6 Ways That Clinical Hypnosis Can be Used to Heal the Body
Our bodies have the natural abilities to heal themselves and in fact are doing so, to some degree, constantly. With proper tools one can amplify and direct that healing toward a specific goal. When pain persists, be it emotional, physical, or otherwise, it is because there is something under the surface of conscious awareness which is interrupting the natural force of innate well-being.
Over hundreds of years of research and case studies, hypnosis and self-hypnosis techniques have proven to be effective treatment methods in a variety of applications.
Clinical hypnosis is a powerful tool when used on its own, but also can work well along with other treatment methods. There are no negative side effects from using hypnosis on its own or using it along with medication, talk therapy, etc. For these reasons, more and more people are turning to hypnosis as a natural and effective method for managing their health and well-being.
What is Clinical Hypnosis?
Clinical hypnosis is the use of hypnosis in a medical setting, usually with the goal of healing some ailment or injury. The effective use of medical hypnosis has been noted by agencies such as the American Medical Association. In 1958, the AMA made an official statement that “hypnosis has definite application in the various fields of medicine”. More recently, hypnosis is making strides as a widely-accepted treatment method with proven results for applications such as:
- Pain management
- Digestive issues
- Anxiety and depression
- Overcoming Insomnia
In clinical hypnosis, the patient will either be guided through their session by a hypnotist, or self-guided by using hypnosis techniques.
How is Hypnosis Used in a Medical Setting?
There are endless applications for hypnosis, medical and otherwise. Below are some of the more prevalent, health-related goals that hypnosis can help you achieve:
1. Pain Management
Hypnosis is one of the most effective natural therapies medical practitioners use to relieve and manage pain. All kinds of pain can be addressed using hypnosis, including, but not limited to:
- Chronic pain
- Pain related to surgery
- Pain during childbirth
- Pain caused by injury
- Cancer pain
- Pain from rheumatoid arthritis
During a clinical hypnosis session, the hypnotist will assist the patient in changing their perception and pain sensation. Hypnosis allows the patient to access their subconscious mind, creating powerful and lasting results. There is even evidence that hypnosis works as a natural form of anesthesia during surgeries.
2. Digestive Issues
Hypnosis is an effective approach to managing gut and digestive-related issues. In a study by Vasant DH, Hasan SS, and Cruickshanks P, 88% of participants showed improvement in their IBS symptoms after using hypnosis. In this study, it is noted that if hypnosis is administered to young people with IBS, there’s a higher chance that their symptoms will be reduced in adulthood. For the most success when using gut-focused hypnotherapy, it’s best to support your treatment with other methods such as eating a healthy diet, exercising, etc.
3. Anxiety and Related Disorders
Studies show that around 40 million Americans are suffering with anxiety and related disorders. Struggling with anxiety, panic disorder or PTSD can be debilitating. Hypnosis offers a holistic approach to treating anxiety, with no negative side effects. You can use hypnosis for anxiety even if you are currently on medication, as well as alongside any other treatment method. If you are suffering from anxiety, hypnotherapy can give you natural, long-lasting relief.
4. Overcoming Insomnia and Other Sleep-Related Issues
For some, falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night is challenging. Sufferers of insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome often find it hard to find treatment. For those looking for a natural solution, hypnosis can help to establish healthier sleeping patterns. In a study by the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, results showed that ‘hypnosis for sleep problems is a promising treatment’.
5. Recovering from Addiction
It can be extremely difficult to break free from an addiction without involving the subconscious mind. Our mind and body become ‘wired’ to feed into the addiction, resulting in unhealthy, repetitive behaviors and choices. Research has shown that hypnosis can permanently treat addiction, no matter what the addiction might be. Hypnosis allows us access to the most powerful motivator for change available: our own subconscious mind.
6. Effectively Treating Depression
Hypnosis can help to reduce the effects of depression and related disorders. According to the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, hypnosis can help patients improve 76% more than other methods. You can use hypnosis alongside other treatment methods, such as medication. Should you choose to try hypnosis in conjunction with other treatment options, be sure to talk to your care provider beforehand.
How Self-Applied Medical Hypnosis Works
Just as you can be hypnotized by an experienced hypnotist, you can also hypnotize yourself. Even when working with a hypnotist, the client is hypnotizing themself. In other words, you cannot be hypnotized without agreeing to participate and follow direction. Self-hypnosis is a method by which the user guides themself through hypnosis. In a clinical study, results showed that patients who were taught and utilized self-hypnosis showed significant pain relief. Self-hypnosis can be used for all of the applications hypnosis is used for: pain management, insomnia, self-confidence, etc.
We dive deep into self-hypnosis in Self-Applied Hypnosis Techniques. In this program, you’ll receive all of the information you need to get started with your own self-hypnosis. All of the materials you’ll need are included in one digital location for your convenience. You’ll have 24/7 lifetime access to life-changing content such as lesson audios, trance-talk videos, guided imagery audios, experiential sessions, hypnosis scripts, demo videos, quizzes and a comprehensive coursebook. Take your health into your own hands and try self-hypnosis for life-changing results!
Restore Your Health with Hypnosis
Dealing with chronic pain, addiction, and other ailments interferes with living a happy and full life. You have what it takes to make the changes necessary for good health, hypnosis can help to guide you through the process. Whether you choose to visit a qualified hypnotist or self-hypnotize, you’ll find out how easy it is to reach your goals with the help of your own mind!
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