Hypnosis or hypnotherapy is often made out to be a way to control the people it is being used on. The practice is portrayed as a way to get people to commit certain criminal acts or fall in love with someone. Hypnosis is mostly portrayed on the media, as a way for entertainment and fun but there is a lot more to hypnosis than that. It is not a mere party trick to be used for entertainment but a practice that can actually be beneficial for your physical and mental well-being.
Alison T. Grant, MD, a physician at the Penn Family and Internal Medicine Cherry Hill says that “In healthcare, hypnosis can be used as psychological treatment to help you experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts, or behaviors. It’s done in a clinical setting and performed by a trained, licensed healthcare professional, like a psychologist or a physician.”
When the state of hypnosis is induced it includes suggestions for calmness, relaxation, and an overall state of mental well-being, which will last the entire duration of the session but can sometimes be reactivated by the patient later. Some common approaches to hypnotherapy include instructions to focus on pleasant experiences or be given verbal cues to draw a person into a state of trance.
In hypnotherapy Phuket, the practice of hypnosis is used, sometimes as a supplement or a standalone treatment to help benefit your health in various ways.
Here are a few things that you can get help with when you decide to get help with hypnotherapy.
Stress and Anxiety Disorder
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, within the USA, anxiety disorder is the most common mental illness and affects up to 40 million adults in the country who are over the age of 18.
It’s a shock that many people are trying to get help for their stress and anxiety. In hypnotherapy for anxiety, hypnosis is used as a relaxation technique that has been seen to help improve mood and ease anxiety. For people whose anxiety stems from chronic illness or health conditions like chronic heart disease, rather than an anxiety disorder, hypnosis is more effective.
You can also get help with any phobias that you may struggle with, which are also a kind of anxiety disorder where an intense fear of something, that may not even pose a threat to you, get a grip on you.
When you get hypnotherapy for your anxiety, to put it simply, a hypnotherapy expert performs hypnosis on you. When the state of hypnosis is induced it helps activate the body’s natural relaxation responses with help from nonverbal cues and phrases. The state is achieved by lowering blood pressure, slowing breathing, and instilling a sense of overall well-being.
Help with getting rid of the smoking habit
Dr. Grant says that “Giving up cigarettes is not easy. There are many methods to help you quit, such as nicotine patches or prescription medications. While the research is still out, many people have found that hypnosis has helped them kick the smoking habit.”
When you start hypnotherapy to stop smoking, it’s better to work with a hypnotherapist of will work with you one-on-one and customize your sessions to match your needs and lifestyle.
For hypnosis to actually work and help you quit smoking, you really need to want to quit smoking yourself as well. There are two ways that hypnosis can work. The first way is to find a healthy and effective replacement action or habit that can help guide your subconscious into a healthy habit besides smoking. This habit can be anything like talking a walk or chewing a gum. The second way is to train your mind to start associating smoking with undesirable feelings like the bad smell of cigarette smoke or the lingering bad taste it leaves in your mouth.
If you or someone you know wants to quit smoking and or get help dealing with stress and anxiety, hypnotherapy is a proven method to help. You can speak with a hypnotherapist before committing to see one. It’s important you feel comfortable with your hypnotherapist as hypnosis involves entering a meditative state and relaxing. Always talk about the number of sessions that you might need and all the other details that might affect your treatment beforehand with your hypnotherapist.