With the new year just around the corner, it is time to start considering how you can progress on your journey to a healthier you. Hypnotherapy can help you on your path to a healthier mind and body.
What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a set of techniques designed to enhance concentration, minimize distractions, and strengthen responsiveness to suggestions in order to modify an individual’s thoughts, behavior, feelings, and/or physiological state. Research indicates that hypnosis works as part of a treatment program for a number of psychological and medical conditions, including pain relief and pain management.
Hypnotherapy typically takes place with the help of a therapist who will use verbal repetition and mental images during a hypnotic trance-like state. During this trance-like state, patients have heightened focus and concentration.
The Hypnotic State
The human brain has several types of consciousness, which range from drowsy and fully alert to fully asleep, with many variations in between. Hypnotic states can occur both spontaneously and naturally. Researchers believe that hypnosis promotes particular brain wave activity that “allows the mind to take in and adopt new ideas, while others suggest that hypnosis accesses the ‘unconscious mind,’ which is more open to new ideas than the rational ‘conscious mind.'”
Common examples of the various types of consciousness include daydreaming, becoming absorbed in a fun activity, losing track of time, and falling asleep. During hypnotherapy, a hypnotherapist deliberately induces a state of relaxed awareness. Once a patient’s mind enters a relaxed state, therapeutic suggestions can have a very positive effect on perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors.
Benefits of Hypnotherapy
The hypnotic state allows a person to be more open. Hypnotherapy provides an effective method for coping with stress and anxiety, as well as managing chronic pain. Hypnosis has also proven beneficial for other conditions, including:
- Phobias, fears, and anxiety
- Sleep disorders
- Self-esteem management
- Post-trauma anxiety
- Grief and loss
- Weight management
- Smoking cessation
- Pain management
- And more
How does Sleep Hypnotherapy Work?
Sleep Hypnotherapy will teach you various methods to relax quickly and efficiently. You’ll learn how to switch off your active mind before it turns into the troubling thoughts, anxiety, and stress that keeps you awake. Together with your hypnotherapist, you’ll determine the areas of your life you would like to treat with hypnotherapy. Your hypnotherapist will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis to aid your sleep.
Together with your hypnotherapist, you will also be given hypnosis specifically tailored to help you with your specific area of concern (i.e. insomnia, addiction, pain management, etc.). Additionally, learning the art of relaxation will help you on your path to a healthier lifestyle.
Annie Browne Hypnotherapy
Research demonstrates that treating physical and emotional ailments without medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to increase both the quantity and quality of sleep, as well as addressing the underlying causes of insomnia. Through hypnotherapy, Annie’s patients will gain new skills regarding how to change their sleep habits to achieve a healthier way of life.
You do not have to fight your battle alone. If you are ready to rid your life of the daily impact of stress, anxiety, pain, or other medical conditions, schedule your Anxiety Hypnotherapy session today!