Clinical hypnotherapy is the new buzz word in the medical world. You must have heard of hypnotherapy for overcoming weight issues, releasing phobias, fears, anxiety, quitting smoking, and overcoming addiction. However before we talk about the effectiveness of hypnotherapy, you must know what hypnotherapy is and how it works.
What is Hypnotherapy?
In hypnotherapy, the conscious mind is treated to be different from sub-conscious mind. Commonly we believe that our behavior and decisions are driven by our conscious mind. However, in hypnotherapy it is believed that our subconscious mind has a great deal of influence in driving our mental and physical behavior. If you want to do something but in the subconscious mind you believe that the thing is difficult to achieve, then there are maximum chances that you may not be able to do it. In most cases your subconscious mind wins over your conscious mind no matter how hard you try.
The goal of clinical hypnotherapy is to deal with the powerful subconscious mind and induces changes to drive your thoughts, behaviors, and feelings for your betterment. These changes stays even after hypnosis is over and are induced after exploring the deeper level of your sub-conscious mind
How it Works?
As humans, we actively respond to our sub-conscious urges without even realizing the fact. In hypnotherapy, the therapist uses a proven technique to break through your subconscious mind and access its inner resources. Then needed changes are induced in your mind in order to resolve unwanted behavioral patterns. To do this, first the irrational behavior of your subconscious mind are discovered, then they are released and then new learning and beliefs are induced.
The mind is sent into a hypnotic trance where it is able to achieve a deep level of focus and it becomes more open to changes. These state of mind is used to treat psychological issues. It has been proven that hypnotherapy can be used to treat a number of ailments, such as smoking, food addictions, weight issues, pain control, fear, phobias, trauma, anxiety, migraine, motivation, and concentration problems to name a few.
Dangers Associated With Hypnotherapy
There are no known side effects of hypnotherapy and is not dangerous at all. Hypnosis can not brainwash a person and can not compel a patient to do something he / she does not want to do. Legally, hypnotherapy can be practiced only by accredited professionals and in licensed clinics. Any issue which is extremely psychologically can be treated with the help of hypnotherapy.