How Hypnosis Can Help You Change Your Life Once and For All

However much we enjoy our lives, most of us have at least one thing that we would love to change. Whether it’s getting rid of a nasty habit like smoking, improving your health by losing weight or conquering a fear that is stopping you from getting on with your life, hypnosis could be the answer. As with similar techniques, hypnosis has its critics. People are very quick to put it in a group with other alternative therapies and claim that it is unproven, but that is no longer the case. Hypnotherapy is being regarded more and more as a useful tool in medicine and can even help us understand how the brain works. So why not let it change your life today.

Some Proof

Continued research has been carried out into how effective hypnosis is and has largely showed positive results. Sadly, there is lots of misinformed information throughout the internet which seems to discount hypnotism and promote common myths. For example, things like ‘you won’t remember anything afterwards’ and ‘hypnosis will make you do things you wouldn’t normally be able to’ simply aren’t true. Research carried out by the university of Iowa shows that, on average, hypnosis is 3 times stronger than nicotine patches and 15 times more effective than will power alone for people giving up smoking. Experiments involving people looking to lose weight have also shown that hypnotherapy is 30 times more effective when compared to a control group. brain scans have been taken while patients are hypnotised with interesting results. They show that brain functions were affected by hypnotherapy and that people were not simply ‘going along with it’ like another common myth likes to state.

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How It Actually Works

There has long been an argument as to whether hypnotism chances your state of mind or not. One argument is that it takes you into a hypnotic state which is totally different from one you could reach in reality and therefore can be dangerous but the opposing one discounts this. The contrasting arguments likens this ‘state’ to one similar to that which we experience when day dreaming or driving somewhere and not being able to remember any of the route. Either way, hypnosis involves bringing about a higher sense of focus and concentration through developing a trance and applying suggestion to the patient.

You Have To Want It

One thing that nobody seems to deny when it comes to hypnosis is that it doesn’t have the same effect on everybody. So while some people may experience amazing results similar to the research shown above, others may be less impressed. Something that can make a difference however is the way you approach hypnosis. If you are planning on attending some hypnotherapy sessions it is important that you go in with an open mind. If you think it’s not going to work and are sceptical from the start then the chances are this will be a self-fulfilling prophecy and will not get the results you desire. So like Peter Pan with Neverland and Harry Potter at platform 9 and ¾; you have to believe!

What are your thoughts? Have you had a positive experience with hypnotherapy or do you still have doubts as to whether it really works? Leave your comments below.

Chris Mayhew writes here on behalf of Performance Partnership. They offer courses in hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming and time line therapy so why not see what they can offer you to help change your life.

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