What is Hypnotherapy | Does it Work?

What is Hypnotherapy and How Does it Work?

When you think of hypnotherapy, you instantly imagine someone waving his watch in front of another person to control his mind don’t you?

It can be also seen in some movies, used as a tactic against enemies.
However, that’s not the case in reality. Nobody can use hypnosis to make you do something you are not willing to do by yourself.

Hypnosis isn’t what most people think it is.

So, if someone says that they can make you do anything thanks to the hypnotherapy, tell them to hypnotise you to rob a bank. They won’t succeed of course.
What Is Hypnotherapy?
Hypnotherapy is using hypnosis as a part of the therapeutic technique.
It still is pretty similar to the ones they do in movies, as the Hypnotherapist will calm you down with his words, and put you in the state of relaxation which isn’t deep sleep as people may think. It is more of an induction of a condition.
The point of the hypnosis is to suppress the conscious mind and to reveal subconscious mind.
When the subconscious mind is revealed, a therapist is able to suggest ideas and changes in a lifestyle as they’re all seeds of our subconscious mind.

When And How Did Hypnotherapy Begin?

It’s really hard to tell when did hypnosis begin because of many contradictions. All we know is that hypnosis has been there since the dawn of time and has been experienced by all human beings.

You don’t lose control with Hypnotherapy

However, there are some things we know for sure. Hypnotherapy didn’t change even a bit for millennia. Although, in the last decades we have started realising it and understanding the ability of hypnosis and how to control it more than ever before.
While there are still people who connect hypnosis, or a hypnotherapist with occult stuff and believe that the hypnotherapist can create miracles or control minds, which isn’t true in reality. Their disbeliefs are restraining them from really getting to know hypnosis.
On the other hand, the work of the Franz Mesmer and others in the 18th Century is considered as the turn around for hypnotherapy since it began to be used with more of a scientific viewpoint.

How Does Hypnotherapy Work?

As I have mentioned earlier, it all starts by a hypnotherapist who calms you down and puts you down in a state of relaxation. State of an induction condition where the subconscious mind is revealed while your conscious is suppressed.
When a person is in a state of relaxation or induction of condition, their breathing becomes slower and deeper, but also the pulse and metabolic rates fall.
Once the subconscious mind is revealed, a hypnotherapist will be able to suggest the ideas and concepts of lifestyle changes which might affect people’s mind.
We all have habits, good habits and not so good ones. They’re all stored in our subconscious mind, and hypnosis helps us to change those habits for better ones. People are able to change their lifestyle decisions and habits thanks to the hypnotherapy.
That’s why hypnotherapy is kind of a part of psychology since it’s promoting positive personal development and healing.

What Is The Hypnotherapy Used For?
Hypnotherapy is a tool which can help change people’s lifestyle decisions, bad habits but also fears or phobias.
We all have some kind of fears. Whether it is a fear of a snake or fear of heights, it’s suppressed in our subconscious mind. People can’t change their fears easily because the conscious mind isn’t ready to make the changes while subconscious mind retains the fear and prevents us from changing it.
What problems can hypnotherapy treat?
Hypnosis is applied to psychological, physical and emotional disorders. Thanks to the hypnotherapy, people are able to change many things from their subconscious mind. From simply changing bad habits for the better ones to relieving pain during surgeries.
Problems hypnotherapist can treat:
Change habit of smoking
Change habit of drinking
Relieve pain in surgery or dentistry
Reduce the need for painkillers
Ease the suffering of the disabled
The list could go on, and there are definitely many situations to approach human’s mind and change unwanted behavior.
As people’s mind is complex, so is the psychology. People will be able to change anything unwanted from their subconscious memory.
But everything we are able to deal with, thanks to the hypnotherapy, is incredibly impressive.
Things You Should Know Before Getting a Hypnosis Treatment
You should know that the hypnotherapist uses it for the purpose of healing and personal development.

It might change your bad habits, fears, phobias, negative thoughts or even suppressed emotions by changing the behavior of your subconscious mind.
But remember that hypnotherapy can not make you do something you wouldn’t want to do in a conscious situation.
One of the biggest misunderstandings is that the hypnosis puts you in a deep sleep, which isn’t true at all. Hypnotherapy doesn’t put you in a deep sleep, yet trance-like condition in which your body is relaxed and your subconscious mind is revealed.
Hypnosis can’t make you do something you don’t want to. In a hypnotherapy, you are in control and you can’t be made to do anything.
If you are planning to go for a hypnotherapy treatment, I would recommend you to read a book from Dr. Hillary Jones called “Doctor, What’s The Alternative?” in which she provides accurate description of hypnotherapy, how it works and how you can use it to your advantage to help you grow and change.

Hypnotherapy can be life changing.

Also, hypnotherapy isn’t dangerous as long as it is done by a licensed therapist who knows what’s he doing. Otherwise, complications might occur.
It’s important to keep your mind open when it comes to hypnotherapy.
Also, a lot of research should get you on the right track. While there are many people who don’t believe in hypnotherapy or they think it’s some kind of voodoo magic, there are still many people who benefit from hypnosis.
A great idea would be if you could talk to a therapist first before you decide for yourself, or if you know someone who has done it before so they can tell you their experience.

What is your opinion on the hypnotherapy? Have you ever done it?
Feel free to comment below and leave your opinion or experience, but also feel free to ask any questions if you need help.

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Do Your Words Hurt or Heal?

Do Your Words Hurt or Heal Yourself or Someone Else?


The language of mending feelings with words.

Hurtful or loving words?
Words can make or break you.

The words you use when you express yourself have an impact on those around you.

We’ve all met an individual who seems unaware of how their words affect others. How about you? Do you use your words to uplift others or tear them down?

Perhaps you’d like to mend a few fences in your life. Maybe you just want to ensure you’re using supportive, healing language. Whatever the case, here are some wonderful positive words to use often and generously.

These terms usually make others feel great and go a long way toward mending relationships that require fixing.

Keep these words in mind:

1. I’m listening. Sometimes, when someone important to you is trying to share their feelings, you might be busy with something else.

* If you can switch your attention from what you’re doing to your loved one momentarily, they’ll feel like they really matter to you.

2. I’m sorry. One of the most healing things you can do for another person and yourself is to say, “I’m sorry.” Even if you’ve been stubborn about avoiding saying it, try it out a few times.

Watch this Video, it’s worth the 1:47 seconds. 😉

* It will make you feel like you’re wiping your slate clean of the error you made. Plus, when your apology is truly sincere, it will encourage you to be more wary of your words and actions in the future.

3. I forgive you. Getting to the point of forgiving someone can take a lot of time and soul-searching. However, when you truly accept and forgive, you are freed from the weight of your hurt, resentment, and anger.

* It’s a humbling, yet positive experience to forgive others for something they did that upset you.

* You have the power to mend an important relationship by using three simple words: I forgive you.

4. I appreciate what you do. According to the Wordbook Dictionary, to appreciate someone is to value, admire, honour, or take notice of them.

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What Loving words would you like to hear?

* Wouldn’t it feel great if someone you love or respect told you they appreciated something you did? When you tell others you appreciate them, they see that you’ve noticed what they do. You’ll appear optimistic and spread that optimism to the other person.

* To begin healing a less-than-satisfactory relationship, add this simple sentence, “I appreciate you” to your vocabulary and use it often.

5. I know you can do it. Directly expressing your confidence in someone can buoy spirits and boost their confidence. When you hear that someone else believes you can achieve something, don’t you begin to believe more in yourself too? So do others.

6. I love you. When you cherish your close relationships, you’ll want to use caring and supportive words often. Saying, “I love you” is just about the most emotionally supportive and caring words you can say. * When a loved one is having a tough day or just for no reason at all, these spoken words can bring warmth, joy, and solace. When you say, “I love you,” it’s a simple expression that transmits so much. Your connection is strengthened. Using the language of mending feelings each day can be one of the most soothing and supportive habits you can develop. Speaking words like, “I’m listening,” “I’m sorry,” and “I forgive you” heals. Saying, “I appreciate what you do,” “I know you can do it,” and “I love you” can turn someone’s frown upside down. Share your love and joy for life by using language that mends and uplifts the souls of those you care about. Your kindness will be returned to bring you even more happiness.

Would you like to have a ‘Free’ 10 minute consultation about if and how your words effect others?

Or do you have any questions about any area in your life?

Remember that it might not be you; but a friend who could benefit from this.

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Speak these words always!