If you’d like to take control of your life and overcome obstacles that are holding you back, then hypnotherapy could very well be for you. Many people from all walks of life use this method to overcome a variety of fears, phobias and addictions that are preventing them from leading the lives they want to lead.
If you recognise that there are obstacles in your life which are preventing you from leading the life you envision for yourself, then you may find that hypnotherapy delivered by an experienced practitioner like John Arber has a lot to offer you.
What Is It and How Does It Work?
Hypnosis is used as an aid to psychotherapy techniques, including therapy and counselling, as the hypnotic state allows people to explore thoughts, feeling and memories that are often painful or distressing which they may have hidden from their conscious to avoid the anguish that bringing them up would cause.
Moreover, using hypnosis combined with psychotherapy enables the perception of thoughts in a different way that further enables their exploration, either with suggestion therapy or analysis.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many potential benefits to hypnotherapy, many of which have been backed up by scientific research, including the following. However, these are far from the only benefits that are now overwhelmingly associated with hypnotherapy, as there are many more to take note of.
- It Can Reduce Hot Flashes
According to a study conducted in 2103, five hypnosis sessions weekly on postmenopausal women who experienced 50 hot flashes or more per week reduced the frequency by 74% within just 12 weeks. In comparison, women who had weekly sessions with a clinician and did not undergo hypnosis experienced only a 17% reduction during the same period.
- Hypnosis Can help to Relieve Pain
Hypnosis is well-known for its usefulness in pain management and indeed this has been the most researched application for hypnosis in the field of medicine and treatment. Two major studies which were published in 2000 and 2009 found that hypnosis was the most effective means of reducing pain without the use of medicine.
Moreover, the study found, like many studies have today, that despite its effectiveness at reducing the pain incurred by a variety of physical ailments and illnesses, hypnosis is still not used as broadly as it could or should be, with very few traditional medical practitioners using it at all.
- It’s Effective at Treating Depression
In addition to having excellent benefits for those suffering from nerves, stress and tension, hypnotherapy has been used to great effect at treating depression. This could be depression stemming from past incidents, a trauma that the person has suffered or phobias, fears, and anxiety, the likes of which are very common today among people of all ages.
As you can see, there are many benefits to using hypnotherapy to treat a variety of physical and mental ailments, including physical pain, depression and hot flashes. So, if you’d like to lead a happier life, one in which you’re in greater control, then hypnotherapy is for you.