complete control of your actions while you’re under neuro-hypnotherapy. 
While people often feel that their actions under neuro-hypnotherapy seem to occur without the influence of their will, a hypnotist cannot make you perform actions that are against your values or morals. 

Myth 4: Many people wonder whether they can be hypnotized?
Generally speaking, every normal person is “hypnotizable.” Neuro-hypnotherapy has scientifically been proven through monitoring people’s brainwaves while they are hooked up to an EEG monitor. Neuro-hypnotherapy is the Alpha and Theta brainwave state. Because neuro-hypnotherapy is a brainwave state virtually anyone can achieve successful results using neuro-hypnotherapy.


Myth 5: Is Neuro-hypnotherapy Magic? 

Neuro-hypnotherapy is not magic. It is a trance state, which has at times has been misunderstood to the extent of being maligned. However, there is nothing supernatural about its practice, despite what some stage hypnotists might have you believe. Neuro-hypnotherapy should not be confused with stage hypnotism which at best is entertainment and at worst dangerous.

Myth 6: Does Neuro-hypnotherapy work? 
Success rates can be between 85% and 90%+ better than CBT or traditional techniques.
According to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis,
Home Study Self-Hypnosis : 2 – 5% success rate
Group Hypnosis Session: 2 – 5% success rate
Single Individual Session: 17 – 20% success rate
Three Individual Sessions: 45 – 50% success rate
Five or More Individual Sessions: 85 – 90% success rate 

Dr Alfred A. Barrios conducted a longitudinal survey of the psychotherapeutic literature and discovered the following success rates for hypnotherapy versus therapeutic methods:
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions 
Behavior Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions 
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions 
The researchers also discovered that customizing and individualizing the sessions increased the effectiveness of the sessions dramatically.

Myth 7: What is dysautonomia (or autonomic dysfunction, autonomic neuropathy)?
The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is a component of the peripheral nervous system and is made up of two branches: the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS). The SNS controls the more active "fight or flight" responses such as increasing heart rate and blood pressure. The PNS can be thought of as the "rest and digest" part of the autonomic nervous system, as it slows down the heart rate and aids in digestion. Symptoms typically arise from abnormal responses of either the sympathetic or parasympathetic systems based on situation or environment.

Myth 8: What is neurotherapy/EEG biofeedback/neurofeedback?
Neurotherapy is also known as EEG biofeedback or neurofeedback training. Think of neurofeedback as a personal brain training session. Training the brain to function at its maximum potential is similar to the way the body is exercised, toned and maintained. Brain training exercises the neural pathways that allow the brain to have better function in a variety of areas.

Neurofeedback is training in self-regulation. Good self-regulation is necessary for optimal brain function. Self-regulation training enhances the function of the central nervous system and thereby improves mental performance, emotional control and physiological stability.


Myth 9: How is neurotherapy done?
Sensors are attached to the scalp with EEG paste which then pick up brain waves. It is painless and does not involve the application of any voltage or current to the brain, so it is entirely non-invasive. A computer processes the brain waves and extracts certain information from them. We show you the ebb and flow of your brain waves, and the specific information we obtain from them, in the form of a video game. We instruct you how to play the movie or video game using only your brain waves. (Everyone can do it.) The specific brain wave frequencies we reward and the sensor locations on the scalp are unique to each individual.

Myth 10: What happens if neurotherapy clients are taking medications?
With successful neurofeedback training, medications targeting brain function may no longer be needed, or they may be needed at lower dosages, as the brain takes over the role of regulating itself. However, it is important for clients to communicate with their prescribing physician regarding neurotherapy and medications.

Myth 11: If neurotherapy can do so much, why haven't I heard about it before??
Neurofeedback is not yet taught in most medical schools or psychology graduate programs. Many professionals are therefore unaware of the power of this technique.



中文版解说(Hiro Koo于Astro电视台的节目中解说催眠疗法):


According to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis:
Home Study Self-Hypnosis : 2 – 5% success rate

Group Hypnosis Session: 2 – 5% success rate

Single Individual Session: 17 – 20% success rate

Three Individual Sessions: 45 – 50% success rate

Five or More Individual Sessions: 85 – 90% success rate 

P/S: You are encouraged to attend at least three neuro-hypnotherapy sessions.
The first session started with what suggestion works the best. Second session involved in training on the brainwaves self-regulation and the third session ended with a personalized self-hypnosis coaching







Office Policies: 
Confidentiality: The information obtained from you will remain confidential and will not be shared with anyone except under the following conditions: (1) perceived risks to commit serious to yourself or others; (2) Information indicating the abuse of children; (3) Valuable information during a medical emergency; (4) An order from the court to disclose information. From time to time, our clinical hypnotherapist will be consulting with colleagues as a means of providing professional services. Your confidentiality is fully protected during any of these consultations. If you are coming with your family member or partner, pleas note that individual session(s) are confidential and separate to the couple or family session(s).

Cancellation: In order to be effective, therapy needs to take place on a regular basis. The best results occur when appointments are consistently scheduled and regularly attended. Put differently, missed appointments inevitably slow the healing work and jeopardize treatment continuity (time is lost in the next session by having to catch up with all that has gone on between sessions). The process of therapy is a serious commitment to growth and needs to be prioritized to maximize its effectiveness. If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours prior to your schedule time so we may be able to rearrange it. You may leave a message or you may also cancel by email. If you fail to do this, you will be charged for the missed session. This is a standard practice within the clinical hypnotherapy profession.

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