How Can Hypnotherapy Help You?
A huge range of negative beliefs and fears entrenched deep within your subconscious mind can be treated with hypnotherapy. This is because hypnotherapy taps into the vast reservoir of your subconscious, so you can actually process and work through whatever issues you may be facing. Think of how a sensory trigger like a scent can bring to mind details you had forgotten about for years; a whiff of Clag glue could remind you of your pre-school room, or the smell of coal burning could remind your of past winters as a child.
Our subconscious minds hold onto libraries full of experiences, and hypnotherapy can help you access these memories or change associations to these memories. Read on to find out the ways hypnotherapy can help to improve the your quality of life. From addictive behaviours to trouble sleeping, from unaddressed fears to performing at your best, hypnotherapy can help you deal with a whole host of issues.
How does Hypnotherapy work?
You may be a little skeptical about hypnotherapy as an effective course of treatment – you aren’t the first, and you won’t be the last! However there are many misconceptions and myths about hypnotherapy. Tapping into your subconscious mind is well worth a try; how else can you really make statements about the efficacy of a treatment without understanding how the process actually works?
A hypnotic state occurs when you set aside your analytical conscious mind. This way of thinking works in a problem solving manner, always weighing up the pros and cons of a situation. It’s a useful way to think some of the time, but it’s also an inherently tricky and sometimes even self-destructive way of processing the world around us.
This is why the conscious mind can struggle with things like breaking addictions; it’s prone to making political promises and engaging in comprising rhetoric. Your conscious mind may say ‘I’m only going to have one cigarette because of this special circumstance’, but the way reality folds out afterwards can be quite a different story. Your conscious mind turns over ideas again and again like worry beads – always looking for the best angle to suit its purpose, however underneath all of this are your actual beliefs you hold about the problem itself.
In contrast, hypnotherapy works with the subconscious mind. Basically, hypnotherapy brings you into a state of relaxed focus that makes you open to the idea of change. This enables you to make desired changes in your thoughts, beliefs, emotions and actions. Your state of intense relaxation during hypnosis makes you agreeable to ideas that your conscious mind cannot accept. Rather than thinking in a conniving manner (like someone who wants to have their cake and eat it, too), your subconscious mind is able to agree with what your hypnotherapist says, no questions asked.
Wondering what kind of problems hypnotherapy can help with? Whether you want to quit a habit or start a new one, hypnotherapy could be that helping hand you are looking for.
Whilst many people see a hypnotherapist to stop bad habits, it can also be used to increase positive behaviours as well. You shouldn’t necessarily dwell on the negatives in your life, as hypnotherapy can help add to or encourage positives in your life, as well as help you cope with things that are harmful or damaging to you.
Many people see a hypnotherapist for advice on how to improve their creative lives or sporting abilities. This is because sometimes we use too much of our analytical brain as discussed earlier, which can be a real hindrance to practices like art and sports. Hypnotherapy is so effective at helping here, as it can get you out of your head and into a state of action.
Here are some of the ways hypnotherapy can improve your life. These subconscious areas of your mind are often not governed by your analytical thought processes, which is why hypnotherapy can help unlock them. These are some common goals people seek out that hypnotherapists can treat very effectively:
- A boost in creativity.
- Improved sports performance.
- Increased confidence.
- More self-love and self worth.
- Increased motivation.
- More assertive and empathetic relationships.
As well as starting or fostering new behaviours and ways of thinking, hypnosis can also be used to stop harmful ones. Hypnotherapy can also treat the following disorders or ailments:
- Alcohol abuse
- Chronic pain
- Fears and phobias
- Headaches and migraines
- High blood pressure
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Nail Biting
- Sleep problems
- Teeth Grinding
- Toxic relationships
- Weight loss
…and so much more!
For many years hypnosis has also been successfully used as an alternative to anaesthesia in dental procedures and surgeries.
If you’re wondering whether hypnotherapy is for you, do your research to find an experienced and qualified hypnotherapist. Read up on reviews online, or ask around to find friends who have had a positive experience with hypnotherapy. Effective hypnotherapy is tailored to suit each individual, so that they can achieve their optimum results – give it a try, you may be pleasantly surprised!