What if a treatment existed that was versatile enough to ease depression, overcome the pain of childbirth, help people heal from surgery, and stop anxiety attacks before they can happen? It might sound too good to be true, but it is not the stuff of science fiction. It is already here, it is readily available, and you can access it anytime you need it. It is hypnotherapy.
Since the mid-1800s, modern medicine has been increasingly interested in the power of self-hypnosis for these and many other medical applications. In fact, it has been approved for use in certain conditions by both the American Medical Association and the British Medical Association since the 1950s. Since then, hundreds of studies have been completed and are currently being undertaken to better understand both the nature of the treatment and its potential benefits for our health and wellbeing. Here is what you need to know to get the most out of this powerful therapy.
Hypnosis for Healing
While research is ongoing, the applications uncovered so far reveal that hypnosis has vast potential in the field of healthcare. Hypnotherapy treatment can help people both in a clinical setting and at home manage a wide range of health issues, including:
- Asthma relief
- Chronic pain
- High blood pressure
- Weight loss
- Cancer pain and treatment symptom relief
- Anxiety and depression
- Stress management
- Smoking cessation
- Fears and phobias
- Eating disorders
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Immune system
Hypnotherapy treatment is not a magic pill nor a miracle but science. It can help people change the way they behave and function, addressing their habits and choices that contribute to poor health. It can also help them change the way they act or think in response to symptoms or health issues, giving them a new perspective on common complaints, such as pain or stress.
Researchers do not yet fully understand its mechanism of action, but one group at Stanford University has discovered some of its secrets using imaging tests. They recruited a group of volunteers and used brain scans to better understand what happens during the hypnotherapy treatment process.
They found that self-hypnosis changes the way the brain works during the process. When you experience self-hypnosis, you become deeply absorbed in the process to the point that you do not worry about other things. You experience a brain-body connection that helps the brain process what happens elsewhere in the body along with heightened connectivity in some parts of the brain and reduced connections in other parts of the brain, thought to be a disconnect between your actions and your awareness of your actions.
Hypnosis for Change
While hypnotherapy can transform your health, that is not its only benefit. You can also use it to transform your life. A hypnotherapy session lasts about as long as a typical therapy session and offers you the ability to tap into the healing power of your own brain. You begin by inducing a state of deep relaxation, during which your mind becomes more open to new ideas. Then, you can work through any issues that are holding you back, including:
- Performance or social anxiety
- Bad habits
- Unhealthy habits
- Low confidence or poor self-esteem
Along with offering powerful suggestions for change, our hypnotherapist can help you isolate problematic behaviors, identify negative mindsets, spot unhelpful thinking patterns, create a strategy for change, and mentally rehearse healthier new behaviors and habits. These suggestions and changes work on a deep, subconscious level to help you transform your life and your health for the better.
Your treatment can be completely customized to your needs and preferences. You can use it to work on any issues that concern you, from headaches and joint pain to stress and relaxation. You can become more empowered to change your life and your future.
To learn more about hypnosis treatment in Hong Kong or begin your own healing journey, visit Renewed Edge and schedule your consultation with our hypnotherapist.