Hello, my name is Simon. I am a 59-year-old man who lives alone in downtown Perth. I am pleased to say that I have never had to spend a night in a hospital. This is because I know how to take care of myself. When I was growing up my grandpa often used to tell me that if you eat well and exercise, you will live a long life. He died aged 95, so he must have known something. However, it was only when I became friends with a doctor, that I discovered all the other things I could do to stay healthy. I decided to start this blog to encourage others to look after their health.
Hypnotherapy, a form of therapy involving making suggestions to the patient while they are in a deep state of relaxation, is sometimes a part of mental health care, but you may not be aware of what exactly it can be used to treat. Here are some common problems that hypnotherapy can help with.
Hypnotherapy can be used to help the patient overcome compulsive eating. There is usually a hidden psychological reason why someone continues to eat despite an honest and strong desire to develop healthy habits — it may, for example, be due to anxiety or issues of low self-esteem. A skilled hypnotherapist can help the patient learn about their relationship with food and why they are not in control of their eating and can then make suggestions to help the patient develop more positive attitudes towards life and better habits around food.
This is one of the most common uses of hypnotherapy. Smoking can be a very difficult habit to break, not just because of the physical addiction involved, but because of the psychological aspects of smoking. When used as part of an overall package of measures to help give up smoking, hypnotherapy can help by increasing the patient's motivation, changing the way they think about smoking, and bringing about new habits to replace the urge to reach for a cigarette.
Pain is usually a sign that something is wrong, and you should always see your doctor in the first instance. However, hypnosis has been proven to be an effective method of pain relief. While in a state of relaxation it is possible for the mind to focus on particular things, and therefore to be distracted from the pain that has previously been its main focus. This technique is so successful that it has even be used as a complement to anaesthesia in some operations.
Treatment for phobias
Many people have irrational fears which can make their lives difficult. Some of these, such as the fear of spiders or open spaces, are quite common, but others seem to be unique to the individual. Hypnotherapy can uncover the subconscious reason for these phobias, which may be due to a single unpleasant but now forgotten event and give the patient the confidence to overcome their fears.
If you think you might benefit from this kind of therapy, just get in touch with a local professional who provides hypnotherapy.Share
26 December 2019