Hypnotherapy offers many benefits to completely change a person’s life.
Hypnosis helps you access deeply held negative beliefs; to break long term bad habits; for a fresh new approach to life. There’s no doubt that the overall benefits of hypnotherapy will surprise you.
But what are they?
Ever wondered what hypnosis can do for you?
Take a closer look at these 7 surprising benefits hypnotherapy can achieve, and how it could help you.
1) Kick Bad Habits for Good
Are you aware of bad habits that you have? Habits or behaviours that you would love to be rid of for good?
Got a behaviour that bothers someone close to you? Do you get irritable or cranky? When you are angry do you have a habit of yelling at, or arguing with, your loved ones. No matter how hard you try, it seems like you just can’t kick those pesky bad habits. Even though you want to!
Do you have a tendency to react in certain ways when you are stressed?
When you are stressed you cope in ways that are outdated. Reacting in ways you learned a long time ago, perhaps as a youngster, are no longer appropriate. But you can change your behaviours now as an adult, because as a child you didn’t have the same reasoning abilities, or life experiences, that you have now.
The good news is, that in hypnosis, you can access resources and strengths within your subconscious. A good hypnotherapist knows how to help you release those deeply entrenched negative beliefs or habits, that are difficult to overcome on your own.
Hypnotherapy helps to dig right down to the original cause of your particular behaviour. Thereby transforming and overcoming your bad habits for good.
2) Lose Weight with hypnosis
Using hypnosis along with dieting, increases your overall weight loss, then by just dieting alone. Hypnotherapy helps motivate you to change your eating habits from the inside, rather than forcing change on yourself from the outside.
When your negative self talk changes, you become more motivated and actually want to eat healthier. You more instinctively choose healthy foods. So losing weight becomes that much easier!
In order to get the best possible results, three or four sessions of hypnotherapy for weight loss are recommended. Each session is designed to resolve your underlying reasons for being overweight.
For example, some people have a problem with binge eating or overeating. For others its comfort eating or snacking on sweets, chocolates or chips.
Hypnosis sessions provide you the much needed ongoing support for changing your eating habits and staying motivated to reach your desired weight loss goals.
3) Overcome Addictions
There are so many different reasons for addiction; from genetic to cultural to behavioural. Once addiction takes hold of your life, it can seem almost impossible to overcome on your own.
If you are suffering from an addiction, it’s important to release yourself from its clutches. Seek help as quickly as possible. The longer you leave it the harder it gets.
Whether it’s an addiction to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, gambling, chocolate or diet coke, hypnotherapy can be a part of an addiction treatment therapy.
Suggestions made in hypnosis are powerful and can change your mindset from the inside out.
4) Relieve Chronic Back Pain and IBS
Some people never get long term relief from pain and discomfort. No matter what treatment, medication or exercise they try. Not many people know that the pain control receptors are within the mind itself. Pain can be greatly modified by hypnosis techniques. Below you can find out more about hypnotherapy benefits for pain management for back pain, childbirth and IBS.
IBS of Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the name given to unexplained gut symptoms. IBS causes a host of disturbances of the colon or intestines. Many sufferers describe IBS pain as chronic and debilitating, physically and emotionally. About one in 10 people suffer from IBS pain and discomfort severe enough to seek help from their GP.
Hypnosis, mindfulness and meditation techniques can provide support and relief from back pain. Many chronic conditions are effectively managed within the power of the mind.
5) Hypnotherapy benefits for Fertility, Conception and Birth
Hypnosis for infertility or Hypnofertility increases your chances of a successful conception and pregnancy. Hypnotherapy is of benefit to couples who are experiencing stress due to delays in becoming pregnant, or as support during IVF and fertility treatments.
Couples undergoing unexplained infertility or experiencing prolonged delays in conception, say they find it very stressful. Particularly if they are over 35 or undergoing IVF which causes further stress!
Stress hormones, as has been established by research, do not contribute to an environment for successful pregnancy. Clinical hypnotherapy is proving to be very effective in reducing stress and in stimulating fertility.
Pregnant mothers can experience a range of fears, worries and anxieties in the lead up to the due date, especially if they are first time mothers. Worrying too much about the labour and fear of the pain, ruin what could be a very calm and even a pain free experience.
Hypnosis for birth or hypnobirthing, has been known for promoting the more joyful aspects of pregnancy and birth. While breathing calmly allows mothers to naturally manage their birthing and bring the power back to their bodies.
6) Hypnotherapy Benefits for Better Sleep (Overcome Insomnia)
Millions of people suffer from the distress of sleep deprivation. Sleep disorders range from insomnia to night terrors, to clenching the jaw, teeth grinding, sleep-apnoea and restlessness. These symptoms will not only affect your health and productivity, but gradually decline your mental health as well.
Insomnia treatment with hypnosis helps you prevent majority of the side effects caused by lack of sleep which causes fogginess, lethargy, low moods and irritability.
Medications and sleeping pills can actually make these issues worse. Hypnosis works on a deep subconscious level to alter your dreams patterns, allowing you to have peaceful, rejuvenating and refreshing sleep naturally.
7) Recovery from stress, anxiety, panic attacks and trauma
Some of our reactions to stress, anxiety and life circumstances are the result of losing touch with deeply hidden trauma. Emotional issues that have been buried decades ago can be triggered, causing stress or panic attacks if they have not been properly dealt with.
We could all benefit by being more aware of what our stressful thoughts and emotions are really doing. Because while we are swept up with re-living gloomy or traumatic thoughts from the past, our nervous system is producing a response in our body as though it is happening now.
Much the same happens when we are fearing and stressing about something in the future, we are bringing those feelings into the present moment.
Carefully structured stress release and suggestions in guided hypnosis help you access hidden, buried memories, so that you can release them. This gradual emotional release assists you in breaking stubborn old patterns.
If you have to work hard at anything, then work hard at being your own best friend. Learn to think thoughts that are helpful to you, not working against you.
Hypnosis can provide you a huge range of transformational and life-changing benefits, far beyond what is listed here. A qualified and experienced hypnotherapist is able to help you identify issues and problems. Hypnotherapy benefits are gained by working with you one-on-one to free your from troubling emotions and bad habits. As a result you are guided to change your life for the better.
After experiencing hypnosis in therapy sessions, many people report positive changes in their health, wellbeing and lifestyle.
If you have any further questions about hypnosis facts, feel free to contact me, I’m Katherine Ferris, an Experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist in Sydney phone 02 9568 6801, complete my contact form or book a session online.
CH, Dip. PSH, GSPP
Hypnotherapist – Sydney Wellbeing Centre
I provide hypnotherapy services for mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Hypnotherapy brings quick relief from stress and anxiety, panic attacks, and habits and addictions, to stop smoking and gambling.
With 20+ years experience as a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist I run the practice at Sydney Wellbeing Centre.