“Hypnosis is like falling asleep, and a hypnotist can make you do things against your will.” These are often the most common ideas about hypnosis that are being promoted in movies and on television. That hypnosis can be used to make someone commit a crime, disclose a secret, or even fall in love are highly erroneous assumptions about the use of hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy (the therapeutic use of hypnosis) is a very effective modality that uses the power of suggestion to bring about positive changes in mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Positive suggestions given to people in a state of trance (or heightened focus) bypass the conscious mind and travel directly into the subconscious, where our habits and beliefs are stored.
Hypnotherapy can deal with the root cause of an issue at a subconscious level, enabling you to break through the mental barriers and limiting thought patterns that prevent you from accessing the positive changes you want to create in your life.
But what are the benefits of hypnotherapy for health? Hypnosis can provide numerous health advantages. Here are just five health benefits of Hypnotherapy that you may find surprising.
1. Alleviates stress and anxiety
There are great benefits of hypnotherapy for anxiety. Hypnotherapy is a medication-free intervention that can allow you to reduce or eliminate stress and anxiety by taking you into an altered state of consciousness and helping you unwind and practice finding balance even when faced with stressful circumstances.
A trance is a great place to release stressful thoughts, feelings, or emotions in a safe environment. In hypnosis, you can easily experience peace and safety and learn how to return to this state of relaxation and relief on your own.
2. Promotes healthy sleep
Nighttime is crucial for recharging our bodies and preparing our minds for the next day, and it is exhausting to experience restless nights while you toss and turn in bed.
Hypnotherapy not only can address the issues that may be causing restlessness and anxiety, which prevent you from sleeping, but the natural state of relaxation achieved during hypnosis can increase slow-wave sleep, allowing for restorative rest and a reduction in insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep-related issues.
3. Stops hot flashes
Hot flashes are sudden feelings of warmth and perspiration that women experience during menopause and post-menopause. Hypnosis can bring relief by making hot flashes less frequent and lower in intensity. You can be taught self-hypnosis techniques that can help you regulate physical sensations whenever needed.
This would allow you not only to find physical comfort but also regain peace of mind and a sense of control.
4. Speeds up recovery
Hypnotherapy can be a great partner to physical therapy and throughout any recovery after a medical procedure. Under hypnosis, you can retrain the atrophied muscles to perform at their full capacity because trance offers a safe way to exercise muscles without any danger of overworking them.
The gentle guidance of hypnosis can not only direct the body to restore its functioning, but can assist in improving your state of mind, and reduce the length of recovery.
5. Reduces chronic pain
Living with pain can be physically debilitating and emotionally devastating. Hypnosis can provide a safe and natural way to deal with pain, reducing or even eliminating the dependency on pain medications. In a trance, you can learn and practice specific pain-reducing techniques that can be used by you whenever needed.
The ways in which hypnosis can regulate physical state and improve one’s state of mind are just some of the medical benefits of hypnotherapy. For people who face discomfort on a weekly or daily basis, hypnotherapy can provide a safe and natural way of bringing on desired relief.
Now, when you think of hypnosis, remember the benefits it can offer. What area of your physical, mental, or emotional well-being do you wish you could improve?