When facing challenges throughout life it can play hard on your mind, affecting various areas of your life. More often than you may realize, hypnosis is fast becoming a sought after treatment.
During a hypnosis session, a specially trained practitioner will open your mind to suggestion by putting you into a profound state of relaxation.
Contrary to harmful stereotypes, hypnosis does not involve losing control–it merely helps you to change your beliefs and feelings about things that are holding you back.
Here are ten ways in which hypnotherapy can transform your life.
1. Weight Loss
While hypnotherapy can’t just cause the pounds to drop off, if you are struggling to lose weight due to overeating, then hypnosis can play a useful role in reshaping your feelings about food.
Your hypnotherapist might help you find healthier food more appealing or work to convince you that you feel full after smaller portions.
Hypnosis can also help those who have poor body image in spite of being at a healthy weight.
Dental hypnosis is often suggested for patients who grind their teeth during the night.
In conjunction with a custom-fitted mouth guard that protects the teeth, hypnosis can promote feelings of calm and access the subconscious processes that prompt you to grind your teeth when asleep.
If your dentist has confirmed tooth damage or jaw inflammation that indicates bruxism, ask if they might be able to recommend a hypnotherapist.
3. Smoking Cessation
A hypnotherapist can reinforce the thought that you don’t want to continue smoking and may even help you to find cigarettes disgusting.
According to a peer-reviewed analysis of research, more than 48 studies show that hypnotherapy is three times more effective than nicotine replacement therapy. If you’ve tried and failed to quit smoking on your own, hypnosis might be the key to finally abandoning the habit that is shortening your lifespan.
4. Pregnancy And Labor
Women might experience anxiety during pregnancy because of a previous miscarriage, worries about general health or a whole host of other reasons.
In addition, some choose to explore hypnosis to help treat pain during labor. Both of these approaches are supported by research views, and the latter is especially appropriate for women who are restricted from using the major forms of traditional pain relief.
5. Postnatal Depression
After a diagnosis of postnatal depression, it can be useful to visit a hypnotherapist as well as following your doctor’s other suggestions.
For example, it can help to change destructive beliefs about worth as a mother, reduce worry about the baby’s well-being and encourage a peaceful mindset to be evoked by the baby’s presence.
However, it should be emphasized that speaking to a family doctor is the most important first step if you are concerned about how you’re feeling after the arrival of a new baby.
If you have plenty of dreams and goals yet find that you struggle to ever start pursuing them in any concrete way, hypnotherapy could get to the root of your motivational problems and make it easier for you to be more proactive in life.
Whether you’re longing to start a new career, finding it difficult to stick to a gym routine or suffering from chronic writer’s block, it’s worth trying a hypnotherapy session based on the issue.
Those who suffer from social anxiety may find themselves more able to be outgoing and gregarious after a program of hypnosis sessions.
Meanwhile, people with a wide range of debilitating phobias also routinely seek the help of a hypnotherapist. Fear of flying is a common reason to book an appointment, as is hypochondria.
8. Sexual Dysfunction
When all medical causes for sexual dysfunction has been eliminated, hypnotherapy may be usefully combined with psychotherapy to address the underlying beliefs and fears standing in the way of successfully engaging in satisfying sex.
Men with erection difficulties and women who experience pain during intercourse may find hypnosis especially helpful.
9. Skin Conditions
Although it may sound odd, a range of studies have now found that hypnosis can be of use to people who suffer from minor skin conditions (such as eczema), especially if the skin condition has a proven link to stress.
Hypnotherapy has proven especially helpful to children with skin problems, but if you’re considering this option for your child then it’s vital to find a hypnotherapist who has received extra training in working with young people.
Finally, if you have difficulty falling asleep or can’t seem to stay asleep for more than an hour at a time, hypnotherapy is worth exploring.
In addition to assisting you in the sessions, your hypnotherapist might give you a recording that you can listen to before you fall asleep, prompting your body to enter a deeper state of relaxation. However, all medical explanations for insomnia should be ruled out before a hypnotherapist is contacted.