There are people who find it hard to break old habits, overcome their sleeping disorders, or receive an effective treatment for depression. Some people who suffer these disorders have turned to hypnotherapy as alternative treatment for their patients. I offer hypnotherapy services in the Rochester, NY area and have helped many clients with these conditions.
This alternative holistic treatment is also referred to as hypnosis. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about this treatment. Patients and hypnotherapists attest, though, that aside from being effective, it is also very safe and can produce results, generally, after 3-6 sessions.
Listed below are just some of the reasons why more and more people are trying hypnotherapy to treat common disorders.
Help Overcome Addictions
Addiction develops over time, depending on ones temperament, behavior, and predisposition. Other factors that may cause a person to be more prone to addiction than others include genes, upbringing, environment, and personal experiences.
Addiction doesnt only refer to illegal drugs, alcohol, and gambling. One may also develop addiction to smoking, food, or video games.
Regression and Neuro-Liguistic Program are two common techniques used by hypnotherapists to help people kick their addiction problem. The goal is to give back to the sufferer the control over their own thoughts and actions, to enable them to make the right choices. These techniques also help in alleviating the physical symptoms of addiction.
Hypnosis can be a very effective way to help break the addiction for good without worrying about having a relapse.
Successful Weight Loss and Maintenance
This might be the one of the most popular and most rewarding technique for hypnotherapists. Studies show that this alternative is in many ways more effective than regular dieting. A variety of programs are available. Recommendations are based on an individuals body make up.
It is an effective tool in helping people prevent overeating as a result of psychological reasons, by limiting cravings, which start from the brain.
It cannot be emphasized enough that too much stress may lead to more serious ailments, including heart problems, hypertension, sleep disorders, diabetes, and obesity. To overcome stress, one doesnt always need to take medications; hypnotherapy is a great and effective way to help manage stress. Benefits include complete body relaxation, thus enabling an individual to stay calm despite experiencing stressful situations.
Ailments characterized by chronic pain include arthritis, fibromyalgia, and past injuries. When pain killers and other medications cannot help ease pain caused by these conditions, hypnosis might just do the trick. Hypnotherapists say that it is an effective way to alleviate pain from cluster headaches and sinus problems. It also helps reduce the length of episodes and effectively extends periods between attacks, so sufferers are pain-free for a longer period of time. Learning self-hypnosis techniques assist the sufferer in managing the pain over the long run.
Help Deal with Traumatic Experiences
For some people who had to go through painful and traumatic experiences, whether during childhood or adulthood, hypnosis is a good tool to help sufferers overcome the effects of these experiences. These people would want these memories to go away, and hypnotherapists will perform exercises to help them replace their negative thoughts and feelings with positive ones.
Sharon Altman CHt, MSW operates Brighter Life Hypnosis in Rochester, NY