January 3, 2018

How Effective is Hypnotherapy? Does it really work?

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The skepticism surrounding hypnotherapy is understood. For so many years, hypnosis was reduced to a performance at parties. Hypnosis is serious business. The power to access your deepest thoughts and emotions allowing you to take back control of your Health, Life, Happiness and Success. The power of self-hypnosis should not be taken lightly.

Hypnotherapy has been used to help us reach into the depths of our minds to shed light on hidden issues that continue to impact our present lives. Professional hypnotherapists and psychiatrists have established that hypnotherapy can be used to improve the functioning of our minds and bodies.

David Spiegel of Stanford University conducted a study, where he analyzed the brains of participants that were convinced they were seeing colored images – they weren’t. Their brains responded exactly the way they would if they had been seeing colors.

Other studies have shown similar results.

How hypnotherapy works

Hypnotherapy allows us to access the portions of the mind where we have stored certain experiences and emotions from the past. These experiences and emotions continue to impact our lives without us realizing it.

We create mental barriers for ourselves which limit our abilities to progress in life. For example, a woman who has made it a point to delay having a baby until she has achieved her career goals can have difficulty in conceiving later on in life despite being perfectly healthy. She may not have physical infertility but over the course of years, she developed mental barriers that prevent her from getting pregnant. With the help of hypnotherapy, she may overcome these mental hurdles.

Research in Hypnotherapy

Medical, Psychological and Dental Associations have formally recognized the safety, value, and benefits of hypnotherapy

There has been overwhelming research in the areas of Pain Management, Stress Relief, Weight Loss and Smoking Cessation.

Hypnosis was used extensively in WW1 for pain due to the shortage of morphine on the battle field.

Hypnosis may be the most effective solution to stop smoking other than cold turkey.

Hypnosis for weight loss has been found as a highly effective means for long term weight loss.

Hypnosis for stress and anxiety has been found to reduce stress as early as the 1st session.

Does it work?

Some people are more receptive than others. We know that hypnotherapy affects each individual differently and we aren’t completely sure why. Research suggests the higher your IQ the easier it is for you to create change through self-hypnosis.

Researchers have found one factor that may influence one’s ability to be hypnotized. People who enjoy daily activities such as reading or listening to music find it easier to enter into a hypnotic trance for personal change.

In Tampa area and considering hypnotherapy for stress management, anxiety and weight-loss? Give Tampa Hypnosis Center a call today at 1-813-919-5884 and we’ll give you a Free Complimentary Strategy Session.