It’s the start of a brand new week and I thought I would write a little about Clinical Hypnosis and how it can benefit you in different areas of your life. I will explain the benefits, how it works and what a difference when combined with my coaching hypnosis will make to your life.
What is Clinical Hypnosis?
First of all Clinical hypnosis is an altered state of awareness, perception or consciousness that is used, by licensed and trained doctors or masters prepared individuals, for treating a psychological or physical problem. It is a highly relaxed state. Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention.
Many people might be unaware of what hypnotherapy really is. Some see it as mumbo-jumbo and something which can mess with your mind.
This is not true. Hypnotherapy is an evidence-based therapy, with over 70,000 research references worldwide.
Hypnotherapy is not some form of magic pill or quick fix either. It requires that the client be committed to change and prepared to make the effort to make that change a reality.
Hypnosis is a different state of consciousness which you can naturally enter so that, for therapeutic purposes, beneficial corrections may be given directly to your unconscious mind. In this way, hypnosis is an effective way of making contact with our inner (unconscious) self, which is both a reservoir of unrecognised potential and knowledge as well as being the unwitting source of many of our problems.
Clinical hypnotherapy means using advanced methods of hypnosis and other techniques to treat a variety of medical and psychological problems and upwards of 85 per cent of people will readily respond to clinical hypnotherapy.
Those who disparage hypnotherapy and hypnotism say people under hypnosis can be ‘forced’ to do something against their will. This is not true. At all times, the therapist’s client is aware of what is going on around them.
It must be remembered that clinical hypnotherapy is an established complementary therapy with an excellent track record. A number of medical university hospitals now offer an overview of clinical hypnotherapy as a Selective Study Unit.
Clinical hypnotherapy is highly cost effective with patient benefit often being achieved rapidly. Also clinical hypnotherapy can be successful where other interventions have not produced the desired outcome.
How does hypnosis work?
Hypnosis is thought to work by altering our state of consciousness in such a way that the analytical left-hand side of the brain is turned off, while the non-analytical right-hand side is made more alert. The conscious control of the mind is inhibited, and the subconscious mind awoken. Since the subconscious mind is a deeper-seated, more instinctive force than the conscious mind, this is the part which has to change for the patient’s behaviour and physical state to alter.
For example, a patient who consciously wants to overcome their fear of spiders may try everything they consciously can to do it, but will still fail as long as their subconscious mind retains this terror and prevents the patient from succeeding. Progress can only be made be reprogramming the subconscious so that deep-seated instincts and beliefs are abolished or altered.
What problems can be treated by hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy can be applied to many psychological, emotional and physical disorders. It is used to relieve pain in surgery and dentistry and has proved to be of benefit in obstetrics. It can shorten the delivery stage of labour and reduce the need for painkillers. It can ease the suffering of the disabled and those facing terminal illness, and it has been shown to help people to overcome addictions such as smoking and alcoholism, and to help with bulimia. Children are generally easy to hypnotise and can be helped with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) and chronic asthma, whilst teenagers can conquer stammering or blushing problems which can otherwise make their lives miserable.
Since hypnotherapy is an adjunct form of therapy, used along with other forms of psychological or medical treatment, there are many applications. Hypnotherapy can be used to treat anxiety, phobias, substance abuse including tobacco, sexual dysfunction, undesirable spontaneous behaviours, and bad habits. It can be used to help improve sleep, learning disorders, communication, and relationship issues. Hypnotherapy can aid in pain management and help resolve medical conditions such as digestive disorders, skin issues, and gastrointestinal side effects of pregnancy and chemotherapy. It can also be used by dentists to help patients control their fears or to treat teeth grinding and other oral conditions.
Phobias of all kinds lend themselves well to hypnotherapy, and anyone suffering from panic attacks or obsessional compulsive behaviour, and stress-related problems like insomnia, may benefit. Conditions exacerbated by tension, such as irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis and eczema, and excessive sweating, respond well, and even tinnitus and clicky jaws, can be treated by these techniques.
Hypnotherapy is also used to treat negative behaviours that could be worsening a person’s depression. These behaviours may include smoking and poor eating and sleeping habits.
When hypnosis may not be suitable
People considering hypnotherapy should first consult their doctor or psychiatrist. It is possible that hypnotherapy could worsen symptoms. People suffering from delusions, hallucinations, or other psychotic symptoms might not be the best candidates for hypnotherapy.
It’s also possible that hypnotherapy is not an effective treatment method. The therapy requires a person to focus and enter a trance state of hypnosis. For some people, this is very difficult. Always consult your GP if you are not sure.
Top 10 benefits of Clinical hypnosis
1) Even if you smoke one hundred a day or have smoked for sixty years, hypnotherapy is the most successful way to stop smoking safely and easily in one hour with no cravings. Some hypnotherapy methods have been proven scientifically to be 95% successful.
2) If you want to reduce your weight without dieting and feelings of deprival, this is a great way of changing your eating habits. By removing unwanted blocks to your success, addressing emotional eating, your negative thoughts and feelings about your body and desire for unhealthy snacks. Increasing the desire for eating nourishing foods, water and exercise, this can be a lasting and beneficial way to stay slim and healthy.
3) If you are struggling to stop drinking alcohol with willpower, hypnotherapy is such a successful way to stop drinking in just one hour. Hypnosis is the most effective way of removing habits, unwanted behaviours and addictions that no longer serve us quickly, safely and naturally.
4) Stress reduction with hypnosis is one of the easiest ways to achieve deep relaxation. It is a very effective way to enhance your health and well-being, leaving you feeling calmer, more positive and very refreshed.
5) Re-programme your mind to achieve success in your life whether in your finances, love life, creativity, motivation, improve your confidence and self-esteem or to see and experience your best possible future. Anything is possible.
6) Fears and phobias can hold us back and restrict our lives. Our unconscious minds primary function is to protect us from emotional pain and physical harm which is why these problems arise. By taking you back to find the event, cause or experience that has caused this issue we can then resolve, release, and rewrite the past.
7) Hypnotherapy is a powerful way of resolving the negative effects of IBS so much so that its now recommended by the NHS.
8) Anxiety and depression can be caused or exacerbated by harsh critical words we say to ourselves. We have over 50,000 thoughts a day and most of these can be negative. Hypnotherapy is a potent way of reframing the negative thought patterns that keep us stuck where we don’t want to be and move us towards positive, empowering and life affirming thoughts and behaviours.
9) Hypnotherapy has been a proven success in fertility, doubling the chances of success when used with IVF. For those ladies struggling with conceiving, this is a positive and effective way of removing any blocks that are unconsciously stopping you having a baby.
10) Every thought you think has a physical reaction in your body, affecting every one of your 50 trillion cells. Start using the power of you mind and heal your body.
Clinical hypnosis can be the solution for a variety of problems and the results are effective and transformational.
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Look after yourself and remember you can make that change that will improve your life. Sometimes we need a little help. I can help take you from where you are now, to where you want to be through transformational coaching. rediscover and uncover the best version of you.
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