5 Reasons to Start Hypnosis by Laurie Larsonby Marvin Wilkerson on 04/30/19
Hypnosis has been around for centuries, but it hasn’t been until recently that medical hypnosis, also known as hypnotherapy, has gained traction in the medical sciences. Hypnotherapy uses verbal repetition and imagery to induce a state of mind that is highly focused. While in this relaxed state an individual under professional care can utilize a stronger mental capacity to improve the quality of life and mental challenges you are facing.
While you might think hypnosis is not for everyone, here are five reasons that hypnosis may be right for you:
1. It can boost your mental health
Mental health has often been misunderstood and understated in society. Yet, nearly one in five adults suffer from mental illness with about one in twenty-five experiencing serious mental health issues. While not fully understood, the study of mental health has experienced great strides in the last two decades. Hypnosis has been a big proponent, helping those who suffer from mental illness manage anxiety, overcome stressful obstacles, and even recall forgotten traumatic incidents to assist in understanding why an individual suffers from anxiety or depression.
2. It’s cheaper than other methods of therapy
While other forms of therapy such as talk therapy and group therapy are meant to help a person manage their life with their symptoms, hypnotherapy is the process of behavioral change. Depending on where you are located in the country will determine the cost of your sessions which typically range from $75-$150 per session. However, hypnotherapy tends to have a goal and many hypnosis programs such as “stop smoking” and “weight loss” offer flat fees. So, whether you are paying a flat fee or have a specific objective the cost of hypnosis over time is significantly less expensive.
3. It can improve your sleep
Sleep is a critical component to maintaining your mental health so it’s not something you want to sacrifice. For most people poor sleep is the result of outside distractions, a poor mattress, or habits such as staying out too late and waking up too early. But, for others, poor sleep is due to sleep disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, and even sleepwalking. Hypnosis can help alleviate some of these disorders. For example, someone with insomnia can be helped to relax their body and mind while hypnotic suggestion can train a sleepwalker to wake up when their feet hit the ground. It is also reported that hypnosis can help a patient increase the time they spend in deep sleep, thereby improving the benefits of sleep.
4. It can help you overcome your vices
Do you want to quit smoking or curb your seemingly insatiable appetite? Vices are personal behaviors that are bad for you, but you love to do: smoking, drinking alcohol, over-eating, and yes, beloved chocolate can even be a vice. The good thing is that hypnosis has become a popular therapy for overcoming the wicked things you love. In fact, hypnosis is one of the most popular treatments to help quit smoking. It’s become so popular that many hypnotherapists will offer flat-rate programs due to their success.
5. It can help to ease your physical pain
Chronic pain can be miserable. While you can try to manage everyday aches and pains with a lifestyle change, hypnosis has gained in popularity when lifestyle changes just don’t seem to work. Hypnotherapy has been proven to work with treatments of pain problems such as migraine headaches, lower back pain, arthritis, sickle-cell pain, and even cancer. And unlike other medicinal treatments hypnotherapy for pain relief is safe, effective, and non-addictive.