Every year on March 20th, the world unites to celebrate International Happiness Day. The United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness every year since 2013 as a way to “recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.” In 2015, in conjunction with International Happiness Day, the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals striving to end poverty, reduce inequality, and protect our planet. Together these three key aspects will lead to overall and sustained happiness and health.



What does it Mean to Be Happy?

Happiness is the driving force behind the human race. A simple word to say, the complexity behind the meaning of the word happiness is a bit more difficult to define. We all find happiness in different ways. For some people, happiness is measured in wealth or personal success. For others, happiness is found in family, friends, and partnership. While happiness is different for each person, happiness can generally be defined as finding a sense of purpose, peace, and fulfillment in our lives.

Research conducted by Sonia Lyubomirsky in her book ‘The How of Happiness’ indicates that happiness is made up of three factors, some more influential than others.


  1. Fixed factors (50%) – such as genes, gender, ethnicity, and age.
  2. Changeable factors (40%) – what you do with your time and the skills you develop.
  3. Circumstantial factors (10%) – career, friends, partner, and physical appearance.



Happiness and Hypnotherapy

Oftentimes, when we are unhappy, we also suffer from aspects of anxiety, anger, frustration, or depression. With the help of hypnotherapy, participants learn to progressively open to the natural happiness within.

Hypnotherapy is designed to help you conquer your bad habits. When completed with the help of a certified hypnotherapist, it also helps individual tap into the unconscious mind to by addressing the negative underlying habits and subconscious messages which cause us to repeat our unwanted and unhealthy behaviors.

Together with your hypnotherapist, you will recognize unhealthy internal urges and replace them with positive messages for a healthier life. Hypnotherapy can be used to address a wide variety of habits, to include:


  1. Overspending
  2. Overeating
  3. Smoking
  4. Consuming controlled substances
  5. And more

Additionally, research has shown hypnotherapy can improve physical and mental health. Neuro Science, the study of the brain, has shown there is a powerful connection between the mind and body. Hypnotherapy proves beneficial for individuals to address a number of medical concerns, such as addressing and treating:


  1. Fears and phobias
  2. Anxiety disorders
  3. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  4. Chronic Pain
  5. Insomnia

Essentially, our brain is made up of two important aspects that directly impact our sense of happiness – the limbic system (primitive mind), and the intellectual mind. During good times and bad, the limbic system is responsible for our learned behavioral patterns. On the other hand, our intellectual mind is the portion of our brain that gets things done and is generally positive.

Hypnosis helps to reduce stress levels and returns the intellectual mind to the driver’s seat when things become out of control. Changing the way we think can be very beneficial to our health, leading to increased self-confidence, increased self-esteem, and increased belief in self-worth. Additionally, hypnotherapy can reduce feelings of worry, stress, and frustration.



Annie Browne Hypnotherapy

Regardless of what form of happiness you seek, hypnotherapy can help! Annie Browne uses hypnotic and relaxation techniques to help her patients understand the triggers and root causes of their habits and behaviors to become happier and healthier people.

If you are ready to live a healthier life, both physically and mentally, schedule your hypnotherapy session today!