What Is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that works towards reprogramming your subconscious mind to break bad habits and/or form and create new and healthy habits and beliefs. Hypnotherapy uses hypnosis, a form of deep relaxation, to allow you to open up and be receptive to suggestions that lead you to making healthy changes in your perceptions, sensations, emotions, memories, thoughts, or behaviors.
Hypnosis works by quieting your conscious mind, allowing you to tap into the parts of your brain where your thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, sensations, memories, behaviors, and emotions originate. In a state of hypnosis, or trance, you are more open to suggestions delivered by your hypnotherapist. These suggestions modify, or replace, the unconscious thoughts that drive your behaviors.
Hypnotherapy may help treat any number of medical conditions in which psychological factors influence physical symptoms.
Common mental health uses include:
- Stress and anxiety, especially before medical or dental procedures; panic attacks; and post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD).
- Behavior control issues, including giving up smoking, losing weight, and enuresis (bedwetting).
Despite its use since the 1700s, hypnotherapy continues to have skeptics in the medical community. However, it’s becoming a more accepted and recognized form of therapy. The number of certified and licensed medical professionals incorporating hypnotherapy in their practice is increasing.
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