Professional Hypnotist Expert Tips & Advice To A More Healthy You
Boosting Your Confidence with Hypnosis Confidence can be a funny thing. One moment you're oozing sureness, buoyed by your bulletproof self-esteem, laying on the charm and certain of who you are. The next moment, however, you're shrinking into the shadows, losing faith...
Overcoming IBS Through Hypnotherapy Stomach Pain, Discomfort, bloating, bathroom issues – all symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This challenging and often embarrassing condition can intrude on a person's life, sometimes taking over how they go about their...
Kicking the Habit: Hypnotherapy and Smoking One of the biggest challenges many people will ever face is the prospect of Quitting Smoking. Despite massive evidence showing that tobacco is directly linked to countless heart, lung and throat diseases, millions of people...
Getting Over Your Ex With Hypnotherapy A broken heart can be difficult to put back together, and no amount of ice cream and Air Supply can quickly repair the pain of breaking up with somebody you may have loved deeply. Whether you've been dumped, did the dumping or...
Rediscover Your Motivation Through Hypnotherapy What is it that compels you to get out of bed in the morning, rested, refreshed and ready to take on the day? No, it's not the piercing shriek of the alarm clock nor the sunlight peeking in through the shutters. Its...
Healing After Surgery – Hypnotherapy & Recovery One of the most daunting challenges faced by surgery patients is not the procedure itself, but the period immediately following the operation. During this time, the body needs to recover and heal. This time is often...
Preoperative Hypnotherapy – Preparing Us to Deal with Surgery Our bodies are delicate. Despite the wonders of the human being, our physical components are prone to breaking down every now and again. While a healthy lifestyle, exercise and proper diet may allow us to...
Managing Alcohol with Hypnotherapy The beginning of a new year is a good time to reflect on some of our habits, especially the bad ones that tend to take a heavy toll on our lives. Alcohol exists as a vice, which we can quickly turn to when celebrating, relaxing, or...
Food is one of our guiltiest pleasures. Maintaining a healthy diet is critical for our bodies to function correctly, and eating right can lead to a long, happy life. But we have, unfortunately, become a society that…
Sleep. A critical activity, vital in ensuring both physical and mental wellness. It’s no secret that we’ll spend around a third of our lives sleeping, allowing our bodies and minds to recover and to rest….
In a world plagued by an ever-increasing mental health burden, people are turning to holistic, treatments like hypnotherapy to ease these associated disorders. With anxiety among the most common of persisting mental health issues, often a non-medicated approach can help sufferers with panic and anxiety symptom alleviation.
Do you prefer non-drug related remedies or alternative therapies for chronic pain management for yourself, a family member or a loved one? While chronic pain tends to be more prevalent amongst older people, it is also commonly related to headaches, post-surgical pain, lower-back pain, cancer related pain, arthritis, and disability related pain.
Stress has now become part and parcel of daily lives, owing to massive lifestyle changes in the last few decades. The fast-paced lifestyle is taking a toll on millions of people who are unable to cope with such pressure and are now experiencing adverse effects on their mental and physical health.
Procrastination is a common problem in today’s world and we all have faced it at some point in life. So, what exactly is procrastination? In simple words, it means wasting your valuable time by focusing on something unnecessary for a longer period than is necessary. In layman’s terms going down the rabbit hole
If you are considering trying out hypnotherapy for the first time, the first thing you should know is that there is no single standardised hypnotherapy, but rather different types of hypnotherapy that different therapists might use or specialise in. The following will be a brief overview of the most common types of hypnotherapy so you can decide which type sounds best suited to your particular issue.
Mental rehearsal, sometimes also referred to as “future pacing”, is often used by athletes or other performers to rehearse an upcoming performance in their mind prior to the actual execution of it. It can also be used to help people achieve any kind of goal, and hypnotherapists often employ it not only for p
The term “hypnotic phenomena” refers to the different kinds of responses that can be elicited from a person who has been put into a hypnotic state. In some cases these responses also happen on their own without any suggestion coming from the hypnotherapist.
Hypnotherapy has been used with success to treat a surprising number or personal issues. An exhaustive list would be far too long for a single post! Accordingly, the following will be a more of an overall breakdown of the kinds of things you can reasonably expect hypnotherapy to help you with.
Many clients are curious to find out what the experience of hypnotherapy is like before taking the plunge and signing up for sessions. Unfortunately it is difficult to give a universal answer because different people experience hypnosis in different ways.
A recent client of mine had originally come to see me about an issue not related to her hay fever, but I could not help but notice that she was suffering from it in a severe way so I inquired about it and discovered that she had a daily morning routine of sneezing spasms, coughing, and wheezing sometimes even to the point of retching! She had pretty much resigned herself to the fact that she was stuck with this problem for life and wasn’t even looking for a solution for it at the time.
Some thoughts seem to spring up all on their own at exactly the wrong time. One example that many people experience is imagining jumping from a cliff or a ledge when standing somewhere at a high altitude. Many people also suddenly imagine jumping in front of a train as it is about to pass the station, and some even imagine…
It may surprise you to hear that fear of the dentist is one of the most common phobias I come across in my hypnotherapy practice, and many people who come in for this reason also ask about how they can stop grinding their teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions About A Professional Hypnotist’s Role In Your Health
How many hypnotherapy sessions will I need?
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 suggestions of the practitioner, then you can be hypnotised. The hypnotherapist can help you create the change you desire.
Will you make me act like a chicken?
Will I go to sleep during hypnotherapy?
Will I hear everything you say?
A famous stage hypnotist told me I couldn’t be hypnotised. Is this true?
Can I get “stuck” in hypnosis?
Can I be hypnotised against my will or to say or do things against my will?
Will I become a different person?
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.