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Four Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Four Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy has been used for many, many years. People use it for relaxation, personal therapy and even during childbirth. It’s often used to help people stop smoking and to lose weight, in fact it’s uses are almost endless. If hypnotherapy is something that you’re willing to consider adding to your life, you need to know just how beneficial it can be.

Here are four benefits of adding hypnotherapy to your life;

Helps to reduce stress –

These days we all live incredibly busy lives. Our days are often none-stop, so taking time out for ourselves gets put on the back-burner. This lack of rest, mentally and physically, means that many of use are carrying around far more stress than is healthy. Making time to fit just ten minutes of hypnotherapy into your day can help to reduce stress immensely. It gives you the time to completely relax your body and your mind, allowing you to compartmentalise your life and thus deal with daily issues more effectively.

Help change negative thought patterns –

Hypnotherapy is often used in personal therapy, as a tool to alter negative thought patterns. Finding yourself stuck in a rut with negative thoughts is very common and nothing to be ashamed of. However, recognising it as a problem and seeking help isn’t always at the top of everyone’s priority list. Through the use of self-hypnosis or by enlisting the help of a hypnotherapist, negative thought patterns can be challenged and changed. Hypnotherapy is a great way to break the cycle, which can improve your mood and your outlook on life immeasurably.

Helps with pain management –

I touched on people using hypnotherapy during childbirth earlier on in this post. Hypno-birthing is becoming more common and is proven to help some women during labour. Similarly, hypnotherapy can be used to control the pain experienced by individuals with chronic illnesses.

Helps to improve sleep –

As hypnotherapy is based on relaxation, it’s inevitable that it can help improve sleep patterns in those that practice regularly. If you get into the habit of using a little self-hypnosis before bed, you’ll find yourself becoming more relaxed and in better control of your thoughts. So many of us find that once we hit the hay, our minds run away with irrelevant thoughts, that often keep us awake until the small hours. Using hypnotherapy can stop this process in its tracks, ensuring that you get the rest that you need.

Hypnotherapy isn’t always given the credit that it deserves. It’s not some ‘airy-fairy’ treatment process, for those who wish to avoid medical treatment. It’s also not a process whereby you’ll be made to parade around unwillingly. It’s relaxation therapy, that offers many benefits to those that use it. 

 

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Easy Self Hypnosis you can Practice at Home

Easy Self Hypnosis you can Practice at Home

Self-hypnosis can be hugely beneficial at times of upset or increased stress. It can also be beneficial if practised day-to-day, as a way to aid a calm and relaxed self and in a bid to prevent days of increased stress getting on top of you. As a qualified hypnotherapist, I’m a regular user and huge believer in self-hypnosis.

When I refer to self-hypnosis, I’m not talking about taking your self so deep that your aren’t aware of what you’re doing. It’s about taking the time out to relax deeply enough to relieve yourself of the stresses and strains of everyday life. To bring yourself back to the present and to refresh yourself, ready to take on whatever may come next.

 

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Your ten minutes self-hypnosis guide –

 

All it takes is ten minutes out of your day. After 2 – 3 days of practising this routine, you’re sure to notice a positive change in you mindset and wellbeing.

 

  • Find a quiet room in the house, where you will be free from distraction for the duration of the session.
  • You may wish to play low, relaxing music in the background and burn a relaxing scent to fill the room. Equally you may prefer complete silence, with no scent at all. Choose whatever will enable you to relax the most.
  • Sit or lie in a position that will allow your body to fully relax. You must be able to lean back, keeping your arms and legs uncrossed.
  • Once you are comfortable, close your eyes gently. Take a deep breath in through your nose and hold it for around 4 seconds.
  • Breathe out gently through your mouth, letting all the stresses of the day go as you do.
  • Repeat the last 2 steps a few more times, until you feel like your whole body is relaxed.
  • Concentrating on your breathing, count down slowly from 10 – 1. In between each count, tell yourself that your body is feeling relaxed and that you feel peaceful and calm.
  • Once your body is feeling fully relaxed, it’s time to concentrate on each part of your body separately. Pick out each part of your body, from the top of your head, right down the tips of your toes. As you move down your body, tell yourself that each part feels loose and relaxed. Tell yourself that you are releasing the tension of the day from each and every muscle.
  • After this, your body should feel incredibly relaxed and your mind at ease. Give yourself a few minutes to enjoy this feeling, whilst continuing to concentrate on your breathing.
  • Now it’s time to re-enter your day. Count slowly up from 1 – 5, moving your body and rousing yourself as you do.
  • On 5, open your eyes and reconnect with your surroundings. Once you feel ready you can get up, feeling refreshed and ready to get on with the rest of your day.

 

It’s important to make sure that you are fully alert before getting on with the rest of your day. Please do not attempt to take on any tasks such as driving, until you are ready!

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