5 Benefits of Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy is one of the oldest medical practices for treating everything from pain and depression to managing our vices. Hypnotherapy is a technique where a person is professionally guided into a relaxed state to help achieve a specific goal.

The practice of hypnotherapy is a proven and effective way to improve both mental and physical conditions. Here are five reasons why you may want to try hypnotherapy for yourself.

It helps you overcome your vices

Vices are those things we do that are bad for us such as smoking, drinking heavily and overeating. The overindulgences are often symptoms of deeper-rooted issues that have developed into personal habits.

Hypnotherapy has become so successful in helping people to quit smoking and overeating that hypnotherapists often offer flat-rate hypnotherapy sessions to tackle such vices.

You can beat insomnia

Sleeping disorders affect nearly 40% of the American population with insomnia as the second largest mental health disorder in the country. Sleep deprivation affects how we focus, make decisions, subjects us to a lack of motivation, and leads us to a state of insomnia.

Hypnotherapy focuses on helping people with insomnia relax by letting go of the anxieties that prevent us from sleeping at night. In addition to insomnia, hypnotherapy can also be used to stop sleepwalkers from sleepwalking and in some cases create a sleep discipline that helps manage a nightly routine to prepare for sleep.

Manage your depression

Nearly one in five Americans suffer from anxiety. Research into mental health has become one of the top areas of focus in the past 20 years. As we gain deeper insight into the causes of depression from genetics in some cases to PTSD and other life-experiences, the management of depression, anxiety and other mental health illnesses has become more important.

Hypnotherapy has become an effective method for managing mental health as it helps relax the mind as well as, in extreme cases, remember experiences that may have led to their trauma which is a step in overcoming or managing the anxiety surrounding that trauma.

Overcome your phobias

Much like smoking or overeating, hypnotherapy through suggestion can help people manage or overcome their phobias. More than 10% of the population will experience a significant phobia sometime in their lives. You may be afraid of hypodermic needles, driving, elevators, spiders, or heights. These are all common and luckily can be treatable through hypnotherapy.

The way it works is by detaching the phobia from your emotional response and then creating a more reasonable response.

Manage your pain

The mind is the most interesting part of the body and one of the best examples is how we use hypnotherapy to control pain. In fact, pain management through hypnotherapy can be so effective that it is often considered equivalent to other medical treatments for acute and chronic pain.

In addition to chronic and acute pain, many people don’t realize that pain is often attributed to stress and anxiety which are commonly treated with meditation and hypnotherapy.

While not everyone is a prime candidate for hypnotherapy, research studies have shown that it is an excellent way to treat and manage many of the mental and physical stresses we have in life and often control our lives. If you find yourself struggling to achieve wellness, hypnotherapy may be the answer for you.

Article written by; Laurie Larson.

Laurie is a freelance writer who enjoys writing on health & wellness topics to help others live their most fulfilled lives.