How Hypnotherapy Can Help Your Mental Health
Mental health is something that we should all be taking seriously, but it’s an area of healthcare that is rarely focused on. While medications have been proven to be effective in assisting a wide range of mental health issues, not everyone wants to take prescription drugs every day. In addition, medications often mask the issue, rather than offering any processing and healing. Hypnotherapy on the other hand, when applied by a trained professional, can be a powerful tool to treat some mental disorders without medications. Here’s how hypnotherapy can help your mental health.
Hypnotherapy as a Relaxation Technique
One of the most effective ways of using hypnotherapy to treat mental health issues is through relaxation and meditation. Hypnotherapy is often comparable to a guided daydream, very much like states that we naturally go in and out of every day. Imagery and suggestion are used, and guided by the therapist. By combining relaxation with specific visualisations, we can start to uncover the root causes of mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. When we get to the root cause of the issue, we can help with an effective, treatment plan. It’s not unusual to become aware of a positive shift after the first session.
Hypnotherapy can be likened to being in a state of meditation, where your entire focus is on the relaxation technique. When you’re fully absorbed in this deep relaxing experience, and you’re free from distractions, you become more receptive to positive hypnotherapeutic suggestions and changes.
Hypnotherapy as a Pain Reliever
Studies have shown that hypnotherapy is effective at providing relief from both moderate and severe pain. In fact, some cases show that hypnosis is even more effective at providing pain relief than some traditional methods. This technique is very helpful for treating chronic headaches, migraines, and other bodily pains, especially for those that don’t want to take medication every day. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue also respond well to treatment.
When combined with traditional sedation, hypnotherapy can help reduce your recovery time after a major procedure. A recent study showed that patients who went through hypnotherapy required less sedation prior to surgery and saw faster recovery times after the surgery. It also is proven to reduce the amount of emotional distress that you might experience when going through a major surgery.
Hypnotherapy and Anxiety
We already discussed the powerful impact that hypnotherapy has on relaxation, but it can also be used to directly address anxiety disorders. There have been studies that specifically test hypnotherapy to reduce the anxiety of someone who is about to go into surgery. Patients experienced slower heart rates, lower blood pressure, and overall lower levels of anxiety than those who did not go through hypnotherapy treatment.
Anxiety can be devastating not only for our mental well-being, but also for our physical health. Extreme anxiety can manifest in digestion issues, heart problems, migraines, and even skin irritation. By using a safe, natural remedy, those suffering from anxiety can experience a much better quality of life when they experience hypnotherapy.
If you’re still not sure about hypnotherapy, we’re here to tell you that it has worked wonders for our clients, and it can do the same for you. Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain or severe anxiety, hypnotherapy can provide you the relief you’ve been looking for.
For more information on our hypnotherapy techniques or to schedule your first appointment, contact the team at Evolution Hypnotherapy today.