It does seem in life that over time there are newer varieties of physical ailments and mental disorders. I wonder if that is because we are getting smarter and so more able to understand the human body, mind and behaviour better than before, or if we’ve got into a habit of labelling stuff and try to excuse behaviour and illness by giving it a name so that we no longer taking responsibility for it occurring. The treatments to these problems are also becoming convoluted; leave aside the side effects of the medications. Can’t remedies be painless, without negative effect can’t they be… here comes a buzz word…empowering?

Hypnosis is a healing method which directly interacts with your subconscious mind, gives it beneficial instructions and the recharged and alerted subconscious mind then reacts with a more positive outlook.  Though hypnotic effect is best done by a hypnotist, you also can practice it in your home using self hypnosis. Healing by hypnosis finds its root in the ancient Egyptian, Greek and Persian civilization way back in 2500 B.C. In 19th century England, it was used to deliver babies painlessly. A Scottish surgeon, Dr James Esdaile (1808 -1859) operated on more than 300 patients by using hypnosis as the sole anaesthesia.

Hypnosis can treat you in a number of ways. It will,

  • Help to get rid of pain.
  • Correct food habit to lead a better life.
  • Provide relieve from asthma or any other physical hyperactivity.
  • Give relief from tension and the problems this can cause, such as headaches.
  • Increase your self confidence.
  • Help with weight loss.
  • Boost your energy and competence level in any performance oriented activity, such as sports and also in your job.
  • Make you optimistic and positive minded.

In a nutshell, it will teach you to have increased control of your body and mind and thus help you to resolve your problems from within you, using the enormous power hidden inside you.

How does it work?

Through the conversation of an efficient hypnotist with your subconscious mind, you can relax and go into a trance, your body and mind are relaxed, your metabolic rate along with your breathing and heart beat slows down, your brain wave activity changes (usually from Beta to the Alpha state) but your subconscious mind remains alert and responsive to the hypnotherapists suggestions. In this state, the hypnotist can offer suggestions for positive and beneficial change in areas that have previously been involuntary and unreceptive.

Some of the vast areas that hypnotherapy has been proved to be valuable include:

  • Within sports- athletes are taking the help of hypnosis to boost up their performance and consistency in the sports arena.
  • The law and criminal investigation agencies are using hypnosis to help witnesses of crime recollect the vivid memories of a crime scene or incident, even very minute details as the license plate numbers
  • Health professionals are using it as a complementary to the conventional anaesthesia prior to the operations. It is also being used after the surgery to help the patient overcome the discomfort of the surgery.
By Gemma Bailey