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When patients are deeply relaxed or in a state of hypnosis (Greek: sleep) the therapist can make suggestions which the patient is free to accept or not. In Dr. Penrod’s experience the patient is always awake during hypnosis and fully able to communicate.
There are many effective methods of inducing hypnosis: monotonous rhythms of color, movement, or sound. The method Dr. Penrod usually employs combines voice, breathing and calming words to focus the
In 1770 Anton Mesmer developed this treatment to eradicate pain. Today hypnotherapy is mostly used for self improvement, psychological issues, retracing memories, and enhancing learning. Dr. Penrod uses this kind of support to help with childbirth (after a traumatic prior experience) or fears, as well as enhancing the immune system with creative visualization.