When quite a few people think of hypnotherapy, pictures of moving pocket watches might be the first thing they think of, along with the words ‘you are feeling tired… very sleepy’. Or perhaps they remember seeing stage hypnosis television shows where members of the audience are made to act foolishly. Yet true hypnotherapy is no stupid party trick; it is a real strategy for people to conquer unhealthy behaviours, such as comfort eating or smoking tobacco, by re-wiring the subconscious mind. Yet it is obviously natural to wonder ‘hypnotherapy – does it work?’ if you’re thinking of using this therapeutic strategy. With so many common myths surrounding this practice, it is important to learn the truth about hypnotherapy and how it can bring favourable changes to your life.
How exactly does it work?
By working together with the subconscious mind and using the power of suggestion, a hypnotherapist can re-programme unhelpful thinking with new beneficial feelings. Although the conscious mind only recalls a tiny part of everything we see, hear and encounter; the subconscious stores it all, generally without our awareness. A hypnotic approach functions by gaining access to these concealed memories and views to create new, healthier beliefs and habits.
The stereotypical belief is that a hypnotic approach means sending the customer to sleep. However, what actually will happen is that the individual is guided into a really relaxed state of mind.
It’s commonplace for people that enter a state of trance only to appreciate that they have been ‘’in’ hypnosis once they are returning into a normal state of consciousness. Sometimes people will notice no change at all, as visual and auditory awareness is often retained during a hypnotherapy session. However, several people will be surprised by how little they can remember about the session, as often a degree of amnesia takes place when we are really relaxed.
A truly effective way
Quite a few customers have noticed life-changing outcomes through utilising hypnotherapy, often highly recommending it to other people for issues for example smoking tobacco, addictions, sadness, panic attacks, weight problems, sleep problems, plus more. Actually quite a few celebs have taken advantage of hypnotherapy, including Matt Damon (to help him give up cigarettes), Orlando Bloom (to beat a dependency to chocolate), Kevin Costner (to remove sea sickness when filming ‘Waterworld’) and Sophie Dahl (for weight loss).
Hypnosis is by no means a novelty therapy trend with no real benefit – in the 1890’s, the British Medical Association commissioned an assessment to ascertain the nature and effects of hypnotherapy: “The Committee are of opinion,” they noted, “that as a therapeutic agent hypnotism is frequently effective in relieving pain, procuring sleep, and alleviating many functional ailments [i.e. psycho-somatic complaints and anxiety disorders].” Einstein is even believed to have used it!
With approval for hypnotherapy spanning over 100 years, plus so many very happy customers, this method can offer a powerful solution to numerous different issues.
Andy Cox at Assured Effects Hypnotherapy whose hypnotherapy practice is based in Dorset pointed out, ” Hypnosis is about states of awareness, or alertness. The best way to work with the mind is in an altered state to the usual “got to get this done…and that done” state. Being in a hypnotic trance is very much like daydreaming or meditation. Most people naturally go in and out of hypnosis every day without even thinking about it.”
Clinical Hypnotherapy in Dorchester, Poole, Bournemouth, and Wimborne, Dorset; Specialising in confidence, anxiety, stress, insomnia, weight control, phobias, and smoking cessation. Fully qualified & insured, 9 years experience working with over 1,500 clients.