Hypnotherapy is the term used when hypnosis, also known as a hypnotic suggestion, is used as a treatment therapy. Hypnosis is a process that trained professionals to use in order to help guide someone into a trance, otherwise known as a deep state of relaxation. Hypnosis often includes trained medical professional giving verbal suggestions to a patient that can produce the mental images that will allow them to relax so much that they are completely open to any suggestions made during this time.
According to the American Psychological Association, even though hypnosis was controversial, most clinicians now agree it can be used as a powerful and effective therapeutic technique to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood disorders.
Since there are many different types of treatment therapies available nowadays, many people are looking into their alternative therapy choices instead of the traditional therapy choices. Hypnotherapy is an alternative therapy that can treat a variety of health issues including but not limited to:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Performance anxiety
- Weight problems
How hypnotherapy works
A trained professional must perform the hypnotherapy since it is an alternative treatment option for when other more traditional treatment therapies fail to work. Hypnotherapy works by using the power of the subconscious mind to help someone overcome any variety of issues, including mental health issues, trauma issues and anxiety issues.
Undergoing hypnosis can help give someone the ability to better understand why they do some of the things they do and can accordingly help them to change unwanted behaviors. Hypnotherapy can also help people who may be dealing with various types of pain or extreme anxiety.
Hypnotherapy – benefits to one’s mental health
Someone under hypnosis is much more susceptible to the helpful and positive suggestions a trained professional will make during a hypnotherapy session. It is important to note that hypnotherapy is not the same as the false stereotype of a hypnotist in movies or TV shows.
These positive suggestions are able to be of benefit to one’s mental health since they are able to help those who are dealing with various issues. Hypnotherapy can help people to either deal with these issues in a more healthful way or even overcome them altogether.
According to Harvard Medical School, positive psychology is a relatively new field of research that explores how people and institutions can support the quest for someone’s increased satisfaction in the meaning of life. Professionals often use positive psychology when someone is under hypnosis.
Positive psychology often includes a professional focusing on someone’s strengths instead of their weaknesses, as well as what they can do in order to help bring out their positive emotions.
When someone has anxiety, they are often looking for the most effective anxiety treatment options that will allow them to understand and deal with their anxiety as there are many levels of anxiety, with some being extreme. Anxiety treatment options often involve using hypnotherapy since this alternative treatment option can address the underlying feelings and emotions that lead to someone experiencing various levels of anxiety.
When someone is under hypnosis, they are put into a hypnotic state that allows them to explore their subconscious mind more deeply, which can help them manage and even overcome their anxiety.
Being in good mental health is necessary when it comes to dealing with the normal everyday occurrences that happen in life. The fact that so many people live lives that are full of stress and pressure can make it difficult for them be in good mental health, and being in good mental health is simply going to help them better deal with everyday life situations.
Hypnotherapy is often a tool to support someone’s good health as it can help identify the exact reasons why someone is experiencing the stress, anxiety and more that can lead to their experiencing mental health problems. When someone is not as mentally healthy as they should be they need to first and foremost understand that it is not their fault.
When an addiction psychologist chooses to offer hypnotherapy to their patients, it means that they can treat those who have an addiction and have accordingly received the proper certification. An addition psychologist will choose to use hypnotherapy as a way to better understand someone’s underlying reasons for why they display addictive behavior, which can help give the insight necessary that can help break their cycle of the addiction.
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