What Can Hypnotherapy Help With?

Hypnotherapy can be helpful for any issue where there's a psychological part to the problem you're seeking help with.

It may be pretty clear that issues such as anxiety, panic, binge eating and insomniahave a psychological part to them. They can all be helped with hypnosis, but what about physical problems such as chronic pain, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), bruxism (teeth grinding and jaw clenching)? These too can be affected by the thoughts and beliefs we have about our physical condition and so hypnotherapy can be a good fit for these as well.

What parts of the problem does hypnotherapy target?

Hypnotherapy can target negative thinking, rumination and procrastination. These unhelpful thinking patterns can help maintain or make many issues worse. For instance can find ourselves asking endless "What If?" questions where there are no answers and that can leave us with thoughts going round and round in circles in our heads.

Hypnotherapy can help interrupt a wide range of unhelpful, automatic behaviours. These are often present in issues like smoking, binge eating, binge drinking and anger management issues. We might find ourselves saying "I couldn't help myself" or "I don't even realise I'm doing it", or "Before I knew it.... I had....", or "I just had to".

Hypnosis can also help you address any strong, unhelpful beliefs you're holding about your situation. So, if you find yourself thinking "I'll never be able to cope" or "Things will never get better, it's hopeless" then these beliefs may well be preventing you making progress.

And finally, where there are things that we really can't change then hypnotherapy can be a powerful way of helping you move towards acceptance of your circumstances.

Hypnosis works with our unconscious thoughts

We all have thought processes and feelings that are generated outside our conscious awareness. Often the first we know about it is we find ourselves feeling, saying or doing something we don’t want to. Sometimes it can seem like it comes out of the blue, out of nowhere. It hasn’t, it’s the work of your subconscious.

Paying attention to those subconscious thoughts and feelings is a great way of ensuring those thoughts and feelings can become ones that support us, build us up, and enhance our capabilities rather than the opposite. And hypnosis is how you can do that.  

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If you'd like to find out how hypnotherapy can help you then please do get in touch.