Hypnotherapy - What is it and why is it still one of the best ways to help us overcome our modern day struggles?
Most of us at certain points in our lives would rather like to improve ourselves in one way or another. Perhaps we are struggling with anxiety, a phobia, want to lose weight, stop smoking or pass that driving test.
Perhaps you hold a negative belief about yourself that you are not ‘good enough’, ‘nothing ever works for you’, or maybe you hold a secret conviction that ‘no one really likes you’. These beliefs can be very debilitating.
Whether it’s building self-esteem and confidence, tackling relationship difficulties or just trying to untangle and find the ‘real you’ from the chaos that takes away our dreams, our sense of achievement and our fun, hypnotherapy is certainly a great way to make positive changes.
Of course, nowadays there is a vast array of different therapies, but given a choice, the one that offers the fastest, easiest way to accomplish the work, the one that offers the lasting changes you are looking for, is most likely is the one to choose.
Hypnotherapy is known as being exceptionally quick at tackling problems, the changes can come fast and they tend to be permanent. Rather than just deal with the symptoms, it goes straight to the root of the problem and makes changes there.
Dr. Alfred A. Barrios, a clinical psychologist (B.S. Caltech, Ph.D. UCLA), founder and current Executive director of the Self-Programmed Control Centre in Los Angeles found that:
93% of clients recover after 6 sessions of hypnotherapy
72% of clients recover after 22 sessions of behavioural therapy
38% of clients recover after 600 sessions of psychoanalysis
Many of our clients, however, often find only need a couple of sessions.
What is hypnotherapy and how does it work?
Hypnosis is the use of the natural trance state we all drift in and out of each day. (Deep in thought when driving, daydreaming, reading, etc.). When in a trance state, the mind is very receptive to new ideas and open to suggestions. So, whilst the critical conscious mind switches off for a while, more sensible, balanced or helpful attitudes to reality are encouraged via hypnosis.
A highly experienced, accredited hypnotherapist (emphasis on ‘therapist’ here, someone who already has many years of in-depth therapy experience plus a lengthy training programme in hypnotherapy) will be able to make a good assessment of how you would benefit from this therapy and help you achieve the results you are looking for.
Here are just a few of the areas that are regularly addressed with hypnotherapy.
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