Hypnotherapy is an effective, safe, easy, and comfortable treatment method that can be extremely helpful for a variety of issues. Even though there are many mis-understandings about hypnosis and hypnotherapy, the use of hypnosis is becoming more common and wide spread, especially in new areas such as prenatal care and birthing, eating disorders, and even for issues such as hoarding, asthma, and surgical anesthesia.
During a hypnosis session you will become in a very relaxed state that creates a heightened focus and concentration. This is because hypnosis is working with the sub-conscious mind, which is where most of our beliefs and behaviors reside. Hypnosis is not only calming and relaxing, but hypnosis can be used to help control undesired behaviors or to help you cope with anxiety or pain.
Additionally, while in a hypnotic state clients feel safe and comfortable exploring painful thoughts, feelings, and memories that may be blocking progress or healing in other areas of their lives. During hypnotherapy sessions, clients remain completely aware of everything that is going on. In fact, many people experience a hyper-awareness where sensations feel enhanced and images very vivid. Most hypnosis clients find the entire hypnosis experience deeply relaxing, and leave feeling free of physical tension or emotional stress, all while remaining completely alert.
Conditions that can be treated with hypnotherapy include:
- Exam Stress
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Memory enhancement
- Nail biting
- Panic Attacks
- Public speaking
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Sports performance
- Stress and anxiety
- Smoking Cessation
- Weight control
Hypnosis can also be used in childbirth, pain management, pre and post-op surgery preparation and recovery.
Hypnotherapy is not for everyone however. Hypnosis might not be appropriate for a person who has psychotic symptoms, such as hallucinations and delusions, or for someone who is using drugs or alcohol. It should be used for pain control only after a doctor has evaluated the person for any physical disorder that might require medical or surgical treatment. Hypnosis also may be a less effective form of therapy than other more traditional treatments, such as medication, for psychiatric disorders.
Health Benefits of Hypnosis