Hypnosis is a pleasant state of relaxation and concentration, which you allow yourself to enter for heightened awareness. A deeply relaxed state is created where mental stress and bodily tension are reduced. In this state, the mind is usually more open to the process of change, creating a pathway towards physical and emotional well-being.
Hypnotherapy aids in the access to the subconscious, or unconscious, mind. You are then more able to draw upon your imaginative, creative, and explorative resources. The therapist can then offer suggestions for more helpful and positive ways of addressing problems.
Hypnotherapy may also be used for the recall of past experiences. This can aid in dealing with present difficulties. This could mean again experiencing significant events in your life. This is helpful in tracing the development of phobias, and dealing with the effects of trauma.
A Hypnotherapist cannot hypnotize an unwilling subject, nor can anyone be made to do anything against their will while in a Hypnotic state. While in Hypnosis, you are still generally aware of your surroundings, and can choose to come out of hypnosis at anytime.
Hypnosis has been proven to be a highly effective therapeutic aid. It may be used as a therapy on its own, or in conjunction with psychotherapy.
How can Hypnotherapy help?
Hypnotherapy can aid in achieving positive and lasting results with a variety of conditions, including:
- Stopping smoking
- Pain relief
- Eating disorders
- Coping with illness
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Motions sickness
- Panic attacks
- Improving musical or sporting performance
- Dermatological conditions
- Sexual dysfunction
- Menopause symptoms
Hypnotherapy can help anyone who would like to achieve positive change in their life by using the most powerful tool they possess - their mind.
By Ellen Goldman
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