"Hypnosis" often raises a sense of fascination and creepiness. Hypnosis has, however, nothing to do with magic or similar mystic practices.

In short, hypnosis is a method of communicating with a well-relaxed patient. The term’s origin comes from the Greek word 'Hypnos', the Greek God of sleep.

Consciousness during hypnosis is similar to sleeping, and the mind retaining its normal guard. The hypnotized patients describe the hypnotic state as "dream-like".

Scientifically, the process of hypnosis is still not entirely clear. However, the effect is detectable and follows a precisely planned implementation. Hypnosis is recognized as a therapeutic procedure. Studies conducted by the University of Tübingen demonstrate improved clinical syndromes using hypnotic treatment.

Hypnosis involves three phases: hypnotic initiation (induction), the intermediate part, and the hypnotic rejection. Hypnotic initiation (trance induction) is conducted in a direct or indirect way. The direct way uses tones, voice, and eye "commands", to hypnotize the client. The indirect method takes place without outside "commands".

Hypnotic trances involve three states: light, medium, and deep trance. At the end of the session, a command restores the client to the original state of consciousness. Implementing thoughts or actions that are against a client's wish are contrary to ethical guidelines. Bianca Eastman offers recordings of the sessions.

Hypnotherapy is often used to treat depression, phobias, or addictions. As a secondary process, hypnotherapy is scientifically and clinically recognized to supplement other treatment methods. In combination with other methods used in the office for naturopathy and psychology, hypnotherapy improves weight-management, relaxation, pain reduction, and smoking cessation.

Bianca Eastman looks forward to answering further questions regarding hypnotherapy, other treatments, or house calls, by email, phone, and in the office for naturopathy and psychology, Titisee-Neustadt.