Wellness Hypnosis and Healing with Hypnosis – Can hypnotherapy boost your health and wellness?
You may be familiar with hypnosis as a useful therapy for people who are suffering from fears & phobias, stress, obesity, addictions, anxiety, insomnia, depression, pain and relationship problems.
What you may not know is that hypnotherapy has a high success rate as a treatment for health and wellness problems such as asthma, mood disorders, immune system dysfunction and hypertension to name a few.
Our brains are complex organs and our thoughts are responsible for the release of chemical hormones, particularly when we are feeling physically unwell, When these hormones are out of balance, they can alter our bodies emotional state and therefore effect our health and wellness, it’s a cycle that can lead to symptoms of:
- Fatigue and lethargy
- Mood swings
- Irrational thoughts
- Crying and feelings of sadness
- Low energy or feeling down
- Loss of appetite
- Lack of concentration
The good news is that hypnotherapy can retrain your brain and shift the focus from negative thoughts, overthinking and rumination and replace them with useful healthy thought patterns helping to stabilise and balance the release of hormones into the bloodstream such as.
- Serotonin – the mood regulator
- Dopamine – the feel-good hormone
- Adrenaline – fright, flight, freeze or flop (faint)
- Oxytocin – the love hormone
Research from Stanford University shows that hypnosis changes the way blood flows to different areas of the brain.
Hypnotherapy is a short-term therapy, changing perceptions addressing conscious and subconscious thought and in some cases a preferred alternative to medication and other more long-term therapies.
We’ve all heard the phrase “holding onto negative emotions can make you sick”, your emotional wellbeing can directly impact your physical health and energy levels which long term can create more serious illness in the body.
Clinical hypnosis and strategic psychotherapy is a safe, affordable and effective therapy for:
- Preparing for surgery, post-surgery pain management and wound healing
- Reducing chronic inflammation which is responsible for damage to healthy cells, tissue and organs
- Pregnancy, childbirth (hypnobirthing) and post-natal depression
- Rehabilitation from accidents and injuries
- Muscle stress and tension
- Digestive disorders, IBS, constipation, IBD
- Women’s health issues such as premenstrual tension and menopausal symptoms
- Sleep disorders, teeth grinding (Bruxism) jaw clenching
- Hypertension and lowering blood pressure
- Needle phobias
What is the Hypnotherapy Process?
Your hypnotherapist will ask you to complete a confidential consultation form so they can gain a thorough understanding of the presenting issue as well as any underlying issues that have prevented you from successfully making the changes in the past.
With modern Ericksonian hypnotherapy It’s a matter of finding out where the exceptions are, for example if you are suffering anxiety, it is interesting to note the times when you do not have anxiety. Your hypnotherapist will aim to understand how you do the problem rather than why you have the problem and help you shift your thinking patterns and uncover the personal resources you have and may have forgotten about. Hypnotherapy is truly a journey of self-discovery, psychoeducation is an important part of achieving fast and successful transformations. Once you are fully informed and consent to the treatment your hypnotherapy session will begin. During hypnosis your hypnotherapist gently guides you into a hypnotic trance state or deep, focused concentration. While you are in this state of hypnosis, the mind is more open to accepting positive suggestion or different ways of thinking and behaving, the role of the hypnotherapist is help you achieve your therapeutic goals using a combination of clinical hypnosis and strategic psychotherapy.
Can Hypnotherapy help overcome sleep disorders?
Yes, it can. You may benefit from hypnosis if you suffer from jaw clenching, teeth grinding (Bruxism) sleepwalking (somnambulism) or struggle to stay asleep. Hypnotherapy can ease insomnia and allow you to fall asleep more easily by reducing anxiety and stress. Practicing self-hypnosis techniques can also help you sleep longer and spend more time in stage 3 deep sleep, the type of restorative sleep necessary to feel refreshed the next day.
Does hypnotherapy work for depression?
Yes, definitely. As hypnotherapy has been successfully used in people suffering anxiety, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it may also benefit those with depression. Researchers at the University of Hartford examined ten scientific studies and 13 clinical trials on depression and hypnosis. The researchers discovered that individuals with the condition who underwent hypnotherapy improved their symptoms more significantly than those who did not. The conclusion is that hypnotherapy works for depression by lifting the weight of depression and allowing you to embrace new ways of thinking and feeling.
Does hypnotherapy help you in weight loss?
Weight loss is a common concern among many people and each person will have a different issue related to food such as comfort eating, self-soothing rituals, binge eating, frustration, yo – yo and fad dieting or limiting belief systems. Despite this hypnotherapy is often overlooked as a successful weight loss tool that has proven results when used in conjunction with healthy and positive lifestyle changes.
The use of hypnosis to lose weight works by eliminating and replacing negative associations and behaviours around food with empowering positive thought processes and puts you back in control of your weight loss. Unconscious behaviour or habit is generally at the core of most weight loss issues, with hypnotherapy we can target the root cause of the problem through the power of the subconscious, bringing lasting change and breaking the cycle of habit.
Does Hypnotherapy assist you in quitting smoking?
Yes, absolutely. It is difficult to give up smoking and there are many methods available to help you quit, including nicotine patches and prescription medications. Working with a hypnotherapist is one of the quickest and healthiest ways to quit for good. Underlying dependencies such as smoking there can be other issues such as anxiety and stress, your hypnotherapist can customise the hypnosis sessions to fit your needs based on the root cause of the problem, using clinical hypnosis and psychotherapy so you get the results you want. Hypnotherapy will give you the tools to use in everyday situations that may be triggers, when will power fails, hypnotherapy will step in and gives you a sense of control.
When you’ve tried everything else hypnotherapy might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
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