Hypnotherapy can be a particularly effective treatment for fears and phobias, addictions, panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive behaviour, stress-related problems such as insomnia, and pain management including during surgery and childbirth.
Hypnotherapy, is a branch of therapy that aims to alter the patient’s state of consciousness through the use of hypnosis. This method is able to utilize positive suggestion to help change aspects of yourself such as your behaviour and feelings. During your first session of hypnotherapy, the hypnotherapist will be asking you specific questions about your lifestyle and overall health in order for you both to decide on what your goals will be during the therapy.
While under hypnosis, a patient will exhibit enhanced awareness and responsiveness which allows the therapist to bypass the rational part of the brain to the more receptive subconscious and introduce new or more positive thoughts and perspectives. You will also be more open to suggestion so that together, we can introduce new thoughts and change behaviour.
Hypnotherapy can have a positive effect for people who are struggling with emotional problems or anxiety. In many cases it also helps to aid those suffering from depression and stress-related illness. Some of the more common issues that hypnotherapy can aid with are patients that want help to stop smoking or to lose weight.