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It is quite understandable for people to be a little hesitant when they consider going to a hypnotherapist. Hollywood has greatly influenced how people perceive hypnosis. TV shows and movies have propagated many misconceptions about hypnosis that make people perceive it as a kooky form of treatment. Irrespective of these falsehoods, there are actually a lot of benefits you can get from hypnotherapy. Here are the top five:
Hypnotherapy can be an effective treatment for different types of addictions. It does not really matter if you are an alcoholic, a drug addict, a gambling addict or even a chain smoker, hypnosis can be very useful when you are trying to get rid of any addictions in your life. Hypnotherapy can help break the physical addiction of any of any toxic substance that continues to haunt you. Research studies show that those who use hypnotherapy can become completely free of their addictions, and many of those who recover do not go through any relapses.
Managing chronic pains
Hypnotherapy can aid in managing chronic pains. If you are coping with an illness such as fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis that involves persistent pain, then you may have experienced days when you felt like no matter what you do, the pain just wonít go away. If it seems like even the most powerful medications cannot help to alleviate the pain, you can opt to try hypnotherapy to force your mind to react differently to your physical condition. Many scientific research studies have been conducted which prove that hypnosis can be an effective technique to manage chronic pain. This is also a good alternative for you if you donít want to continuously take painkillers which can be harmful to your other body organs, especially your liver. However, you should make sure that your illness has already been properly diagnosed by your doctor before starting any hypnotherapy treatment for chronic pain. You should also ensure that your doctor is aware of your plan to incorporate hypnotherapy into your treatment plan.
Coping with issues from childhood
Hypnotherapy can help you cope with issues from your childhood. Almost all of us have childhood issues. Many of those childhood issues are manageable but some can be very serious and can hinder you from becoming an emotionally balanced, mature adult. If you experienced severe abuses as a child, they may still be influencing your life today, resulting in poor decisions and mental anguish. Hypnotherapy is an effective way for you to work through the issues that are rooted in your childhood years, allowing you to replace the harmful thoughts that you have always had with positive thoughts that can help you live a fulfilling, happy and abundant life.
Changing negative behaviours
Hypnosis can help in changing negative behaviours. Do you want to stop smoking? Do you want to do something about your irritability? Do you feel like your latent anger is affecting both your personal and work life? Do you feel like you need to stop procrastinating so you can start moving towards your life goals? Hypnotherapy is effective in altering your dysfunctional behaviour patterns so you can start living the kind of life you dream for yourself. The subconscious suggestions youíll receive in the deep hypnotic state will allow you to replace your negative behaviour patterns with more positive, empowering ones.
Treating anxiety and depression
Hypnotherapy can help in treating anxiety (including exam anxiety) and depression. There are people who do not want to become reliant on medication treatments for their anxiety or depression. Sometimes, they cannot obtain the effective medications for these conditions. Hypnotherapy is a good option for such people because it is drug-free treatment, but it can be very effective in eliminating the (often irrational) factors that trigger their anxiety and depression.