6 Surprising benefits of hypnosis
The movies often portray hypnosis as a control tactic. They’ll often use hypnosis to get people to commit crimes or fall in love, for instance.
While stage hypnotists like to put people on stage and get them to run around like a chicken.
The way hypnosis is shown in the media may make it seem like it’s just for fun, but there’s more to hypnosis than its entertainment factor. In fact, hypnosis can benefit your wellbeing and health.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention. Even though it is 100% natural and normal, it’s one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing and change.
In a therapy setting, we usually induce a state of hypnosis by a series of suggestions for relaxation and calmness. This allows for an overall pleasant experience. Hypnotherapy uses this pleasant hypnotic state to help you experience changes in thoughts, feelings, or behaviours.
As it turns out, the unique benefits of hypnosis are used to treat all kinds of conditions. It can improve your wellbeing and health in a number of different ways.
1. Quitting Smoking
Giving up smoking is not easy. There are many different methods to help you quit, such as nicotine patches, gum, and even vaping.
Hypnotherapy offers a more natural way to kick the habit. Hypnosis for smoking cessation works best in a one-to-one setting in order to customise the session to match each individual lifestyle.
Most people will have experienced some form of anxiety. Even though anxiety is becoming increasingly common, it affects us all differently.
Hypnotherapy can help by exploring the cause and triggers, followed by working to reduce the symptoms.
Hypnosis can be a highly effective form of treatment for people suffering from depression.
Hypnotherapy can help resolve self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviours.
4. Weight Loss
Hypnosis helps adjust someone’s frame of mind or attitude. So it would make sense that it might be used for weight loss.
Hypnotherapy isn’t a replacement for a diet but rather a method for overcoming mental barriers preventing weight loss, like binge eating or fear of exercising.
Irritable bowel syndrome is extremely uncomfortable and can be debilitating under certain circumstances.
Hypnotherapy has been proven to help patients who suffer from IBS. It can help relieve primary and secondary symptoms like nausea and backache. It may also help tackle the emotional and psychological symptoms that appear alongside the gastrointestinal symptoms.
6. Chronic pain
Any pain is unwelcome, let alone chronic pain. People who suffer with chronic pain will take drastic measures to treat it, but it might not have to be so drastic at all.
Most pain is generated by your brain. A mental therapy like hypnosis is therefore a perfect candidate to help with pain management.
Hypnotherapy can help treat and curb chronic pain related to conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain.
Have questions about hypnosis and how it can benefit you? Request a free consultation to discuss how hypnotherapy can boost your overall wellbeing and health.