What is Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy is a method by which a qualified therapist can induce a positive mental state in an individual. The therapist attempts to relax the person’s conscious mind to make the unconscious mind more accessible. Hypnosis is designed to generate a state of deep relaxation in which there is a heightened receptivity to suggestion through the calm repetition of words and statements. Once an individual is in this state, the practitioner provides simple verbal suggestions that help the mind block the awareness of pain and replace it with a more positive feeling, such as a feeling of warmth. If the pain is the result of an earlier injury, the practitioner may also help the individual more clearly remember the incident – a practice that often helps alleviate anxiety and thus reduce pain.
Hypnotherapy enhances positive imagery, helps to reduce anxiety, and induces a deep level of relaxation. During a hypnotic state, the mind is highly focused and fully aware of the situation, enabling the person to concentrate without being distracted. During hypnosis, breathing and pulse rate slow down, and blood pressure may drop.
Who is Hypnotherapy for?
No one can be forced into hypnosis. You must be a willing participant in the process. Good rapport between therapist and client is important. Hypnosis has been used successfully to control back pain, joint pain, insomnia, and the pain of migraines and other headaches. This technique can be a valuable self-help tool, as you can learn to hypnotise yourself whenever you need it. However, self-hypnosis must first be learned from a professional with experience in hypnotherapy.
There are dozens of success stories of well-known celebrities whose careers and lives have benefited from hypnotherapy:-
Adele (Singer) – Quit Smoking
Albert Einstein (Physicist) – Access deeper depth of creativity
Ashton Kutcher (Actor) – Personal Development and Quit Smoking
Bruce Willis – (Actor) – Overcome Stuttering
David Beckham (Soccer Player) – Career Success
Fergie (Singer-Songwriter) – Weight Loss
Jack Nicklaus (Professional Golfer) – Concentration
Ellen Degeneres (Comedian and TV Host) – Quit Smoking
Finally, in the words of Ben Affleck (Actor) – “I feel a huge difference in my health now that I don’t smoke. I feel like I’m in better shape than I was five years ago – another fan of mind enhancement and especially hypnotherapy and its ability to rewrite human behaviour.”
Quitting smoking can be a real challenge. Hypnotherapy has a proven success rate when compared to other treatments, and often just one or two sessions sees results.