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The benefits of hypnotherapy

by Ricky Nguyen

Counselling is an umbrella term that covers many different methods of treatment. Perhaps the least well known of all the therapies that fall under it is hypnotherapy. Initially, the patient undergoes hypnosis. They are put into a deeply relaxed state that alters their consciousness. In this state, the patient is more open to suggestion and self-exploration. Once full hypnosis is achieved there will be more access to the individual's subconscious mind, and the hypnotherapist will be able to help the patient create a positive change that lasts for a lengthy period of time.

In the event you are on the fence about having hypnotherapy, listed below are a few reasons as to why you should definitely take the plunge.


The deeply relaxed state mentioned above allows the individual to concentrate on their inner-most thoughts, making it easy for the hypnotherapist to access the patient's memories, habits and emotions.

Helps to treat addictions

Studies have shown that hypnosis can help an individual control their addiction. Regardless of if the patient is addicted to alcohol, drugs, food, gambling or smoking, hypnotherapy will aid the person in regaining control of their thoughts and minimize the physical effects of addiction.

Helps to treat anxiety and depression

Hypnotherapy utilizes a drug-free approach to tackle both disorders. Cognitive hypnotherapy usually combines cognitive-behavioural therapy with hypnosis assisting in changing the unwanted behaviours and patterns. The patient's use of hypnotic suggestions will rid these unwanted conditions over time and all without the use of drugs. The treatment helps with stuck thought patters linked to anxiety, mood disorder and depression.

Reduces stress

Regardless of if one is a student or part of the workforce, dealing with stress has become part of a daily routine. If stress is not handled quickly or effectively, it can lead to physical ailments such as abnormal blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, insomnia and chronic heart disease over time. This happens because stress puts the body on a high state of alert. Hypnosis, on the other hand, puts the mind in a deep state of relaxation that allows the body to recuperate and heal itself.

Helps treat sleep disorders

Sleep disorders have become a phenomenon. They range from insomnia to night terrors to sleepwalking. Sleep disorders are often almost impossible to treat because they're usually a result of an unidentified psychological issue. Hypnotherapy helps to treat the underlying psychological problem while simultaneously offering the body and mind a deep state of rest and relaxation