Hypnotherapy has been around since as early as 3,000 B.C. The Egyptians were utilising the healing method of `incubation`, or `temple sleep` The priests considered the `sleep` to have special healing powers and that the person in the sleep was in an enlightened state. In more modern times, since the 1950s it has been rising in popularity. People most often associate hypnotherapy with helping people to stop smoking or losing weight, others might know that it can help overcome phobias or assist with self-confidence.
There are many more conditions that hypnotherapy can help with that people would normally not think about. Here are five of them:
Asthma is often linked to anxiety or stress. Sufferers often report that anxiety attacks or stressful periods can trigger their asthma. We can use hypnotherapy successfully to control anxiety by teaching people to use different coping mechanisms. This helps to reduce their anxiety thus lowering the frequency of asthma attacks.
Hypnotherapy can teach people to stay calm and control their breathing during an asthma attack.
As with many habits, the subconscious mind controls nail biting. Taking control of our sub conscious mind is exactly what hypnotherapy is all about. Hypnotherapy goes to the root of the problem and helps you find alternative ways to cope with nervousness and let go of the habit of nail biting.
Bruxism (Grinding Teeth)
Bruxism is the medical term for grinding teeth as well as jaw clenching. As this is usually a subconscious action, we can use hypnotherapy very effectively to change the thought patterns that lead to teeth grinding. Bruxism is often stress-related where hypnotherapy can also help. Through hypnotherapy the person can learn stress reducing relaxation techniques, thus reducing the body’s need to find an outlet for the stress by grinding teeth.
Even though the causes for fibromyalgia are still unknown, we do know that the central nervous system is affected. The brain sends out pain signals without the tissue being affected. Hypnotherapy has been used successfully to alleviate the pain fibromyalgia causes. It can also be used to deal with the accompanying feelings of depression and anxiety as it helps with general mental health. Hypnotherapy can also help to improve the quality of sleep. Fibromyalgia sufferers often report sleep deprivation and rest is very important in the body’s ability to heal.
Stress, anxiety and worrying about not getting pregnant can play havoc with the hormone levels. The likelihood of getting pregnant can be very much affected by our emotions. Hypnotherapy can help to reduce stress levels and deal with anxiety. That helps you to get your body ready for pregnancy and give you the best chance of getting pregnant as long as there are no other physical issues. Hypnotherapy helps the future mum to be calm and stop worrying about the “ticking clock”.
As you can see, we can use hypnotherapy to treat a wide variety of issues and the list doesn’t stop there.
Samantha Culshaw-Robinson is a clinical hypnotherapist who has helped dozens of clients overcome a wide variety of issues since 2010. To get in touch for your complimentary consultation, please phone 075 222 777 22 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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