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Hypnotherapy Can Reduce Anxiety And Symptoms Of Depression

Clinical hypnotherapy combines of hypnosis as well as psychological therapy provided by a qualified professional like Psychologists, Clinical Hypnotherapists or Mental Health Worker, and even Medical Practitioner. The practice of hypnosis used for therapeutic reasons involves slipping into an euphoric state where the therapist connects with the subconscious side of your brain. He or she makes suggestions for specific issues such as anxiety, pain, or addiction. Imagine it as an “connector” connecting your subconscious mind with your conscious mind. It is called the state of trance. Through the process of regaining memories, experiences and suppressed emotions, we are able to more effectively identify the source of harmful behavior or habits that could 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. Reduction of acute and chronic pain

A 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 therapy consistently resulted in significant reductions in the number of chronic pain-related problems. (Elkins, Jensen & Patterson 20019) Chronic pain refers to the presence of pain that lasts for at minimum 6 months or more, and could result in a great deal of distress and suffering. Clinical hypnotherapy that included practitioner-led instruction (during the course of a session) and self-hypnosis training on behalf of the person (outside of the session) aids in the reduction of discomfort associated with arthritis physical disability, fibromyalgia lower back pain, and cancer. The method of hypnosis used for treating patients was to increase the patient’s ability and competence in managing stress and pain by imagining the sensations of competing in the affected area.

2. A decrease in anxiety and signs of depression

With one-in-seven Australians suffer from depression at any point in their lives with one out of four people suffering from anxiousness (Beyond Blue 2020), mental health problems are quickly becoming the nation’s most significant health problem. Hypnotherapy for clinical purposes can assist those suffering from depression or anxiety by enhancing their physical and emotional control, reducing self-consciousness , and directing attention to specific areas (Stanford 2016.). When you are in hypnotherapy with us Our Clinical Hypnotherapist will lead you to a calm state and suggest coping strategies that can help you deal with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Utilizing phrases such as “when you start to be anxious or stressed then you should pause breath, count three” Your mind will learn how to respond rather than react , to challenging circumstances or feelings. When you are in a trance state during hypnotherapy, your brain is much more open suggestion than normally.

3. The management of fears, phobias or phobias

The most sought-after applications of Clinical hypnotherapy in Hampton Hill is to manage the effects of fears and phobias. A phobia can be defined as “a permanent and intense fear of the expectation of coming into contact with the presence of a particular object or circumstance” such as flying, spiders, huge crowds…etc (Fredette El-Baalbaki, Neron and Palardy 2012). For those who suffer from the condition, it could cause a feeling of panic or anxiety, and be accompanied by physical signs like sweating, heavy breathing , and an increase in heart rate. A study conducted in 2008 of California, USA, found that all those who received hypnotherapy to treat particular fears, including fear of snakes as well as driving, and heights. They had an average 56.46 percentage reduction in symptoms compared to their baseline scores (Alliant International University San Diego). In a 1993 study by the American Psychological Association found that “both rare and common phobias can be successfully dealt with using the use of hypnosis” generally using images-based therapy and suggestions for desensitisation.

4. Substance abuse and addiction

Clinical hypnotherapy is an alternative to taking drugs to manage addiction and abuse of substances for those who struggle with addiction, alcohol, gambling, drugs food, sexual sex, and many other issues. When you are in a state of hypnosis you’re more inclined to suggestions and less reluctant to look into deeply emotional traumas and past experiences that may have contributed to or triggered your addiction. Clinical Hypnotherapy can also provide positive perspectives on your addiction, giving you the courage and confidence to let go of your harmful habits. In a study conducted in 2017 done by Sawni & Breuner, clinical Hypnotherapy was found to increase the willpower of participants to defeat cravings and urges to eat. The study also showed that hypnosis could “potentially significantly 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 alcohol or drug addiction It is important to speak with your physician prior to determining whether it’s right for you.

5. Relationship issues and self-esteem

Perhaps one of the least appreciated 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 can be utilized) to attain desired outcomes such as changing your current thoughts or behavior” (Kircsh 1995) The emotions or behavior are often based on negative beliefs, attitudes and beliefs we hold about us and our relationships, which could be detrimental to our development and/or achievement. In allowing you to look deeper into your emotions and thoughts during hypnosis you will be able to discern patterns in your behavior that may contribute to negative results. Utilizing techniques that suggest our hypnotherapist will start to change how you speak to yourself, be aware of the person you are, deal with situations, interact with people and look at life’s happenings in a new way.