How Hypnotherapy Can Help


The idea of hypnosis for weight loss, or anything really, can seem strange at first. Yet people successfully use hypnotherapy all of the time, it is a  common method of gaining a breakthrough in areas that seem blocked by other means. Before we delve into how it can help, let us first discount a few myths about hypnotherapy so that you can move forward with an open, cleared mind.

The Myths

Some people believe that hypnosis only works the way that you see it portrayed on television, but this is so wrong. When using therapeutic hypnosis, you will remember what is going on during the session. The only difference is that you may find you lost track of time. The only changes in your mind will be those you accept, and nothing will be forced upon you. You also will not fall asleep, and nothing harmful will happen to you as a result of your hypnosis. Now that we have cleared the air, let’s move forward with things.

How Hypnotherapy Can Help You

Hypnotherapy works by taking your negative images and either diminishing them significantly or getting rid of them completely. These negative thoughts or images are then replaced with new ones that are much more positive. These new images help to develop new habits and behaviors that are better for you, your health, and your overall well-being. For example, a pregnant woman is naturally afraid of the delivery that is soon to come, especially if she is going to be experiencing it for the first time. This fear translates into negative thoughts and images about how painful it is going to be, what complications could arise, and even how she will handle the new baby or how she will interact with it. During a hypnotherapy session, these negative images and thoughts are replaced with new ones, which are beneficial. The woman will now be assured that she can deal with the pain, that no serious complications will arise, and that she will be able to properly love or interact with her newborn baby.

 You may now be wondering what hypnotherapy can actually help a person deal with. It can help anyone who wishes to discard old, negative thoughts for ones that will better suit a carefree lifestyle, but there are a few cases in particular for which this type of treatment has been proven to work. Here are just a few compelling examples of reasons you may use hypnotherapy:

  •  weight loss
  •  smoking cessation
  • to quit habits such as hair twirling, nail biting, pen or foot taping, etc.
  • help dealing with pain or loss
  •  IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  •  anxiety problems or disorders
  •  phobias
  •  panic attacks, or panic disorder and much more!

As you can see, there are many reasons why a person may find this type of treatment to be beneficial. Most people look at the myths we earlier discounted and use them as a reason not to get help, or else they convince themselves that if they need this kind of help, there must be something wrong with them. There is nothing seriously wrong with you. It is just the way that your mind and instincts are wired. Hypnotherapy can help you to change that, and you will find yourself living a fuller, happier, healthier life as a result.