What is hypnotherapy and how can it help me?
Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique. It’s been approved by the American Medical Association since 1958. And it’s long been known as an effective, evidence-based solution for stress, habit control and self-improvement.
The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.
THE MAYO CLINIC
You have a “treasure chest” hidden deep within your mind that can allow you to create some very effective changes in your life within a relatively short period of time. It’s called your subconscious (or unconscious) mind. And it’s considered to be the source of your motivation, habits, behaviors, attitudes, emotions, and self-talk.
I believe hypnosis has profound powers to help you stop sabotaging yourself.
How’d you know to be you when you got up this morning? Your subconscious (or habitual) mind is a lot like a database that runs patterns of behavior—largely independent of your conscious mind—based on your programming from your past. In other words, you’re “on auto-pilot” the majority of your day. Hypnotherapy accesses and unlocks this powerful part of the mind in order to help you quickly and easily change (or “re-write”) your old programming and patterns of behavior.
Hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the subconscious mind which is responsible for up to 90 to 95 percent of our thoughts and actions.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
When you want to make a change or improvement in your life, the logic of your conscious mind alone—without the cooperation of the motivation from your subconscious mind—is often ineffective. (In other words, you “say it”, but you don’t “do it”.) Hypnotherapy can help you to effectively change habits of an entire lifetime and to create a healthier reality for yourself.
Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Hypnotherapy provides an ideal environment for learning new things (re-programming the database). A comparative study published in Psychotherapy Magazine, v7n1 and in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice found hypnotherapy to be one of the most effective of all the major therapeutic approaches:
Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions
Hypnotherapy is an impressive choice in terms of (1) the cost, (2) the short duration of therapy, and (3) the results.
I think it should be much more widely used. It’s safe, it’s inexpensive and it can produce dramatic results.
DR. ANDREW WEIL