Are you suffering from low self-esteem? Want to knock out bad habits of yours? You can explore Hypnotherapy, a more than 100-year old practice, which in turn helps you get greater control over your behavior and emotions.
What is Hypnotherapy?
It is a form of therapy used to reprogram the subconscious mind. During your first session, you will begin by telling the therapist about your issues and goals. Subsequently, a treatment plan will be worked out, which will make your body feel calm and relaxed, like the way you feel when you are mediating. Your therapist will speak to you in a calm voice, and place the suggestions you agreed to in your treatment plan into your subconscious mind.
What is Hypnotherapy suitable for?
While the obvious and predicted reasons for taking hypnotherapy are quitting addictive behaviours like smoking or drinking, people may see a hypnotherapist before and during childbirth or to push up self-esteem. It can be also used to treat insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain or irritable bowel syndrome.
Benefits of Physiotherapy treatment:
- Treats addiction
- Helps you break bad habits (e.g. overspending, smoking, overeating, drinking too much of alcohol)
- Helps you lose weight
- Manages chronic pain
- Helps reduce stress
- Helps cure sleep disorders
- Aids in deep relaxation
- Helps to change behaviour
- Helps to recover buried memories
Did you know that hypnotherapy can also be used by dentists to help patients control their fears or to treat teeth grinding?
How does Hypnotherapy Cause Change?
The process of hypnosis grants access to the deeply held emotions and subconscious mind with respect to bad behaviours such as smoking, nail-biting, overeating and substance use. This enables you to change your experiences and perceptions that serve you in a positive way.
Who can go in for Hypnotherapy?
Hypnosis is a willing state. If someone is trying to push you for it against your will, it won’t work. When you feel positive about it, the results will show.
Drawbacks of Hypnotherapy
Hypnosis may not be suitable for a person who is suffering from psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations or for someone who is on drugs or alcohol. It should be strictly used for pain control only when and if the doctor has recommended it after proper evaluation for any physical disorder.
Bear in mind that hypnotherapists are not medical doctors. Hypnosis helps with pain management, but it does not cure diseases, like heart disease or cancer.
How to find a Hypnotherapist?
Speak to your doctor or ask your friends or family members for a recommendation. An online search can also help you find the best doctors for clinical hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy should be seen as a medical treatment, not a magic trick! It is true that a sense of mysticism surrounds it. See it as a safe and effective add-on to psychological or medical treatment.