How Hypnotherapy Can Benefit You And Your Health
It is still assumed by many that hypnosis, being classed as an ‘alternative’ therapy, either is unlikely to work, or only work in some limited capacities.
However, more and more, medical research is catching up with the facts that hypnotherapists and many of their patients have known for decades.
That hypnosis works and can work in a variety of different ways. More health conditions than were previously realised can benefit from hypnosis. And although we acknowledge that not everyone finds hypnosis personally works for them, for those which it does, the news may be better than expected.
Charlotte at halcyon hypnotherapy in Sheffield, England listed a selection of a few of the health conditions and illnesses which have been aided by the use of hypnosis. Perhaps some of them might surprise you!
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
A 2003 study came to some surprising findings, 81% of participants experienced some improvement in their symptoms for up to six years after their sessions had finished.
Yes, they were still also advised to make some diet and other lifestyle changes, but the use of hypnotherapy also seemed to quell their symptoms effectively.
Maybe it was help with relaxation techniques, but it benefited between 70 and 80% of participants. Further studies have also been conducted, which have also confirmed similar results to the 2003 study.
Hypnosis has long been used in the treatment of insomnia. And while we have no idea exactly how many people it has helped, we can see the advantages of having a drug free solution to the hell that is insomnia.
Sleeping pills can be habit forming and come with a long list of side effects. Whereas hypnosis does not. The worst that can happen here, is that it will simply fail to work.
Although no-one is exactly certain how it works; being brought into an intense state of relaxed concentration (which is the hypnotic state) is a good place to start, with trying to unlock the psychological state of the brain and bring it to sleep.
Whereas no one can know whether hypnosis will help your insomnia, there is hard evidence to show that it has helped others.
A Swiss study revealed that a test group of healthy young volunteers slept more deeply after a period of hypnosis, than otherwise. The research also found that women were more susceptible to the hypnosis working than men!
One of the best things you can do for you health is to lose weight. High blood pressure, heart disease, chances of having a stroke, diabetes, some cancers are just some of the symptoms you could avoid if you lost weight
Hypnosis, primarily the hypnoslimmer sessions at Halcyon Hypnotherapy are said to aid weight loss. Many people are said to have started to lose a considerable amount of weight when used with other types of weight control such as exercise and diet.
It is all part of a healthy mind set towards your diet and living a healthy lifestyle.
One of the least expected findings, were on the beneficial effects of hypnotherapy on some menopausal symptoms – notably the reduction of hot flashes.
One piece of research conducted in 2013 suggested that women suffering for multiple hot flashes (i.e. around fifty a week) found their symptoms ameliorated by around 74%. This was achieved after five weekly sessions of hypnosis.
Maybe it should hardly be news that hypnotherapy should be used in the management and alleviation of physical pain.
Perhaps it cannot totally stop the source of the pain, but it can help the individual better deal with the stress which may accompany it.
Simply by promoting relaxation and eliminating the anxiety which many chronic pain sufferers find makes their conditions worse, some degree of help can be achieved.
Hypnotherapy can also help when it comes to addictions or cravings.
One of the most popular requests is to help stop smoking at halcyon hypnotherapy according to its owner and head hypnotherapist Charlotte.
The results quite simply are amazing and are backed up to be one of the most effective ways to quit.
The above is only a small selection of some of the health benefits which hypnosis can help with!