Hypnotherapy - Tips for a Healthier You in 2019

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:

  1. Phobias, fears, and anxiety
  2. Sleep disorders
  3. Depression
  4. Self-esteem management
  5. Stress
  6. Post-trauma anxiety
  7. Grief and loss
  8. Weight management
  9. Smoking cessation
  10. Pain management
  11. Addiction
  12. 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!


Hypnotherapy to Treat Fears and Phobias

Many people suffer from a phobia in one form or another. For some people, their phobia can be mildly unsettling, but manageable. For others, when left untreated, their phobias can become seriously damaging.

Hypnosis is frequently practiced as an effective treatment for many individuals suffering from phobias.

What is a Phobia?

We are not born with fears and phobias. Our minds and bodies learn to associate a particular object or situation with feelings of anxiety, panic, and disgust.

Fear is a natural response caused by real danger, such as being afraid of wild animals or being mugged. It's also a survival instinct that warns us against certain objects or situations. On the other hand, a phobia is a completely irrational fear of an object or situation that typically produces little or no danger.

In many cases, phobias develop without a clear single traumatic event evident as the cause. For some people, a phobia can trigger panic attacks. In severe cases, a phobia can end up controlling a person’s life. However, you do not have to suffer indefinitely. When it comes to phobias, a reaction is unconscious. We do not consciously decide to react with fear or panic, it just happens.

Hypnotherapy is designed to treat phobias. Hypnosis connects with the unconscious part of the mind. It provides our mind with the tools to overcome our fear and phobias to create long-lasting improvements.

How Can Hypnotherapy Treat Fears and Phobias?

When hypnotherapy is used to treat a phobia, the initial goal of the hypnotherapist is to discover the underlying cause of the phobia. Typically, the phobia developed as the result of a traumatic event in a person’s life.

In order to access this memory, the individual participating in hypnotherapy must enter a state of complete relaxation. A hypnotherapist will apply techniques to help their patient become very relaxed and focused, known as a hypnotic trance. During this relaxed state, a person is receptive to suggestion, which is what opens the door to obtaining permanent relief from phobias.

The number of hypnosis sessions required to treat a patient suffering from phobias will vary from patient to patient. Treatment depends on several factors, to include:

1- How severely the phobia affects him/her

2- Maturity level and personality structure

3- How determined the patient is to be free from their phobia

4- The type, depth, and severity of the phobia

Annie Browne Phobia and Fear Hypnotherapy

Research demonstrates that treating fears and phobias can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnosis and relaxation techniques to help her patients understand the underlying causes of their phobias.

Some of the phobias you can conquer through hypnotherapy include:

1- Fear of flying in small planes or large jets

2- Fear of driving on freeways, bridges, or being afraid to drive at all

3- Fear of public speaking

4- Fears associated with taking exams

5- Fear of animals or insects

6- White coat phobia (fear of hospitals or doctors)

7- And many more

You do not have to fight this battle alone. If you are ready to overcome your fears and phobias once and for all, schedule your Hypnotherapy session today!


Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Anxiety and Stress

Life can be hectic, and given the climate of our world, a little stress now and again is a common part of life. However, dealing with daily, recurrent stress can be detrimental to your physical and mental well-being. In fact, any level of anxiety has a significant impact on our physical and mental health. When left untreated, symptoms of stress can affect your concentration and focus, sleep, ability to fight infections, and seriously affect your body and health.

Fortunately, you are not alone. Anxiety Hypnotherapy is becoming a recognised method for reducing the feelings of anxiety. Hypnotherapy for anxiety can help boost confidence while reducing feelings of fear and constant worry. Hypnotherapy will help you develop the ability to access the calm state of mind required to overcome the often-overwhelming stressors and emotions in your daily life.

What is Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and heightened awareness. In 1955, hypnotherapy was officially recognised as a legitimate therapeutic technique by the British Medical Association. Since then, hypnotherapy has become an accepted and celebrated component of traditional health treatment.

Stress and Anxiety Hypnotherapy concentrates on understanding and changing the patterns of behavior that trigger stress and anxiety. When left untreated, stress and anxiety can lead to a host of physical, psychological, emotional and behavioral problems. Common symptoms include:

    • Mood swings
    • Depression
    • Decreased self-esteem
    • Problems with attention and concentration
    • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
    • Physical aches and pains
    • Stomach complications (i.e., stomach ulcers)
    • Loss of energy
    • Heart palpitations
    • Increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • And more

How does Anxiety Hypnotherapy Work?

Anxiety Hypnotherapy addresses the underlying emotions that fuel anxiety. Hypnotherapy is designed to quickly determine the source of the individual's anxiety through regression work.

Together with your hypnotherapist, you'll determine the causes of your anxiety and stress. You'll learn how to change the way you respond to daily triggers. Anxiety Hypnotherapy will teach you various methods to relax quickly and respond calmly. Your hypnotherapist will also teach you how to practice self-hypnosis to aid your anxiety between sessions.

Suggestion Hypnotherapy

Anxiety Hypnotherapy leverages a relaxed hypnotic state to access your unconscious mind. This hypnotic state helps an individual better respond to suggestions. Therefore, hypnotherapy can help some people change certain behaviors, including how they respond to their stress triggers. It can also help individuals change their perceptions and sensations, which is particularly useful in treating anxiety.

Using the power of suggestion, your hypnotherapy is designed to promote positive changes to help you manage the causes of your stress and anxiety. These suggestions can be tailored to help you learn what triggers your anxiety and why, as well as how to change the way you react towards them.

Annie Browne Anxiety Hypnotherapy

Research demonstrates that treating anxiety without relying on medication can be achieved through techniques such as hypnosis, mindfulness, and relaxation. Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help her patients understand the triggers and root causes of their stress and anxiety.

You do not have to fight this battle alone. If you are ready to rid your life of the daily impact of stress and anxiety, schedule your Anxiety Hypnotherapy session today!