Professional Hypnotist Expert Tips & Advice To A More Healthy You
If you are stressed out because of your job, you are in good company: 43% of Americans claim that their jobs have a negative impact on their level of stress. If stress gets bad enough, it can have far-reaching consequences for both your mental and physical health, not to mention putting a strain on your relationships and slowing down your productivity. Enjoying a better quality of life demands that stress be cut down.
Researchers are not in complete agreement with respect to how addictive sugar can be, but in spite of some conflicting results and statistics regarding sugar’s hold on us, we all more or less have the idea that we should keep our sugar intake down in order to maintain a healthy diet and to keep our weight down. Many of us don’t know, on the other hand, that too much sugar could actually be detrimental to our mental health as well.
There are a variety of different possible reasons behind your inability to get a good night’s sleep, from simply squeezing too many activities into your day and not leaving yourself sufficient time for quality sleep, to dealing with someone else’s sleeping habits, stress or anxiety caused by problems at work or at home, sleep apnoea, or even using your phone or any other kind of bright screen that keeps your mind from relaxing late at night.
We are all familiar with movie hypnotists swinging their pocket watches and chanting about how you are getting very, very sleepy. In reality, however, hypnotherapy is used as a therapy to help people (not to control or manipulate them). When used by a trained hypnotherapist, hypnotherapy can be used to help people recover from trauma, overcome their bad habits, move beyond their addictions, or simply improve their lives in general.
Obesity continues to be a growing health issue, being linked to a wide variety of health issues like type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Everyone has heard the expression “you are what you eat”. But because out thoughts guide so many of our actions and decisions, it could also safely be said that we are what we think.
It makes sense to think of your subconscious mind like your long-term memory, in that it stores everything you’ve ever seen, felt, or experienced even when all of these thoughts, feelings, and memories are not present to your conscious mind.
Because of all the myths and misrepresentations about hypnosis – mostly stemming from the way it is used in stage hypnotism as well as by movie villains – it is likely one of the most controversial and misunderstood forms of psychological treatment. It is a shame because in both cases of the stage and the movie hypnotism, both are using hypnosis simply to put on a show and to entertain while neglecting to take seriously the real truth of the matter.
Sometimes athletes experience something like writer’s block, where for no immediately apparent reason they find themselves unable to measure up to their usual athletic performance for certain periods of time
It has been determined by the National Institutes for Health that hypnosis is quite likely to prove effective for the majority of people who suffer from chronic pain. Their research has shown that hypnotism generally brings about positive results when incorporated into a treatment program to help with a variety of psychological or physiological conditions.
Many of us do not understand how dissociation is a coping mechanism. To heal from a dissociative state, one must learn to understand them and find other ways of coping with or solving the underlying issue.
Dentist related phobias, related to dentist offices, chairs, or even dentists themselves, are surprisingly common. The reasons behind these fears varies, but some of the more common ones include:
Because people often don’t become aware of it until their medical problems actually emerge, high blood pressure is often referred to as a silent killer. Because of this it is of paramount importance to get your blood pressure checked on a regular basis
As hypnosis helps you towards an awareness of important elements you were overlooking before, you develop significant insights as well as an increased mental clarity. This kind of insight can make you feel confident and empowered in everything that you do, and whether your goals are to stop smoking, lose weight, manage pain, reduce anxiety, or kick your bad habits, it can help you make them a reality.
Whether you want to quit smoking, lose weight, overcome any other bad habits, reduce anxiety or stress, or pain management, hypnosis can be a very powerful method to help you uncover the underlying source or your issue in order to fully resolve it.
Hypnosis empowers us to be conscious of our food cravings and reteaches your mind how to think about eating and our relationship with food. But how exactly does that work?
Here’s a look at some of the finer points of hypnosis for binge eating and food addiction, and some of the many ways it can empower us to lead healthier lives.
The term “hypnosis” was coined by the Scottish physician James Braid, but the technique existed before that in the fields of mesmerism or magnetism. German doctor Franz Mesmer and his followers believed that there was an invisible, universal fluid…..
Irritable bowel syndrome generally involves changes in the frequency of bowel movements (and usually a change in form as well), along with lower abdominal pain. The most common factors which trigger these kinds of changes are stress, poor diet or sleep, or….
The connection between mind and body is surprisingly important for your gut health. There is a very clear link between anxiety and stomach problems, and those who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are likely to suffer from some sort of mental health issue as well.
Most recently, many researchers have turned to focus on gratitude as a benefit to health and to personal relationships. The following article includes some of the more interesting findings:
Well, it turns out that hypnosis isn’t just a party trick. There is scientific evidence that being hypnotised is possible and might cause some real changes in your brain. Some psychologists even use it as a therapy to help patients with a bunch of different physical and mental conditions. So, hypnosis is probably real. Just not in the exaggerated brainwashing way you might think. Different meditation techniques and trance-like states have been documented for thousands of years.
A video covering a wide variety of topics to help you understand the power of the subconscious mind and how people are using hypnosis to achieve happiness, success and prosperity.
Frequently Asked Questions About A Professional Hypnotist’s Role In Your Health
How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?
Just as people come in different shapes and sizes, they also react to hypnosis in different ways. Depending on their reaction and their desire to make permanent changes, experience tells us that people commonly achieve the most positive results by undergoing 3 to 5 sessions. But you might be able to make the changes you want in only one session! It has happened.
Can I claim the cost of hypnotherapy with my private health fund?
Some of the more progressive health funds cover a portion of the session cost, especially from Clinical Members of the Australian Hypnotherapists’ Association, one of Linda’s qualifications. We suggest you contact your fund directly for the relevant information.
Can anyone be hypnotised?
Yes, if you allow it to happen. Anybody can resist hypnosis if that’s what they want to do. If you listen and follow the instructions of the practitioner, then you will be hypnotised and the hypnotherapist can make any changes you need.
Will you make me act like a chicken?
No, not unless that’s what you want! Your subconscious mind won’t allow you to do anything you’re not entirely comfortable doing. It protects you physically and emotionally and, in hypnosis, you are in control.
Will I go to sleep during hypnotherapy?
No, not normally. In deep hypnosis the conscious mind wanders, leaving the subconscious mind open to therapeutic suggestion. This can feel like sleep because you won’t necessarily remember what is being said to you, but you will be aware of everything.
Will I hear everything you say?
Yes. You have to hear everything being said to receive any benefit from it. This is an important point because you must allow your conscious mind to wander during hypnosis, and this gives you the impression that you can’t hear what’s being said. While this happens, however, your subconscious mind hears and understands everything. And this is where we can help you make the changes you want to make.
A famous stage hypnotist told me I couldn’t be hypnotised. Is this true?
No. Stage hypnosis, by nature, is required to be entertainment, and the individuals who are willing and open to this type of hypnosis make up about 50% of the population. By telling you that you couldn’t be hypnotised, they meant hypnotised in a way suitable for stage hypnosis – quickly and deeply. In a therapeutic situation, we have more time to spend with you and are trained to hypnotise many different types of people using varying techniques. If you are willing to allow it to happen, then you will be able to go into the hypnotic state.
Can I get “stuck” in hypnosis?
No. This is a Hollywood myth. Your subconscious mind will not allow you to be in hypnosis any longer than necessary.
Can I be hypnotised against my will or to say or do things against my will?
There is no doubt that brainwashing and other negative influences do exist. These, however, are undertaken on a victim under duress and over a lengthy process of relentless pressure. The idea of an evil scientist hypnotising a hapless pawn is another Hollywood myth. In a therapeutic situation, no hypnotist can exert any more power over you than you allow. You will always retain and adhere to your moral code and will not say or do anything outside your own moral boundaries.
Will I become a different person?
No. All your memories and experiences will be preserved. You may feel better about yourself by overcoming negative aspects of your life and you may even look at situations from a different perspective. However, you will definitely remain who you are.
Will I remember things I don’t want to during hypnotherapy?
The subconscious mind does repress the memory of negative and traumatic experiences. This is a protective mechanism to prevent you from continually going through the scenario over and over again. The downside is that the negative emotions associated with the event can cause problems in other areas of your current life, and this is why many people turn to hypnotherapy in the first place. It’s not necessary to re-experience the event to overcome the emotions. The emotions can be effectively cleared without reliving the associated trauma.
Will I be able to remember everything that’s ever happened to me?
This is difficult to answer categorically. The subconscious mind does recall experiences and this can be extremely helpful for releasing negative patterns. It is necessary to note, however, that all these memories are stored through the filter of perception. Your memory of an experience will not be entirely the same as the person who witnessed it next to you. For this reason, the important element of hypnotherapy is the attached emotion and its influence in your life. If that influence is negative, you can overcome it without reliving the experience again in hypnosis.