The entertainment industry has a lot to answer for when it comes to most people’s perception of hypnosis. It’s common that most people equate hypnosis with mind control and brain washing. People are fearful of a complete stranger embarrassing them by making them act like a fool, barking like a dog, dancing in a goofy manner, and anything else you can imagine.
However, hypnosis can be a wonderful tool when used correctly, and as a form of therapy. More and more people are turning to hypnosis to help them relax and reduce stress. Hypnotherapy can also help for people who have anxiety and phobias.
How does it work? Let’s explain.
How Hypnosis Works
Hypnosis works in two different ways for reducing stress.
Firstly, hypnosis will allow your body to become completely relaxed and have your mind open. This allows you to rapidly unwind, allowing your body and muscles to be in a relaxed state. This helps to reduce stress and relieve chronic illnesses that stress brings on.
The other way hypnosis can work is by helping you to achieve a better or adopt new changes to your lifestyle.
Through encouragement and positive suggestions you will be able to practice a healthier lifestyle and choose healthy options.
For example, you can have a more active lifestyle, feel more confident, de-clutter your home, and set and enforce boundaries with others, and much more.
Your mind and body will become more familiar and accepting of the positive benefits of these lifestyle changes, and where you previously may have struggled, you will now be able to move forward in a positive way.
How Hypnotherapists Help
Hypnosis allows your body to enter a trance and deeply relaxed, but focused state. This helps your conscious mind to receive suggestions to your body, and your unconscious mind to accept them.
Whilst there are ways you can practice self-hypnosis, we don’t suggest you venture here without guidance. Like any therapy, if you are unfamiliar and untrained, you can cause unintended results. We strongly suggest that you visit a professional hypnotherapist who has the training to take care of you.
Hypnosis is a wonderful tool because it can help in a multitude of ways in your life. Whether you want to stop smoking or have a healthy lifestyle, hypnosis can help you with almost anything you want to achieve in life.
It’s easy, enjoyable and a highly effective therapy. There are no negative side effects because it’s not a medication and so your body is also very safe.