What is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy that supports the treatment of a physical, psychological, emotional or spiritual ailment at the subconscious level. The subconscious is the part of the mind that stores beliefs, behaviours and emotions which were established by past experiences.
A hypnotherapist helps their client shift their cycle of negative thoughts and feelings into supportive ones so that they can improve their current situation.
Understanding How It Works
The most important thing to remember is that the mind and body are directly connected, so physical healing comes with mental healing. Notice that when you're anxious, your heart rate increases, you can’t think clearly and you sweat profusely. But when you’re relaxed, none of these things happen.
During hypnosis, the hypnotherapist places the client in a hypnotic state, which is also described as a trance, to allow their mind to focus on what they want to change. This allows the conscious mind and subconscious mind to talk with each other.
That communication opens up the subconscious mind to positive suggestions, which eventually replaces the negative ones and enables the client to facilitate the change that they want to obtain.
The Benefits of Hypnotherapy
Because the mind and body are linked together, whatever is changed at the subconscious level automatically manifests itself physically. Some hypnotherapy sessions produce instant results, while others may take longer depending on the issue that is being addressed. Regardless of the length of treatment, hypnotherapy has been proven effective in resolving a wide range of health conditions including the following:
- Chronic pain and mIgraine
- Side effects of cancer treatment
- Weight loss problems
- IIrregular sleep patterns
- Digestive issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Nicotine dependence
- Unhealthy eating habits
Does It Work Online?
Online hypnotherapy is as effective as an in-person session, but then again, the first might turn out more effective because you get to receive it in the comfort of your own home. Since it requires no physical contact with the practitioner, distance hypnosis doesn’t entail any major adjustments. You and your preferred practitioner will still get to work with each other face-to-face on a virtual platform.
How Hypnotherapy Works Online
Other telehealth services may be delivered by phone, email or through a video chat platform like Zoom. For hypnosis, though, the first and the third options would be ideal since it’s a guided therapy that involves heightened concentration.
If you’ve tried all medications to treat your long-standing condition, but still feel unwell. Perhaps, hypnotherapy could be the solution to your problem.