Hypnotherapy can completely change a person’s life.

It helps you access deeply held negative beliefs and 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?

emotional health with hypnotherapy

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 a bad habit that you have? A habit or behaviour that you would love to be rid of for good?

Struggling with smoking or compulsive gambling? Biting your nails? Blushing?

Got a behaviour that bothers someone close to you? You get irritable or cranky and 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When you are stressed you tend to cope in ways that are outdated. Coping in ways that you learned a long time ago, perhaps as youngster. But as a child you didn’t have the same reasoning abilities, or life experience that you now have as an adult.

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 some of those deeply entrenched negative beliefs and habits that are difficult to overcome on your own.

Hypnotherapy helps to dig right down to the 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 overall weight loss, than just by dieting alone. Hypnotherapy helps you want to change your eating patterns and 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 help you better deal with your own underlying reasons for being overweight.

For some people the problem is 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 someone’s 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 and seek help as quickly as possible.

Whether it’s an addiction to alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, gambling, or food, sweets or chocolate, hypnotherapy can be a part of an addiction treatment therapy.

Suggestions made in hypnosis are powerful and can change a person’s mindset and outlook 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 and, can be greatly modified by hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is the name given to a host of unexplained symptoms, relating to a disturbance of the colon or intestines. IBS can become chronic and debilitating, physically and emotionally. About one in 10 people suffer symptoms severe enough to seek help from their GP.

Hypnosis, mindfulness and meditation techniques can provide an all-natural boost to produce relief. IBS symptoms and discomfort as well as relief from back pain are all within the power of the mind.

5) Fertility, Conception and Birth

Hypnosis for infertility increases your chances of a successful conception and pregnancy. Hypnofertility is of benefit to couples who are experiencing delays becoming pregnant or 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) 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 and sleep patterns, allowing you to have peaceful, rejuvenating and refreshing sleep naturally.

7) Recovery from stress, anxiety, panic attacks and trauma

Sometimes our reactions, anxiety and life circumstances are the results of losing touch with deeply hidden trauma. Emotional issues that have been buried over decades can be triggered, causing stress or panic attacks if they have not been 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 suggestions and guided hypnosis help you access hidden and buried memories, so that you can release them. This 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, and work with you one-on-one to free yourself from troubling emotions and 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, a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist in Sydney by phone 02 9568 6801, complete my contact form or book a session online.