What is Hypnotherapy?

My objective in writing this blog post is to help people understand what hypnosis or hypnotherapy is all about, by providing helpful information about its purpose and treatment.

First of all,  What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is an effective technique that allows practitioners and patients to take advantage of mind-body connection to promote emotional growth and healing. It is a very effective treatment applied to many individuals suffering from phobias, stress, insomnia, depression, cancer, confidence, weight-loss, substance abuse, etc.
It is a treatment used to bring the mind to a relaxed state and stop multitasking in order to allow individual to focus. Since our mind is constantly thinking about different things in this rapid session, our body and mind undergoes stress.
Hypnotherapy treatments include deliberate guided imagery to reach the subconscious mind in order to achieve goals beyond relaxation. People undergo hypnotherapy treatment from a licensed practitioner, and can choose to learn this skill and technique. Even though the practitioner serves you as a teacher or guide, the only person who can hypnotize you is you.

Under what conditions is hypnosis useful?

Hypnotherapy is an effective technique used to treat a wide range of health conditions. It’s a broadly accepted treatment that helps you lose weight or stop smoking. Hypnosis is a mind-body technique that often helps you reinforce motivation, self-control, and determination. It is a very effective technique used for bringing behavioral changes such as eating habits, physical activities, sleeping habits, daily workouts, etc.
A suggestion offered to your subconscious mind during a hypnotic trance can be helpful to eliminate psychological barriers and encourages change in metabolic rate, body image, and body-mass. Hypnotherapy helps to ease chronic pain or diseases, lessen the side-effects of chemotherapy, relieves symptoms of autoimmune diseases and counteract conditions such as; anxiety and sleep disorders. Hypnotherapy is also recommended for burn therapy (lessens inflammation and encourages healing besides pain control), a problem in conceiving, pregnancy-associated nausea and vomiting, allergies and asthma, high blood pressure (hypertension) and Raynaud’s disease.
Hypnotherapy treatment can add more value in treating:
  • Psychological problems such as; depression, phobias, anxiety, stress, etc.
  • Helps you to overcome smoking habit.
  • Pain control
  • It enables a comfortable medical or dental procedure, e.g. tooth extraction, bone marrow aspirations, etc.
  • Certain medical disorders such as; asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, and irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Discomfort or complications in childbirth.
  • Chronic illnesses and cancerous diseases.
  • Hypnosis is certainly not a cure for all your illnesses, but strengthens you to overcome them.

What should you expect when you visit a hypnotherapy practitioner?

You should expect the same from a hypnotherapist as you would from any other reputed healthcare provider. He should listen you and should take your views into account. You can look forward to having your treatment plan explained to you in advance. Your practitioners should be able to explain you the expected outcomes and how will it be achieved. He will also explain you the process of hypnosis treatment and reassure you about all your concerns. He should also explain to you why he thinks hypnosis is the most useful way of delivering your treatment.

What does a hypnotherapy treatment involve?

Typically, you first hypnosis session will include a detailed discussion about your particular problem or problems. Ideally, on your first session you will not receive any treatment although some practitioner would finish the session with relaxation.
Following to that, you’ll be trained with some type of induction technique. This includes use of focal points, which can either be internal or external in order to concentrate your attention. Each of your hypnosis sessions will begin with a discussion about the presenting issues. You will be offered a very comfortable seat. After comforting you, the therapist will give you some simple instructions to help you relax. You will then be asked to close your eyes to concentrate on your inner self.
You will feel quiet and stress-free and possibly even be able to see or hear your thoughts more vividly than usual. At times you will communicate with the therapist by speaking or by simply making gestures. After the completion of the session you may feel sleepy for a brief period. You will be able to recollect most of what was said during the session. Your therapist will give you the opportunity to talk about any issues raised by you. This session will probably last for an hour or two.

Choosing your practitioner

Hypnotherapy is a valuable technique that undertakes various problems and difficulties that life throws at us. It is important to choose your therapist wisely. Having an established and a bonafide therapist plays a vital role in carrying out the treatment without flaws or mistakes. Personal recommendation is always the best way, if you are seeking a good therapist. For more details on hypnotherapy treatment visit our Homepage.

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