Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis

Hypnosis has been used as a psychological treatment for a variety of illnesses with apparent
success. While it is unlikely that hypnotic suggestions are capable of curing physical disease, they
can be used to enhance relaxation and alleviate pain and other physical discomforts.

Several controlled studies have shown that hypnotic suggestions administered to patients who
suffer from asthma can reduce both bronchodilator use and attacks of wheezing. Hypnotic
suggestions have been observed to stimulate and inhibit allergic responses, and may also speed
the healing of burns and wounds.  

Neuroscience tells us that a memory is a set of connections among groups of neurons that
participate in the encoding process. Encoding can take place in several parts of the brain. Neural
connections go across various parts of the brain, the stronger the connections, the stronger the
memory. The unconscious or subconscious mind is a part of the mind that stores passed
memories. These memories can manifest themselves as behavioral patterns.

Hypnosis works for tongue chewing by directly communicating with the subconscious mind
addressing the source of the problem whether it be an extension of a childhood habit or the need
for a self-stimulatory behavior.

With hypnosis, a lot depends both on one’s motivation as well as the ability of the hypnotist and
the rapport you have with him or her.  Hypnosis is most affective if you are highly motivated.
Hypnosis is not magic. You can’t be hypnotized into doing, or not doing, anything you don’t agree
with.  

Hypnosis will work with tongue chewing depending on your psychodynamics. I strongly
recommend finding only an experienced certified hypnotherapist that has worked with orofacial
habit disorders.