When I use the words ‘hypnosis’ or ‘hypnotherapy’, people often have the idea that someone else can take over your consciousness and make you do all sorts of things without your consent …………. NONSENSE!
Until recently, hypnosis was in the domain of faith healers and quacks, and traditionally-trained physicians were completely ignorant of it. This is why Professor Marc Benninga, a paediatrician at the Amsterdam Medical Centre, was thought crazy by his colleagues when he decided to investigate the effect of hypnosis on children. The research conducted by Arine Vlieger has, along with other studies, shown that hypnotherapy is very effective, particularly in remedying chronic complaints.
As a result, the treatment of patients by hypnosis is now common in dozens of Dutch hospitals, especially for chronic, persistent and/or unexplained complaints.