Five Ways Hypnotherapy Can Help You
Five Ways Hypnotherapy Can Help You
Hypnotherapy has helped thousands of people treat their conditions and enabled them to break the habits that were negatively impacting their everyday life.
The therapy method achieves these positive changes by knocking down barriers between the conscious and subconscious mind. The process works by removing the unknown desires that lead to a person repeating the negative actions they wish to be rid of.
Yet, with hypnotherapy taking place in your subconscious, the therapy can seem a little daunting. So, before you make a decision on whether it’s the right choice for you, take the time to understand how it works, and how it can help you.
How does hypnotherapy work?
There are different types of hypnotherapy and therapists can use a range of methods, so gaining a good understanding of the process being used by your therapist is essential before you begin.
First and foremost, ensure that you have a solid understanding of the goals you want to achieve, and are ready to makes changes in your subconscious mindset. This helps the hypnotherapy process have as much of an impact as possible. If this starting point isn’t achieved, relapses can happen, leading to an ineffective outcome.
Hypnosis generally works by putting you into a trance. Your therapist will lead you into a deep state of relaxation. Then, while in a trance, you’ll experience an altered state of consciousness, and your therapist will use your pre-discussed methods to help you achieve your goals before bringing you gently back.
If you do feel intimidated by the process, rest assured that your therapist will be there to help you. They will only be acting in your best interest by trying to relax your mind to work with you to achieve your goals.
Always remember that if you do decide to undergo hypnotherapy, you will remain fully in control. If things do not sit comfortably with you, there is no pressure for you to take on board any of your therapist’s suggestions.
So, what can hypnotherapy help with?
1. Quit smoking
When you want to quit smoking, it can be incredibly hard to stop your routine and break the addiction. Hypnotherapy has been found to be an effective method for supporting those looking to quit the habit.
However, for it to have the most impact, it’s important that you are determined to do so, especially if it has been a habit for an extended period of time. When the mind is open to change and suggestion, the therapist will have a much easier time guiding you to a successful outcome.
Hypnotherapy for smoking looks to break the negative behaviours and thinking patterns associated with smoking as well as guiding your subconscious towards more healthy actions.
These methods are particularly successful when also combined with more traditional stop smoking techniques such as patches or prescription medicine to replace the craving for nicotine.
2. Lose weight
Similar to how it works for breaking smoking habits, hypnotherapy for weight loss focuses on teaching the subconscious mind to stop returning to negative behaviour through powerful suggestion techniques.
The aim of the process is not just to lose weight responsibly, but to help you feel confident about the way you look and alter your perception of food. One of the significant barriers to losing weight can be your relationship with eating. As such, hypnotherapy can be beneficial in creating a new positive connection with food.
For example, comfort eating, or mindless binging are prevalent traits associated with weight gain. Hypnotherapy will help you to understand where these traits initially started and how to break them.
While it certainly won’t work in the same way for everyone, hypnotherapy can help to create a new level of awareness when it comes to food and exercise.
3. Cope with anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common psychological conditions in the world, so it is no surprise that many have turned to hypnotherapy to support them in overcoming the disorder.
An increasing number of medical professionals recognise hypnotherapy for anxiety as a viable and often successful option for easing anxiety due to the methods it uses to alter a person’s reactions to stressful situations. An extra benefit for many is that hypnotherapy is entirely natural with no side effects such as dependency, something that is common with medication.
If you choose to receive hypnotherapy for anxiety, your therapist will attempt to seek the route of your anxiety with the aim of discovering what triggers your reactions and why. They will then look to reframe those emotions through positive suggestion with feelings of confidence and self-belief.
4. Deal with depression
It can be caused by various complex factors including childhood trauma, genetics or other mental health issues. Hypnotherapy for depression can be a helpful tool in pinpointing the exact cause of why a person is experiencing depression while also offering positive suggestions to break the cycle.
Depression can be a tough feeling to shift depending on its severity, and every person is different. Some may also need to take part in psychotherapy, take medication or use other methods to help them on their way to feeling more positive.
5. Overcome phobias
Fears and phobias are essentially conditioned, intense responses that are associated with specific situations. Some may seem to serve a legitimate purpose and stem from a particular circumstance, such as a fear of heights or enclosed spaces, but most are irrational.
These phobias may not always interfere with your day to day but can still have a severe impact on the way you lead your life. Some may think it is possible to manage a phobia through avoidant behaviour, but this is only a short-term fix that won’t address why the phobia developed about or how to overcome it.
Hypnotherapy for phobias can help to find the cause of a phobia. This can help you learn how to eliminate it from your life. Through hypnotherapy, your therapist will communicate with your subconscious mind, gradually changing the way you approach or behave towards circumstances in which you experience your phobias.
Hypnotherapy and you
Are you living with a bad habit, or struggling to cope with negative behaviour? Hypnotherapy could offer the respite you deserve.
Here at Pinnacle Therapy, we know it can be a struggle to cope with mental health issues or curve lifelong bad habits. With our personalised plans dedicated to helping you, our professional therapists can support you in changing your mindset for the better.
To find out more, contact our London and Isle of Man therapists for a non-obligation chat. Simply call us on 020 7060 4375 or use our contact form.