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Using Hypnotherapy For Self-esteem And Relationship Issues

Clinical hypnotherapy combines of hypnosis as well as psychological therapy provided by a qualified professional like a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Psychoologist or Mental Health Worker, as well as a Medical Practitioner. The use of hypnosis to treat therapeutic reasons involves slipping into a state of relaxation in which your therapist talks to the subconscious portion of your brain. He or she makes suggestions for specific issues like anxiety, pain or addiction. Imagine the hypnosis process as an “connector” connecting your subconscious mind with your conscious mind. This is often known as being in an euphoric state. In gaining access to deeply buried memories, experiences and suppressed emotions, we are able to more effectively identify the source of destructive behavior/habits that might otherwise take several weeks to discover. This is why a lot of healthcare and allied health professionals are using the power of hypnotherapy to speed up results for their clients.

What are the advantages of hypnotherapy in the form of a clinical session?

1. Acute and chronic pain is less severe.

An Clinical Hypnotherapy study from 2009, comparing results from 13 trials that examined the results of hypnosis treatment of pain, concluded that in nearly every instance hypnosis treatment consistently led to significant reductions in the number of chronic pain-related problems. (Elkins, Jensen & Patterson 20019) Chronic pain refers to persistent pain for at minimum 6 months or more, and could cause a lot of suffering and stress. Clinical hypnotherapy that included practitioner-led instruction (during sessions) and self-hypnosis instruction to the client (outside of the session) assisted in reducing discomfort associated with arthritis physical disability, fibromyalgia lower back pain, and even cancer. The hypnotic approach used in helping patients involved enhancing the patient’s ability and competence in managing stress and pain through imagining different sensations in the affected area.

2. The reduction in anxiety and the symptoms of depression

With one-in-seven Australians suffering from depression during their lives as well as one-fourth of them suffering from anxiousness (Beyond Blue 2020), mental health problems are quickly becoming Australia’s biggest health problem. Hypnotherapy for clinical purposes can assist those who are suffering from depression and anxiety by helping improve their physical and mental control, reducing self-consciousness , and focussing attention (Stanford 2016,). When you are in hypnotherapy with us Our Clinical Hypnotherapist will lead you to a calm state and suggest coping strategies to help deal with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. By using phrases such as “when you start to worry or feel anxious then you should pause for a moment, breathe deeply and count three” Your mind will learn how to respond rather than react , to challenging circumstances or feelings. When you are in a trance state in hypnotherapy your mind is more open to suggestion than normally.

3. Control of fears or phobias

The most well-known applications of Clinical Hypnotherapy is the treatment of fears and phobias. A phobia is “a constant and intense anxiety about the expectation of coming into contact with the presence of a particular object or circumstance” like flying, spiders, huge crowds…etc (Fredette El-Baalbaki and Fredette Neron and Palardy, 2012). For those suffering from it, it can create a feeling of fear or anxiety that is that is accompanied by physical symptoms like sweating, heavy breathing , and an increase in heart rate. A study from 2008 conducted in California, USA, found that all those who received hypnotherapy to treat particular fears such as fear of snakes as well as driving, and heights. They were able to experience an average 56.46 percentage reduction in symptoms as compared to their baseline scores (Alliant International University San Diego). A 1993 report from the American Psychological Association found that “both rare and common phobias can be successfully dealt with by the use of hypnosis” typically using image-based therapy as well as suggestive desensitisation techniques.

4. Addiction and abuse of substances

Clinical hypnotherapy is an effective, drug-free solution to the problem of addiction and addiction for those who struggle with addiction, gambling, alcohol, drugs or food addiction, sexual activity, or many other issues. When you are in a state of hypnosis it is easier to inclined to suggestions and less reluctant to look into the deepest emotional traumas and past events that could have contributed to or triggered your addiction. Clinical Hypnotherapy could also offer an optimistic view of your addiction, giving you the confidence and the willpower to overcome negative habits. In a study from 2017 conducted of Sawni & Breuner, clinical therapy was proven to build participants’ willpower to fight cravings and addictions. The study also proved that hypnosis could “potentially positively alter the neurophysiological systems capable of rewiring specific patterns and rewiring” within the brain. This is especially useful for treating habits and addictions.

When considering the use of clinical hypnotherapy to treat addiction to alcohol or drugs It is important to speak with your doctor prior to determining whether it’s right for you.

5. Relationship issues and self-esteem

One of the less well-known uses of clinical Hypnotherapy is its effectiveness in improving relationships with others and self-esteem. Hypnotherapy is described as an “psychological psychological healing procedure (that is able to be utilized) to attain desired outcomes like changing the way you feel or behaviors” (Kircsh 1995) These thoughts or behaviors tend to be influenced by negative beliefs, attitudes and beliefs we hold about our relationship with others and ourselves; that can hinder our progress and/or our success. Through allowing you to go into the underlying feelings and thoughts during hypnosis you will be able to discern patterns in your behavior that could be causing negative results. Through the use of suggestive techniques the hypnotherapist in Hampton Hill can begin to transform how you speak about yourself, appreciate your own uniqueness, manage events, interact with others and view life’s events from a different angle.