More and more people are turning to Hypnosis as a means to enable solutions to longstanding problems, or to help realise life goal. The people that do, are opting for Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy because they provide practical support that can really make a difference to their lives.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy. It is practiced with the use of hypnosis, at a time when your mind is in an altered and controlled state of consciousness. Hypnosis Brisbane defines this as ‘a state of consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterised by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion’. In layman’s terms, it is in-fact a perfectly natural experience and not something that anyone needs to be concerned about.
When people are in hypnotic state and are open to the power of suggestion, it has been shown that skilled hypnotherapists can help achieve tremendous results. These are achieved through the exploration of the powers of the mind to identify and overcome deep rooted issues such as addition, weight loss and anxiety, and to correspondingly help the mind excel.
Anxiety occurs in many instances, for example social anxiety, work-based anxiety and performance anxiety. A typical and often debilitating symptom of anxiety are panic attacks. Panic attacks are extremely unpleasant and can be described as a sudden, intense wave of fear. Anxiety arises when people start to feel fearful and tense, which can also be caused by a feeling of unease. The associated symptoms include things such as chest pain, nausea, dizziness, terror, breathing difficulties and much more. The treatment of Anxiety with hypnosis can help people to recover their ability to lead a normal and healthy lifestyle.
Phobias are another area that hypnotherapists are particularly successful at helping people to overcome. Often people have seemingly irrational fears; fear of needles, spiders, heights are some of the more common and ridiculed examples. Most often we manage to get by without confronting these fears head-on, however what if you want to travel overseas but the thought of immunisation for common diseases is so crippling that it prevents you from ever getting there?
Weight loss is not only down to your eating habits. Your lifestyle as well as your will power are all determining factors in a person’s ability to lose weight. Having strong will power is an important factor in helping to stop all of these problems. Without the vision of becoming slim on a weight loss program, of becoming a non-smoker no matter where you are, or not being affected by situations which cause you anxiety, your plans will most likely fail sooner or later.
All of the above scenarios are related to pattern matching, and a good hypnotherapist will both help you to break a bad pattern, and to establish a good one in its place.
In the above smoking example, nicotine is not the only driver of the habit. In just three days of not smoking, most traces of nicotine have left the body. However, the association with smoking in certain situations is just as powerful, perhaps more so than nicotine. This is why people choose to smoke by reaching for a cigarette when they are stressed because they believe it will calm them down. Or they may be bored and decide that cigarette will ease the boredom. Some people connect having a drink with smoking a cigarette, but there is no logical connection between the two.
These are all forms of pattern matching – when I think of this, I do that – and when the patterns are badly matched the problem is established. Stopping smoking, losing weight, and overcoming anxiety are all achieved by getting the thought patterns working correctly.
Other fascinating problems that are commonly being treated by hypnotherapists include things such as jealousy and insecurity, motivation and procrastination, nail biting and hair pulling, obsessive thoughts and compulsions, and insomnia.