Hypnosis has been around for a very long time. In fact, almost all ancient cultures such as the Chinese, Egyptians, and Romans used hypnosis in one form or another. At a time when pharmaceuticals didn’t exist, Hypnosis was used to calm the mind and heal the sick. In this article, I look at 6 reasons why, despite all the advances in modern medicine, the practice of Hypnotherapy is often better than medication.
1. Master your emotional mind, naturally
Simply put, hypnotherapy separates your thinking into two parts:
- what you know and how you feel
or to put it another way:
- the conscious mind and the unconscious mind.
The conscious mind contains thoughts, feelings, and memories that you are aware of at any given moment. It allows you to think and talk about subjects and face challenges in a rational manner. Whereas, the unconscious mind deals with emotions, memories, and urges that are sometimes unpleasant and often buried beyond the reach of your conscious mind. When the conscious and unconscious minds are at odds, despite your best efforts, your emotions tend to take control.
Hypnosis acts like a lens that focuses on the unconscious processes, reframing unwanted thoughts and enabling you to find new and controlled ways of dealing with things.
2. Hypnotherapy for anxiety
Barely a day goes by without a new article or research report on the pressures of modern-day life and their impact on mental health and physical wellness. Stress and anxiety are a scourge of the modern age and it seems we are all vulnerable.
Contrary to popular belief, Hypnosis doesn’t induce sleep. Instead, it teaches you how to achieve a state of deep, anxiety-busting relaxation, all the while remaining awake and in control.
3. Hypnotherapy for phobias
Autumn heralds the arrival of ‘running spider season’. A tricky time of year for those that suffer from arachnophobia! Perhaps that’s you? Or maybe you suffer from another, all too common phobia?
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder that manifests itself as extreme fear of a specific situation or object, and it can be both disruptive and distressing.
Hypnotherapy can help immensely by reaching your subconscious mind and teaching you to reframe your thinking about whatever it is that scares you. In doing so, you then learn to control your involuntary responses to those triggers.
4. Pain Management
Chronic pain can be a complicated issue to deal with and hard to treat. Medical intervention and a pain management plan are usually required, and for many people, complementary therapies such as Hypnosis are an essential part of this plan.
Hypnosis works on the mind-body link to address what’s known as the pain-stress cycle. Put simply, pain can make you feel stressed, anxious, and fearful of your pain, in turn making it feel worse. Equipping you with the skills to relax and think differently about your pain, breaks the cycle, and can bring tremendous relief to both its severity and your ability to cope with it.
5. Promote natural healing
The idea of a world where prescription and over-the-counter drugs don’t exist is, of course, science fiction. Without modern-medicine, world-health would be very different. For example, Penicillin changed the face of medicine, saving millions of lives and vaccinations eradicated the likes of smallpox, polio, and measles.
However, there is a great deal of merit in taking steps to support natural healing whenever possible. This is where Hypnotherapy can help, enabling your thoughts and feelings to have a profound beneficial effect on your physical wellbeing.
6. Achieve your goals
I don’t just mean financially. I mean right across life’s rich spectrum of wellness, relationships with others, capabilities, aspirations, and ambitions too.
When you’re more in touch with your inner-self and able to reach, understand, and control deeply rooted feelings and emotions, you can channel them for success across every aspect of your life.
Now, if only there was a pill that could help you do that…
Please remember that in all cases, you should consult your GP before you embark on a course of treatment or therapy. That way you’ll be sure of doing the right thing to achieve the best possible outcome.
If you would like to find out more about how Hypnotherapy could help you. You can contact me in confidence for a one-to-one chat or why not click on the link below and book in for a free 30 minute initial consultation (with no obligation at all to book further appointments)?