Hypnotherapy is often very underrated as a form of therapy, which is a big shame as it can work really well in treating a range of different problems, and even some health conditions.
Here are some of the reasons why people seek help from a hypnotherapist, and how we can help you to overcome problems and issues!
It Can Help You to Lose Weight
Hypnotherapy has been proven to be a lot more effective than dieting when trying to lose weight.
You may not actually be aware of eating patterns that are hindering your ability to lose weight but there are likely to be some habits that you’ll need to break.
For example, if you comfort eat when you feel upset, bored or stressed, hypnotherapy can look at the underlying reasons why you do this. This helps you to regain control of your eating habits so your weight loss efforts are much more likely to be successful.
It Can Help You to Quit Smoking
Hypnotherapy is very effective in helping you to stop smoking. It works by tapping into your unconscious mind to break the habit, stamp out your cravings by reprogramming you to be a non-smoker.
Cravings for cigarettes can also be challenged into something that has a lot more benefit for your health and well-being, such as exercise and drinking water.
All of this usually takes just one session in many cases and is proven to be the easiest way to quit.
It Can Improve Your Self Esteem
Low self-esteem usually means that you have a negative view of yourself and that you imagine other people see you in the same way. Hypnotherapy can look at why these thoughts and feelings exist and give you the tools to tackle them by replacing them with much more positive beliefs about yourself.
It Can Help to Overcome Fears and Phobias
Fears and phobias tend to have an underlying cause even if they appear irrational on the surface. Hypnotherapy can help you to understand where they come from and how to break their hold on you.
Common phobias that can be successfully treated with hypnotherapy include fear of flying, public speaking, and social anxiety but it can work for any type of phobia.
It Can Break the Addiction Cycle
Addiction can come in a lot of different forms and can extend far beyond drug and alcohol abuse. These days, many hypnotherapists frequently treat clients for addictions to gambling, sex, shopping and the Internet, for example. Whatever you may become unhealthily attached to, chances are that hypnotherapy could be the key to overcoming it for good.
Hypnotherapy can help to treat addictions by giving you the power to control your thoughts and behaviours so you can make better more empowering choices and decisions.
It Can Reduce Stress
Being under hypnosis means that you’re in a relaxed state and this is really important if you’re under a lot of stress. Just one or two sessions can be all that is needed to help you to achieve the right degree of relaxation.
If you feel as though your stress levels are spiralling out of control, hypnosis could be the answer for getting back in control again.
It Can Reduce Anxiety
If you’re not having success with anti anxiety medications or you don’t want to go down this road in treating anxiety, hypnotherapy can help you to fight back against the things that trigger it. This is usually done through hypnotic suggestions, which can help you to break the cycle and gain control of your thoughts and feelings.
As hypnotherapy is a deep profound relaxation, after only 1 session you are likely to reap the benefits of reduced anxiety.
It Can Reduce Pain
Hypnosis has been used as a tool for pain relief for centuries now, and is said to have been used on soldiers in the American Civil War before their limbs were amputated!
Chances are you don’t need it for anything quite so extreme but studies have shown that hypnosis can be a very useful therapy for managing and reducing chronic pain, especially with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, migraines and even cancer.
It Can Encourage Deeper Sleep
Researchers from Switzerland have examined the link between hypnosis and sleep, and there’s good news for those of you who rarely get a full night’s sleep.
A group of young and healthy women listened to a hypnotic suggestion tape before taking a 90-minute nap. Their brain activity was examined during this sleep and the same experiment was carried out after they had listened to a more neutral offering.
The women who were considered to be more susceptible to hypnosis were in deeper sleep for 81% longer after listening to the hypnotic suggestion tape compared to the neutral tape and took less time to go to sleep.
If you’re struggling with chronic insomnia, hypnosis could be a game changer for helping you to sleep better. Hypnosis also doesn’t have any negative side effects, unlike some medications that are designed to help people sleep.
It Can Relieve IBS Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can be a distressing and debilitating health problem, but it can be successfully treated through hypnosis as IBS is linked to stress and the gut is sensitive to stress.
In one study of over 200 IBS sufferers, 71% reported that their symptoms had improved after 12 weekly sessions of hypnotherapy – with 81% of these still feeling better up to 5 years later.
Another study from 2012 found that over 80% of participants whose symptoms improved were still in a better place up to 7 years later.
If IBS is having a crippling effect on your life, hypnosis could be just what you need to start getting some much-needed relief from your symptoms.
These are just some of the ways that hypnotherapy can help you to regain control over your life, and improve your well-being!